Another term has passed and it’s been absolutely fabulous!
The children are working so hard every day – their enthusiasm and determination is fantastic.
In Maths this term we looked really closely at part part whole models. After lots of weeks of partitioning many different numbers, Frogs are now very confident with part part whole models and enjoyed Miss Jefferies’ challenge on NSPCC Number Day which tested how many they could remember in 3 minutes! We have also looked at measuring and ordering length and height which the children got really stuck into. They enjoyed measuring all sorts of objects around the classroom.
In English Frogs have worked extremely hard by writing their own versions of Jack and the Beanstalk AND planning and writing their very own original story about a castle. We have been exploring adjectives in greater detail to improve our writing to give the reader a clear picture of the settings and characters in our stories.
We were great scientists this term in Science, focusing on materials and their properties. The Three Little Pigs wrote to us to tell us that they had moved into three brand new houses made out of bricks, but they didn’t know which material was best for them to use for their roof, so they asked Frogs to help decide which material would be best. So, we tested tin foil, fabric, tissue, cling film, plastic and newspaper. The tin foil, cling film and plastic were the top three as they were all waterproof, but Frogs decided that plastic was the best choice as it was also hard and strong.
By working together as a team, we filled up our marble jar again and decided to have another pyjama day! We also had a lovely fairy tale dress up day in the last week which rounded off our topic nicely. Thank you grown ups for the wonderful costumes, the children looked great!
Lastly, we explored Chinese New Year in the last week. We learnt the Chinese Zodiac story and researched the traditional customs and rituals. Then we made our own Chinese lanterns and dragon collages. The highlight was learning how to write in Chinese – we all wrote the Chinese symbol for Frogs!
Once again Frogs you have worked so hard, enjoy a well-earned rest! And thank you to parents for your ongoing support. Next term… DINOSAURS!