Home Sweet Home
We started this term as determined designers and explored different materials, tools and joining materials as we used them to build a house. Some children chose to use natural materials such as logs, others used plastic Lego or junk modelling resources. We created such a variety of different final buildings from troll houses, to castles and from crocodile shaped homes to boat houses.
At the start of this term we have been developing our doubling and halving skills.
We have been awesome mathematicians, recognising that we need two equal groups as we used objects to help us find the answer to questions like ‘what is double 5?’ and ‘what is half of 8?’
This term we have been reading The Three Little Pigs. We have used a variety of different ways to retell the story such as using stick puppets and working collaboratively, acting out the story with each member of the team playing a different character.
As growing geographers, we have learned and explored the four countries that make up the UK and their capital cities. We used our large school map to locate the four countries before applying our knowledge and piecing the different countries together and identifying what each part/country was.
We also looked at and recreated each country’s flags, national symbols (such as flowers) and key landmarks.