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Autumn Term - Paws, Claws and Whiskers 2018/2019

This term all of our learning is going to be inspired by animals around the world! We have already been working hard to transform our classroom into a jungle themed learning zone! 

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.

Week 11

 

This week the children have been working hard to produce some wonderful rhyming poems. The children began the week investigating why words rhyme and then created a bank of winter themed rhyming words to use in their own poems. 

 

In topic we have spent time learning about food chains and how animals obtain their food. The children then used their knowledge of food chains to create an food chain using animals from the arctic. 

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Week 10 

 

This week is anti-bully week. In class one we talked about what bully is and what we should do if we think we are being bullied or someone else is being bullied. We then discussed ideas of how to be kind to each other and how we could spread kindness around the school. The children also spent time thinking about how we are all different and celebrating our differences. 

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Week nine

This week the children have been working hard to write a narrative based around the Harry and the Bucketful of dinosaurs stories. The children planned who their character would be and what animal they would take with them to school. The children did a wonderful job, extending their sentences and including a variety of adjectives.

In maths, the year 2 children have begun learning all about multiplication and the year one children have continued to learn about addition and subtraction.

In topic, we have spent time learning about different animal groups and how we can identify which animal belongs to which group. 

Week six

This week we have been learning all about recounts and writing in the past tense. The children spent time looking at examples of recounts and highlighting their key features. The children then went on to plan their own recount in preparation for our trip to The Lincolnshire wildlife park.

 

The children had a wonderful time at the wildlife park, investigating all of the animals, animal handling and making toys for the Meerkats! 

 

In topic, the children have spent time learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly. The children then experimented with colour mixing using oil pastels to create some beautiful symmetrical butterfly art.

Week Five

This week we have been learning all about Fables. We have been listening to a variety of fables and payed particular attention to the story of The Hare and the Tortoise. The children spent time thinking about the moral of the story and then worked in groups to act out the story.

During topic, the children have continued to experiment with pattern and colour to produce some wonderful camouflaged animals within their paintings.

The children have also spent time making fox, hare and tortoise masks in preparation for their role play performances to the rest of the class.

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Week Four

This week we have continued learning all about the story the Great Kaypok Tree. The children began the week looking at the features of letters. The children then planned their own letters to write to the man in the story, convincing him not to chop the trees down in the rainforest.

In maths, the children have continued to learn about addition and subtraction, learning serval new methods and representing numbers in many different ways.

During topic the children have been experimenting with colour and pattern to produce a plan in preparation to produce a painting inspired by the illustrations in ‘Rudyard Kipling’s’ ‘Just So’ stories.

Busy getting creative experimenting with pattern and colour.

Busy getting creative experimenting with pattern and colour.  1
Busy getting creative experimenting with pattern and colour.  2
Busy getting creative experimenting with pattern and colour.  3
Busy getting creative experimenting with pattern and colour.  4
Busy getting creative experimenting with pattern and colour.  5
Busy getting creative experimenting with pattern and colour.  6
Busy getting creative experimenting with pattern and colour.  7
Busy getting creative experimenting with pattern and colour.  8
Busy getting creative experimenting with pattern and colour.  9
Busy getting creative experimenting with pattern and colour.  10
Busy getting creative experimenting with pattern and colour.  11
Busy getting creative experimenting with pattern and colour.  12

Week three

This week we have been learning all about Rudyard Kipling and his ‘just so’ stories. The year two children spent time planning and writing their own stories inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s just so stories. The year one children use pictures to retell the story, ‘How the Giraffe got it’s long neck’ and then produced a simple storyboard to retell the story in full sentences.

In maths, the children have been learning new methods to solve addition number sentences. The year one children have been working with numbers within 10, using ten frames and part whole models. The year two children have been mastering column addition!

 

We have also spent some time learning all about deforestation in the rainforests. The children learnt about how deforestation effects the animals in the rainforest and why it is important to save the rainforests around the world. The children were also very excited to learn about all the important things the rainforests around the world provided for us.

The children busy collecting and identifying flowers on the field.

The children busy collecting and identifying flowers on the field.  1
The children busy collecting and identifying flowers on the field.  2
The children busy collecting and identifying flowers on the field.  3
The children busy collecting and identifying flowers on the field.  4
The children busy collecting and identifying flowers on the field.  5
The children busy collecting and identifying flowers on the field.  6
The children busy collecting and identifying flowers on the field.  7

Week two

This week we have been learning all about the story ‘The Lion who wanted to love’. The children spent time talking about Leo’s character and produced some wonderful character descriptions. The children then spent time creating some wonderful diary entries all about Leo’s experience in the jungle.

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the children have spent time learning new methods for addition and subtraction, using lots of concrete apparatus to support their learning.

In topic, we have continued to learn all about the rainforest and its layers. The children have produced some wonderful colleges showing the different layers of the rainforest.

We've been learning all about the story The Lion who wanted to love. The year 1 children were busy ordering the events of the story :)

We've been learning all about the story The Lion who wanted to love. The year 1 children were busy ordering the events of the story :)  1
We've been learning all about the story The Lion who wanted to love. The year 1 children were busy ordering the events of the story :)  2
We've been learning all about the story The Lion who wanted to love. The year 1 children were busy ordering the events of the story :)  3
We've been learning all about the story The Lion who wanted to love. The year 1 children were busy ordering the events of the story :)  4
We've been learning all about the story The Lion who wanted to love. The year 1 children were busy ordering the events of the story :)  5
We've been learning all about the story The Lion who wanted to love. The year 1 children were busy ordering the events of the story :)  6
We've been learning all about the story The Lion who wanted to love. The year 1 children were busy ordering the events of the story :)  7
We've been learning all about the story The Lion who wanted to love. The year 1 children were busy ordering the events of the story :)  8
We've been learning all about the story The Lion who wanted to love. The year 1 children were busy ordering the events of the story :)  9
We've been learning all about the story The Lion who wanted to love. The year 1 children were busy ordering the events of the story :)  10
We've been learning all about the story The Lion who wanted to love. The year 1 children were busy ordering the events of the story :)  11
We've been learning all about the story The Lion who wanted to love. The year 1 children were busy ordering the events of the story :)  12
We've been learning all about the story The Lion who wanted to love. The year 1 children were busy ordering the events of the story :)  13

We made rainforest colleges and worked hard to use the materials to create different textures.

We made rainforest colleges and worked hard to use the materials to create different textures.  1
We made rainforest colleges and worked hard to use the materials to create different textures.  2
We made rainforest colleges and worked hard to use the materials to create different textures.  3
We made rainforest colleges and worked hard to use the materials to create different textures.  4
We made rainforest colleges and worked hard to use the materials to create different textures.  5
We made rainforest colleges and worked hard to use the materials to create different textures.  6
We made rainforest colleges and worked hard to use the materials to create different textures.  7
We made rainforest colleges and worked hard to use the materials to create different textures.  8

Week one

Wow, what a busy week we have had! We began the week by taking a virtual tour of the Amazon rainforest! After sliding into our hiking boots and putting on our raincoats, we were all ready to go. The children were very excited to see lots of wonderful rainforest animals along the way and used this trip as inspiration for their writing the rest of the week. The children have been working hard to use descriptive language and their senses to describe things they saw in the rainforest.

In maths the children have been learning all about place value and how this can be represented in may different ways. The year 2 children have spent time learning about the value of each digit in a two digit number and the year 1 children have been mastering numbers to 10!

In topic we have been learning all about the rainforests and where they are around the world.

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