Greys class 25th March
Date: 24th Mar 2022 @ 2:46pm
This week in Greys class we have been making our Mother’s Day cards, we took a great deal of care and thought with them, so we hope you all love them as much as we do.
We began to read Man on the Moon and wrote postcards pretending that we were tourists on the moon, describing our moon experience. We listened to some space music and moved around the room pretending that we were on the moon, which helped us with our writing.
Maths has been quite tricky this week as we have been adding and comparing amounts of money. The Year 2s were using pence and pounds and the Year 1s amounts up to £1. All the children would benefit from some practise at home and the following link is a great game for this, if you select mixed coins and gradually increase the maximum amount.
In History this week we learned all about Mary Seacole and looked at all the ingredients that she used to create her medicines and ointments. We then wrote fact files about her. We have really enjoyed learning about the different significant individuals over the last few weeks and after conducting a class vote it was declared that Florence Nightingale was the most popular choice, although we do like them all for different reasons.
We found out some more facts abouts the International Space Station and looked at how they grow plants in Space. Then, working in pairs we created our own algorithm for growing plants in Space. Some of the children might enjoy to navigate around the following website as their are a host of activities for them to enjoy, we did try a few in class. https://www.esa.int/kids/en/learn?s509519/s509534
In PSHE we thought about positive and negative thoughts and really thought about how we can turn negative thoughts into happy ones and how they can make use feel. We also attempted a selection of activities with a positive attitude, making sure that we didn’t give up. Even though some proved trickier than others in the 3 minute time limit we persevered and showed great resilience.
In music we continued with our Superhero topic. We listened to more famous superhero themes as inspiration and created our own success criteria for composing our own themes. We decided that our musical creations should be exciting and loud, including repeated pitch patterns and rhythm. This week we played both tuned and untuned percussion instruments and then performed our pieces to the rest of class. We are getting better and better at using musical vocabulary when commenting upon what we hear in the music, so there were lots of ideas about how pitch, tempo and rhythm were used in our work.Terms such as ‘presto’ (fast) and ‘largo’ ( slow) are increasingly used to describe the music we hear.
Thank you to this week’s book reviews and next week will be Henry, Max and Lara. The template can be found in the homework section on School Spider or please feel free to create your own.
Please read for 10-15 minutes daily and ensure that reading records are annotated by an adult each time the children read, this will ensure that we change books if they have been completed.
Year 1 - I have set you some sumdog challeneges relating to money and addition. Please try to spend at least 10 minutes a day doing these.
Year 2- I have set your individual times tables challenges on Sumdog. Please continue to practise daily. Those that are doing so are making great progress.
Have a lovely weekend and a very Happy Mother’s Day!