In our English lessons this week, we read the book Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett. We discussed and compared how Sunny the meerkat felt at the beginning and at the end of the story. Then we looked at a range of effective vocabulary to describe a setting. We organised the words into verbs, adverbs, adjectives and nouns. By the end of the week, we planned and wrote a diary entry pretending to be Sunny the meerkat waking up in our underground burrow, looking for an adventure! We tried to find different ways to start and join our sentences, as well as using our descriptive vocabulary to write expanded noun phrases.
In our Maths lessons, the Year 1’s have been practising counting up and down in 2s, 5s and 10s. They have been superb in using creative ways to show their learning. Our Year 2’s have been recognising fractions of shapes and amounts. They have looked at halves, quarters and thirds.
In our Music lesson we listened to a piece of music called ‘ No Place Like’ composed by Kerry Andrew. It was written for a cappella voices, which means singing with no musical accompaniment. It showcases the amazing range and power of the musical instrument all of us are born with – the voice. The piece was created from words from poems written by pupils. We then had a think about our own homes. We mind-mapped our own ideas about what home means to us. We thought of yummy foods like pizza and chocolate, sounds of people playing on phones or on the Nintendo Switch.
In our P.E lessons, we practised our tennis skills. We carefully controlled the ball on our rackets, making sure we were maintaining the correct grip and using hand-eye coordination.
We had a lovely time in our forest session, using materials around us to help us build, swing, pull and climb.