This week MP1 started our new unit Seeing The Light. We kicked off our Entry Point with a Treasure Hunt: searching for lost gold and precious gems. We used our torches and mirrors to help reflect the light off the sparkly jewels so we knew where to look. Our treasure hunt took us to some deep, dark corners of the school but we weren’t scared! Not even when we crept up the stairs and sat listening to spooky stories in the dark.
Carrying on with our Light and Dark theme we listened to the story of Night Monkey, Day Monkey during our LITERACY lessons. It was interesting to hear about the different creatures that come out at night. We made lists to compare the day creatures and the night creatures. Finally we made our own monkey collages and described them using interesting adjectives like furry, soft, and tickly. We then wrote up our descriptions trying to use as many adjectives as possible. We even included some alliteration; words that start with the same letter e.g. furry, fuzzy and friendly.
In MATHS we have been practising our measuring skills. At the start of the week we tried measuring objects using different equipment like paper clips or straws, but we discovered that our results varied a great deal. We then tried the same investigation only using cubes. This time our results all matched up making them much more reliable. Towards the end of the week we began to look at symmetry through patterns and shapes. We used our enquiry skills to explore and complete different symmetrical tasks. It was lots of fun!
In Literacy, we looked at another fable "The Ant and the Grasshopper". We acted out a dialogue between the grasshopper and the ant. We enjoyed using actions and expression to change our voices so we behaved and sounded like the ant and/or the grasshopper. We then wrote out our dialogue using speech bubbles. Finally we were introduced to speech marks and had to add them to our final piece of writing.
In MATHS we used our enquiry skills to help us investigate how coins can be used to group numbers together when counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We used coins to help us recognise each piece and find different ways to make 10 and 20. We even worked systematically to help us find all the possibilities. It was tricky but we showed resilience and didn't give up!