The travels of York
During our home learning in February, we began by looking at poems. For the first part of February, we continued to finish our work on guinea pigs. We wrote sentences about where they lived, what they ate and what special facts we knew about them. Next we looked at a poem that used our senses, we saw sentences such as, I heard a car beep its horn. We then changed the poem into a nonsense poem, we wrote silly sentences such as, I could see the car beep its horn. We remembered to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops throughout our work.
We began our maths lessons by looking at capacity, we discovered that capacity is an amount an object holds. First we started off by using containers we had at home and school, we poured different amounts of water into various amounts of containers. Together we learnt how to use maths language such as full, half full, nearly empty and empty. We used our knowledge to observe which containers held the most or least. Next we began to look at time and what the hour hand and minute hand on a clock was used for. We learnt how to tell the time and answering questions using our maths vocabulary. We used the words o'clock and half past.
We began our CCCS lessons in February by looking at a famous explorer called Christopher Columbus. We learnt how he traveled across the oceans by ship to discover new lands. He found new lands, people and food that we did not have in Europe. Thanks to Christopher Columbus we now get to enjoy the food that he brought back from his expedition, this was mainly exotic fruit such as bananas, grapes, kiwi, pineapple and vegetables such as corn. We also got to try and make a fruit cocktail using fruit we had at home.