In Literacy this week, we continued to use our focus text by Simon Bartram. We planned our own sequels to Man on the Moon, our own adventures for Bob. From going under the sea, to Everest to other planets in space to name a few of our chosen settings. We planned our stories, using story maps and plans with notes to help record our ideas. Then, we wrote our stories for a class book. We used adjectives, time openers and story language within our story to bring our stories to life!
During Maths, we continued to use money to help us to count in groups and solve problems. We began the week, by solving a challenge set by Bob from Man on the Moon. We had to practise counting in 2s using 2ps to help Bob buy things for his next adventure. We added 2s in groups, using repeated addition and begun to use this information for calculating multiples of 2s. We then moved onto counting in 10s, initially just multiples of 10s from 10. But then we moved onto counting in 10s from any numbers e.g. 2, 12, 22, 32; spotting patterns and using this information to help us solve problems. We ended the week, by creating our own class number squares to 100 and 200, using our knowledge of numbers to place them in the correct places using skills from across the week.
In topic, this week, we continued learning about Important People from the Past. We learnt about the very talented Cubist artist Pablo Picasso; we began by finding out about portraits. We worked in 2s, to draw portraits of each other using sketching pencils, focusing on scale and features using the correct colours. We then moved onto creating our own Cubist portraits using bright, abstract colours and ensuring our portraits had shapes and features represented by the Cubist style.
The children were set top secret missions from Mrs Harper and Mrs Harris this week, they made me (Mrs Impey) the most amazing book, each child added their own page of beautiful drawings and writing. Thank you all so much, I will cherish it forever! Thank you everyone for your lovely messages, cards and presents, I have been thoroughly spoilt. Enjoy the rest of the term and keep up the fantastic learning B1, best wishes Mrs Impey