Wow, what a fantastic start to the Spring Term. We thoroughly enjoyed reading Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl and writing our own play scripts based on the story. To help us understand how to write stage directions for our own play scripts we first acted out a scene from The Twits, using wool for the wormy spaghetti, we had great fun and the children used some excellent facial expressions. Next, we worked in groups to write a scene from Fantastic Mr Fox and finally we wrote our own play scripts for the next scene – we’re sure Roald Dahl would’ve approved of the many brilliant ideas.
In Maths, we have been learning about fractions and understanding that the denominator (the number on the bottom) is the boss of the fraction. We have been making fraction walls with cuisinaire rods and using fraction walls to find equivalent fractions. We are very good at recognising fractions that are equivalent to a half as we discovered that whenever the numerator (number on top) is half the denominator then the fraction is equivalent to a half. We have also learnt how to find fractions of numbers and use the bar model to create a picture of splitting the whole number into equal parts.
In Science, we have been learning about electrical circuits, insulators, conductors and switches. The children will be getting a letter from Boggis, Bunce and Bean next week asking for their help. You’ll have to read the next newsletter to find out what that’s all about…
Finally, we have taken inspiration from Quentin Blake to create our own watercolours in his style. We watched Quentin Blake’s Ten Minutes of Illustration to understand the process and used the classroom windows as light boxes. They are really fantastic!