Our Learning- Spring 1
Spring 1 - Week 3
This week, Penguin Class went on a local walk around Sunbury. We were looking out for the human and physical geographical features within our local area. We visited The Meadow, Walled Garden and walked along The Avenue. The children had a fantastic discussion about whether the Walled Garden was a human or physical feature. After our walk, we created a fact-file guide to Sunbury.
The children learnt about the celebration of Chinese New Year. We found out why and how families celebrate the new year. We created our own red envelopes with messages inside about what we had learnt about the celebration. In RE, we have been learning about Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. We listened to the story of The Prophet and the Ant, and The Crying Camel. The children discussed what Muslims learn from the story and the message. We have come to the end of our learning on money. The children learnt to find the total of two items, using their addition skills and learnt to find change, by using subtraction.
In History, the children have started to learn about the Battle of Hastings. We learnt that after the Battle of Stamford Bridge, Harold Godwinson marched all the way back to London and heard on the way that William the Norman had sailed to England with his army. Harold Godwinson and his army then marched to Hastings where they met William and his army on Senlac Hill. We will be finding out what happened next, next week!
Have a lovely weekend :)
Spring 1 - Week 2
This week in Penguin Class, we have continued to learn about money in Maths. We have enjoyed using coins to help us find different ways to make the same amount. We also used the coins to see what £1 is made up of, we used each of the pence coins to make 100p.
In English, we have started to write our own 'If I were in charge of the world' poems, the children have come up with some fantastic ideas including: robot teachers, chocolate tables and having horse riding lessons all day everyday!
In Art, we looked at a range of maps to use as a stimulus for drawing. The children sorted different maps into old and new, useful and art, real and imaginary. The children used a range of mediums to create their own maps of their journey to school. The children were able to decide whether they wanted their maps to be real or imaginary, or a mix of both. They produced some fantastic pieces!
In Music, we have started playing the recorder! The children loved this and we can all play a B note, we will be moving on to looking at pitch and tempo next week.
Have a lovely weekend!
Spring 1- Week 1
What an amazing week we have had back at school! The children have settled back into school quickly, remembering old routines and picking up some new changes too!
This week we started learning about our new topic 'Where in the world would I take Beegu?'. We were shown some very exciting photographs of a spaceship that crash landed in out nature garden over the holidays. So far the children have learnt about Edward the Confessor who's death started The Battel of Hastings in 1066 as he had no direct heir to the throne! The children also learnt about some of the contenders to the throne such as Harold Godwinson, William the Duke of Normandy and Harald Hardrada and they decided who they thought should have become the King of England in 1066.
On Wednesday we also had a very special visitor who taught us all about fire safety. Alan the firefighter taught us to 'get out, stay out and call 999' if we ever find ourselves in a building that is on fire.
In Guided reading the children have been looking at the book Beegu. It is a story of a small, yellow creature who lands on planet earth but some of the adults are not very welcoming towards her. The children have shown some fantastic VIPERS skills such as predicting and sequencing. The We have also started our new English unit which is called 'If I were in charge'. We will be working towards writing out own poems so have began looking at the features of a poem.
We look forward to welcoming you back next week! Have a lovely weekend!