O2 have had a brilliant first week back after the half term break.
We began the week by starting our new literacy topic using the story ‘The Dark’ by Lemony Snicket. We looked at the front cover and the blurb and made predictions about what we thought may happen in the story. We then talked about our own experiences of the dark and worked in groups to share our knowledge. We talked about how it made us feel, what it reminded us of and even about different nocturnal animals! Next, we watched two book trailers for the story and wrote about the similarities and differences between them. We thought about the music, the language used and whether they made us want to read the book or not.
Later in the week, we focused on ways we could describe and represent the dark. We used expanded noun phrases, smiles and metaphors to write our own descriptions of the dark before listening to a piece of music and using this to write our own group poems. Finally, we discussed our own feelings about the dark and how these would compare to how the boy in the story felt about it.
In maths this week, we continued to look at division. After a recap on division as sharing, we began to look at division as splitting into groups. We used counters and cubes to count a given number of cubes before grouping them into twos, fives and tens. We then counted each group to find the answer and record as a division number sentence. Miss Horton was impressed with our perseverance and how we all tried our best to find new ways of grouping each number.
We were lucky to have two science lessons this week! On Wednesday with Miss Mackenzie, we investigated a crime that had happened in our classroom… somebody had stolen Miss Horton’s i-pad charger! We investigated fingerprints and different powders and worked hard as a class to solve the crime. On Friday, we continued to look at materials and found out about various scientists that had invented objects using different materials. We then thought about how we could improve a set of objects, including watches and mobile phones, by adapting the materials they were made from.
Finally this week, we enjoyed our PE lesson, where Mrs Charles came to teach us gymnastics. We learnt and practised different gymnastics moves, including teddy bear rolls, jumps and forward rolls. Our teachers were very proud of us for displaying some fantastic PE skills!
Well done O2- you have had a very productive week!