During Summer 1, our Learning Journey has been ‘Hidden Homes’ We have been learning about the different animals that live in our local area and their habitats.
As Writers, the children have looked at non-chronological reports. They have learnt about the features of non-fiction text and how to set a report out correctly using sub- headings and paragraphing. They have developed their skills as researchers by finding information and facts to include in their reports. As Readers the children have continued to develop their comprehension of the texts they read, focusing on the retrieval and inference of information.
In Maths, we have been learning the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, investigating lines of symmetry and using precise language to describe shapes. We have also been learning about length and height. Children who master the work in this unit will be able to estimate, measure and compare the lengths or heights of a range of objects using simple measuring equipment, such as rulers, a metre stick and tape measures and appropriate standard units (centimetres or metres).
In Grammar, Punctuation an Spelling sessions, we have focused on adding consonant suffixes such as; ment, less, ness, ful, ly to words to change the word class.
As Artists, the children have used their observational skills to create colourful artwork of woodland animals in pencil, paint and pastels. We have also researched the artist Vincent Van Gogh and created our own pieces of artwork in the style of his work.
As Scientists, we have learnt about the different woodland animals that live in our local area. We have researched these animals, describing their appearance, finding out where they live, what they eat and how they are especially adapted to living in their habitat and finding their food.
We ended our half term with a special day to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee including an exciting whole school picnic celebration on the field.