In the Autumn term, Sparrows read many stories with familiar settings. We read Six Dinner Sid and Peace at Last. We also read, The Tiger that Came to Tea and the tiger came and visited our class! We were able to ask him lots of questions about why he ate all the food and why he escaped from the zoo.
We also focused on the author Julia Donaldson and really enjoyed reading stories by her. We used these stories to write recounts, character descriptions, potions, letters and much more.
In Maths, we learnt about number. We practised counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, as well as starting at any number and counting forwards and backwards.
Another one of our focuses was capacity and measuring. We spent time measuring objects with rulers and cubes, as well as weighing objects and predicting which container has the biggest capacity, by filling them with water.
We had lots of fun learning about Toys in our Creative Curriculum lessons. We visited Hall Place as part of our learning. There we gained first-hand experience of Victorian toys by playing with hoops, whip and top, yoyos and many others. As well as learning about toys, we looked at Victorian homes and how they washed their clothes. We had lots of fun using the pink smelly soap, washboard and mangle to wash the socks!
In Science, we learnt about materials and their properties. We carried out a variety of experiments, where we tested different materials and thought about their best use. One of our favourite experiments was finding out the best material to make a crash mat for Humpty Dumpty. We pushed 4 hard-boiled eggs off of a wall onto different materials and observed which one caused the least amount of cracks. It was very exciting singing the song and then watching Humpty fall off of his wall!