As part of BSL sign language week, we participated in a 30 minute lesson on how to sign a variety of things. The children were very excited to show how they could sign their own names by the end! This was a great addition to the Makaton that we get to learn in school.
While on our trip, we all crafted willow stars. We did this by following instructions to bend damp willow into a star shape. After this, we tied it all together with string.
As part of our geography this term, we visited the South West Heritage Trust in Glastonbury. We learnt all about maps from the present day back hundred of years. We also explored the museum and completed a fact finding mission about the different displays they had on show. It was great to see some things from the Victorian era which we have previously looked at in history. The children had a great time!
For World Book Day, we dressed up as fairy tale book characters and wrote a book review. The children also did some World Book Day maths creating their own graphs about books. Additionally, they read to their partners and some parents even came in to hear the children read.
To celebrate World Book Day, the children went down to year two to hear some of the children read. The children also read some of their books to the younger children. At the end of the session, the children were able to choose a library book and have a chance to read this together.
This week, we celebrated Safer Internet Day. Our Digital Leaders went around and led sessions around the school. Similarly, they led a session in our class called Alphanet. During this activity, we had to think about positive things related to the internet. We also did activities such as e-safety related drama and an emotive diary entry entry in English.
For our geography this term, the children are looking at mapping. They used the laptops to investigate topographical maps of the local area.
As part of computing this week, looking at Scratch and Roman Numerals, the children investigated manipulating different blocks to achieve different outcomes and what a variable was.
As part of our PHSE, we had a visit from SCARF this week. The workshop leader gave a talk around drugs, and the children watched some educational videos.
In geography this week, we were studying compass directions. After examining the compass and where different countries are based on compass directions, the children completed a compass maze.
To celebrate Christmas, we made Christmas cards, 3D Christmas trees out of yarn and some wooden baubles. To finish off the day, we had a Christmas party complete with dancing, games and a visit from Santa.