Following on from our theatre visit we began the Spring term with a unit all about Peter Pan.
We recapped our learning about character descriptions and created a ‘missing poster’ for Wendy. This led us to investigate the settings within the story to write our very own setting description that included many new grammatical features.
Next, we explored our environmental education topic ‘BEEing Rescuers’. We have used the wordless picture book, Bee and Me, as a stimulus for our writing. We wrote a detailed description of the busy city or the peaceful meadow. Next, we became authors and wrote our own narrative to tell the story that includes speech.
In maths, we have been exploring the four operations, looking more closely at the relationship between multiplication and division. We have found some interesting patterns and realised that our times tables are key to understanding both multiplication and division facts. We have explored 2D and 3D shapes and their properties and learnt all about notes and coins during our money unit.
Within our RE lessons, we have looked at the Christian holy book, The Bible, and the importance of this religious text. We have found out about ancient texts and the ways in which sacred texts are regarded and handled by believers.
In our Computing lessons, we have explored algorithms and used the Bee Bots to decode and debug our instructions.
In science we have been observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We even visited Conkers Educational Centre to take our learning outdoors where we took part in serval ranger led activities including Mother Nature designer and The Secret Life of Seeds. We had a fantastic day.
During our Art lessons we have explored the process of mono printing and we have studied the artist, Leonardo da Vinci.