This half term the children have been very busy once again learning lots of new things and producing some amazing work! The topic this half term has been traditional tales and the focus has been ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘The Three Little Pigs’. They have also been learning how to play rugby in PE, making kites in trailblazers, grouping and sharing in maths and learning all about keeping safe and well in PSHE.
Jack and the Beanstalk
The children have spent three weeks looking at the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and used drama to retell the story. They thought of their own actions for specific key parts which they used to tell the tale. Using the actions allowed them to think carefully about key events and remember the sequence when recording it in their books. They also created story maps to sequence the story and thought carefully about key words from the story and how they were spelt. Over the three weeks the children took part in a range of activities such as writing a sorry letter to the Giant, writing a character description of Jack and comparing him to the Giant. This all led up to a final big write, where the children recreated the traditional tale using their own character and thought of new things for the Giant to steal. Every child in Oak class created a fantastic story that contained a lovely range of descriptive vocabulary and story language. Come and have a read of their work!
The Three Little Pigs
During the 2nd part of this half term the children have been looking at the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ The children wrote character profiles using adjectives to describe either one of the pigs or the Big Bad Wolf. They thought of some great adjectives such as furious, lazy and mischievous. After some drama and role on the wall the children decided that the wolf had accidently blown the Three Little Pigs houses down and wrote a sorry letter to the pigs to explain what had happened. They came up with some great excuses!
In science the children have continued their learning about plants. As spring is now upon us the children have been looking at what plants we could grow in our school grounds. The children thought long and hard about where would be the best place to grow some plants. As a class they decided that the wild garden at the top of the top playground would be the best area. They made a list of tools and equipment they would need to plant their flowers and they have begun to grow their seeds in the classroom. Once they are big enough they will then take them outside. Watch out for their warning posters to tell people to keep off their plants!
Enjoy looking through the children’s pictures and work!