What have we been up to?
We have worked so hard in our first week of Autumn 2. In maths, we have been learning how to use part-whole models to help us add two numbers together, showing that we are great mathematicians. As part of outdoor learning day on Thursday, we did a fun number hunt in our outside area, using the numbers we found to make our own addition sums and show these on a part-whole model.
In English, we have started looking at non-fiction! We read a funny report on dung beetles, and have started to complete some activities on identifying and recognising the features of a non-chronological report. In a few weeks time we will be writing out very own non-chronological reports, so this learning will really come in handy. Our phonics sounds this week have been ‘ea’ (tea/dream) and split digraph ‘e_e’ (Steve/theme).
We have had lots of fun with our new subject history, where we talked about the meaning of key words ‘past’ and ‘present’ and discussed differences between the toys we played with in our own past, when we were babies and toddlers, and the toys we enjoy playing with now. In science we are now learning about materials, and started this topic off by finding different materials in our classroom and talking about them.
In PE, we were gymnasts! We learnt lots of different ways to do a roll and practised these on the PE mays. In art this half term, we are looking at aboriginal art, and found it interesting labelling pieces of aboriginal artwork, picking out shapes and colours found within the art.