We have had a very busy first term. Learning lots of new and exciting things and having lots of fun!
In literacy we have read two traditional stories; Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella. We have made predictions about the story, described the settings and the characters. We made magic bean biscuits with Mrs Williams and then learnt how to write the recipe. Drama is a great way to help us to remember a story so we used hot seating and freeze frames to help us write a story retell. We received a letter from one of the ugly sisters to Cinderella saying she was sorry. We pretended to be Cinderella and wrote a letter back to the ugly sister. We thought Cinderella would probably forgive her ugly sister and maybe she would invite her to her wedding to Prince Charming. Using our knowledge of the traditional stories we compared them in our groups.
In science we have looked at humans and many different animals. We labelled parts of our bodies and found out which parts of our bodies are linked to each of the five senses. As part of a Science sense investigation we became sense detectives. Using our 5 senses we investigated which was the lost teddy by measuring footprints, tasting food, feeling fabrics, listening for sounds and using our sense of smell. We also labelled animal body parts and learnt which animals are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We used our knowledge to sort animals into a Venn diagram.
In art we have been looking at Self Portraits. We created our own self portrait, learning exactly whereabouts the different parts of our face are placed. We then created abstract portraits in the style of Picasso, line drawings in the style of Matisse and pop art portraits in the style of Andy Warhol.
In geography we looked at different maps and discussed what we see on our own journey to school. We drew a map of the features we see on our way to school. We created our own family tree. We brought in our own favourite toys and compared their features with toys from the past.
We had a fantastic BATS day, making super Jack and the Beanstalk pictures!
We are looking forward to our next topic which will be Australia.