Space tourists

This week in Beech Class we received a very special parcel from Bob, the man on the moon! Mrs Erswell delivered the package to our class Monday morning  which contained a book and a handwritten letter. The children were so excited and couldn’t wait to learn more about Bob by reading the story. They discussed which parts of the story match up with what we know or have learnt about astronauts and which parts sounded fake. Space tourists were one thing the children determined were fake in the story but wished were true! So we decided to become space tourists ourselves. We used expanded noun phrases to describe the things we might see whilst touring the moon and wrote postcards to special people back on Earth.

The year 2 children wrote a story describing the beginning and middle part of Bob’s adventure, and the year 1 children designed and described an alien that Bob saw on the moon!

 

 

 

In Maths, both Year 1 and 2 children have started exploring 2D and 3D shapes.

By the end of the week, the year 2 children could construct and describe many 2D shapes. Our year 1 children went on ‘shape hunt’ and found a huge amount of circles, rectangles, squares and triangles. We had so much fun that they wanted to make human shapes too!

In Science, we investigated different animal diets. The children worked in teams to sort the animals into either carnivore, herbivore or omnivore. They then helped one another record their findings so we can refer back to their lists as the unit progresses.

In RE, the children planned out how to design their diyas using traditional Rangoli patterns. They loved this project and were very proud of themselves in the end!