Our learning this week.
Date: 31st Jan 2020 @ 10:16am
In Literacy this week children have enjoyed learning about the story Giraffes’ Can’t Dance. We acted out the story using voices and actions. We also researched different jungle animals which we wanted to know more about. Next week we will be changing the main character in the story. Can you support your child to look back at their homework and discuss which jungle animal they’d like to choose as their main character?
Children found out many jungle animals live in Africa. This prompted a discussion about our African dance we learned in P.E with Coach Amy. Children remembered watching the African dances e.g. ‘they didn’t wear shoes because it is so hot in Africa’. We then looked at how some African houses are different to the houses we live in. We researched this and drew pictures of our own houses and African houses and discussed similarities and differences.
Children learned about how others celebrate Chinese New Year. As a class we discussed how their celebrations are the same ‘they wear special clothes I do that for my birthday and Eid’. We also discussed how their celebrations are different to celebrations children have experienced e.g. ‘they have people dancing with dragons’.
In Maths children have been learning all about doubling. To begin with, we watched the episode, ‘double trouble’ where the Numberblocks go on an adventure around a temple and they have to double up to complete missions such as moving a boulder. Children all practised making doubles with our Maths equipment. Children have now experienced doubling and halving by observing how the Numberblocks 1, 2 and 4 double up to make their respective doubles, 2, 4 and 8. Children also discussed combining and partitioning into equal groups e.g. 2 ones combine to make two, and two partitions into 2 ones.