Understanding the world and Expressive Arts and Design
Our topic this term is ‘Our World’, and we have been learning about where we live and different cultures. First, we looked at space, and the solar system, then focused on Earth. We had a go at using Google Maps to look at planets. Next, the children visited the Olympic Park and looked at a building designed by Zaha Hadid, our significant person. Finally, we experienced International Week, where we represented China and Bangladesh, and a mini world experience, where we visited another class. We had fun learning a dance routine with some traditional moves from the countries we represented, created some artwork, and even got the chance to perform for our dance parents.
We’ve been very busy exploring different skills linked to our topic “our world”, this term. For literacy, we’ve been using our Curwen core skills such as communication, resilience and reflection to ask different questions about books we’ve read and learning we’ve done. In addition, we’ve been using our phonics sounds to write or mark-make about different planets, countries and habitats. During International Week, we created our fact files and explored other non-fiction books to explore the countries China and Bangladesh. We also had lots of fun on World Book Day, celebrating our favourite books by presenting our sandwich boards to our teachers and friends.
This term, we have been learning many mathematical skills and words that we can use daily. For example, we have learnt about weight, the difference between heavy and light, and how to measure it with different scales. We have been focusing on finding one more and one less of numbers using our fingers, different objects and number lines. We also learnt how to use 3D shapes to make models by talking about the properties of shapes and using their names, just like our significant person Zaha Hadid does when she designs buildings. We had lots of fun thinking about patterns with our friends.
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