This week in art we looked at the work of different sculptors and then created some of our own work inspired by them. We made pipe cleaner people and positioned them in different poses, shape people and kinetic wind sculptures.
This week we have been learning the difference between 'fiction' and 'non fiction' texts. We looked at lots of non fiction books spotting all the features they contain such as contents page, headings, photographs, diagrams, index, glossary etc. We then used our knowledge of non fiction texts to write our own piece of information writing about London.
The children love reading a book from the book corner (which is full of books linked to our current topic- Life in the city) They get so excited when they spot something in the book that they have been learning about in lessons.
This week the children created story maps to re-tell the 'Walk in London' story. They edited their story maps, added interesting vocabulary and then wrote the story. As this was the 'hot write' week, this meant they did all this with no help. Their stories were amazing!
The children have loved learning all about maps this week. They have created treasure maps, maps of our school and a map for a make believe town. They learnt about compass points as well as what a 'key' is and how it can help you read a map.
Today the children had their 'hook day' for our London topic. We had a visit from the 'Lego Lady' and built lots of famous London buildings. The children worked brilliantly as a team and created some fantastic landmarks.
Geography-Life in the city
This week in Geography, the children have learnt about 'human' and 'physical' features. We went for a walk around the school grounds spotting them and also talked about human and physical features in London.
The children have enjoyed reading the 'Katie in London' book (as part of our London topic). This week we created a map of the story, edited it, added some vocabulary and then had a go at writing the stories themselves. They worked incredibly hard and their stories are terrific!