Autumn Week 5 in Y1/2M
Date: 9th Oct 2020 @ 9:28pm
We have had another productive and fun week in Year 1/2M. We started the week by having a bit of a change around in the classroom to make even more learning zones, which the children took to straight away. The independent work they are producing really is improving week upon week.
In maths, Y1 have been focussing on comparing numbers and ordering them. Y2 have been looking at counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s. It has been lovely to see how children have chosen to consolidate and practice their learning by taking themselves into the maths area to do more work. One of our challenges this week was to measure the various different squashes that we have in class (thank you to all of you who sent one in!) and create a bar chart to show our results.
In English, we have continued to work on The Last Wolf and did some freeze-framing and thought-tracking to see how Little Red and her mum felt at a particular point in the story. We are finding out about a very different Red Riding Hood to the one we are used to!
On Wednesday, we launched the Daily Mile by taking part in the Merseyside Mile - doing 3 laps around the field. We were so impressed with how everyone kept going without complaining and with how excited they all were to repeat the experience on Thursday. We should all be super fit by Christmas!
Our theme for last week and this coming week is pumpkins and this week, the children learned how to draw pumpkins and then blend pastels to create a smooth, multi-dimensional picture. They also made some "pumpkin pie" in the mud kitchen as well as measuring the squashes. This week, we will be looking at the artwork of Yayoi Kusama and trying to create our own versions of her pumpkins and using the balance scales to compare the weights of the different squashes.
You should all now have a home learning card for your child with logins for all our online platforms which should be used if we have to isolate for any reason. We will also be setting weekly tasks on Purple Mash which the children can complete either at home or in school and School Jam will have weekly tasks if you would like to do some extra maths at home.
Have a lovely weekend!
Mrs McQuiston, Mrs Hoskin and Mrs Peart