This week in English we have been learning about an Indian celebration called Holi day! During this colourful festival, people throw bright powder paint at each other and we explored this by creating an artwork by throwing powder paint on a piece of fabric! We used this experience to write our own fantastic sentences all about Holi Day. In maths, we have been practising adding and subtracting crossing ten and we are getting really confident at this. In topic, we have been evaluating different types of packaging before creating a design criteria for our own piece of packaging which we will be creating next week.
We have had a busy week at the Infant school! On monday, we had some special visitors – the police came to speak to us and tell us all about how they keep people safe in our community!. We were very exvcited and had lots of questions for them! We have also been busy preparing for our Christmas Nativity play and the big stage has gone up in the hall so that we can practise for our big event! In English, we have been learning about an Indian celebration called Holi Day, where people mark the arrival of Spring and celebrate the victory of good over evil. People all have a big party and throw coloured powder on each other! In Maths, we have been practicing addition of tens and ones (crossing ten). In Topic, we have been making suitable packaging for a snack and have even been tasting and evaluating some Indian snacks of our own.
This week, we have been very busy! We had a very special visitor called Olivia Tootington, an owl who came to give us a special mission from the government! We have been completing some reading and maths missions, but they are top secret so we can’t tell you any more! In topic, we have been being scientists and learning about the five food groups while exploring the eatwell guide. Next week, the children will be completing some writing about how they celebrate their birthdays, so please can children bring in a photo of them celebrating their birthday. Thank you!
We’ve had a very exciting week in Earhart Class! This week, we started a new unit in English, learning all about how to write instructions in recipe form. In order to understand how to use instructions in our writing, we found out how recipes work, by instructing each other on how to make a jam sandwich! We even got to eat them after – they were delicious! In maths, we have been practising how to add and subtract tens. In topic, we have been using our Science skills and learning all about materials and their different properties. We then tested the strength and durability of different materials, by building a bridge made out of different types of paper and cardboard and finding out how many weights our bridge could hold before it broke!
We have had a lovely week in Earhart Class! We have been learning a new English unit called Ganesha’s sweet tooth, all about a hindu god who absolutely loves delicious sweet treats! In Maths, we have been practising our addition and subtraction by finding out about fact families. Our topic learning has also been very exciting. On Tuesday, we had a lady called Georgina who came in to draw some amazing patterns on our hands called mehndi, which she drew on using a type of ink called henna! We also learnt about a type of circular pattern that is drawn on the floor for Indian festivals called Rangoli patterns. They are very brightly coloured and we made ours using coloured rice!
We have had a very exciting ‘topsy turvy’ week this week! To begin the week, we headed over to Colby Primary School for our Multi-skills activity afternoon! We played lots of exciting games and had really tired ourselves by the end of the afternoon. On Tuesday, we also had a very special activity as a lady called Tina came in to teach us some traditional Indian bhangra dancing! We even got to dress up for the occasion in some beautiful indian outfits. In English, we have just completed our unit on Rama and Sita, and in Maths we have been adding tens and ones.
We’ve had another jam-packed week in Earhart Class! In English, we have been learning all about a traditional Indian story called Rama and Sita. In topic, we have been learning about the seasonal changes as Autumn begins and had a look at how the leaves on the trees are starting to change colour. We did some beautiful artwork using paints to recreate the trees which all look fantastic. In maths, we have been busy practising and representing our numbers to 100, especially partitioning our numbers using a part-part whole model. Check out the photos of us making tricky numbers using bead strings!
This week in Earhart Class, we have been busy learning all about the seven continents and five oceans of the world, before finding out a little bit more about the country we are focusing on for our Topic: India! We discovered that India is on the continent of Asia – which is rather far away from us! In English, we have finished our unit about the fairytale, Rapunzel. We have really enjoyed writing about how she escaped the tower and coming up with different versions of what happened next! In Maths, we’ve been practicing our numbers up to 50, working out how many tens and ones are in different numbers. We’ve been fantastic little mathematicians and have worked really hard. Next week, we’ll be counting all the way up to 100!
What a lovely first week back we have had in Amelia Earhart Class! This week has been all about us ‘learning to learn’ – we have been finding out all about how our brain is like a muscle, and everytime we think very hard about something, our brains actually get bigger and stronger. We also discovered that its actually a good thing to make mistakes, because when we do, we are giving ourselves a really good brain workout! We have also been reviewing our school JONK characteristics that help make us good learners: being resilient, reflective, resourceful, curious, creative and collaborative. We used our curious, creative and collaborative skills when we found out how long we could make a paper chain when we worked together – take a look at our picture to find out! We have also found out about our new topic for this term: celebrations.