England Class Summer 2
This half term has flown by! As always, a fantastic half term for England class.
In Literacy, we have written our own innovated journey story, based on the text Handa’s Surprise. The story follows a young girl named Handa who is wondering which fruit her friend, Akeyo, will like best as she walks to the next village with her fruit basket. Unbeknownst to Handa, some cheeky animals pinch the fruit out of her basket! Leaving Akeyo and Handa a funny surprise at the end of the story. We had great fun taste testing different fruit and using own green grocers role play area alongside our literacy lessons.
In maths, we have enjoyed exploring 2D and 3D shapes by building pictures with 2D shapes and investigating the properties of 3D shapes. More recently we have learnt how to double numbers 1-5 and halve numbers within 10, the children are becoming fluent in quickly recalling these facts.
One of the most exciting parts of our half term was the trip to Bring Yer Wellies! The children had an action packed day planting their own herbs, racing cork boats in a stream and den building. Of course the most talked about part of the day was …. the coach ride!
In our afternoons we have explored the life cycles of different animals and insects, we have produced our own spinners showing the life cycle of a frog and created our own posters to showcase what we have learnt.
In art, we have focused on the artist of Georgia O’Keeffe and her painting of Above the Clouds I. We studied the various shapes of clouds by observing them in the sky and recording what we saw. Then experimented with printing using various tools which then lead us to our final piece of using collage to create our cloud picture. Which I am sure will have pride of place on the fridge!
In RE, our enquiry question was What makes a place holy? By looking at different places of worship in different world religions we have explored what special and holy places look like around the world. The children bought in their own holy books, clothes and objects they use in prayer or in their own place of worship.
The Coronation provided us with an excellent opportunity to compare Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation to King Charles III’s. We compared life in the past to present day, used pictures and videos to help us compare and created our own class timeline. The coronation party day and after school family picnic was a huge success, it was lovely seeing our school family coming together to celebrate the occasion.
We hope you all have a restful May half term break and look forward to welcoming the children back for our Summer 2 term.
Miss Stephens and Mrs Rimmer