Gruffalos, books, costumes and so much more!
Saturday 7th March | 6 comments
It’s been such a busy week; I can already feel that this will be a long blog post!
In Literacy this week we have continued to enjoy stories written by Julia Donaldson. Inspired by the Gruffalo the children created clay Gruffalos and wrote newspaper reports on Purplemash about a sighting of the Gruffalo in the Conservation Area!
Creating Clay Gruffalos
We also enjoyed reading the story of The Highway Rat and the children wrote some fantastic wanted posters about him.
Thursday was World Book Day and the children came in such an amazing array of creative costumes. It was almost impossible to choose the winning costume but as Evie had helped her mum by making the bird in her costume herself, the prize went to Evie for her Nanny McPhee costume. During the day the children enjoyed visiting Mrs Galbraith and Mrs Fulton and doing hearing some pirate stories and doing some interesting pirate activities. During the day, I shared the book, 10 little pirates with the children from RC and IS and they created some lovely pirate boat collages. 2F did a more challenging task and created origami boats, each with 10 little pirates on them. We finally laid them across the carpet and discovered how many pirates were in the fleet! Ask you child how many there were!
If you would like to have a go at making the boats, here is a video that shows you how.
On Friday every class in KS1 visited the library. Many thanks to the parents who joined us on our walk and helped to make it a very enjoyable outing. The children really enjoyed listening to Claire the librarian reading them Superworm, another brilliant Julia Donaldson story. They then wrote and shared book reviews before choosing a library book to bring back to school. Farsley Library is a brilliant place to visit and when you join you can borrow 20 books, for free!
In Maths we have been working on number patterns and using the = sign to balance calculations. We also revised the more than > and less then < signs. Below are links to the games we used in the lessons.
Our Phonics was Maths related too, as we learned how to write numbers. On Monday we focused on numbers to twenty. On Tuesday we did multiples of 10 and by Wednesday we were writing numbers right up to a thousand!
Our Special Mention awards went to Ollie and Nina for their brilliant writing about The Highway Rat. We have been focusing on making our writing interesting for the reader and they really thought about doing this. Our reader of the week was Charlie, who reads every night at home. Bradley and Macey achieved their Gold Mathletics awards.
We were all very sorry to say ‘Good Bye’ to Ryan who is moving to Spain. We took this class photograph and did a final circle time for him. The photo was made into a card which all the children signed for him. We hope that when he is settled in his new home, that he will comment on our blog and maybe even join the ukulele club again by Skype!
Well done to everyone for another fantastic week.