P3 have very excitedly started exploring our new topic of Castles. We have enjoyed the art work we have started with. We drew our castle outline, accented this with chalk, then used sponges to stamp on grey coloured paint to represent the bricks. As you can see in the pictures below our castles are all very unique and have their own little personal touches. Some children added a drawbridge, a portcullis and some even added their own flag. We cannot wait to see how these all look on display! The children have also started to design their own crest. We did this on paper, then had a go at creating a digital version on paint. Keep checking here to see the finished product! We are really enjoying our castles topic so far. We cannot wait to find out more about castles and are looking forward to our Medieval Banquet day, we have been practicing our dancing to prepare us for the big celebration after Easter!
During February, we continued to explore and learn through our Houses and Homes topic.
We have enjoyed our activity based learning with lots of different activities to stimulate our knowledge and development.
In Maths, part of our focus was place value and explaining or reasoning our thoughts.
Our STEM challenge this month was to recreate the 3 Little Pigs by building a house out of either straw, sticks or bricks. Which one do you think performed best against our Big Bad Hairdryer?
During January, we started to explore our new topic of Houses and Homes.
Have a look at some of the things we knew about Houses and Homes and what we wanted to know.
Based on this topic, a lot of our literacy has been focused around the Big Bad Wolf and the 3 Little Pigs. We looked at the traditional tale, as well as other variations of the story. One of our tasks was to complete a character study on the wolf, and decide if we thought he truly was Big and Bad or was he just misunderstood?
In Maths, we have been exploring place value and learning about tens and ones within 2 digit numbers, as well as length.
Through our Houses and Homes topic, we have engaged in a lot of Activity Based Learning across the curriculum. Two particular highlights were our Art focus based on Van Gogh's Starry Night, where we recreated our own 'City at Night' masterpieces. Our STEM challenge was our other favourite, where we had to use marshmallows and spaghetti to create the tallest standing tower in the class. We really needed our thinking hats on for this one!
We have been very busy with our Nativity rehearsals this month, but still we have managed to squeeze in a lot of learning. Our comprehension focus has been retrieving information from a text and we have been working on this skill through our non-fiction texts while we create books about cold lands animals on the iPads. We have also been learning about money, time, symmetry and weight.
Here are some facts we have learned about cold land animals:
Dylan - Polar bears live near snow and ice.
Nicole - Killer whales hunt penguins.
Max - Arctic foxes eat lemmings.
Rhys - Polar bears have 42 sharp teeth.
Katie - Artic foxes are white in the winter and brown in the summer.
Jamie - Artic foxes dive into the snow to catch lemmings.
Carson - Artic foxes can run fast.
Blake - Polar bears have to be stealthy to keep on the ice.
Noah - A polar is a mammal.
Have a look at our STEM challenges below, where we made igloos. We also made some cold lands environments where we had to hide our creatures.
Children In Need
To help raise money for the wonderful charity, Children In Need, we wore spotty clothes, had spots painted on our face and guessed the number of spots in the picture. To end the spoc-tacular day, we worked on our fine motor skills and patterning by colouring pictures of Pudsey.
Welcome back, we hope everyone had a lovely half term break.
This half term, our topic is all about Cold Lands. We have lots of exciting things planned for this topic and there will be lots of investigations and fact finding.
Here is a little snippet of what we have done so far:
Our learning through Superheroes has continued and we have really enjoyed this topic. Here are some thoughts about our tasks by P3:
Katie: "We have been learning about superhero capes. We talked about the best materials that we could use to make a cape."
Kobi: "We have been learning about the characteristics of superheroes, such as strength or speed."
Kelsey: "We have been learning about Pop Art through our superhero topic, we created art pieces with superhero sound words like boom, zoom, and zap."
The children have really been enjoying learning through our Superhero topic. They have been working hard to design their own Superhero passports, exploring using magnets by building a Magnetic Maze and engaging in small world and role play situations, playing heroes and villains alike!
Have a look at some pictures below to get an idea of what we have been up to.
Welcome back to our wonderful P3s. We have been settling back into classroom routines well after a lovely Summer break.
We are very excited to our new topic for the term is Superheroes! A new topic for all of us and we are sure it will be an exciting one.
We have made excellent starts to our learning in other areas too, including meeting Pog the Predictor to help us in our comprehension and creating graphs in maths.
We can't wait to keep you updated as our learning continues.