Winchester's October Blog
In English, we looked at non-chronological reports and how to organise information. We focused our reports on our favourite sea creatures such as sharks and seahorses. We used these reports to help us find out more about these underwater creatures. We then made our own sea creatures out of clay and created a non-chronological report about them. We talked about their habitat, diet and an amazing fact that we identified about them. Later on in our English work we watched a clip called 'Something Fishy'. We learnt how to sequence events chronologically and use adjectives to describe what we could see. This was lots of fun and the children really enjoyed this! For the last week of the half term we have continued to look at sequencing events chronologically, by retelling what we did on our picnic in the playground.
In Maths we have been looking at subtracting numbers from 20 at the start of the month. We used a lot of practical activities, including cubes and number lines to help us. We looked at how we need to make sure that our number is getting smaller to be successfully subtracting. We then began to look at the language used for multiplication and division. We introduced this by looking into adding equal groups for multiplication and sharing a group of objects between 2, 3 and 4 groups and checking each group has the same amount. Towards the end of the half term, we have started to look at finding 1/2 and 1/4 of shapes and quantities. We started this by folding and cutting a piece of bread into halves and then quarters. We then investigated if all common 2D shapes can be cut into halves and quarters.
We had the pleasure to be a part of a dance workshop during October also. We had a lovely lady come in to teach us some African dancing. This was super fun and we tried so hard to follow the fantastic footwork. We watched the teacher model the actions and we copied each step ready to perform at the end of the session. It was amazing!