It's forest school this week in Anansi so we have been getting out and about as much as possible! To finish off our learning about multiplication and division, we had a teddy bear's picnic. We made sure to share the amounts equally so that no teddy would feel left out!
We have now started learning about fractions and used natural materials to show that a half is two equal pieces. We folded or ripped leaves into equal parts and broke sticks in the middle to make two equal pieces.
In Science, we have continued our learning about wild plants and trees and had a go at some leaf rubbings. We identified the leaves and then used a crayon to make a rubbing. We then labelled the leaf in our science books.
In art, we observed our natural surrounding in the forest school and then used lego to print shapes to create abstract paintings of trees. The children really enjoyed using lego in a different way and created wonderfully varied pieces of art!
We've been enjoying the weather this week with our science investigation into trees around Walkley. We learned the name of some common trees and ways to identify them and then we went to investigate the trees around our school. We really enjoyed exploring the green areas of our school.
In maths this week we have been organising our pirate treasure into arrays. We have shared out the treasure equally and have talked about columns and rows before counting the total amount.
We have continued our learning about the Great Fire of London with art and music this week. We have been learning to sing in parts in music and have learned actions to go with our Fire of London song. The children were brilliant at remembering when they should be singing and joining in with only their parts.
In art, we continued our Great Fire of London collage. We added frames of burned out houses to create a layered effect. I'm sure you'll agree that they look quite impressive!
In maths this week, we have been learning about how to group evenly. We did a range of activities where we sorted objects into into equal groups and made sure that they were the same and shared fairly.
We have started making Great Fire of London collages in art. We made the fire today using different materials and next week we will add houses to create a layered effect.
The amazing Anansi class have celebrated another classwide reward! We had a rainbow party and celebrated with colour! Well done to all of the amazing Anansi children!
We had an amazing time on our trip! The children loved going on all of the different vehicles and loved learning about the Great Fire of London. They were all so sensible and enthusiastic, fantastic representatives of Walkley Primary!
In maths this week we have been learning about capacity. We used mathematical language to describe how much liquid was in different containers and then we estimated and measured using cups.
In science, we have started learning about plants. We discussed what a plant is and the similarities and differences between plants and animals. We then observed some plants and drew detailed diagrams. Finally, we shared our favourite plants and took our time drawing and labelling those.
As part of our topic of The Great Fire of London, we thought about what fire looks like and how it moves. We then used pastels to blend colours together to create a fiery effect.
In guided reading this week, we have been using the fantastic Discovery Zone' to explore a variety of books and genres. The children loved leafing through books together and it was amazing to see how far their reading skills have progressed.