With Miss Hopkins & Miss Taylor
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International Project: As part of international project we drew pictures of outside our window to send to Spain.
After learning all about water we made our own fishtanks.
We went to look around Horniman Gardens to see which plants we could find. We compared the different leaves we found and realised that there were lots of different kinds of trees. We found plants that are used in medicine.
We also spotted a few animals!
In maths we have been learning to double and halve a number. We wanted to test the skills and tricks we had learnt by playing a game. We had to double or halve a number until we reached 20. Some of us challenged ourselves to reach 50!
We have also been looking at multiplying and dividing, using cubes to help us.
In Science, we have been looking at how to look after seeds to help them grow. We have been planting lots of different plants and seeds around our school. We know that they will need water and sunlight to grow.
We learnt how to measure length, weight and capacity and then used out skills to make magic potions. They made us become invisible!
We wrote some of our own poems using the rhyming words we found.
We also learnt about Chinese New Year. We visited the Horniman Museum to find out more about Chinese New Year.
We tested which materials would make the best shadow puppets.
In RE we learnt about Judaism. We will be finding out all about Jewish symbols, the Torah and the Synagogue.
In Maths we have been learning about Place Value. We will use our knowledge of tens and ones to help when adding and taking away.
We have also been measuring length, weight and capacity.
Phonics Play: http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm
BBC Bitesize Phonics http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/
Math Learning Center http://http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/web-apps/number-pieces/
BBC Bitesize Science http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zrssgk7
Busy Things http://busythings.lgfl.org.uk/
What we have been learning
In maths, we have been learning to double and half numbers to 20. We tested out the skills and tricks we had learnt over the past week by playing a double and half game. We had to double or half numbers to get to the target of 20. Some of us challenged ourselves to get to 50!
In maths we looked at 3D shapes.
In the first half term we learnt all about toys. We thought about toys are different as we got older and compared toys now to older toys. We visited the V&A Museum of Childhood where we ordered toys from the past and were able to look at and play with old and new toys.
We visited Horton Kirby Environmental Education Centre to find out about the senses. We used our eyes to look for caterpillar hidden in the grass, felt the textures of the different leaves, smelt the herbs and made our own scent by mixing them and listened to the sounds of splashing in the puddles and walking in the river
In Science, we have been learning all about our bodies and our senses. We had a sense investigation where we used taste, smell, touch, sight and hearing to find out favorite things. We liked to taste the jam and the honey.
In maths we have been learning to find number bonds to 10. We have been using cubes and egg boxes to help us find lots of ways to make 10.
Chinese New Year
We have been learning about China and how people celebrate Chinese New Year. We were lucky to go to The Horniman Museum and find out about the story of Chinese New Year. We got to try on traditional masks and test our chop sticks skills!
In our topic this term, we have been investigating different materials and their uses. We wanted to make shadow puppets and had to test which materials were the best.
We found that card made the best shadows and made our own shadow puppets and tested them out.
Crime scene Maths:
We had a very naughty visitor that stole our class pet Rex! He left some clues and we became detectives to try and solve the crime.
We had to use our maths skills to measure the culprit’s footprints. We used rulers to measure in cm’s and found that the Big Bad Wold had stolen Rex!