Wow the children have only been back a few days and already they have learned so much! They have investigated and organised a history timeline and had an introduction to The Cave Men, Beaker People, Iron Age and The Romans.
Today our intrepid Cave Folk ventured into the secret garden where they cooked on an open fire, built dens and created their own cave paintings. We were only there for a few hours and already we have decided that it could not have been easy to be a Neolithic man!
Thank you to everyone who was able to come our family cafe. The children enjoyed listening to the old classic Funny bones. This book was chosen as they have been investigating skeletons in class.There was an opportunity to make a jointed skeleton, a picture in the style of an x-ray and to create a skeleton picture out of art straws.
It was really fun in class when they were given bones from 2 different skeletons and asked what they made. The children were engaged and initially came up with some amazing weird and wonderful creations!
The children have been working hard these last few weeks to deepen their knowledge of their topic. They have used atlases to find the UK and the 7 continents, discovered that animal habitats are different depending on where they are in the world as well as discovering how to up-level their language by using a thesaurus . The children have also been very creative , they have practiced their drawing skills by sketching owls and this week they have enjoyed creating a habitat for their sketched animal to live in!
This week we have been investigating plants. The children began by carefully drawing and labeling a plant. Three identical plants were placed in the same place but in different liquids, water, oil and coloured water. Each day the children have been looking through their scientists eyes and recording the changes that are taking place.
The children have been collaborating together on various projects . They worked well as a team to investigate different continents and their natural habitats and animals.
They were also incredibly confident when they wrote and presented their own speeches within small groups. The children assessed one another and gave constructive advice on how to improve.