In English this week we have started looking at Poetry. We explored outside on the playground using our 5 senses to describe what we could hear, see, smell, touch and taste. Following on from this activity the children were identifying features of poems which could help them to act it out. Then the children then had chance to explore items which relate to bonfire night such as; pumpkin soup, bonfire toffee, fireworks, leaves and woolly hats and scarfs. The children used adjectives and similes to describe them.
In Maths, the children have been looking closely at addition facts. We have used a range of manipulatives such as Numicon and used different methods like bar models to show how we have been working out the answers. We have also used comparison symbols to compare sums to one another …this was quite tricky!
In ICT, the Year 2 children took a new Accelerated Reader quiz to get their new levels whilst the Year 1 children used 2publish to create their own Bonfire pictures.
To commemorate Remembrance Day we talked about the importance of the 11th Month of the 11th Day on the 11th Hour in 1918. We discussed what the poppy signifies and created our own poppy using sprayed CD’s, chicken wire and tie wraps. Each class created their own poppy which is now displayed around school (ours is currently on the school gates.) Hope you enjoy the timelapse video of us making it and the finished result.