This week the children have been busy thinking about anti-bullying week. We started by thinking about the definition of bullying and the people that are involved in bullying. Then we created our #unitagainsbullying posters and learnt our class chant “hey, hey, ho, ho bullying has to go.”
This week we made scones as part of our DT lesson. The children followed the instructions very carefully and we talked about the imperative verbs we could hear as we were reading them. While they were cooking in the oven we thought about how it is believed that the Great Fire of London started in a bakery and how it spread to the other buildings. Finally we got to taste our scones. We added some butter and described what they tasted like.
This week we have talked about seasons and what a season is. Together we made a bubble map of what facts we already knew about the seasons. We learnt that the year is split into 4 seasons and each has 3 months.
The children knew that there are 4 season—Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. We also knew that lots of things change during the different seasons – such as weather and the plants.
We talked about how it is now Autumn. We went for a walk around school looking for and collecting objects that show signs of the seasonal change. We thought about what we notice about the weather? What we notice about the trees and plants? What animals, birds and insects can we see?
This term in Science we have been looking at materials and their properties. This week we completed an experiment in class to see if the materials would sink or float. We thought about each of the properties and predicted whether we thought that it would float or sink. The children thought about some great explanations including I think it will sink because it is heavy.
Today in our art lesson we looked at Antony Gormley and his terracotta figures. We then looked at continuous line drawings and had a go at drawing a pose that their friends did. We talked about how they could not take their pencil off the paper and how they had to look for ‘big, strong shapes’. They thought about how the arms, body and legs connect and how they could show this in their drawing. The children all worked so hard and really enjoyed the challenge.
This week we have enjoyed learning the story of the Three Little Pigs this week. We created our own story map and made actions to help us remember the story.
This week we have been using the scrap shed materials for our P.E, Science and Maths lessons. We made obstacle courses using the equipment and thought about the different shapes of the materials as we were building. We talked about what material and shape would make a good stepping stone and what shape we would be able to crawl through. The children worked very hard together and showed great resilience when the obstacle course needed fixing.