We have had an exciting week in Hedgehogs this week as we finally got to go on our Museum of Making trip on Thursday! We have patiently been waiting to go on our trip since November when the Museum was unfortunately flooded, but we managed to go this week, and we got an extra helping of snow on our journey as well!
Have a look below of what we have been learning about this week.
In our Maths learning, we have finished off our work on Place Value, numbers up to 20. We spent some time this week learning how we can order numbers to 20. We have to look at the tens and the ones first before we order from the smallest to the greatest or the greatest to the smallest. We then did a Place Value end of unit test to finish off our learning. Have a look at the game below and see if you can order 5 numbers from smallest to greatest!
In our English learning, we have been learning a new type of text, a recount text. A recount is a piece of information that is written in the past tense, and is sequenced. It is also written in the first person, using words like 'I', or 'We'. This week, we have been learning a recount based on a video that we watched of a child living in Nairobi, Kenya. You are welcome to watch the video here. We then created our own story maps of this, and then we helped create our class story map. Have a look at the story map and the model text. What can you remember about what it is like for a child living in Kenya? Is it similar to our lives? Is it different?
In our Geography work this week we have been looking at finding more about human and physical features. We looked at aerial photographs of Kenya to find what features we could find from these photos. We then looked at Derby to see what human features we could find, as we received a 'letter' from a boy who lives in Mombasa, asking what is there to do in our local area. We worked as detectives and we looked at Google Maps to find different human features. Can you tell your grown-ups what human features or things there are to do in Derby?
Museum of Making trip
We had a lovely day out on our Museum trip. The purpose of our trip was to immerse the children into their History learning that they had done in the previous term, and get the children to discover objects in the past. The children enjoyed it and we learned more about the story of John Alcock and Arthur Brown and their incredible story going across the Atlantic Ocean. A special thanks to the parent volunteers that came with us on our trip, we really appreciate it. Here are some photos below of our day.
A letter went out this week regarding Parents Evening. Please can you get the slip back to me at the very latest by Monday 12th February. I can then give out allocated times to everybody before the half term. I have attached the letter below.
Have a lovely weekend everyone! One more week to go until the half term!