As December draws to an end, Wells’ class would like to share some of the exciting learning which has happened in our classroom this month - enjoy!
This month in English, we have been looking closely at a variety of wintery and Christmas poems. We focused on a poem called ‘Rap up Warm in Winter’ and our learning focus was rhyming couplets. These are a rhyming pair of successive lines of verse, typically of the same length. Once we created a bank of our own rhyming couplets, we used them to write our own poems.
Once again, we have focussed on many skills in maths, but our feature one for this month’s blog is fractions. We looked at finding halves, quarters, thirds and fifths of shapes and amounts. In lesson, we used hoops to help visualise how to find the fraction of an amount. For example, to find ¼ of 16, we used four hoops (as this was the amount, we were dividing it by) and then systematically shared 16 bean bags between them. We then counted how many beanbags were in one hoop (as this was the numerator) to find our answer.
This month in science, we investigated whether the tallest members of our class can jump the furthest. After making our predictions, we measured our heights and recorded these onto a data collection sheet. Before experimenting, we discussed how to ensure our test is fair and reliable. Once decided, we set our experiment up and began jumping. To the children’s surprise, some of the longest jumpers were from children the smallest children. After another fascinating discussion, it was agreed that the longest jumpers had the best technique and most powerful legs.
In geography, we looked at the differences between human and physical features. Once we established that human features are objects which have been made by humans and physical features are objects which have been created by nature, we walked around the school field creating a list for each one. Below are some of the objects which children wrote down
Human features – cars, hardcourt, fence, buildings, computers
Physical features – trees, plants, grass, sky, sun
Thank you for visiting our class blog and we hope that you come back next month to find out what we have been learning next.