This week, in Maths we have been practising our mental addition skills, using number facts that we know, to help with our addition. We have also been regrouping the numbers to help us work out the calculations faster and more efficiently.
In English this week, we have been looking at the features of instruction texts. We used a range of different techniques to memorize and perform the text ‘How to Feed Your Pet Dragon’. Next we will be text-mapping in preparation for writing instructions for feeding our own pet dragon.
We have been developing our atlas skills in Geography this week. We used them to find and name the main rivers and seas of the United Kingdom and mark them on a map.
For Outdoor Learning this week, we made Bird Cake. We used a mixture of oats, bird seed and lard and squished it into a paper cup. After cooling overnight, we took them home. We also took part in a game of ‘Name that Bird’ and discovered that we don’t recognise many of our native British birds. Hopefully, we will get better at this!
We had our second clay skills session where we learned how to roll out a tile, to impress designs and embellish it with additional pieces of clay. Next week, we will be designing, and then making, Dragon Eyes using air-drying clay.
We rounded off the week by hearing the story ‘The Promise’ by Nicola Davies and then we watched a short BBC animation of the story. We used this to help us think about the importance of nature and how we connect with it. We were inspired to write, draw and to create a collaborative forest picture made with finger-painting and collage. We had a fantastic day!