Before the Spring Bank break it was Environment Week in school closely followed by Global Citizenship Week. We decided to base our learning for Environment Week around the film Wall-E. Look at our Floor Book to see what we learnt about.
The week after was Global Citizenship Week. We based our learning around the TASC wheel and tried to answer the question:
Where is the best place to live in the world?
It was hard to decide because there are so many exciting places we could have chosen. We had to know enough about the place chose to explain why we’d live there and also why it was better than anywhere else. First we asked our parents/ carers if we had any family who lived in another place or if we’d ever been to any other places. This helped make our discussions more relevant to us.
Look at our Floor Book to see what else we decided……
What we have been learning?
- About our place in the world.
- About how we can help the world stay a nice place to live.
- About different countries around the world.
- How we have links around the world even if we’ve never been before.
- What we know about different countries around the world.
- How we can use what we know to help us answer a question.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Talk to your child about any links they have around the world.
- Let your child help you recycle into the different bins you have at home.
- Talk to your child about keeping their bedroom tidy to help keep your home environment nice.
What a fabulous job from our Mathematician this week. He amazed Miss Parker with his super maths skills which came from a self initiated problem he set himself. He was trying to make sure he had 8 of each of the colours. In talking about how many he had how many more he had when he found more and how many more he needed he showed he had really mastered the calculation skills needed to solve the problem. (He was handed the certificate by his friend who was in the role of teacher at this time.)
The Writer of the Week is another child who is now able to show us that everything we have learnt about writing all year is really starting to click and she is able is write her own sentences. Its been so amazing to see her confidence grow and grow.
We had a special visitor last week….. at first we only saw footprints and we didn’t know what had been in our classroom. Some of the children had an idea and started to investigate further. They found a dinosaur in a classroom and started to make links between the two.
It was a few days until we saw anything else but a few days later we noticed more footprint and the giant egg had hatched! This time there were two sets of footprints. Again we had a to get busy thinking what they could possibly be. There were dinosaurs in our giant egg which confirmed what we thought about it being a dinosaur.
We looked in books to see if we could find out more.
Some of us were a bit sceptical and thought there couldn’t have possibly been a real dinosaur in our classroom. Miss Parker set up a special camera in the classroom over night and the dinosaur came back!!! We got to see it on the iPad.
The dinosaur also left us a note and a present which was very exciting.
We decided that we wanted to paint our dinosaur but that gave us a problem. Lots of people couldn’t remember how to make the right colour green that we needed to paint the dinosaur. We decided that we needed to refresh our knowledge of colour mixing before painting our dinosaur.
It was so exciting to have a real life dinosaur in our classroom and we hope he comes back again soon!