This week in Literacy, we have been learning to discuss the features of a poem. After talking about repeating patterns, descriptive language, punctuation and structure, the children worked in small groups to read a poem out loud in unison.
This week we learnt about space exploration and its implications. We then used the drama technique of conscience alley to debate whether we ought to continue exploring space or whether we ought to stop space exploration. 2 Dahl put forward some good arguments both for, and against, continuing space exploration.
Today 2 Dahl recapped how apostrophes can be used in contractions to show missing letters. They then watched and discussed a short videoclip to help them learn the rules for using apostrophes to show belonging. The children then all wrote apostrophes in sentences.
Today we recapped how to measure length and height and what equipment and units of measurement we would use. 2 Dahl then worked in groups to create space aliens that were specific lengths. At the end of the lesson we put all the space worms in order, shortest to longest and then discussed how we could use greater than and less than signs to compare lengths.
This week in Maths we are learning how to measure a variety of things. Today we discussed the temperature and how we can measure how hot and cold things are and read the scale on a thermometer. Some of the class were surprised to hear there are numbers that go down below zero. In Guided Reading, we have been looking at books about space and learning the temperature of different planets.
As part of World Book Week, 2 Dahl walked to the local library and carried out some activities. They listened to a talk and learnt how the fiction and non-fiction books are organised.They enjoyed exploring the children’s section and all found a book to read. After this they listened to a story. Many of the children remembered the story from Reception and loved joining in with some of the repeating lines.