Term 4: Where in the world?...
This week we have had lots of fun starting to explore our new big question! In P.E we enjoyed our hockey session and also our morning out swimming. We know we are going to be learning a great deal over the next few weeks and improving our skills and stamina. In art, we have begun an artist study on Ed Fairburn - an English artist who combines mapwork and portraiture. We experimented with drawing on paper maps in his style and we then looked at another artist - George Seurat - and his pointillism style. After an online tutorial, teaching us how to draw a globe, we put our pointillism skills into action!
In maths this week we have started our new topic on decimals. We have been understanding the place value of decimals and finding the equivalent fractions. In English, we have been working with a new text 'The Wedding Ghost' and also in the next few weeks will be exploring stories from other cultures.
What a busy first week! It feels as if we have been back longer already!
Week Two - Book Week!
What a fantastic week it's been with shared reading, Teacher Tales, KIC Theatre and Guess the Book/Character. We've had Scavenger Hunts and have met with our Year 2 Reading Buddies as well. Somehow, we've also managed to fit in our swimming, some fun mapwork and learning about decimals and some character descriptions too. It's been such a brilliant week!
This week we have been looking at detailed description in English and writing about stories from other cultures. We looked at the Mexican festival Dia de Los Muertos and wrote stories based on a short film clip. In Maths, we have finished our work on decimals - including rounding - and on Friday we began to look at percentages - more to come on this next week!
In Art we have sketched a tree-lined walkway in perspective with great success and we have continued our artwork on pointillism. In Science we have started to look at different forces and learnt about gravity, weighing objects in terms of 'mass' in kilograms and also 'weight' in Newtons. Hockey and swimming have been successful this week and we have noticed an improvement in skills
Here are some photos from week 4...
This week we have been busy rehearsing for our Easter service and we managed to get out in between rain showers to test out our parachutes and finish the conclusion for our investigation on air resistance.