What a fantastic week we have had this week in the Hedgehogs! We have had a week of experiments with our senses, weighing and measuring amounts in Maths, and being creative story writers in our English! Look below to see what we have been up to.
In our Maths learning this week, the children have begun their unit on Mass and Weight. The children started the week by using scales to measure two objects to compare which objects were heavier and which were lighter. We then used the scales to measure the weight of objects by using cubes. We found out that if the scales are balanced, then we can work out the exact weight of the object in cubes. By the end of the week, we looked at volume and capacity. The children looked at words like full, empty, half empty, nearly full, nearly empty and more than half full to describe the volume of water in a container. The children then got containers and filled them with water to match with a specific word for volume. The classroom got very wet and messy, but we have had a lot of fun in our learning this week! Here are some photos of our learning below.
In our English learning this week, we have been continuing our work on Journey Tales. This week, we have innovated the story of Erik's Journey to the Enchanted Forest by changing the build-up and the problem of the story. The children thought of fantastic ideas as to how we could change the story. We then drew some pictures and wrote some sentences for our new story. The children produced some fantastic shared pieces of writing which really blew me away! Can you use the pictures from our innovate below to tell your grown-up about how we innovated the story of Erik's Journey into the Enchanted Forest?
In our Science learning, we have been learning all about the senses. To really focus on our senses, we have been honing on each sense and doing a little experiment to check our senses are working, and how we can use our senses to identify the things around us. This week, we have done two experiments - using our sense of touch to feel things in a box (without using any senses), and using our sense of smell to smell objects (again without using any other senses). The children loved it and were so curious as to what the objects could be. Can you tell your grown-up an object you felt/smelt from our science experiments? Which object felt hairy? Which object felt smooth? Which object smelt the most rotten? Which object smelt the nicest? Here are some pictures below!
Phonics Practise Sheet
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the bank holiday Monday!