Our Learning Autumn Term 1

Updated: Dec 16, 2020

Wow, what a busy half term we have all had! The children have settled back into school life wonderfully, and I am incredibly proud of their progress so far.

Here's a few snippets of what we've been up to!

Weather and Seasons

We have recorded the weather and created our own weather symbols whilst learning how to use Numbers in our Computing lessons:

We've also used the green screen to create our own weather reports. They were great fun to make and watch back with the rest of the class!

We've learnt about the different types of winds that the UK gets from the North, South, East and West and created some art to represent the cold winds from the North, warm winds from the South and mixed temperatures and weathers brought by winds blowing from the East and West. Can you guess which winds these collages represent? They look fab on our display in the corridor.

In Art, we've learnt about weaving around the world, a famous textiles artist called Gunta Stölzl and created our very own colourful weavings using paper. We had to make our own paper loom, and then weave under and over to get the special effect. We then added decoration with finger paints, pens and crayons, using the knowledge that we have learnt about the four seasons in Geography.

In Science we've carried out so many investigations to test the suitability of the different uses of materials. Here's a couple of shots taken from our absorbency test:

In music, we've listened to lots of different artists. We are BIG fans of the Beach Boys!

In English we have also been incredibly busy learning all about and writing new stories, poems and getting super speedy with our reading by the day.

We have discovered new authors, including Herve Tullet and Frankie the Sausage Dog who explained to us what social biscuiting, ahem, distancing is all about...

We even wrote a letter to Mrs Harvey requesting more books by Herve Tullet and another letter to Frankie the Sausage Dog to say hello, and got very excited when she wrote back to us!

This story has been written by Scarlett. It's so wonderful, isn't it? (she's even edited and improved in pink pen! Wowzers!)

On the last week, we also took part in a 'Choose How You Move' poetry competition for Leicestershire Active Travel Month. We have been enjoying more walking, cycling and scooting over the past few months and wanted to share how we've been enjoying fresh air and exercise through poetry. We used the things that we see on our way to school for inspiration, our imaginations ran wild! Here's Jacob's plan and poem which I think is wonderful (it wasn't the only wonderful one either!):

Plan and poem
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Plenty of learning and plenty of FUN! I'm so excited for the next half term.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Armitage