Apologies for my absence this week due to laryngitis. All being well I hope to return on Monday.
LITERACY We revised spelling words with the bow sound as in slow, grow, flow .
In writing we wrote an account of our weekend.
Please continue to revise your tricky spelling words using the spelling city word lists ( accessed via the link below.
We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class.
You may wish to use our Spelling City class page to play games and revise the tricky spelling words. n.b. this site works best on a laptop, but there is a free app available for tablets
Numeracy and Maths
We have been discussing the properties and names of 3d shapes. We learned about faces, edges and vertices. Some faces are flat and some are curved. We are familiar with cube, cuboid, cone, sphere, pyramid, triangular prism and cylinder. How many objects can you find at home which are these shapes. You might want to list some on a chart, or use tally marks.
Other areas of the curriculum.
We danced an Orcadian strip the willow to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.
We enjoyed baking for the school fair ( thanks to the parents who helped)
We learned about our skeleton. Many of us know lots already. Here are some of the facts we discussed.
Your skull protects your brain
Our skeleton supports our body
The femur is the longest bone in your body.
The smallest bone is hidden inside your ear.
A baby has more bones than an adult.
An adult has 206 bones.
By researching, I can describe the position and function of the skeleton and major organs of the human body and discuss what I need to do to keep them healthy.
I have explored my senses and can discuss their reliability and limitations in responding to the environment.
I know the symptoms of some common diseases caused by germs. I can explain how they are spread and discuss how some methods of preventing and treating disease benefit society.
Some of our questions:
- Find out about bones, how do they move?
- How do your bones get made?
- What are the lines in the middle of your hands? Are they veins? What are veins for?
- How do germs get back on to your hand once you have washed them?
- How do water and soap get germs off your hands?
- What are all the senses?
- Finding out what sports we can do to keep healthy.
- How does blood come out of your skin?
- How do all the different parts of your body work?
- Finding out about how your heart beats.
- How the germs get inside you?
- How do your adult teeth grow in?
- How does your brain work?
- How do your lungs/arms work? How do you breathe?
- How do you burp ?
- Why do we need oxygen?
- Why do our fingers go wrinkly when you swim?
- How do bones break ?
- How do germs spread ?
- Why is our skin different when we are young?
- How can you taste food?
- How does food turn into poo ?
If you have any expertise you could share with us around our topic please do get in touch.