We continued learning about the senses through art. We discussed how artists depict certain emotions through their artistic creations. We began to look at famous portraits and used lots of cooperative learning structures to facilitate our discussion into how these portraits resonate with certain senses and how and why the artist has communicated certain emotions in their art. We then challenged ourselves to create portraits that could fool our senses. We created portraits which showed more than one emotion!
In Year 1 we have been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s as an introduction to multiplication. We have been learning about multiplication as repeated addition. We also practised asking "lots of" in pairs when trying to write number sentences. E.g. How many "lots of" paws can you see? We have also been learning to write multiplication number sentences in a quicker way by using the multiplication sign.
Those of us in Year 2 started the week learning more about time. We focused on telling and writing the time to quarter past and quarter to the hour. We then shifted our focus to measures! We have been busy learning about capacity. We have practised the skills of estimating, measuring and recording our results using the correct unit of measurement!
In Year 1 we have been using our senses to describe a spooky setting. We practised our communication skills using facial expression and actions as we stepped inside a spooky picture during our role play activity. We were all very brave and fantastic risk takers!
In Year 2 we continued to retell our own version of Mama Panya’s Pancakes. We created puppets and gave our peers a puppet show performance! This really supported us when we wrote our stories; they were fresh in our mind and we had practised saying them out loud. There was a lot to remember when writing our own version of the story but they were great and full of description. Some of us were amazing risk takers and tried really hard to use new vocabulary and punctuation!