We thought about real life heroes and wondered if they had the same qualities? We listened to a book called I am Rosa Parks, a picture book about the life of Rosa Parks. We felt sad after hearing about how badly she was treated but by the end of the book we were cheering! Throughout the story some of us were calling out! We didn’t mean to but we couldn’t believe how unfairly Rosa Parks was treated and we kept shouting out “That is wrong! That is so unfair! Why did they treat her like that?!” The story provoked a huge discussion into equality and respect. Our learning facilitators we really proud of how mature we were when talking about such big issues! All of us think that Rosa Parks was a real life hero!
This got us thinking about the heroes in our life. We made a video about our heroes which we will share with you during our Exit Point!
In Year 1 we started our week by sorting objects into groups based on what shape they were. Then we looked at the properties of 2D shapes and began sorting the shapes into groups following a specific criteria e.g. straight sides/curved sides. We discovered that some shapes matched both criteria whereas others only fitted into one group.
In Year 2 we have been learning about 3D shapes. We started the week by consolidated our knowledge of 3D shape names. We then went on a shape hunt around the school. We did this to make sure we could recognise 3D shapes outside of a classroom context. There were a couple of misconceptions, some of us thought that very flat objects were actually 2D shapes but then remembered that we can not pick 2D shapes up, they only have 2 dimensions! It was good we made this mistake because we learned that it doesn't matter how thin an object is, if we can pick it up, it has 3 dimensions and is therefore a 3D shape! We continued the week learning new knowledge abut the properties of 3D shapes. Do you know how many faces, edges and vertices a cone has?
Those of us in Year 1 read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and created our own settings to change what Jack sees at the top of the beanstalk. We climbed our own 'beanstalk' in the playground and called down to rest of the class about what we could see! After collaring and describing different story settings with our families on Monday, we had lots of ideas for adjectives to describe our own settings. At the end of the week, we drew our settings and wrote a descriptive paragraph about them.
In Year 2 we have started a new unit about instructional writing. We practised the skill of following instructions. we made a Baba Yaga puppet by carefully following a set of instructions. Our learning facilitators did not follow the instructions and they made a huge mess! We practised this skill to prepare us for when we write our own set of instructions. It helped us to see what features are included in instructional writing and how instructions are laid out.
We finished the week learning about imperitive verbs. These are bosy very which tell us to do something in a set of instruction.
For example - "Cut the paper!"