Welcome to Giraffe Class
A new term, a new class, a new key stage and an exciting year ahead of us. Mrs Watson and I are looking forward to sharing your child's learning journey with them and supporting them in all areas of the curriculum
During the year we will be sharing our learning on the Giraffe Class page and hope that you enjoy reading all about it. Watch this space......!
Giraffes have started to think about Remembrance Sunday and the significance of wearing Poppies. To support their learning the children have made their own poppies to share with family and friends.
Giraffe Class have been remembering Benjamin George Flanders. He was a mechanic 2nd class in the Royal Air Force and lost his life while servicing and repairing planes at RAF Duxford during the 1st World War.
We are very proud of the poppies we have made.
In Design & Technology this term we have continued our learning about the stone age, using our research about the stone age way of like to create caves like the stone age settlers may have lived in. On reflection we have decided that we much preferred our cosy homes and central heating!
This term our learning has moved from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age and one of the most significant events that happened was the building of Stone Henge. Giraffe Class have researched and watched videos about the unique landmark and even had a go at building their own model of Stone Henge.......not to scale of course!
This week in Literacy we are using the text 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' to support our instruction writing. We have learnt that we need to include imperative (bossy) verbs, prepositions, adverbs and adjectives...........wow that's a lot to remember!
We started the week by washing some very dirty toys, we had to imagine they were woolly mammoths as Mrs Hogben could find any of them! Talking about what we had to do helped us identify and use different imperative verbs like scrub, rinse, buff, polish, soak and lather.
To help us understand how important instructions are we had to follow a set of instructions to make a Woolly Mammoth (thank you for all of the milk bottles!). It was great fun and taught us that the more information you can provide in an instruction the easier it is to do something!
This term we have used the story of 'The Stone Age' boy to support our cross-curricular narrative writing in Literacy and History. Our working wall will show you all of the different elements we have been learning to use in our writing.
In SPAG (Spelling and Grammar) we have been learning to use Prepositions to describe time and place and to choose the correct Homophone spelling to match the meaning in our writing.
In Maths we are learning to use the column method for Addition and Subtraction. First we learn and practise a new method using manipulatives and then we apply our learning in problem solving situations.