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Autumn 1

Week 7

Geography - Recycling

This week, we did a special recycling week in a geography. The children learnt about what we throw away and how we can reduce how much of it ends up in a landfill site. We learnt about the three Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The children learnt about what things can be recycled, what we can reuse instead of throwing away and how we can reduce what we buy to reduce what we throw away. 

Writing

In writing this week, the children wrote a set of instructions for how to make a biscuit bear! Even though they were really tired, they still worked hard to produce good writing. 

 

Week 6

Baking Biscuit Bears!

English

On Friday, the children did some baking! With the help of the lovely Miss Watts, our school star baker) the children made Biscuit Bears to link with our class text, ‘Biscuit Bear’ by Mini Grey. This activity was enjoyed by all and will really help the children write a set of instructions for how to make a Biscuit Bear next week. 

PE - Gymnastics

This week we continued our learning about narrow, wide and curved shapes! The children incorporated these shapes into travelling movements, jumps, shapes and balances. They then used the apparatus to demonstrate what they knew. They did so well and lots of them were thinking about using their muscles to make strong shapes with pointed toes and stretched arms and legs.  

Writing

In English we learnt about instructions. We talked about what makes a set of instructions different from a story or a diary. We looked at a soup recipe and talked about the different features. Hopefully next week, the children will include some of these in their own instructions! 

Week 5

Science ๐ŸŒ

This week in science, the children observed a snail following on from the question: Which food group does the snail need to survive? They chose which food to offer them and then observed them over the day to see which food they ate most of. The children concluded that the snail was an omnivore! 

Writing: This week the children learnt about bossy words and they acted out giving each other instructions.

PSHE: Stop, drop, cover and roll ๐Ÿ”ฅ

P.E Outdoor games ๐ŸŽพ

Adventure time 

 

We have had lots of fun in this weeks adventure time! The children are also responsible for the Guinea pigs this week so have been taking it turns to feed and stroke them. ๐Ÿฝ

They have been writing tricky words, making sliders and sorting animals into groups. 

Week 4

Catherington Village Walk

Geography 

For geography this week, we went for a walk around Catherington! We saw lots of human and physical geography along the main road, on Catherington Downs and around the Church. The children enjoyed using the iPads to record what they found along the way. Here are some pictures of what we found!

Writing

In writing this week, we learnt about time words. The children used the story of Dogger to practise using theses words verbally, and then used this practice, to help them write sentences! On Friday, the Turtles started writing their final piece about the Dogger story, seeing them practise using capital letters to start sentences and names, full stops to complete sentences, the conjunction ‘and’ to join words and clauses and time words. 

Maths - Money

In maths this week, we learnt that there are 10 pennies in a 10 pence coin and used Numicon and pennies to show this. We did lots of practice counting in 10s to 50 and at one point got carried away and counted in 10s over 100! The children then went shopping and used the 10 pence and 1 pence coins to make amounts of money less than 20p!

Maths - Length and height

The Turtles finished the week with measuring in maths! We compared our heights by lining up in order from tallest to shortest and then used blocks to measure the length and height of objects from around the classroom and our outdoor area! The children had lots of fun.

Computing - Using the track pad on a laptop to draw in a painting app

PE - Gymnastics - wide, narrow and curled shapes!

Week 3

Music

In music this week, we used xylophones to make different pitched sounds. In small groups we played a game where one person would play one of 3 specific notes on the xylophone and the other children would listen and attempt to identify if the sound was high pitched, low pitched or middle pitched. They would show their answer by putting their hands on their head, their knees or their feet depending on what they heard. It was tricky, but the children did really well.

Maths

In maths this week, we were subtracting numbers within 5. The children were presented with a maths problem about farmer Fred and his pigs and they used multilink to find the different possibilities which they also wrote number sentences for. Lots of the children were thinking carefully about which way their digits needed to go around!

Geography

In Geography this week, the children learnt about human (man made) and physical (naturally occurring) features of Catherington village. Together, we sorted some photos and then the children were given their own copy of these images as well as some extras to sort into a chart. They did a wonderful job at identifying human and physical features! We are all looking forward to seeing these in real life next Wednesday on our walk! 

Week 2 

Maths

In maths this week, we have been counting and ordering numbers to 30. The children have also used different maths equipment to show the values of these numbers thinking about how many tens and ones are needed - they used: multilink in sticks of 10 and single bricks, arrow cards and numb on to show these values.

Music

In music this week, we continued to practise the ‘Teddy Bears’ picnic’ and then chanted the rhyme, ‘Teddy bear Teddy bear touch your toes’....etc. We are thinking about pitch this half term and next week we will be using xylophones to help us make high, middle and low pitched sounds.

DT

In DT we are working towards making an animal book with moving parts. Today, we practised our cutting skills! โœ‚๏ธ

Adventure time! ๐Ÿข

Week 1

First few days in Turtles! ๐Ÿขโ˜€๏ธ

 

A huge well done for a very hot start! The children have all been wonderful and trying their very best. I hope they have a lovely rest of the week ๐Ÿค—. 

Computing