Spring Term 1st Half
This half term, we have continued to learn about numbers to 10, including; great than, less than, addition, subtraction and place value. We then revisited our learning of 2D shapes and discussed how many sides and corners each shape has. This was a good foundation for the next step in our learning journey: 3D shapes. We named the 3D shapes, discussed their properties and even talked about how each flat face on a 3D shape is a 2D shape. For example, a cube has 6 square faces.
In English, we looked at Toy Story 1 and innovated this narrative to create our own meeting tale of two characters. The children loved having the creative direction over their new narratives. We then wrote an advert for a toy, using persuasive language and specific adjectives to describe it.
For our science lessons this half term, we learnt about different materials, such as, plastic, wood and metal and how every object is made from a material. We then looked at the properties of these materials and discussed how some things are smooth, others are rough, some things are shiny and other things are dull. The children were incredibly enthusiastic about this topic and they were keen to share their new learning with adults at home.
As our topic was Toys and Inventors, we found out all about the invention of Lego and the life of Ole Kirk Christiansen. The children were fascinated that Lego was invented so long ago and were surprised to find out that it had been invented in Denmark.
Finally, we spent lots of time on our observational drawing skills this half term. We discussed what the term ‘observation’ meant and spent lots of time doing this to ensure children were drawing what they could see and not what they thought an object looked like. This cumulated in the observational drawing of a teddy bear.