In English, we have loved learning about all different types of fairytales and we especially loved reading different versions of stories and explored what happened when parts of the stories we loved were changed.
The children explored stories such as The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella. The children loved drawing their story map of Little Red Riding hood going to her Grandma's house and this created a wonderful prompt which helped with oral storytelling.
The children made text-to-self connections with the story of Cinderella. We imagined what it would be like to have a Fairy God mother and wrote about what we would wish for. The children got very creative and drew their own Fairy God mother to match their writing. Their interpretations of what encompassed a Fairy God mother (and their wishes) was a great way to finish our unit.
The children were so inspired when they read these stories, that they wrote their own Fairy tale narratives. They planned, edited and illustrated their own books and absolutely loved putting a twist on some of the stories that we read and making them into their own. We would love for you to come in and read them and tell us how clever we are!
In Science we have been learning about chemical change and how materials can change when we heat and cool them. The children loved making spaghetti pictures with squishy, sticky, slimy cooked spaghetti and loved building towers with long, hard and straight uncooked spaghetti! We explored what happens when chocolate is melted (yum) and what happened when different materials like olive oil, yoghurt and water were frozen.
In Geography and Technology we were given the task of creating and designing our own classrooms. The children were given success criteria of making sure every child had somewhere to sit, having clear pathways between the furniture and having dedicated learning areas where they must clearly label the learning that occurs. They have absolutely loved this task and I can safely say, that we have some future interior designers in our midst!
In Maths we have been looking at multiplication and how numbers can be separated into groups and arrays. The children used their imagination and created their own array cities where they had to design arrays of squares which would represent the windows in their array buildings. Many of the children challenged themselves and even created arrays of 6 rows of 5. They have really enjoyed exploring the concept of multiplication through Art.
Phew! I think that is it, although