Hello and Happy New Year!
Maple class have been very busy getting back into the curriculum after a lovely Christmas and New Year’s break.
In Maths we have been busy exploring 2D and 3D shapes. We have been revising 2D shapes and learning to name, recognise and know the properties of 3D shapes such as spheres, cubes, cuboids, pyramids and cylinders.
We have also been working hard to practice our number sentences and number bonds.
In English we have been exploring fantasy and real settings.We have also been thinking of and planning our own stories based on a picture of a fantasy setting. We had to make up our own fantasy characters and then think of an introduction, build up, problem, solution and ending to our stories.
We have also been playing ‘Sentence Detectives’ and using our detective skills to infer what might be happening in a story based on a single sentence. This has been great fun and we have been thinking of lots of great ideas.
In History we have been learning all about castles! We have learnt about the different types of castles such as Motte and Bailey castles and Stone Keep castles. We have also been looking at the different features of a castle and we will be moving on to look at who lived in and around a castle and what jobs they used to do.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zqr4d2p Follow this link to watch Barnaby Bear exploring a castle.
In Science we have had great fun exploring and planting daffodil bulbs. We have been learning about the different things that plants need to grow and learning what the different parts of a plant are called. We have also set up our very own experiment to test how well cress seeds grow in different conditions. We will keep you updated on their progress.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/growing_plants/play/ - Follow this link for a fun activity to help children learn about growing plants.
Our big question in R.E. this term is ‘How should people care for the world?’ We have started by exploring creation stories from Judaism and Christianity and we will be moving on to explore creation stories from other faiths and the concept of stewardship.