It’s the final week of term and what a busy term we have had in Greys class!
We have thoroughly enjoyed our ‘Toys’ topic and finished it off this week talking about our favourite toys and explaining their history. We also played some traditional games and decided that it was rather fun playing games that didn’t need batteries.
We played dominoes.
Jack straws was rather tricky.
Isobel brought her game of pick up sticks to share.
Freya brought in Bagatelle.
Daisy showed us how to play tiddlywinks.
It’s been a great topic and we have learnt so much about toys in the past and present. Freya said that she never knew that teddies were named after an American president. We didn’t know that Crayola crayons started with only 8 colours! It has been fascinating comparing toys over the last few weeks.
In Maths this week the Year 1s have been doing lots of work comparing 2 digit numbers, saying which is higher and which is lower and then putting a selection of 2 digit numbers in order.
The Year 2s have been doing some tricky work with fractions and finding 1/4 and 1/2 of different amounts.
The Year 2s have also been looking at apostrophes and contractions and finished the week off by adding y to different words.
The Year 1s have been looking at alternative ways of reading and writing the ow sound and different ways of using the n sound.
We have been reading different versions of Little Red Riding Hood this week and wrote ‘Wanted’ posters to describe the Wolf. We made mini booklets describing the key points in each scene and acted the story out before embarking on our final Big Write of the term where we had to retell any version of Little Red Riding Hood.
Here we can see the Wolf arriving at Granny’s house.
This is Little Red Riding Hood talking to ‘Granny’ until
up jumps the Wolf!
Finally we have a very tired Wolf snoring away before the Woodcutter arrives to save the day!
We also ‘hot seated’ the Wolf, Granny and Little Red Riding Hood and asked them lots of different questions.
Mrs Byron told us all about Chinese New Year in assembly on Monday so in the afternoon we created our own dragons by folding paper to make a body and then used a head and tail with lolly sticks and decorated them.
In Art we carried on from our still life drawing and used different pencils to practise our shading techniques. Some parents saw them and couldn’t believe that it was our class that had done them.
In RE we learnt about Lent and made some important Lenten promises which will soon be on display. Some of us are going to give up chocolate, sweets or sugar, whilst others are giving up playing on the ipad. We also though about things that we could try to improve upon and do better at.
Show and Tell will be based on a favourite book and will be…
Monday – Benedict
Tuesday – Jasper
Wednesday – Bear
Thursday – Olivia
Friday – Max F.
There will be no spellings to learn over the holidays so have a super break and we look forward to another exciting term ahead.