Winchester's April Blog - 30/04/21
In English we have been looking at the book 'The Day the Crayon Quit' by Oliver Jeffers. This book was great fun as it brought the crayons to life, as they complained to their owner about how often he uses them. The author has used letters to express the crayons' feelings and we used this layout to identify features of a letter and write responses to the crayons. The children loved this text and enjoyed innovating the characters to create our own version of 'The Day the Paintbrushes Quit'.
In Maths we have been looking at money. We started off the week by looking at the value of a range of coins and then developed our learning by introducing the value of notes and adding these together. We used our multiples of 2,5 and 10 to support us in adding the coins to find out who has the greatest value. We have encouraged the children to use mathematical language as we turned our classroom into a shop. The children loved this activity, as we linked this to jobs we might want when we grow up.
In CCCS we have just finished our topic of the Victorians and now we are introducing the topic of the Great Fire of London. We are looking at how the fire started and the impact this has had. During the Easter holidays the children were set a research project to find out facts about the Great Fire of London. The children have brought in sculptures of London Bridge and designed signs for cake shops and much more. We are all very excited to find out more.