This week we are carrying on with out Literacy work based on the story of 'The Snail and the Whale'. We drew story maps and the children really impressed us with the amount of detail they recalled from the story. We have worked in groups to describe the different settings in the book and we are going to be writing our own version of the story with the Whale taking different creatures to different settings.
Last week in Maths we were exploring doubling and halving and this week we are focussing on quarters. We will be dividing groups of objects into quarters and also cutting shapes into quarters. We will be starting to use the language of 'fractions' and 'parts of'.
We are busy practising our Easter Bunny song for the Spring assembly next week. The children have also designed and made their own bunny ear headbands which they really enjoyed. They are all as unique as the children themselves! We are also getting our craft on making cards for some special ladies in our lives.
Despite having such a busy week we will also be squeezing in our usual 2 PE sessions, Music session, Guided Reading, Phonics and Topic. We will be making decision trees to sort different animals and we will be learning about habitats and what characteristics of certain animals make them suitable for where they live.
We also were very interested to learn about Franz Richest who Leela did a piece of Home Learning on. We googled some pictures of him in his parachute suit and the children had lots of fascinating questions which we researched the answers to. They also had lots of ideas for how he could've used safety mats or test dummies to make it safer. It was a very lively, spontaneous learning moment. They were very keen to watch a video of his jump from The Eiffel Tower however seeing as his test wasn't successful I didn't let them - much to their disappointment.