We began our SCIENCE learning by finding out about different materials toys are made from e.g. metal, wood, plastic, glass, fabric, rubber and their properties. First we sorted the toys into groups. We discovered some toys are made up of different materials like metal and wood or plastic and rubber. Next we began sorting the toys by their properties. There are lots different adjectives we can use to describe the properties of materials; bendy, hard, smooth, soft, transparent, opaque, rough etc. Year also looked at which materials are man-made and which are natural. Did you know some fabrics are made from natural materials e.g. cotton or wool whilst others are synthetics like nylon and polyester. What materials are you toys made from? Can you describe their properties?
In LITERACY we have created amazing riddles.We each chose a toy to describe and worked so hard on our clues.
First we practised saying a riddle, trying not to spoil the riddle by giving away the answer! After we had a go at writing. We also had to include capital letters, full stops and even a question mark!
In MATHS We have continued our work on time, looking at o' clock and half past. We have also put specific times to important daily events e.g. lunch at 11 o' clock.
In LITERACY something terrible happened this week... a tiger trashed our classroom! We had to act like real detectives and ask lots of questions to the few eye witnesses about what they saw. We used this information to write a report, including lots of statements about the crime. We hope this will help the police catch this greedy criminal!
In MATHS we have been finding more than, less than and equal to and using the appropriate symbols > < =. We also practised finding missing numbers in a sequence and tried hard to explain the rules e.g. count forward in 2s.