Spring 1 2021
Once upon a time … there was a class of children called The Clever Kittens and they began exploring different traditional tales.
They tasted porridge with Goldilocks and the three Bears and joined in with the repeated phrases in the story e.g. “Who’s been eating my porridge?” We talked about the difference between materials and the changes they noticed when cooking the porridge. They also began learning how stories were structured by sequencing pictures from this story and other stories such as The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
The children read the Three Little Pigs story and were encouraged to understand questions linked to the story e.g. Who built the strongest house? Why didn’t the house of bricks blow down when the wolf huffed and puffed? The Clever Kittens also joined in with story, using story language “Once upon a time ….” and “The end”.
We have been learning the key concepts about print, talking about the names of the different parts of a book e.g. the front cover, back cover, the blurb, title and title page.
They created Little Red Riding pictures using 2d Shapes, learning their mathematical names and mathematical terms to describe them.
As part of our learning to understand our world, we left ice cubes out in the sun, to see what happened. The ice cubes slowly melted. We also created our own experiment to see what would happen if we shook salt onto some of them. We noticed that salt made the ice cubes melt faster.
We have also looked at animals from the North and South Poles. We made realistic looking ‘fake’ snow from crystals, slowly adding water and watched how it changed from one state to another. We then separated the animals and created ‘small worlds’ of the North and South Poles.
It has been different in school this year, but we have done some good learning and it has still been an amazing half term. …..The End.