Hereford's April Blog
In English we have been looking at the story of the ‘Three Little Pigs’. We have looked at lots of different fairy tales such as’ Rapunzel’ and ‘Goldilocks and the Three. After reading the story we looked at all of the different characters and how they would have felt in that situation. We used adjectives to describe the setting and looked at the suffix ‘-est’ to help us with this description. The class wrote sentences such as ‘The tall brick house was the strongest’. This week we are looking at innovating the story by changing the ‘Big Bad Wolf’ to the ‘Happy Friendly Wolf’. We have discussed how this would change the story and are looking at creating our own fairy tale based off of this.
In maths this month we have looked at money. We discussed all of the different coins that we knew and looked at how much they were worth. We can now tell you all of the different coins and notes. We then looked at values and compared them. We found out that £1 is worth 100p and £2 is worth 200p. This helped us to create number sentences such as ‘50p > 10p’ and ‘20p < £1’. We have now started looking at 2d and 3d shapes. We can name them and describe their properties. We have discussed how to identify each of the 2d and 3d shapes. We can also identify these shapes in everyday objects such as ‘a ball is a sphere’ and ‘a glue stick is a cylinder’. As a class we have also learnt some fun songs to help us remember these shapes and their names.
In CCCS this half term we are looking at our butterfly ‘Fire! Fire!’. We will be discussing and discovering more about the ‘Great Fire of London’. We have already looked at what had happened on each of the days when the fire had started and what they people had to do to make it stop. We found out that the wind made it worse and that there were no fire fighters at the time so the people of London had to stop it themselves. We also looked at weaving and the checker board pattern to see if we could make it ourselves. It was hard work but a lot of fun!