Some of our best learning ever happened in the secret garden this week. We all took an animal and built it a suitable habitat. The vocabulary we used was amazing and really showed how much we have learnt during this topic.
This week we made some 3D habitats for animals to live in. We could choose from a pond, a savannah, a rainforest, the ocean or a polar habitat. We thought carefully about the features of these places. Here are some of our creations.
This week we are learning about polar habitats and the different types of animals that live there. Before we started reading our text we wrote some questions in our English books of things we would like to find out.
Here are some of the thoughtful questions that the children wrote.
When do penguins leave their mothers? Hollie-mae
How heavy is a penguin? Elijah
How many days does it take for a penguin's egg to hatch? Matilda
Why does a penguin have webbed feet? Myah
Can the arctic fox run a mile? Yusuf
Can an arctic fox swim? Harry L-B
Can a seal breathe on land? Alfie
Where does a snowy owl sleep? Logan
How sharp is a snowy owls talons? Evie
Can a caribou jump? Naomi
Why do walruses have sharp teeth? Harry B
We hope to find out some of the answers. Maybe you could research one of these questions at home.
We need lots of shoe box lids for a craft next week, any size. Please could you send in any that you have spare. Ideally we need 24!
Today each child has brought home a checklist of the 45 words that they need to be able to read and spell by the end of next term. I have highlighted the words that your child needs to practise reading or spelling. Please support your child with these at home. They are words we use frequently but aren’t easy to ‘sound out.’
This Week in maths we are measuring length and height. We are using vocabulary like long, longer, longest, short, shorter, shortest, ruler, centimetres, width, length, height, tall, taller, tallest, wide, wider, widest, high, low, narrow, units....
Today we worked in groups. Each group had a different length measuring worm. We had to find out how long our worm was then take our ruler around the classroom and measure different objects. We recorded the objects on a large piece of paper with how many cm long they were and whether they were longer or shorter than our worm.
We had a couple of problems to solve. Efren found an object that was longer than his ruler so he worked with a friend using two rulers to measure accurately. Naomi found and object that was the same length as her worm so she drew as new ‘same as’ section on her groups work.
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