We finished George’s Marvellous Medicine! We discussed why we thought the medicine didn’t have the same effect the second, third or fourth time. This brought up some interesting ideas and we practiced listening to others' ideas and respectfully disagreeing and why or agreeing because. We explored poems around the book and looked closely at George’s spell, which we had great fun acting out! We compared his spell with another from a much loved children’s book (Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson). This encouraged us to look at the rhythm of the poems and the rhymes. We are working on free verse poems and have read, researched and practiced some. This has set us up to write a class free verse poem about making our own medicines.
We are exploring place value to one hundred through the use of place value charts. We are securing our understanding in this as it is an essential step in maths. We have explored using the place value charts with a range of different resources and challenges. We have been applying our knowledge to problem solve and think about our reasoning.
This week in Phonics we looked at the /-y/ spelling for the sound /igh/. We have worked hard on our handwriting this week and will continue to have daily practice sessions.
We have explored our local area and route planning with maps in Geography. We have been exploring colour in art through a colour wheel, with primary, secondary and tertiary colours. We explored shades in our new sketch books, which was very exciting!
In science we used the computers to research a famous Botanist. I wonder if your child can remember who this was and why they were famous?