To start this terms farm topic the children have been learning the story of The Three Little Pigs. They have spent the week learning to tell the story using lots of story language, acting it out in our role play and investigating building materials.
They have explored straw, sticks and bricks testing out why straw and sticks wouldn’t build good houses and why bricks make strong ones sharing pictures of their own houses.
They also had a go at building towers making sure they balanced and counting how many bricks they used.
The number of activities the children have taken part in are too many to mention. Each activity has been such fun and it has been lovely to see the children gain so much confidence when they have tried something new.
The children have been well fed, the staff have been very well fed. We have all had a good night’s sleep. All the staff here are so caring and have the children’s best interests at heart.
We have taken many, many photographs all of which cannot be blogged right now. I will try and put a few more pictures on tonight.
Today we have been making potions for Olivia Otter in Bottlenose Bay. We had to choose our ingredients like Jellyfish Juice and Starfish Special Surprise and then we had to decide the measures we needed. We had to make sure our measures added up to the total we had been given, we were not allowed to go over or not make enough! It took very careful adding and very accurate measuring, have a look….
This week for homework we are focusing on revision for Grammar and Spelling.
I have sent home some 10 minute grammar tests so you can have a practice at home. There are answers too so you can mark your own or have a parent mark them for you.
For your learning log homework, I would like you to choose an area of grammar or spelling, and then to create something to help someone else to learn all about it. It might be a poster, a game, a short lesson, a worksheet, a PowerPoint, a play, a song… be as creative as you like with it. It might be a good idea to choose an area you find more difficult to learn more about before you start.
Homework will be for next Friday (28th April).
I’ve also added some tasks on Mathletics for our next piece of work… coordinates and angles!
And… don’t forget reading. It’s always the most important thing you can do!
Possible areas to focus on for homework (there are loads more – I’ve just chosen the tricky ones!)