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Class Armstrong have certainly earned their Christmas break with all of their hard work over this half term. We kicked off Numeracy with exploring addition and subtraction number families. Children have used part-whole models as well as ten frames and cubes to solve number problems. In Literacy we have been learning about adjectives and produced our own poetry book on fireworks. We are now furthering our knowledge of The Victorians; writing facts about their toys and festive traditions.
In Physical Education they have been refining their movement skills to aid them in invasion games. We were lucky enough to have been invited to St Mary’s Church to look at how Christians worship and use the church. The children had an opportunity to have a go at lots of activities and listen to information about the church. Back in the classroom, we have also been using local maps to identify human and physical features. In our weekly Science lessons, the class have been learning the names of different materials why they are chosen for different purposes. More recently the children have worn odd socks to celebrate individuality and explore the issues surrounding bullying. We are now fast approaching our nativity show and are busy practising our song words and developing our acting skills. We are looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. Tickets are available from reception.
Class Shakespeare have had a busy start to the year, with us attending a 3-day residential to East Barnby, which the children thoroughly enjoyed. The children took part in a variety of activities, such as: canoeing, body boarding and beck scrambling. It was great to see the children challenge themselves and some even overcame their fears.
Our line of enquiry this term is, ‘How does Britain compare to South America?’. The children have already looked at where South America is located in the world, which countries it consists of, the populations of these countries and some of the languages that are spoken across South America. The children would like to learn about the different climates in South America and how they compare to Britain; they would also like to research the Amazon rainforest, how big it is, what animals live there and whether people live in the Amazon Rainforest?
In writing we have developed our understanding of diary writing, where we have written a diary entry about being in the Amazon Rainforest. We encouraged the children to use detail and emotion to hook the reader. Whilst we were at East Barnby, we asked the children to create a diary entry about their days, to show that writing has a purpose. We have revised the different sentence structures e.g. simple, compound and complex sentences and we have looked at the difference between active and passive sentences.