We have been adventuring deep down under the sea these pat few weeks. We have learnt about the creatures that lurk deep beneath the sea. We can now identify some of those creatures and the features that allow them to survive in an underwater habitat.
Purple Class had a great week learning about Afghanistan. We learnt lots of new things about food, animals and art. We talked about how to travel to Afghanistan and looked closely at the map of the world.
We drew maps of the world. We included England, Afghanistan and other countries we knew about!
kite flying in Afghanistan is a very popular sport, look at our fantastic kites!
We discovered that kites in Afghanistan are usually decorated with symmetrical patterns. In mathematics, we looked at symmetry and created designs for our kites.
Please remember to listen to your child reading for 10 minutes every day. Help them to organise themselves by bringing their bookbag to school every day with their reading book and reading record inside.
After the holiday we will be doing some more close observational drawings in Art.
During the holiday have a go at drawing some fruit, choose a piece of fruit you have at home and look at it closely. Look at the colour and the shape. Have a go at drawing it on a piece of paper, then add colour!
We would love to see any drawings that you do, please bring them in to show us!
During the holiday remember to:
Read! Read your book to an adult, enjoy a story together, visit Catford Library or simply visit Bug Club!
Get moving! Ride your bike or scooter, go for a walk, go swimming, play football in the park – anything that gets your body moving.
Relax and enjoy time outside! Make sure you spend time outside just like you do on a school day. Don’t forget to rest, the Summer term is very busy!
Find something you enjoy doing independently! Build a model using lego, make a paper airplane of kite, set up your teddies and play schools or a farm shop (like we have at school!)
Have a happy half term holiday! See you all back at school on Monday 5th June 🙂
Our first full day on the farm has been eventful. We have had lots of tasks to do today and enjoyed seeing all the animals and helping out with different jobs.
Some children went and did the composting this morning, while the other group went and fed the animals. We then had a group helping to make some pasties for our lunch while the others went to see the cows being milked.
After some horse grooming and some harvesting in the farms garden, we all met up again to enjoy our lunch around an open fire.
A fun afternoon session building some dens was followed by a visit to the neighbouring farm, while another group collected some plants to make us a nice herbal tea. We’ve certainly earned a good nights sleep!
This week in English we have continued to learn the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. After becoming confident re-telling the story, the children have now made their own story maps! Our next step is to write the story.
Use the story map below to re-tell the story to someone at home.
In Maths this week we have been practising our addition and subtraction skills!
Try some of these addition and subtraction games on ICT Games use a laptop or a tablet.
A busy week with lots of fun learning in Purple Class. We read the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and talked about healthy and unhealthy foods. The children used their phonetic knowledge to write their own ideas about what a caterpillar might like to eat. In maths, we revisited doubling and practised doubling for ourselves. We also took this opportunity to look at symmetry and painted our own symmetrical butterflies. We looked at the life cycle of a butterfly and explored the characteristics of butterflies, their different body parts and how they are different colours and patterns.
Please remember to listen to your child reading for 10 minutes every day 🙂
This week we would like you to practise these common exception words. Read them, say them out loud and write each word three times. After practising the words, ask an adult to test you to see if you can remember how to spell them. Then think of a sentence for each word. For example: I saw a mouse at the farm.
This week in Maths we have been practising arrays. At home try and make an array using fruits and vegetables and describe it to an adult. Draw a picture of your array or ask an adult to take a photo and send it to your teacher.