After a really good half-term we have earned a welcome week break from school. We look forward to seeing you all return safe on Tuesday 24th February.
We are now in full swing of our Sensoria topic. We started the last fortnight learning all about light and how it travels. We learned that opaque objects make shadows and that if the light source moves then it affects the size and length of shadow. We also did experiments on different materials to see what reflects best. We also blindfolded one another to see how much we rely on our eye sight and how important all our senses are. We have also been using mirrors and torches to look into our own and partner’s eyes and learned that our pupils shrink when we shine light on them.
In Language we have been learning more phonics sounds which is helping us with our reading and spellings. We have been making complex sentences by extending our sentences and we have been writing our own poems about the 5 senses. In Maths we have been busy learning how to tell the time and we’ve been working out how much time has passed along with measuring temperatures using thermometers.
Just a quick reminder that Home Reading books will be changed if returned by Wednesday.
This term we have been doing lots of work in English. We have been using rhyming couplets to make our own poems. We have been learning about Similies and Calligrams. The children have used these skills and applied it to their new topic SENSORIA in which they created poems about light, sun and rain. We have also been to the ICT suite and typed them up on the computers.
In our topic we have created a Sensory area in our classroom which has got sensory equipment to support the children’s understanding of how light and sound work. We have been learning a lot about light and doing investigations on reflection. We found out that light travels in straight lines; plastic is a better reflector than wood and we learned what opaque, transparent and translucent objects are. If you have any spare torches, lamps, lava lamps or any other light or sound toys/games that you would like to lend the class for a few days that would be fantastic.
In Maths we have been doing lots of work on fractions and equivalent fractions. Most of the class know what a half and a quarter are and can spot their equivalent matches. This week have recommenced the “Home Reading” scheme. The books need to be returned each Wednesday to ensure it is changed for the following week. Some of the children’s books are lengthy books and may take a couple of weeks to complete, which is fine.