This week we are continuing to look at Myths ad began with an oral retelling of a myth working in pairs. To help the children to remember the key features of myths, they worked in groups, brainstorming on a large sheet of sugar paper sharing what they could remember.
Throughout the week we have been applying rules of rounding, in order to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000.
Despite the rain, the children managed to carry on using their new found orienteering skills indoors, playing various games. Between the showers an orienteering puzzle challenge took place outdoors with the children working together in teams of complete the jigsaw.
The children spent an afternoon taking part in a KNEX challenge with a visitor to the school. Their challenge, to be worked on in small groups, was to design and build a Trebuchet that could hire an object (an imperial mint). The finished Trebuchets were judged with first, second and third places awarded.
This week we have been learning about myths, so that the children can recognise the structure and features of them. We have also read a number of Egyptian myths identifying keywords and phrases in order to produce a story map.
We have been looking at four, five and six digit numbers this week, so the children can recognise the place value of each digit. The weeks work was rounded off with the children trying to use their skills to beat Mrs Earth in a game!
During Science we have been looking at the movement of the Earth and other planets, relative to the sun in the solar system. The children have also been learning about Copernicus and Galiko.
The children have been learning about orienteering, trying out their new found skills to finish the task.
Roald Dahl Day
On Wednesday the whole school took part in Roald Dahl Day, dressing up as their favourite book character from one of his books. Don't the children look fabulous!
What a lovely start to the year! Lots of excitement, laughter and smiles.
Our day started with some fun activities relating to the Egyptians, our topic this term, which we are all looking forward to learning about.
Discussions took place about what the children can expect whilst in Willow Class and what is expected of them, resulting in our Class Charter.
In Literacy this week we have started to look at different sentence types, which will help the children.
In Numeracy this week we have concentrated on place value. We have done lots of interactive and hands on activities to reinforce and consolidate our knowledge. One of the games the children played involved generating their own 5-digit number and working out what they had to add or subtract to reach 55,555. They all had lots of fun!