Our book this half term was Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. We enjoyed listening to and retelling this story. We also read The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and compared the stories. We thought about the journeys the characters had gone on in both stories and the story settings.
In Geography we explored the Continents and Oceans of the world! We learnt all about the locations, size, climates and features of each Continent and practised locating them on a World map.
We enjoyed listening to this song to help us remember them:
We became particularly interested in the continent Antarctica and planned our own expedition there.
We learnt all about the melting ice caps and the dangers to the animals that live there such as penguins, seals and whales.
We watched this video to watch the ice caps falling off as Ludovico Einaudi played his piano:
In Numeracy we learnt how to multiply and divide. We worked really hard at using different ways to solve problems and work calculations out.
In Art we went spiral mad! We learnt all about natural artwork by Andy Goldsworthy and had a go at making our own art using natural resources. We had so much fun creating art using the resources around us that we started to use other objects that we could find in the house. Look at these fabulous spirals:
Well-being Wednesday was a great day for everyone to turn off their screens and have lots of fun experiences! In school we celebrated well-being Wednesday with having hot chocolate in Forest School, baking, decorating gingerbread and painting. Children at home sent in fabulous pictures showing how they spent their day, this included going on a walk, cooking and crafting.
We have all had lots of fun this half term!
We would like to take this chance to say a big thank you for everyones continued support through such a strange and challenging time.