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This week, Year 2 have been learning the story of Traction Man. It’s a great read and the children have really enjoyed acting out the story. You will need to ask your child to find out which bit they chose!
The Three Little Pigs
Our story this week is called ‘The Three Little Pigs’. This well-known story is about a wolf who tries to blow down the houses of three little pigs. One house was made of straw, one of sticks and the last one was made of bricks. The children enjoyed listening to different versions of the story and comparing how they are similar and where they differ.
The children have liked making their own houses out of straw and wood and have seen just how easy it is for these houses to blow over! Then they used a variety of construction materials (such as Lego) to build more sturdy houses. Thankfully, these houses did not fall down. We have also enjoyed creating our own, alternative ending to the story. One idea was for the pigs to put a trampoline at the bottom of the chimney so that the wolf kept bouncing back up the chimney!
Despite the weather, the children have loved being outside. They have enjoyed painting the playground in lots of different colours as well as practising walking on stilts.
To help develop our vocabulary we learnt different words for ‘big’. These include ‘enormous, ‘massive and ‘gargantum’. We also learnt the signs for ‘pig’, ‘wolf’ and ‘to build’ – perhaps you could see if your child can remember these signs.
Next week we will be reading the story ‘Suddenly’. The home learning can be found attached to this post.
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In PSHCE we have been learning about online communities, scams, age limits and what you should keep private online. I have learnt that when an email pops up saying you’ve won something, do NOT click on it because it could be a bug or it could enable someone to get into your bank account. Also, if you find a game that is rated 12, 16 or 18, and you’re 12, then play games that are rated a 12. Stay safe and have fun!- Alex and Rufus 5RW
This week in RE we have been looking at chapters from the Bible, especially Luke and the story of the centurian. We are really enjoying learning about how Jesus saved people’s lives. It’s really interesting because we get to know more about how Jesus put others before himself. – Malia and Ella 5LS
In 5GT, we have been learning all about the life cycles of locusts and how they go through incomplete metamorphosis. We compared this to the complete metamorphosis of butterflies, creating our own life cycle wheels to display the changes these beautiful creatures go through in their life. Take a look at the ‘Year 5 incomplete/complete metamorphosis’ photos!
It has been a busy week in year 1.
This week we started our new topic “wiggle and crawl”. In science we are learning all about different types of animals. We learnt about: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and insects. We had to classify different animals as well as discover some fun facts.
Did you know:-
A dolphin is not a type of fish.
Frogs swallow their prey whole.
Not all birds can fly.
In English, we have been exploring non-fiction texts. The children have had great fun learning about non-fiction text features. In groups they made their own non-fiction texts about elephants. They designed their own headings and sub-headings and draw pictures with labels.
This week in Maths we have been sharing whole numbers into groups. The children have practiced sharing objects as well as talking about how numbers/objects are grouped.
In Geography, we have learnt compass directions and used these to label a compass and play directional games.