What a brilliant half term we have had! We have continued learning about famous explorers and their expeditions around the world in our theme, ‘Adventurers and Explorers’.
Following on from our work on Captain Scott last half term, we used Lego to create Stop Motion Animations about his famous expedition to Antarctica.
We also learnt about the adventures of the explorer and presenter, Steve Backshall. We used atlases and Google Maps to find out about how many places he has visited around the world. We used our numeracy skills to create tables and graphs to depict this information.
We used grid references to locate given positions. We learnt about scales and symbols used on maps. We tried out our own cartographic/ map making skills and created sketch maps of our Forest School Area.
In P.E, we have been developing passing, dribbling and shooting skills in football. We also had a fantastic time learning to swim. We can’t believe how far the children have come on in such a short space of time.
As part of Fairtrade Fortnight we found out about how bananas and chocolate are produced and distributed. We found out about Fairtarde and how this scheme ensures that the products we buy are fairly produced and fairly traded.
World Book Day
Once again we were amazed to see the creativity involved in the ‘World Book Day’ costumes. The children looked outstanding. They had a day full of fun, reading, meeting famous authors and illustrators virtually and sharing their favourite books with friends. We also had the opportunity to visit the local library this half term and choose some wonderful new books for our classrooms. The children have loved these books and their enthusiasm is evident.