This term all of our learning is going to be inspired by the popular Disney books and films. The children were all extremely excited to transform our classroom into a Disney wonderland during our two transition weeks before the summer holidays.
Keep looking at our regular website updates to see where our magical learning journey has taken us this term! Here's a sneak peek at where our learning journey is going to take us throughout the project.
WOW! What an incredible start to the new term! The classroom has been buzzing with the excitement of the new topic and the children have certainly been working extremely hard.
In literacy we have been using our imaginations to pretend we were Mowgli and were lost in the jungle. We have been learning all about adjectives and expanded noun phrases and using these special describing words to describe what Mowgli might see, hear, feel, taste and smell in the jungle.
In topic with have been learning all about the different types of animals which live in the jungle and we have spent some time learning about what they do and what they eat.
In PE this term we will be focusing on dance and this week we have been moving like animals to the jungle book music.
This week the children have been learning all about the key features of a recount. The children then planned their own recount as if they were Mowgli meeting king Louie for the first time. They worked hard to include descriptive language, include time words and write in chronological order.
In maths we have continued to learn new skills for addition and subtraction and we tacked some tricky problem solving. The children have learnt to look for the important words and numbers when trying to solve maths problems.
In topic we have spent time leanring more about the jungle animals and focused on what they eat or get eaten by! We have been learning about food chains and the children made their own food chains and described which animal was the predator or the prey.
We have also been learning about an artist call Henri Rousseau who is famous for his jungle paintings. We looked at some of his work and discussed the colour used and talked about what we could see in the paintings. The children then spent time recreating some of the jungle flowers by sketching and then painting.
We have also taken part in an e-safety workshop with the NSPCC where the children learnt all about how to stay safe online.
This week the children have been learning all about rhyming in literacy. Together we looked at lots of different animal poems and identified which words rhymed and why. We then read the story Rumble in the jungle, to follow with our jungle book theme, and identified the rhyming words from that story. The children then worked hard to generate their own bank of rhyming words to create their own animal poem!
In maths we have begun learning about multiplication and the children have learnt different methods to multiply.
In topic we began the week by taking an aeroplane trip over the amazon rainforest! We then looked at some aerial photographs and identified physical and human features of the rainforest in different countries. The children worked in research teams to write reports about what they could see in the rainforest in their chosen country!
We then went on to learn about deforestation and the effects in has on our planted as part of our global learning.
Wow! What another busy week!
This week in literacy we have been learning all about the Lion King. We spent time discussing the characters and then children worked hard to re-write the story of te Lion King. The children edited and improved their writing by adding in extra detail using adjectives and conjunctions.
In maths we have been using blocks, drawing arrays and using blank number lines to develop methods of division. The children have learnt that it is important to count carefully and share fairly when dividing.
In topic we have been learning all about world animal day and why it is celebrated. We have also spent time learning about the flowers in the Rainforest.
This week in literacy we have been learning all about instructions. As part of our World Animal Day celebration the children baked some cakes to sell to raise money towards the World Animal Day charity. However, before the children could bake their cakes we needed to write some instructions! The children worked in groups to identify the key features of instructions and then began to plan and write their own.
During maths the children have been learing all about fractions. They have been finding fractions of shapes and amounts using pictures and objects. The children can now confidently find halves, quarters and even thirds of amounts and shapes!
In topic the children have spent lots of time learning about animal habitates in preparation for our WOW event, which the children have been extremely excited about. Lots of parents came in to help the children put all of their knowledge about habitates to use to create their own shoe box habitats! It was lots of fun and a good chance for everyone to get a little messy!
As part of our global learning we have also spent time this week learning about children who live in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. The children spent time comparing how their life is different to other children around the world.
Wow! We raised £130.66 for the World Animal Day charity!
Class one would like to thank you all so much for all your kind donations :)
This week in literacy we have been learning all about information texts. The children spent time working identifying the key features of an information text and then began to plan their own information text. The children then used all the facts they had researched as a class, to write their own information text about lions.
In maths the children have been learning about statistics. The children began the week by collecting data about class one’s favourite jungle animals and then put this data into a tally chart. Then children then spent time creating pictographs and bar charts to represent their data. The children loved asking each other questions to collect their data and at the end of the week they spent time answering questions about their own data.
In topic the children have been learning about rythum and beat. As a class we created our own version of the nursey rhyme, row row row your boat and instead replaced the words with African themed words to link with our learning about the Lion king. The children then worked as a class to create a repeated beat using instuments, clapping and their voices whilst singing along to our African song.
We have also been getting creative this week and we have experimented with creating texture using paper to create some beautiful lion’s manes.
This week we have begun to learn all about Monsters inc. The children have produced some wonderful descriptive writing describing what they migh find behind a mysterious door in their bedroom.
The children worked hard to include adjectives, expanded noun phrases and adverbs.
In maths the children have been leaning all about measuring. We have been measuring length and height using CM and M. The children also worked in groups to investigate who was the tallest person in their group.
This week Mrs Czornookyj came to talk to the children about her recent trip to Toronto where she was a volunteer at this year’s Invictus games. She showed the children lots of things she brought back from the games and explain to the children what the games were all about. The children listened carefully and were truly fascinated by the resilience and determination of the competitors.
This week we have continued to learn all about Monsters inc. The children have invented their own stories and have planned their very own monster stories.
In maths we have been learning all about 2D and 3D shapes. The children can now name various 2D and 3D shapes and describe their properties.
In topic the children have spent time learning about the different parts of their body and their senses.
We have also been learning about different materials and their suitability for different things. The children then completed an investigation to find out which material would be best for making Sully a new mirror to practise his scare faces!
This week we have continued to learn all about Monsters inc. The children have written some wonderful stories about their monsters and have worked hard to include lots of descriptive language and a variety of sentence types.
In maths the children have begun to learn all about money. They have investigated the different values of money and worked on making different amounts using different coins.
In topic we have spent time reflecting on our global learning so far this year and the global learning we took part in last year. This was all in preparation for receiving our International schools award which the children were all very excited about.
The children were also very excited for their grown ups to visit us to take part in our whole school maths event. The children were super ‘mini teachers’, spending time teaching their grown ups about all the fun ways we learn our tables in class one.
To celebrate anti-bullying week, we spent time thinking about what bullying actually is and how it can make someone feel if you say or do mean things. The children talked about how they could make each other feel happy and we did some role play to show this.
Also this week the children have been working incrediably hard on their assessements. They have been apllying all the knowledge they know to solve some tricky maths problems.
They have been super detectives when completing reading comprehehsnions and remembered all the skills they have learnt for finding the answers in the text.
This week we have also been spending lots of time practising the Christmas play!
The children have shown wonderful speaking and listening skills and supported each other to remember their lines, it really has been lovely to see.