# Pop!

We have been busy this week learning in Literacy, Maths, Science and Art. One of our favourite activities this week was creating our own Pop Art pictures. If you read on you will see our amazing work!

In Literacy we have looked at magic ‘e’ and some of us have been revising our common words. We have been learning ‘o-e’ and the sound that this makes in words. We watched Geraldine the Giraffe who helped us at first with the ‘o-e’ sound. We were even able to think of our own words and make them using our magnetic boards. We have played different games this week to help us practise them such as board games and class Pictionary. Some of us played Snap with our common words which was really fun. This is helping us to recognise our common words. We even had the chance to write our common words on the board to see what letters were below and above the line. In our writing we did explanation writing about our favourite toy. We watched a clip called ‘Spot’s Favourite Toy’ which we enjoyed watching. We then had to think about our favourite toy and drew these in our jotters. We also created our own title for our writing. The next day we wrote about our favourite toy. We had to make sure that we were explaining why it was our favourite toy so we had to include different reasons. Using joining words such as because helped us to do this. We did really well checking over our work and looking back at our success criteria.

In Numeracy and Mathematics we have been looking more closely at the link between subtraction and addition. As well as this we have been revising our subtraction topic. We have looked over the different words for subtraction, bridging 10, missing numbers and subtracting using teen numbers. We liked playing the ladder game where we were asked different questions and if we got the answer right we went into the trees. We got so many right that we ended up in the clouds!

In Science with Mrs Bergarnie we tried to identify mystery powders by looking at what happened to them when they were added to water. We predicted what might happen then carried out the experiment. We noticed that the flour went cloudy, the icing sugar dissolved and the baking powder went foamy.

This week in Art we were creating images using different materials (oil pastel and crayon). We looked at Pop Art, specifically the artist Andy Warhol. We discussed the use of colour and pattern used in these pictures. We noticed that his pictures repeat themselves and Pop out at you! We created our own Andy Warhol style pictures using different toys. We could choose from a tablet, robot or teddy bear. We used bright colours to make sure our pictures would be eye catching.

The whole school had an 80’s themed day on Thursday. We had a fashion show, played 80’s games, listened to 80’s music and we even learned about 80’s toys. We had lots of fun. Check out our 80’s gear!

We have also had fun with our Numicon tuff tray…

We hope you enjoy the weekend. See you soon!

P2A and Miss Muir 🙂