This week has been a really busy week, it was full of maths, English, a sensory walk in science and painting our pop art pictures.
We were really excited to go Skegby Library, on Wednesday. We walked up beautifully and were incredibly sensible, our teachers were very proud. When we arrived, we read books in pairs and with the adults. There were so many to choose from - we loved every minute. Then Miss Guest chose two stories, Wednesday's Story Time was in the library. It was fantastic to be surrounded by so many different books, we were spoiled for choice. We can't wait to go again!
In science this week, we have learning about the food we need to keep us healthy. We know which foods are protein, carbohydrates, diary, fats, vegetables and fruit. We designed our own meal, making sure we had all the food groups. One of our Rainbow Challenges was to design a healthy menu, we used the food in the home area to help us.
We had great fun in phonics, we played lots of tricky word games like, Read It, Throw It, Bingo, Dominoes and Matching Pairs. (Olly was the one to beat at Matching Pairs!) This week Miss Guest is hoping she can find the instructions for Wizard's Hat so that we can start doing some magic with our tricky words.
In Maths, Daisy astounded Miss Guest this week with her word-perfect explanation of how she had compared two, two-digit numbers. It was so good she had to visit Mrs Williams. We all worked really hard on comparing two, all of our hard work with the Base 10 has really paid off.
During 'Choose Your Own Learning', we showed lots of the skills we use in lessons. In the School Area, we showed that we can use capital letters for proper nouns and used the sound cards to help practise our spelling. We showed alphabetical order and remembered we would see this in dictionaries and labelled skeletons in the Writing Area.
Phew... what another busy week.
This week, we have been busy, busy. It was our final week on our Memory Box topic. In the afternoons, we had Victorian toys out to explore. We found that they were all made of wood but we also discovered we have some very similar toys at home. Leo has a diablo at home that he plays with. Our favourite was Hoopla.
In phonics, we used the magnifying glasses to be Sentence Snoopers. We used blending to read the words and the sentence. We also had to match the sentence to the correct picture.
Before we broke up, we created some fantastic mind maps to show what we already know about Mess, Muck and Mixtures.
As part of our enquiry-based learning we all thought of at least one question which we would like to find out about next half term. Miss Guest is going to help us find the answers to our questions by planning some activities so that we can explore in groups. It's all going to get very messy.
Here is what we know and what we want to find out about...
Welcome back to a half term of Mess, Muck and Mixtures.
Before we started our new topic we had an Autumn Theme Week this week. We learned all about the weather in autumn, the clothes we should wear and what the scenery looks like. We joined Mighty Moles and Bold Badgers and went for an walk down the Teversal Trail so that we were inspired to write a poem.
Here we are out and about enjoying an autumn day.
Back in class we read a poem called Ten Things Found in a Wizard's Pocket.
We had to read it in a really interesting way so that people would want to listen to it. We did a great job. Later in the week, we used it to help us write our own poem-Ten Things Found in a Spotty Welly. We used all of the things we had seen and experienced to help us create some fantastic list poems. We edited them to make them even better and now we just need to copy them up really neatly so that they can go up on the wall.
As part of our Autumn Week, we have learned all about Guy Fawkes as well as staying safe on Bonfire Night and made our own firework pictures too.
In phonics this week Bright Sparks and Clever Clogs have been breaking words down into syllables and clapping out this rhythm in sentences. Master Minds and Whizz Kids have been adding the suffix y by doubling the consonant so we had to learn which letters were vowels and which were consonants. Can you remember?
During Choose Your Own Learning, lots of people carried on the autumn theme, writing invites to Bonfire Night parties, describing fireworks and creating lovely pictures.
Thomas came up with a list of Bonfire words that will help us all with our writing.
Well, it has been yet another busy week in Tenacious Toads. From digging to writing, we have done it all this week.
On Tuesday, we found a mammoth in the Forest Schools Area! We were out digging when we found lots of clues in the soil. We couldn't believe our eyes. We found a skeleton, a trunk and other clues.
Then we became Mammoth Experts. We researched mammoths from four different sources and created our own mind map. We found out that a mammoth's tusks were 15ft long that's more than half of our class!
Miss Beeden came to visit us from Year 5 as well.
When we were with Mrs Cobb on Tuesday afternoon we learned all about Remembrance Day. It really made us think about peace and what makes us feel peaceful. We drew our ideas on 'Peace Babies'. Then some of us carried on thinking about the soldiers and remembrance during our 'Choose Your Own Learning' time. We decided to make our own poppies, Benjamin and Ethan said their thank yous on the whiteboard.
Well, nativity preparations are definitely underway, we are singing, dancing and learning our lines ready for the big performances. We are really excited to share our hard work and we are thoroughly enjoying the rehearsals.
In phonics this week, year 1 have been finding the digraphs ai, oa and ie in words. We are great at it and we are getting even better at segmenting words with these digraphs so that we can spell them.
Year 2s have been focusing on adding the suffix y. We learned that if the word ends in an e we need to drop the e and add the y. So craze becomes crazy. Can you change these words?
In maths, Year 1s have been learning about bar modelling. In fact we were so good at it we had to go and show year 6 how it should be done.
Year 2, have astounded me with their column addition of HTO numbers and they even answered word problems and remembered to put the answer in a sentence. Miss Guest is very hard to please!
All in all another fabulous week in Tenacious Toads, next week will be just as busy and exciting.
Well this week has brought around lots of changes in Tenacious Toads, Miss Guest, with the help of Mrs Collison-Hornsby and Mrs Kinsey, reorganised the whole classroom. We now have lots more space in the mornings and much better areas for our enquiry-based learning,
We also began our unit of Forest Schools.
This week we have had a mystery to solve in Tenacious Toads. We needed to find out what had happened to the mammoth and how he had ended up so dirty. We had lots of clues to help us solve the puzzle, we were great detectives.
Then, we had an important email from the Chief Inspector. We had to write a Detective Report about all of the things we had found out. We used the evidence to back up our ideas about what we thought had happened to the mammoth.
We produced some fantastic work, the Year 2s even managed to use time adverbs at the start of their sentences. Great detective work Tenacious Toads.