In maths we have been working on place value and addition and subtraction in our first half term. We have spent time making sure that we have a good understanding of number and our number system. We use concrete apparatus to help us learn and love solving problems!
We have been using the stories of Paddington Bear as a focus for our writing this half term. We have planned and written our own narratives where Paddington has found himself in a sticky situation. We are also working on information leaflets about landmarks which Paddington may have visited.
In science we have been working on teeth and digestion. We have made models of our teeth out of clay, investigated the teeth of other animals, looked at the causes of tooth decay and even made a model of our digestive system.
In art we have been focusing our work on collage. We have looked at the work of Henri Matisse and Megan Coyle. We will be working towards designing and making our own animal collages.
In history, we have been studying crime and punishment. We have considered what we can learn about criminals from the past and whether we can trust all of the information we read. We have made our own conclusions about whether historical figures were guilty or innocent of their crimes.
In music, we have been learning to sing and perform a new song. We have also become composers and used our computing skills to help us compose using musical scales.
This half term, we have been improving our skills as digital researchers. We have looked at how we use different networks (including the Internet via the World Wide Web) to access and share information. We continue to improve our understanding of Online Safety, safe searching and the reliability of information found online.
In PE we have been having swimming lessons at Garstang swimming pool. In school we have been learning skills in tag rugby and have even managed to have small matches within our class.
In Re we have been thinking about the improtance of harvest. We have thought what we can learn about our Christianity and how the festival links to those of other faiths and cultures.