What a busy end to this term we have had!
We’ve been out and about to different places including our class visits to the library.
We have covered so much in all our topics and the improvement is all areas of our work is amazing to see.
We finished our work on Traditional tales by writing character descriptions of Maximus using lots of adjectives and expanded noun phrases.
We then read the story of Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and thought of adjectives to describe the Farmer and the Duck. We thought about how the duck felt and for our Big Write rewrote the story from the point of view of the duck. We used lots of powerful verbs and adjectives to describe what we were doing and how we felt.
In Maths we have been looking at odd and even numbers and fractions of shapes. We have looked at 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 of different shapes.
In Art we used sponges to print the background for our wallpaper and then cut out and added our leaf prints to create a Greys class William Morris style wallpaper.
We continued with our Seasons topic and have been adding the leaves to our trees from last week.
We also thought carefully about events that happen in each season and what happens to the wildlife and environment in each season.
We compared the weather in hot and cold countries at different times of the year and explored different countries and cities, such as Jamaica, New York, Greenland, Egypt and Australia to see how their climate is different to ours.
We pretended to be weather forecasters and presented our own TV forecast in groups to each other.
Next term our topic will be “What would Paddington Bear find exciting about Henley on Thames?” In this topic we will be going to visit and finding out more about different places in Henley and looking at the Paddington books by Michael Bond. So, if you are in Henley during half term please take as many photos as you can of the children around popular landmarks in the town which can be added to our classroom displays.
We have a trip to the Town Hall on the morning of Monday 7th November and one to St Mary’s Church and the Chantry House on the morning of Tuesday 15th November. On both of these trips we will also have a short walking tour through Henley. Should any parents wish to help on either of these trips, please see Mrs Hawkins.
Show and Tell after half term will be all about Paddington or Henley.
Monday – Esme
Tuesday – Freya
Wednesday – Riley
Thursday – Harriet
Friday – Imogen
Have a wonderful and relaxing half term!