What have we been doing this week?
At the beginning of this half term, the children in Class 3 said that they wanted to learn about fairy-tale villains. So, this week we have been busy working on villians! In the Writing Area, we have designed our own villains and written all about them. In our topic books, we have created a 'Wanted' poster for the Big Bad Wolf. We have also role-played the story of 'The Three Little Pigs' using role-play masks outside.
In our maths work, we have been looking at data handling. We have conducted our own surveys to find out which fairy-tale villains are the most popular in our class. We have collected data in tally charts and presented it in pictograms and bar charts. We even had a go at answering questions about our data (most/least popular).
Also, as it is 'Fairtrade Fortnight', we have completed a survey around school to find out which fairtrade products the staff at Ewloe Green regularly buy. We found out that Fairtrade bananas are definitely the most popular!
In our topic work we have been finding out about Fairtrade foods. We took part in a taste test to find out whether there is a difference in the tastes of Fairtrade and non-fairtrade chocolate and bananas. We couldn't really tell the different between the bananas, but most of us liked the Fairtrade chocolate the best!
We had so much fun in Forest Schools this week. We set up a tea party for the woodland fairies and elves. You'll see a slideshow of photographs further down this page. Owen re-visited the tea party on his way to school on Friday and said that the drinks had all been drunk!
What will we be doing next week?
Next week is 'Languages, Literacy and Communication Focus Week' in our school. Our whole school focus is based upon the Shakespeare play - 'The Tempest'. We will be taking part in lots of exciting activities including:
* creating our own magical spell to conjure up a storm
* going outdoors to use the musical instruments to create the sounds of the storm
* using Google Earth on the iPads to explore Milan and Tunis
* creating a wax and watercolour piece of artwork based upon the storm
* finding out about William Shakespeare.
In our maths work next week we will be learning the spellings of numbers as words (e.g. one, two, three, etc). We will be learning to match numerals to numbers written as words. You can practise by playing the game further down this page (click on the link).
We will be focussing on thinking about what makes a good friend in our Circle Time work.
You may enjoy watching the video clips of The Tempest below (may work better on Google Chrome)...