As you may have noticed, Miss Kerai is back with us on her teaching placement. She will be with us until the middle of May and is very excited about working with us. And we are very lucky to have 3 adults in class now!!
To link to our learning in Science week, we had a visitor from Kylan's mummy (thank you again!) on Wednesday. She brought in some real bones for us to look at and taught us lots of interesting facts about the bones in our bodies, how many we have and how our nerves and muscles work. The children came up with some great questions and they were full of facts for the rest of the day!
This week has been back to our topic of Australia again. It has been great fun learning more information and facts. So much so that I haven't taken many photos this week so I am sorry for the lack of them but there are a few for you to look at!!
Our writing this week has been linked to Australia. We used our knowledge of our local area and what we have learnt about The Outback and compares the two very different environments. We thought about the weather, things that grow and animals that live in both place. Then we decided where we would rather live! We decided lots of sun would be lovely but we weren't keen on having to hunt for our dinner and only having sour bush melons for our snack!
We read a book called 'Edward the Emu' and wrote about the story, thinking about what other animals he might have made friends with at the zoo. Then we read the next book in the Series 'Edwina the Emu' which made us laugh a lot!
We read a Dreamtime Aboriginal story called 'Why the Koala has a Stumpy Tail' too. We made a class story map and sequenced pictures to help us remember the order of events. Today we wrote the story, using story language to make it interesting to read.
We have come back to place value in Maths, looking at representing numbers, using language of greater and smaller and recapping tens and ones again. This will continue next week and after the Easter break too.
We sketched and water coloured Australian animals in art this week, thinking about proportions and how to add detail.
On Thursday Afternoon we took a walk to St. James' church in Bushey. We were taken round by a volunteer who told us all about the story of Easter. We started of in Bethlehem, travelled to Jerusalum, had bread and wine (blackcurrant juice!!) like the desciples and even went in to the empty tomb! It was very exciting for us all and we learnt a lot about the Easter story.