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Please visit our page every week to see the great learning and fun activities that we are doing throughout the school year.
We have been working hard on our Spring display since we came back to school and are now able to share it with you. We decided to create a pink blossom tree and the kids were excellent at making the blossoms. We hope you like it 😊
Over the past few weeks we have been studying the art work of Kandinsky and Van Gogh. We learned a little about their lives and what made them interested in becoming artists. Looks like we have some budding artists in our classroom as well ☺️
Secret visit from the Easter Bunny
Easter Art 🐣
We made Easter cards today. The design of our cards was a chick hatching out of it's egg. We cut a foam egg in half to make it look like a shell and stuck a chick inside it so when we open it up the chick appears. We then decorated the egg with lots of colourful stickers.
In Numeracy this week we have been looking at money. We have been recognising all the coins and finding different ways to make the same amount of money.
We also played a game on the IWB where we had to go shopping in the toy shop and buy items using the correct money.
Mother's Day Art
We had great fun making our gifts to give to our mothers on Mother's Day. We worked really hard on them.
We painted jars and turned them into a vase. We decorated them with hearts, flowers and lots of jewels. We added some paper tulips to them.🌷
Let's Get Active
Mrs Graham introduced us to a new PE/fitness and well-being programme called imoves. It gives us the opportunity to keep active in the classroom, especially on wet days when we can't get outside. Each week we do something different. We are really enjoying it.
We have been learning how to read quarter past on the analogue and digital clock. We know that when the big hand is at 3 on the analogue clock it means quarter past and on a digital clock it says :15. Mrs Graham called out lots of different times and we had to make that time on our own mini clocks.
This week we have been looking at 3D shapes. We carried out an activity where we had to take a shape from the shape bag and match the shape to its name.
In mental maths this week we focused on rounding numbers. We learned a rounding rhyme to help us remember the rule:
Five to Nine - Climb the Vine!
Zero to Four - Slide to the Floor
We played a Rounding Race game where we worked with a partner to see how many numbers we could round to the nearest ten in 2 minutes. We also became human number lines. Some of us had numbers 0-100 and the rest were given a number and we had to position ourselves to the nearest 10.
Find Me, Hide Me, Show Me
We played a game of Find Me, Hide Me, Show Me to practise our phonics.
We celebrated anti-bullying week by starting off the week by wearing odd socks. The theme this year was about ‘United Against Bullying’. We carried out lots of different activities to help promote anti-bullying. We talked about being a ‘bucket filler’ and after watching a power point we understood that meant filling others’ lives with kindness. We discussed ways that we do and could show kindness to all the children in our class.
Odd Socks Day 🧦
To mark the start of anti-bullying week we had Odd Socks Day on Monday.
We have continued our work on money and have been making amounts up to 50p. We carried out a coin investigation activity. We had to investigate different ways of making different amounts of money using coins.
On Friday we all took part in Wooly Hat Day to raise funds for Mourne Stimulas.
In order to reinforce our learning of subtraction Mrs Graham set up a range of subtraction activities. In the first activity we had to turn over cards laid face down and arrange the highest number first and put both numbers into a subtraction sum. In the second activity we had to roll a dice twice and put those numbers into a sum. The third activity involved playing subtraction games on IWB.
As this is Harvest Season, we were invited to colour “Butterflies of Hope”.
What's in the mystery bag?
This week in our Senses topic we looked at the sense of touch. We had a mystery parcel delivered to the class on Friday morning and inside it was lots of different objects. We had to close our eyes and put our hand in the bag and touch one of the objects. We had to describe it to the other children and guess what it was. There were things such as cotton wool, blu tack, a rubber band, a pencil, a coin, a paper clip and shapes in the bag.
As it was Maths Week Mrs Graham gave us the opportunity to become Shape Detectives. We had special 2d shape magnifying glasses. We went on a shape hunt around the school. We found lots and lots of shapes! The easiest shape to find was a rectangle and the hardest was an oval. It was great fun.
In Literacy we have continued our work on recount writing. We learnt that recount writing is always written in the past tense. Uncle Ed sent us a letter asking us to help him add ‘ed' to some words.
We were very good at helping him. Have a look at all the words we helped him with.
Tickling Our Taste Buds
This week in our World Around Us topic we have been looking at the sense of taste. We tickled our taste buds by trying different flavours of crisps. We had to identify the flavour. We also used our sense of smell to help us. Some of us found the sweet chilli flavour very spicy and we needed a drink of water after tasting it!!
This week we have been tying in our work on 2D shapes, with our work on fractions. We used our shapes and folded them to create halves and then quarters. We recorded our work as fractions and matched our shapes to their shape names.
This week we looked at 2D shape. We played a game called "Who Has It?". We were all given a different shape in a different colour. Mrs Graham then called out a description and we had to stand up if we had that shape. We then carried out a cut and stick activity where we had to match the shape to the correct category - square, circle, rectangle or triangle.
As part of our World Around Us topic we created a display about our senses. We all had to think of words associated with each of the senses. We came up with lots of ideas.
This week we have been working hard to complete our Autumn display. We spent time completing our mindfulness colouring leaves and had fun today making our handprint hedgehogs.
The sense of sight
As part of our Senses topic this week we looked at the sense of sight. We labelled the parts of the eye and discussed what each part of the eye does.
We then watched a video on Louis Braille. We learned that he went blind at the each of five. When he became an adult he invented a system to help blind people read. This is called the Braille system.
We got the chance to spell some words using the Braille system. We spelt words such as school, hello, bye and Friday.
Playing Hit the Button to help us carry out addition sums mentally
Some of us needed a little help visualising our addition work this week. We were trying to add 3 numbers together to get different totals. We used some of the boys and grouped them to help us 😊
This week in PDMU we have been talking about how special we are. We drew ourselves in our school uniforms and talked about how proud we are to be part of our lovely school. We had a chat about what makes us special as individuals- some of us are good at art or football- some of us love our pets- some of us loved our hair 😀
Enjoying the sunshine as we take part in the Daily Mile
What time is it?
This week in Numeracy we carried out some work on time. We used our clocks to show o'clock and half past. We know that when the big hand is at 12 it means o'clock and when the big hand is at 6 it means half past.
Today we got the chance to work on our computers. We had to log ourselves in and we got some time to play ICT games. Later, as a group, we learned how to log into our Google Classroom and try out some simple tasks.
We have been busy bees this week revising our phonics. We have been working hard to make lists of 2 and 3 letter words. We have been revising the alphabet and watching fun clips to help us remember our sounds.
We carried out an activity called What Makes Me Happy? We discussed occassions when we are happy and things that make us happy. We came up with lots of ideas!
We have been learning to work together and stay safe inside our special classroom bubble.
This week we have been spending a lot of time getting to know each other. We put together a display all about us. The children got together to create a list of class rules for us to follow to help us all work to the best of our ability in the classroom environment.