It has been another active week in O1 with the children continuing to push their learning forward. Firstly in literacy we started by looking at a poem and what can make a poem work. The children enjoyed hearing the rhyming words and went off in groups to come up with actions fore the poem. They then took turns to say and perform the poem using the actions decided upon. The other children then gave feedback on what they liked about the performance and came up with some really amazing words to describe what they had seen. In the lesson the children then attempted to write their own list of rhyming words and it was very impressive to see how well they did. By then coming up with a list of adjectives the children have the base to start constructing and thinking about their own poems for next week.
In maths the children have been looking at shapes and the properties that they have. The children did well in commenting on the amount of sides, corners and names of shapes. As the week went on we moved onto 3D shapes and encouraged the correct terms such as vertices and edges in their work. It is a tougher subject than people realise and the children did well in commenting and noting what they observed. It would be good to see if they can notice any 3d shapes in the world around them and encouraged to speak about them.
In topic we began to look at the 7 natural wonders of the world. The children were fascinated to learn how mountains were made and all about Paricutin volcano in Mexico. It was also nice to hear that the children enjoyed the Northern Lights lesson and had remembered how they happen too.
Finally, on Friday the children paid their respects to heroes by wearing poppies and taking part in a moments silence. We talked about the significance of poppies and the children were humbled to hear of the sacrifices people have made in order for us to have what we h