Week 1 - 24th February 2020
We hope you all had a fantastic and relaxing half term. We have come back to a jam-packed week of learning where we have started our new topic 'Into the Unknown' (Yes, frozen has been played many times already!)
This week is Wellbeing Week and as part of that, we have practised guided meditation every day. We also welcomed in a very special guest who taught us some Yoga and how to relax ourselves. Finally, Mrs Henman came and taught us some peer-on-peer massage techniques. We definitely have had a relaxing week.
In Year 1, in true topic theme we have been looking at the 'unknown' part of our part-whole models. We have been using Cuisenaire rods and to discuss which is the part, and which is the whole. We then converted to colours to numbers and were able to write out some calculations of what each part-whole model represented.
In Year 2, we have also been looking at the 'unknown'. We have had to solve the missing number calculations by either using the inverse or thinking outside the box.
For example, when we are given the question:
? = 10+20 we now know that all we have to do is put the answer at the front.
When we are given the question:
? - 12 = 36 we now know that we can use the calculation 36+12 to find the answer.
In English this week we have started exploring space and poetry that comes with it. We wrote our own non-rhyming poems called 'If I were an Astronaut' or 'If I were an Alien'. We also learnt to recite a few poems about Space. Take a look below at some of our work.
We have learnt so much this week, but we most definitely had time for some Art work. We discovered an interesting artist by the name of Peter Thorpe. He was an abstract artist who illustrated pictures to do with space. We looked at some of his and discussed which one was our favourite and why and then had a go at creating our own pictures using black paper, oil pastels and chalk.