In ART we learned how to show LIGHT and DARK in our pictures using different materials and processes. We used our hands and a torch to make different shaped shadows. We practised making different animal shaped shadows. Can you guess which animals these are? Next, we created our own shadow puppets using black card. We used these puppets to retell the story of The Honest Woodcutter.
In LITERACY we have been planning and designing our own non-fiction books all about nocturnal animals. We used our notes from last week's research to plan our text. Next we designed our front covers. After that we thought about how to make the book interesting to the readers. We wrote our blurbs to tell them more about the book and even included a question to get our readers hooked! Next week we will continue with our books looking closely at the layout inside.
In MATHS we have been handling data. We began by practising the skill of drawing and using tally marks. We created a tally chart to show our favourite nocturnal animals. We then transferred this data onto a block graph. We used mathematical vocabulary such as most popular, least popular to evaluate our results.
In LITERACY we have been doing more research about nocturnal animals. Last week we did lots of reading about one nocturnal animal.
This week, we chose another animal to do research about. We used not only fact sheets, but also some websites to find information.
We really practised our inquiry skills by using the laptops. We also practised writing captions by our illustrations. Next week, we will start writing and illustrating our own booklet about nocturnal animals.
In MATHS this week we practised counting in 10s from any number. We looked at multiples of 2 and counting in 2s. We also practised recognising odd and even numbers and consolidated our understanding through games.