This half term has been very busy! Our topic question ‘What have we learned from the past?’ has taken on a traditional twist! We read the traditional stories The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, The Little Red Hen and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Discussing each story, we talked about the importance of each moral.
Our half term began with what we could only describe as a ‘Big Bad Wolf Crime scene!’ The Big Bad Wolf had visited our outdoor area and left a terrible mess! We had to catch him immediately! We used our fabulous phonics and writing skills to make posters describing the wolf and made a super collaborative trap. Everyone made story maps and re-told the story in their own words! During the afternoon, we explored a range of materials, grouping them into their special material families. We also created some art work based on the Three Little Pigs’ houses.
When learning about the Gingerbread Man, we had to write Mrs Gilmour a shopping list of the ingredients needed to make gingerbread men. Once Mrs Gilmour returned to school with the ingredients, we followed the recipe, observed the changes to the ingredients and made our own gingerbread men! Luckily, none of them ran away!!! We read the little Red Hen and observed the changes from an egg to a hen, creating amazing life-cycle posters.
One morning, we came into school to such a mess. It was the Three Bear’s cottage that looked like it had been visited by Goldilocks! We fixed the chairs, refilled the porridge and recorded what had happened!
In Mathematics, we have been exploring number bonds to 5, sharing fairly between groups, pattern and capacity.
We have also celebrated Chinese New Year, the ‘Year of the Tiger’. We listened to the Chinese New Year story ‘The Great Race’, explaining the Lunar calendar. It was so much fun taking part in our own dragon dance with our own classroom dragon. Learning about the Great Wall of China was very interesting and we worked as a team to recreate a model from building blocks. We also tried writing Chinese symbols, created our own printed dragons and made Chinese tiger lanterns made from marble painted paper.