During our basic skills lesson, the children were given a range of different activities they could complete to help them practice and learn their 3 times table.
Whilst most of the class were at assembly, a few children helped me gather sticks, leaves and pine cones for their maths work. The leaves were worth hundreds, the sticks were worth tens and the pine cones/seeds were worth ones. I then told them a number to make with their equipment and we discussed the value of the equipment they had used. It was great to see them helping each other out and explaining why someone needed more sticks and less pine cones!
This week, we have been exploring the features of non-chronological reports. We have now looked at 2 different ways of presenting information in a report. The children are confident at spotting the key visual features of them, which they showed when I asked them to find each feature using counters!
Last week, the children practised the paper technique of quilling (rolling up pieces of paper into coils). Today, they put this practise to use by creating their own pieces of art work. They had to make something with a dragon or plant theme, linked to our work in science and literacy this half term.
We have begun to start all our new topics in Branson, with lots of amazing ideas already from the children. In our Geography we have made mind maps of all that we already know about where our food comes and whether it travels a long way.
Our Science topic of growing plants has begun with the children writing questions that they hope to find the answers to during this term.
In our Guided reading we have started to read the book Pebble in my pocket. We worked together to make this fantastic display which you can see outside our classroom. We have made predictions about the book and are now looking forward to finding out more about it!