This week we began a new subject – Geography. We are learning about the United Kingdom and for our first lesson we looked at the map and which four countries made up the United Kingdom. We also learnt the capital cities of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and also Irleand. We learnt that Ireland was no longer part of the United Kingom. We looked at all the flags of the country and understood how they all made the Union Jack. We were introduced to an Atlas and we used these for our follow up task. We each had a blank map of the British Isles that we labelled with the countries using the Atlas as a reference. Here we are enjoying learning Geography:
In Science this term we are learning about ‘Seasonal Changes’. This involves learning about all the seasons we have and what changes happen during each one such as weather. For our lessons on noticing change in seasons, we have been using the trees as our guide to tell which season we are experiencing. We linked our science this week with some Art work and worked in small groups to make a tree to represent each season. Everyone worked well as a team to create a tree for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. We have put them on display to remind us of all the seasons. Here we are being creative:
In English lessons this term we are looking at ‘Poetry and Rhyme’. We looked at lots of stories by Julia Donaldson to get us tuned into rhyme. This week we have been looking at well known nursery rhymes and have been spotting the rhyming words. We then read them out loud with a partner to rehearse our ‘reading out loud’ skill. Lastly, we had a challenge to recreate our own version of a popular nursery rhyme. We went through some as a class and one of them was to ‘Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear’ and it went like this:
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, stand on your head
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, jump on your bed.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, crawl like a snail
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, swim like a whale
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, hop like a frog
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, stay as still as a log.
We then all had a go at changing the nursery rhyme of ‘Humpty Dumpty’ as we could think of lots of different things Humpty could sit on! The challenging part was thinking of a sentence that rhymed. We all tried really hard and came up with some fantastic new rhymes. Here are a few being performed: