We had a trampled classroom on Tuesday! We used our inference skills in English to work out who had destroyed our classroom. We spent time looking at the clues which were left behind and and discussed what we thought could have happened. We asked questions like ‘Who lives in long dry grass?’ ‘Whose footprints are these?’ and ‘What animal eats pancakes?’ We researched different animals and we paused to think about the different habitats animals live in. We discussed which animals live in hot and grassy habitats - this led us to think about Africa and research animals which live on the African plains. This narrowed our research until we found that a rhino's footprints matched the ones we found in the classroom. We predicted why the rhino came to our school and how he got in. We knew the rhino was still around so we planned traps which we could use to capture the rhino and help it get back home. We wrote instructions for the traps so others can set them over the weekend.
In Maths we are continuing mass, capacity and temperature. We looked at measuring an items mass by using grams and kilograms. We used the weighing scales to explore this and compare the different weights. We learnt how to read different scales and how to interpret information we were given. Then we moved onto capacity. We used the jugs to measure the capacity of water held in the different sized jugs. This was a very exciting and wet activity!
In phonics we have been looking at ‘st’ making the ‘s’ sound. For example in ‘castle’.
In PE we learnt a few rule of tag rugby. We practised dodging and marking by playing 'chase my shadow' and working in partners to get to the other side of the field. We then learnt how to do a touch down to score a point. We then put all of this together by playing a game. It was a lot of fun!
In DT we looked at bug hotels. We evaluated some bug hotels which have already been made. We assessed what was good and what we thought could be improved about them. Then we wrote a list of what we thought a bug hotel needed and what is purpose is.