Ants, poems, and Carnival

This week in English, the children have been learning all about ants! These incredible insects are super strong and some of them have superhero traits! We can tell you all sorts of amazing facts about them. We will put these facts into our own class book soon. In Phonics, we have been learning to write two syllable words. We focussed on words that end with ‘ing’ towards the end of the week. The youngest children have continued learning their single letter sounds and have been working on blending sounds to make simple words. In Maths, we have been learning all about height and length. We used non - standard measurements to measure objects around the classroom. We are learning to use bigger objects to measure bigger things and smaller objects to measure smaller things! For example, cubes to measure a book and our hands to measure the whiteboard. The older children had been really excited about teaching the younger children some lessons involving Drama, Maths and Science. All their hard work and preparation really paid off and the younger children thoroughly enjoyed the activities! In English, we continued to study The Highway Man poem. We created storyboards, and had a fantastic drama lesson where we acted out scenes from the poem and discussed our characters' motives and emotions. In Maths, we concluded our topic on metric conversions and the class are now very skilled in solving problems using 2-step multiplication. To round the week off, we all joined the Llinars Carnival parade with other schools in the area. It was a great celebration.