We have had a great time decorating our eggs this afternoon! The children designed their eggs based on characters that we have learnt about this term from Aladdin or Winnie the Witch! Which characters can you spot?
The children produced beautiful and creative Aladdin lamps. Take a look below at the finished products – the children were all so proud.
We had a great time making our very own Aladdin lamps, we had written instructions on how to make them so we knew exactly what we had to do. We used our armatures (frames) to put the clay onto and spent a lovely morning smoothing the clay out, adding a base and a handle for the lid and finally etching into the wet clay with a selection of different tools. We had to take care to not let the clay dry out, so we used a water spray to keep it damp enough to work with.
Take a look at the photos below of use creating our armatures and then completing the lamps by working with clay.
After Easter the children will be exploring place value, they need to be able to state the number of tens and ones in a given number. For example:
Check out the following websites where you can learn more about tens and ones, including partitioning.
The children have been busy exploring pattern. They have used items from our classroom environment to make their own repeating patterns, they even took their own photos of their work!
On Thursday, the children wrote their very own instructions for how to fly a magic carpet. We talked about features to include, such as: Title, sub-headings, introduction with a question, equipment list, steps to follow and finally a top tip at the end! We are also trying hard to correct capital letters and full stops with our purple pens of power.
We think the children worked very hard and tried to include everything they needed to. Have a look and see what you think!
We took a magical ride on our very own magic carpets today! The children thought carefully about the order that they would need to do things in and were very safety conscious (all were fitted with seat belts). Take a look at the photos of the children flying their carpets to their own very special destinations.
Our next area of learning in Maths is time. The children need to be able to read the time to the nearest five minutes as well as remembering how to read o’clock, half past and quarter to/past.
Checkout the following website for telling the time: http://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling_the_time_in_words# Choose ‘Telling the Time’.
Check out the attached repeated patterns problems. Can you solve them?
Next week in Maths the children will be exploring pattern. They have to be able to identify what comes next in a repeated pattern. Check out the following website to practise working out what comes next:
You could even make some repeated patterns of your own using your toys. Why not have a go, choose 3 different toys, e.g. car, animal, animal, car, animal, animal.