This week we have been learning all about Easter. We listened to the Easter story and learned that Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose again. We looked at how we may celebrate Easter – giving and receiving chocolate eggs, eating Hot Cross Buns, going to Church, egg hunts, etc. We enjoyed an egg hunt – one where we collected eggs with instructions to keep our bodies fit, like jump 5 times or hop on one leg. Another hunt was a chocolate egg hunt, where we then shared all the eggs we had found among ourselves, making sure we had equal amounts. We also enjoyed hot cross buns on Friday afternoon's film afternoon for the House winners whilst we watched 'Hop'!
We enjoyed making our Easter egg cards (a surprise for grown-ups at home!) and carefully painting daffodils by mixing yellows and greens. They look beautiful.
We learned about other special places of worship, aside to a church, that different religions go to. For example, a synagogue, mosque and gurdwara.
The children made us all so proud when they wrote their innovated story on Handa’s surprise by following their plan from last week and writing sentences independently. This was an assessment piece and although the teacher was present, the children wrote with no support. They did such fantastic writing!
In maths the children showed different ways to make 10 on ten frames, using coloured counters. They then wrote a number sentence to match, such as 5+3+3=10. They are really understanding the concept of numbers within numbers and how many altogether by seeing the amounts then recording afterwards.
The children can also access Maths Shed through the same site as Spelling Shed. They have new ‘assignments’ which are games that explore numbers to 10, so please have a play!
Have a great Easter holiday and we will see you back on Monday 25th April!