Week beginning 16.11.2020
In art this week the children started drawing their self-portrait and focused on the shapes, they could see to help them draw their facial parts. They also looked at the finer details and how we could show this detail. For example, eyebrows and sometimes the lines we have on our foreheads (more so on adults haha!).
In drums, they were split into teams to produce a rhythm. They used co co cola tea, co co cola tea. Follwed by co co cola coffee, co co cola coffee and then co co cola co co cola. They had many pauses to get them to understand there can be a difference in pace. This part was very interesting as some children felt it a little challenging to have a pause in between. The two teams then put the two parts of the rhythm together.
In Science, the children were learning about the pitch of a sound. We used drums, tambourines, a glockenspil, recorders and symbols to gain an inight into how we can change the pitch of a instrument. It was a very noisy but fun afternoon. We also went on to create string telephones which the children loved! Lots of photos to follow.
Our book for guided reading is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo so if you can provide your child with a copy of this book it would be really beneficial.
In maths. we have focused on division with remainders. The children were learning to look at sharing the hundreds, tens and units into groups but also to work out if they had to be regrouped. For example, 500 shared by 2 means 1 of the hundreds needed to be regrouped in 10 tens.
In English, the children wrote their own narrative based on the story ‘Leon and the place between’. I have just finished marking them and they are supper. Lots of descriptive language and children are started to include fronted adverbials to start a sentence.