This week we have begun to learn about our new topic 'AUSTRALIA'. We started by thinking about what it was we want to learn/ find out about in our new topic. Then we looked at the Geography of Australia, in particular we learnt about the landscapes, the weather, where Australia is on a map, the territories, the history of Australia and all about the Australian flag.
In Maths we have been looking at subtraction with numbers to twenty. We started by recapping our knowledge of number lines and how we could use them to help solve our subtraction problems. Then we have started to look at how we can use our 'think 10' to help us solve our subtraction sums.
On Thursday we had WORLD BOOK DAY!! In Meerkats class our chairs had gone on STRIKE because they had enough of being mistreated so we had to cope a whole day without our chairs. As a class we decided it would be a good idea to write a letter to our chairs to persuade them to come back to our classroom as things were becoming a bit tricky without them!!
On World Book Day we also did some work around the story 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt. We started by looking at colours and what they meant to us by working in groups to brainstorm our ideas. After we did some work Art work where we created a picture like in the story where we didn't use the traditional colours for parts of the picture like we usually would e.g. some of us drew the sea a green colour and used yellow for the sky.
Then we used our brainstorms about what colour means to us to write our own colour poems. We focused on using adjectives (describing words) in our poems to make them more exciting.
Next Weeks Learning.................
- Maths - Subtraction and Equality and Balance
- English - Learning about a traditional Australian story
- History - Aboriginies
- Art - Aboriginal art