January - February
Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely break and are looking forward to our next term! This half term, our learning adventure is called ‘Through the Wardrobe’. We will be looking at the amazing story of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis.
We have some exciting things to look forward to this half term!
The children will be taught by myself, Miss Rider and Mrs Webster.
Last week we stepped back in time and became children in the war who were being evacuated to the countryside. We had to say goodbye to our families and pack our cases then board a train. Through this Imagineering we were able to relate to the characters in our new class book 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S Lewis. The following day we wrote some fantastic diary entries in role explaining the day we had had and how we felt. The children had great ideas and produced some beautiful work!
In science we have begun to look at Light. We started by looking at what light is and what is the absence of light. We then had time to look for different light sources around the classroom. The children then investigated what reflection means by completing an experiment to test what surfaces are reflective and which ones are not. When we had finished we began to discuss 'Can you test lights strength?'. From this question the children planned and carried out there own investigations using rulers and torches. They represented their findings in a table and bar chart.
We have been working extremely hard to plan, write, edit and publish our own adventure stories based on our class book 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'. We begun by creating our characters and settings and planning our stories on a story mountain. We then had to create a dilemma for our characters and then think about how this would be resolved. When we had finished planning we begun to write our stories. After, we reread them and begun to edit them thinking about spellings, capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and checking we had used appropriate vocabulary. We used thesauruses to look for a variety of words to improve our writing.
Once we had finished the writing we had to then think about the design and front covers for our books. The children worked very hard to make their own unique book covers. On Thursday 13th February we held a book launch and made posters to advertise our fantastic, new books!
In PSHE, we have been looking at setting goals and how to overcome them. We began by thinking about what a goal is and what goals we want to set ourselves for this year. We then explored what a 'setback' is and how to overcome these. The children had lots of fantastic conversations about how to not be put down by things that get in the way. They were able to demonstrate their understanding by exploring lots of different scenarios and writing responses to what they would do in each one.