We received a letter from the aliens this week, asking for examples of our best independent work in exchange for our patterned pants back...here are some of our attempts!
This week our learning has been around the book, 'Aliens Love Underpants.' We read the book and made a pair of patterned pants which we hung on our 'pant tree'. Unfortunately the next day, the pants had gone missing!!!! In their place was this letter from the aliens.
Well, the children were so cross! They have spent their independent challenge time thinking of ways to get their pants back. Keep your fingers crossed that these amazing ideas work Elm!
Our learning this half term is around 'Space'. The children have spent this week thinking all about, " what is out there?" They have made rockets for a journey into space, explored non fiction texts and developed a role play space station. What a creative bunch you are Elm!
This week we have been thinking all about the story, 'Leaf Man.' To begin our work on leaf man, the children went leaf hunting in our local area. They used a chart and armed with clip board and pencil, looked for leaves of different colours, shapes and sizes.
Lucas was particularly disappointed that we didn't see a squirrel as he wanted to mark it off on his chart. Better luck next time Lucas!
Over half term, the children's homework was to collect different leaves, thinking about size, shape and colour.
When they arrived on the first day of term, a man was drawn outside. Parents and children were asked to stick their leaves onto the giant picture. The children were buzzing wondering what they would be learning about and were keen to show off all of the different leaves they had found during their hunts in the holidays.
We have started looking at addition in year 1. The children played a tooth fairy game where they had to collect teeth! They then had to add how many them and their partner had 'altogether.'
Why not practise this at home? You can add how many goals are scored in a football game, how many sweets you and your sister/ brother collect at Halloween or how many peas on yours and your mummy/daddy's plate? Don't forget to use the maths language, 'more' and 'altogether' when adding.
Shark in the Park!
In English this week we have been exploring the Nick Sharratt book, 'Shark in the Park.' We have been thinking about the repetition in the story and saying sentences from the story.
We have had such fun making telescopes, writing what we can see and rehearsing the story.
More and less
We have been exploring more and less in Maths. The children have been using the language, "more, less and equal." We have then been thinking about explaining our decisions. Why not try some problem solving at home, for example, " Mummy has 12 grapes and you have 17 grapes, who has more? Who has less? How do you know?"
"Mummy has more. 17 is a bigger number than 12. I have less"