We started the term with poems about Bonfire Night. The children enjoyed creating their own acrostic poems, thinking about their senses. We also created some firework artwork on black paper with glitter and gel pens.
In Science, we have learnt all about plants, with the children naming the parts of a plant and the job of each part. We also looked at some common plants in the wild and in our garden and tried to name as many as we could.
Our book this half term has been ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak. We had lots of discussion about the main character, Max, and the beasts he meets on his journey. We have done some character descriptions and retold parts of the story. For our book event, the children enjoyed making boats and trees from junk modelling materials with their grown-ups.
In art, the children have been looking closely at the different seasons, and developing their drawing techniques by sketching different objects, such as conkers.
In P.E. we have been learning some hockey skills, controlling the ball with the hockey stick, and learning how to stop and pass.
We have enjoyed asking lots of questions in Geography this term, as we found out about the different countries in the United Kingdom, and the differences between cities, towns, villages and the countryside. We then looked closer to home at Studley, where we used Google maps to navigate the streets of the Village.