This week during our well being time, we played some listening games. The children did some good listening and had lots of fun!
This week in Geography the children sorted places from across the United Kingdom into two piles one for physical and one for human geography.
We started the first half of the Spring term this week with a fabulous new text called, ‘The man on the Moon’, by Simon Bartrum. The children spent the first lesson thinking about who this story could be about, with a slow reveal of the first page in this picture book which features the astronaut Bob drinking tea in his home surrounded by lots of interesting ornaments and pictures. The Turtles were brilliant at using their inference skills and looking for the clues in the picture and we had a great discussion about who this character might be! The children were then read the story, and together, we looked more closely at the character of Bob and then created a roll on the wall using what we had learnt as seen above. Finally, on Friday, the children ordered the main events of the story onto a story map! What a busy start the our new term!
This Half term, the children will be learning how to use the word processor Word to create writing. This week, the children of Turtle class wrote their names using the key board on the laptops and then played with the different colour and size options available using the options on the toolbar. The children also enjoyed creating another version of their names on paper using felt pens!
This week in PE, we started a new learning journey called ‘points and patches’, which will see the children creating balances individually and in pairs where small and large body parts are recognised and used. On Thursday, we focussed on small body parts including the head (forehead), elbows, knees, feet and hands to balance on. The children experimented individually and in pairs with the different shapes they could make using their bodies. We also thought about what it means to balance and how we can make sure we stay really still by using our muscles!
This week, the Turtle class started learning about the United Kingdom. The were taught that there are 4 countries that make up the UK. I wonder if they could tell you?! Can they remember which country we live in and where it is in a map of the UK? Here are pictures of the children using compass points to direct their partner from country to country around the UK map.