We started reading the story Miki, wrote character descriptions, wrote predictions and came up with creative alternative endings for the story. After, using our knowledge from our Creative Curriculum learning, we were able to produce a report all about the life of Captain Robert Scott and used a range of conjunctions to link together factual information. In the final part of the term, we read the book ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. We loved the simple story of friendship and produced some fabulous writing based on the text, including a new beginning.
We began this year by learning about the tens and ones in a number by partitioning and looking to see what the number is made up of! This has been excellent for helping to make sure our place value knowledge is secure! We have also been learning about money and have investigated the coins that we use to pay and looked at how we can make different amounts using the least possible coins. We have been learning to use a number line to add and subtract two digit numbers. We also learnt about inverse operations and found out how to check our answers from addition number sentences using a subtraction number sentence.
We began the year looking at plants, this term we have investigated the parts of the plants and also compared a range of seeds, observing closely what they look like and feel like! We had a go at planting ourselves and decided where the optimum condition for a seed to grow would be. We have looked at different materials such as wood, clay, metal, plastic and paper and were able to sort them by their properties. We have also thought about why they are used for certain objects and decided wood is the best material for a shed because it is strong and waterproof. During our final lesson the children really enjoyed having the opportunity to design their own house!
During the Autumn term in Shackleton we were studying The Polar Regions. We located these regions on a map and discussed why they were so cold! We researched the Inuit people and compared life for them now to what their life was like in the past. We investigated the animals that live in the Polar Regions and made silhouettes out of them using black card and white paper. We have had a great fun practicing our cutting skills by creating snowflakes to decorate our classroom. We have created art work of the Antarctic using different media such as chalks, oil pastels, crayons and pencils. We Learned about the race to the South Pole. We found out about Robert Scott, a British explorer who had wanted to be the first man there but he who was sadly was beaten by a Norwegian man called Roald Amundsen by only five weeks!