We learned all this to help us to understand that animals have life-cycles too! We worked really hard to match baby animals to their parents. Some were tricky because the baby looked completely different from their parent! To help us understand these differences we read a story called 'Tadpole's Promise.' This story explained the changes tadpoles and caterpillars go through before they become an adult. The story had a very surprising ending! We finished our very busy week of learning by using lots of skills to make a 3D life-cycle of a butterfly! It looks amazing!
Below are pictures of our bean plants! We found learning about the process of germination really fascinating! We can't wait to see our plants grow even more!
Next week come back and see pictures of our finished butterfly life cycle!
In Year 1 we have been learning to subtract numbers by counting back on a number line. We then learned to subtract the same numbers in our heads by counting back on our fingers. On Friday the 'Number Taker' had been in school taking numbers everywhere! We worked together in groups, using the subtraction skills we learned throughout the week, to solve the problems and find out what the Number Taker had taken!
In Year 2 this week we have been using our skills to tell the time! We are becoming time experts! We began the week learning new vocabulary; clockwise, anti-clockwise, o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. Once we had mastered all the new vocabulary we continued our time unit by learning to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour. These learning sessions were very interactive and included lots of structures and games whereby we had to beat our score! We also learned how to read and write digital time! We loved playing this game
Why don't you play it at home and try and beat your time?
We finished our week learning to tell the time to quarter past and quarter to the hour. This is learning we are going to consolidate further because it was really tricky!
This week we have been very busy bees in Year 1! We began our week by putting our enquiry skills to good use; researching facts all about bees. They are really amazing insects and they help us out a lot! We found out so much new knowledge and spent the rest of the week consolidating our new knowledge and new learning about bees! This is going to really help us in our next learning task...writing an information book all about bees!
In Year 2 we have continued our non-fiction unit. We read information books about insects, located the key features of these texts and learned lots of new knowledge. We consolidated our knowledge about insects by making our own set of 'Quiz, Quiz, Trade' cards. It was amazing how much information we remembered! We then used our new knowledge of insects to create our own fact page for an information book. We made sure we included a title, a labelled picture with a caption and of course lots of insect facts! Our teachers were really impressed with all the knowledge we learned and how well we practiced our skills of writing non-fiction texts!