This week our Predator topic focused on plants (because without them there would be no predators!). We looked at the different parts of the plant and their functions, the life cycle of flowering plants and finally we dissected a flower to find out more about how pollination and fertilisation work.
As well as all the other amazing things we did this week, we continued focusing on our well-being, with our theme of Hello Happy! We wrote down some of our favourite jokes (some of which really were terrible by the way!) and we also created 'happy stickers'. Drawing and writing things that made us feel happy (apparently McDonalds is a winner!).
The week ended with our #HelloYellow day to raise awareness of Mental Health. We discussed this together and we realised that one of the best things we can do if we are worried about our own or someone else's mental health is to TALK. That goes for adults as well as children!
Our 93% Fab 5 Reader was a real triumph this week too. Well done everyone!
Another busy week for the Foxes this week!
As part of our Predator project, we have looked at some fearsome insect predators, including antlions, preying mantis, jumping spiders and assasin bugs. We watched some videos about them and also did our own research using the ipads. You can have a look at one of the videos here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wKu13wmHog. We then created our own wanted posters for these ferocious predators! Have a look at the one we write together about a dragonfly...
We also got a chance to make our own predator top trump cards so we could use our knowledge of all the different types of predators we have looked at so far. In Book Club, all our books have been about animals and we have loved reading and talking about them together in our groups.
English gave us a chance to continue writing our own version of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and this week we have used some BOOMTASTIC skills such as onomatopoeia and similes!
Maths has seen us rounding, using number lines and adding! Lots of skills all in one week!
Elsewhere this week...
This week we continued our Predator topic by looking at food chains (there are some great videos and games at this website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q) and also by looking at the amazing world of carnivorous plants! We even found out more about tigers in our reading comprehension work!
In English this week, we started writing our own version of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. We love using The Write Stuff to help with our writing, including using the Writing Rainbow.
Maths saw us all working with place value and in RE we discussed what we can do to help make the world a better place, like Noah did (although we won't be building an ark!). It was great to talk about the different people in our school community in Jigsaw (PSHE). We didn't realise that so many people have a key part to play to keep us safe, happy and learning.
It was great to get the Fantastic Foxes together for the first time this week! We have really enjoyed being back in the classroom and starting our new 'Predator!' topic.
We worked on doing some fantastic sentences about predators using a range of word classes and then we did some water colour sketches of our predators. You can see some of our work on display here...
We also read 'The True Story of the Three Little Pigs', which wewill be using for our writing work over the next few weeks. We thought about some questions we would like to ask Alexander T Wolf too!
We already can't wait for next week!