As part of book week, the illustrator, Nick Schon, visited 2 Dahl today. Using the children’s ideas he drew a series of pictures to tell their story about Kipper and a candy cottage. Next week, 2 Dahl will be using these illustrations as the starting point for writing their own story.
2 Dahl did some ‘fantabulous’ work finding fractions of amounts in Maths. They found a range of fractions of different amounts, and recognised the importance of laying out their work neatly to help them work out the answer.
Today we began work on our new Science topic, Plants. 2 Dahl imagined they were plants and discussed what their stem, leaves, roots and flowers all did. The children then looked closely at a daffodil and drew and labelled their own diagram to show its parts.
Following on from the children’s report writing, this week 2 Dahl will all be transforming into roving reporters and will work towards presenting their own factual report on Neil Armstrong. Today the reporters started off by watching short news reports to identify their features. 2 Dahl then worked in small groups to research facts to go in their own news report.
This week in Literacy all of our work will be related to the book, ‘Billy’s Bucket’ by Kes Gray. Today we read part of the book and then discussed the living room and shop settings and how we could describe these in detail using all of our senses. The children came up with some great adjectives and similes to describe the objects in these settings…”A wonky, pink lampshade as pink as a pig…On the floor was a patterned red, round carpet as red and round as a tomato…Next to the lamp was a soft, emerald-green sofa as soft as a onesie.”