We have all settled well into Foxes Class with Mrs Whitelock. This term we have Mrs Foxwell, Miss Sharif and Mrs Sheppard working with us. We are also very lucky to have Mrs Edwards who helps us practise our reading.
This term we were amazed to receive an invitation from a mysterious character from a fairy tale to invite us to a ball at the end of term. We have thoroughly enjoyed designing and making our own crowns to wear to the ball and have even made some delicious treats to eat! We have also enjoyed reading and learning to retell the stories of Cinderella and Prince Cinders.
Foxes class have looked at the work of Arthur Rackham and have used pencils to improve our detailed drawing skills and further enhanced our drawings using shading and contrast. We have mixed paint using an exciting colour mixing technique to create castle pictures.
In Geography we have looked at the use of keys in maps and begun to draw our own maps using our own symbols.
In Science we have investigated the properties of different materials and talked about which would be appropriate to use on a crown.
In Maths we have already learnt about the place value of numbers and have used a range of different methods to help deepen our understanding such as concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches as well as using base ten, money and a variety of other objects. We’ve already had to use lots of reasoning in our maths lessons. We are now starting to focus on our knowledge of shape and symmetry.
We are also continuing to learn our key word sheets. It’s really important that we remember to practise our reading every day at home too.