w/b 8th January 2018
Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break.
This term our topic will be pirates and when the childrern came in on Tuesday they recieved a letter from Captain Blackbeard sending them on a treasure hunt! We had to follow the clues to find his treasure chest and inside we found a story book called 'The Pirate Cruncher'. The children loved the story and are very excited to learn all about pirates.
This week we have followed instructions to make pirate hats, created treasure maps, role played pirates and started creating our pirate ship role play area and display.
In literacy lessons we have been writing all about our treasure hunt and the children have produced some fantastic writing!
In maths we focused on temperature as the children were very excited about a new thermometer that we have on the classroom window. They have been tracking the changes in the temperature carefully and we have used this opportunity to practise finding the difference between two numbers.
We also introduced the vocabulary clockwise and anticlockwise. We worked outside to create clock faces on the yard and challenged our friends to turn in different directions. We also worked with the beebot, giving it directions to move around a treasure map. We will continue with this next week.
This week the children have been given Challenge Charts for the first time this academic year. The Challenge Chart has lots of different activities/challenges for the children to complete during their choosing time. These challenges give the children opportuities to practise the skills that have been introduced to them during focused activities with an adult.