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!