We received a letter from Robin Hood! He explained that old stories are being lost and forgotten! He wanted us to help him bring them to life again! We all wanted to help Robin Hood with this task and accepted his challenge! Each of our the MP1 classrooms had been turned into either a myth classroom, a legend classroom, a fable classroom or a fairy-tale classroom! When we entered each room we learned new knowledge about myths, legends, fables and fairy tales. We then listen and watched our learning facilitators read and perform one of these stories. For some of us it was the first time we had listened to a myth!
Once the story had finished we discussed what makes a great storyteller and then became storytellers and performers ourselves! We used props and costumes and expressive and impressive voices to retell the stories we heard! We had so much fun bringing stories to life! We are definitely looking forward to all of our new learning about The Stories People Tell!
In Year 1 we have been busy doubling numbers to ten and finding one more/one less or ten more/ten less than a given number. It was tricky but we were all very resilient!
Those of us in Year 2 have been learning about fractions! We have been finding fractions of shapes! We We halved lots of shapes, split shapes into quarters and shaded different factions of shapes too! This is all in preparation to help us learn about fractions of numbers!
Those of us in Year 1 have been writing recounts about what we did in the holidays. We talked to each other about our holiday and then we used sequencing words and past tense verbs to write about it. We worked together to think of as many verbs as we could and we played lots of games to practice using them in the past tense.
In Year 2 we have started a new unit, Traditional Stories From Other Cultures. This unit is going to support our learning in our new learning journey unit.
We began this unit by thinking about what a traditional story is. We thought of all the traditional stories which we already know. There are loads!
Our learning facilitators then introduced us to the story of Hansel and Gretel, a traditional tale from Germany.
This week we have practiced our sequencing skills, created a story map and explored the tale of Hansel and Gretel through role play which really helped us with our speaking and listening skills!