This week we have been very busy learning about the coast in our new topic, Coastline! We have been looking at physical and human features of the coast and have learnt how to read a map of the coastal town Whitby, reading the key and working out where different places are on the map using the four compass points.
We have learnt about erosion and how sea walls are a human feature that protect the coastline. We have also thought about how we can stay safe at the seaside, what different signs and flags mean at the seaside and we have designed our own safety posters to help us remember how to stay safe.
In English we have done some wonderful writing about the coast, ready for us to edit next week. We have used all that we have learnt so far about the features of the seaside and our five senses to help us to describe a seaside town.
In Maths we have been recapping the four operations and we have practised using pictorial representations to help us solve number problems. We have also recapped column addition this week too.
In PSHE we have thought about how we change from when we are young through to growing older and in PE we have continued working on our football skills with Mansfield Town which we are really enjoying! Finally, on Friday we spent a wonderful afternoon practising some of the races ready for our Sports Day, which we are very excited about!
Welcome back Bold Badgers! I hope that you have all had a lovely half term enjoying the wonderful sunshine we are having. This week we have started our Coastline topic. We have thought about what we know about coastlines and we have also considered what we want to find out. We looked at atlases and learnt about compasses and the four main directions and we labelled the waters around the UK coastline. We also looked more closely at the UK map and thought about where different coastal places are using the terms north, south, east and west. In English we created our own seaside experience, listening to sounds of the coast, watching clips of the UK coast, playing seaside games and using our senses to explore sand, water and other objects that you find on the coast, like seaweed, shells and pebbles.
In Maths we continued with our fraction work focusing on recognising a third of different shapes and we also did some independent number work to see what to focus on in our future learning this half term. In RE we looked at special books, specifically the Torah and the Bible, and thought about why they are special, what we know about them already and what questions we have about them.
Finally, in PE we were very fortunate to have Mansfield Town in to teach us some ball skills this week. We are very much looking forward to learning more football skills with them over this half term.
This week we have enjoyed learning about Alfred the Great and Henry VIII in our Topic lessons. We have looked at Kenning Poems about Alfred the Great in our English lessons ready to write our own Kenning Poem about Henry VIII next week.
In Maths we have been learning about 2D shapes and lines of symmetry and in RE we have been thinking about what we learn about God from hymns and songs. We particularly liked listening to the song 'My Lighthouse' by Rend Collective! In PE we have continued our Athletics sessions with Premier Sports and we have been looking at how to solve conflicts with friends in our PSHE lessons.
Finally, in Computing we have learnt about Pointillism and we have created our own artwork in a similar style using Computer software.
We have had a very busy week this week! Well done to all the Bold Badgers - it has been lovely to report to your parents about how well you have settled back into school after the last year!
This week in English we have written our information leaflets about Hampton Court Palace and we have been looking at the spelling rule for when we add the suffix -ed, swapping the 'y' for an 'i' before adding -ed (tried, replied). In Maths, we have interpreted pictograms and bar charts and we have started our work on shape, recognising 2D and 3D shapes.
We have focused on royal portraits for our Art lessons this week, looking at different portraits and recreating our own using photography. We have also learnt about Impressionism and have created our own pieces of Impressionist artwork using computer software in out Computing lessons. In PE, we have continued our Athletics sessions with Premier Sports and finally, in RE, we have looked at the bible story of Jonah and the Whale. We have thought about how Jonah felt during different parts of the story and we have decided what each part of the story tells us about God. A fabulous week of learning!
We have had a busy first week back after Easter!
This week in English, we have been looking at leaflets and researching the Royal family ready for writing our own information leaflets about Hampton Court Palace next week. If you would like to find out some information about it over the weekend with your child that would really help them next week! We have also started looking at the suffix -ed and how it makes the past tense.
In Maths, we have learnt about tally charts and pictograms, how to make our own and how to interpret them.
We have started our Topic, Magnificent Monarchs, and we have thought about what we want to find out about the monarchy before conducting some research into the Royal monarchy. We have then looked at different monarchs over the ages and decided how much power they each had.
In PE we have been fortunate to have Premier Sports in to teach us Athletics and in RE we have been asking the question 'What do Christians believe God is like?' Finally, in PSHE, we have started to think about relationships and why our family is important to us.
A great (and very busy!) first week back for the Bold Badgers!