We have been using a number of maths games and activities this week to consolidate our learning. These have mainly been games where we have to add and subtract mentally or on a whiteboard. We have also been playing games where we have had to compare numbers and use the < and > signs.
The Squares and Pentagons have been looking at fractions and wholes and fifths.
The Triangles have been looking at tiling and how to continue the pattern of tiling. Then they were using concrete resources to create their own tiling patterns. Once they had created a pattern they were taking their own photos and selfies to share on the blog!
We have been speaking about NOUNS and ADJECTIVES this week. In our table groups we had to arrange the cards and match each adjective with a suitable noun. If we had cards left over that did not match up then we knew we had made a mistake and had to work together to sort it out! This also helped us in our writing this week where we had to try and use adjectives to help us describe.
We have now moved on to think about SETTING and how to describe a setting. We had to think about the beach and fill in the table thinking about our 5 senses. We had to write down ideas of what we can see, feel, hear, smell and taste at the beach. We then used this as our plan when we completed our written descriptions.
Wall-E has been very busy and very cheeky this week! Every night when we go home he moves and when we come in the following morning we have to find him hiding somewhere new in the classroom! He even looked in Miss Dow’s diary to find out when we were doing drama and he also finished our wall display that we had started of him! Over the weekend he was in and he has set us new challenges at our play zones. At the writing table we have to write letters to try and PERSUADE people to recycle and help care for the environment. At the construction table we have to try and build a robot that looks like him and at the numeracy table he wants us to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and some of the times tables.
In RME this week we have been discussing our BELIEFS. We talked about the difference between fact and opinion and how this links to beliefs. We then had to tell the class what we believe and any religious beliefs of our family. We are learning that people all over the world have different beliefs and that we can share our own beliefs as well as listening to others.
Wall-E left a special letter for Miss Dow with scenarios relating to our topic that we had to act out in groups. These included things like people wasting water, plastic being in the ocean, animals being hurt by plastic, large volumes of cars causing pollution.
We were playing a spelling game this week to practise our sounds and spelling words. Depending on the number we rolled, we had to write the word in ‘fancy nancy’ writing or as quickly as we could or even with our non-writing hand!
Thank you to everyone who managed to attend open evening this week. It was lovely to meet everyone and I hope you enjoyed seeing our classroom and the hard work we have been doing in 3D!
I hope you all have a lovely long weekend and I’ll see you all on Tuesday! 🙂