Hereford's March Blog 31/03/21
This month we have been fortunate to be back together in class once again after having to be learning from home. We have had a fantastic time settling back into class and seeing friends again. We would like to thank you all for the hard work that the children have put in at home as well as all those at home who have provided the children with support.
This month, we have been learning all about poems and rhyming words. We started the week by learning several skipping rhymes from English as well as from other cultures and countries from around the world. From this, we learnt that timing is very important for rhymes and that they generally rhyme. One of the rhymes that we focused on was 'Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat'. Here it is below:
Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?
I've been to London to visit the Queen.
Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you do there?
I frightened a little mouse under her chair.
We noticed that each set of two lines was a rhyming couplet. We then used this to innovate our own poem.
Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat what did you eat?
I've been to the shop and I ate some meat.
As part of our Easter learning we also had lots of fun creating Easter Nests and Easter sandwiches. These were great fun and helped us to write instructions on how to make them.
This month, we have continued to learn about time and focused on the use of o'clock and half past. We have also been matching times with when we do things as a class. For example:
10:30 Hereford go to play.
11:45 Hereford have lunchtime.
3:20 Hereford prepare their tables ready to go home.
We then went on to learn all about position and how to turn objects clockwise and anti-clockwise. We programmed Bee-Bots to move forwards, left and right along a path we had been given.
In Science, we have been learning about the properties of materials. We did an experiment with Ted the Teddy Bear where we found out which materials would be best to make an umbrella. We tested paper, wool, plastic and foam. Three of the bears were soaking. We realised that the best material was plastic as it was waterproof.
As part of our Easter learning, we also created our own stained glass windows and painted our own Easter eggs using papier mache. It was amazing. There are some photos of us painting below.