This term our topic has been 'Pirates'. The children have enjoyed finding out about life as a pirate and studied the lives of Blackbeard and Anne Bonny. We then explored life on board a pirate ship and found out some of the things pirates had to do.
We have been experimenting with further paint techniques: pointillism and splatter painting. We have followed instructions to draw pirate ships and pirates. Then we chose how to create our own pirate ship art.
We have also been very busy designing and painting our own Vanuatu masks which we shared at celebration assembly. We had to use the papier mache technique to build our mask shapes.
In Maths we have been working hard to master our number bonds to 20, doubles and halves and using these to solve problems. Some of us have been exploring multiplication and division. We have enjoyed learning about capacity and making pirate punch.
We have been comparing Northway and Vanuatu and we have produced leaflets to show what we have found out.
With the nicer weather, we have been able to get out and explore our school grounds. We have enjoyed drawing maps and looking at the different plants that grow around school. We have identified common flowers and plants and looked at the structure of plants and trees.
We were challenged to place our hoop so that it contained daisies, dandelions and clovers.
We have been looking at pictures of plants and sorting them into groups by their properties. Then we worked as a group to see how many we could name.