We have had a really fun last week of half term with lots of exciting learning. In Literacy we have begun to read the book One Day on our Blue Planet ...the Savannah. We have been thinking of adjectives to describe the animals you can find on the Savannah and we have used pastels to make cave drawings of these animals. We have recorded what we already know about Lions and have come up with LOTS of things we would like to find out about Lions. We have also been writing our own Savannah sentences thinking about time, character and place. The children have really impressed us with the imaginative work they have done.
In Maths we have been deepening our understanding of place value. We started the week with a practical session looking at the different ways we can use numbers. We have played games to reinforce the concept of tens and ones and have used the Dienes to represent different numbers. We have been learning how to use a Hundred Square and talking about the patterns we can see and we have been ordering numbers.
We had a super fun Topic lesson that made Mrs Harris and Mrs Harper feel very old! We discussed what musicians/singers we knew and then we listened to music from influential musicians ranging from Mozart, Buddy Holly, The Beatles and Michael Jackson. Staying Alive by the BeeGees was a firm favourite with the children. We talked about the similarities and differences between the different pieces of music and how music has changed over time.
We also had our behaviour celebration on Friday afternoon. The children decided on "Celebration C.I.L" with some different toys from Mrs Harper's house, some arts and craft activities and cake decorating.