During our learning adventure we will be learning about:
The children will have lots of exciting activities to take part in, they will:
Our learning adventure began with a bonfire in the classroom!! The children watched the bonfire and made patterns with the sparklers they had made on Creative Context day. They learnt about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot and how to stay safe at a Bonfire.
The children received an email from Topsy and Tim. Topsy and Tim were going to their first bonfire and they were unsure what to expect so the children kindly wrote some descriptions about what they might experience at a bonfire. Look at our brilliant bonfire descriptions!
Week 2 12/11/18
This week, we have been learning about the festival of Diwali. The children have learnt about the different ways that people celebrate Diwali such as making Diva lamps, eating special food, making Rangoli and menhdi patterns and having fireworks.
The children talked about different celebrations they had been to and what might happen at these celebrations; they also worked really hard to create their own Diva lamps using clay and Rangoli patterns using coloured sand.
In maths this week, we have been thinking about the numbers 4 and 5. We have been looking at doubling, halving and how these numbers can be represented by different objects and different shapes. The children worked in groups to decide whether objects represented the number 4 or 5. Children discussed their reasons for putting the objects into different hoops and realised that there was not always one right answer!
"I have put 5 counters onto my tens frame so it goes in the number 5 hoop, but if I take a counter away, it can go into the number 4 hoop."
"My fork has four pointy bits."
"It has 4 holes."
"1, 2, 3, 4 wheels."
W/C 19/11/18 - People Who Help Us
This week, we have been learning about the police, we even had a visit from a real police officer!! The children were very excited to try on the handcuffs, hat, vest and coat! We read the book 'Topsy and Tim meet the Police' and learnt how police officers can help us when we are lost or if we have lost something. They also learnt how to stay safe and that they should not talk to strangers. The children looked carefully at pictures of different police officers and painted their own pictures, they also made their own posters about Stranger Danger!
In Maths this week the children have been introduced to the number 6. They sorted objects into '6' and 'not 6' hoops and gave explanations for their choice:
"It has 6 candles, 2 there, 2 there and 2 there."
"I can use the number fan to find the number 6."
"1, 2, 3, 4, 5 bells."
This week we have read the book 'Topsy and Tim meet the Firefighters' we have learnt about firefighters, their equipment and what they do to help us. The children used a large box to create their own fire engine, they pretended to be firefighters and saved the bears from the fire using tweezers and used their phonics knowledge to write about fire safety.