World Book Day
What a great start to the month - we celebrated world book day! We dressed up as our favourite book characters and then participated in lots of fun activities.
We enjoyed sharing stories with our Book Buddies from Year 6:
We really enjoyed looking for all the items in different books during the book scavenger hunt:
We finished the day with 'Books and Biscuits' where some of our grown-ups came into our class and we shared a story and ate some biscuits. It was a great day.
Preparing for Easter
This is the time of year when we begin to prepare for Easter. In RE we have been learning about how Christian people get ready for the Easter festival. As part of this we made our own palm crosses:
We also read all about when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. We acted out the story, waving and laying out our own palm leaves.
The Gigantic Turnip
This half-term we have been reading and sharing a variety of traditional tales. We have been learning the story of 'The Gigantic Turnip.' To help us really remember the story, we acted it out with our classmates - we had lots of fun!
'They pulled and heaved and tugged and yanked... and still the turnip would not move!'
Making Turnip Stew
At the end of the story, the old man and old woman made a huge bowl of turnip stew so we felt inspired to do the same.
We made our own turnip stew using turnips, carrots and potatoes. We learnt how to use different tools such as peelers and safety cutters to peel, chop and stir our stew. Finally, we all sat down together to eat the delicious final product - yum!
Maths - pizza toppings
We have been playing a pizza topping game to help us with our maths:
Bobby Bear was sneaking on or taking off toppings and we were spotting if there were more or fewer.
The next day we made our own toppings with 'cheese' and 'peas'! We could only use 7 toppings altogether - here are some of the combinations we used:
'6 and 1 make 7 altogether.'
'4 and 3 make 7 altogether.'
Here is a small sample of the other learning that we have been leading ourselves this month:
Drawing fairy-tale characters.
Finding one more.
Using our fine motor skills to make crosses from cubes.
Working together to build in the outdoor area - 'It's taller than us!'.
Don't forget if you are a parent of an Exeter pupil that you can see many more photos of our learning on Tapestry.
See you in April!