In recent art lessons we have been developing our sketching and powder paint skills. We created a shape representing a jellyfish tentacle or a seaweed swirl and then we used a steady hand to fill in our outline. It was really important that we mixed our powder paint carefully to give us varying shades.
In our English lessons we have been exploring what is needed to create a good set of instructions. This week we developed our instruction giving skills by sitting back to back with a partner and giving them commands as to how to build a specific tower. It was really interesting and made us think carefully about the order in which we gave our instructions as well as the words that we were using. Ask us about time conjunctions and imperative verbs to see what we can remember!
This term the children have been working on a drama programme called “Here comes Dodo the dragon”. This helps the children develop their communication skills, turn taking and speaking aloud confidently.
This week the children have used drama techniques to explore the characters from a video clip. They used their observational skills and inferred into the characters thoughts and feelings.
Naming the space
Today Class 5 and Class 6 explored our local area. We looked really carefully at the buildings that are in Ecton Brook and identified detached houses, semi-detached houses, terraced houses and bungalows. Amazingly we also spotted two schools, a shop, a doctors surgery and a pharmacy. It was great fun exploring the area around us!
The year 2 children really enjoyed sharing a book with the year 5 children. They were given an opportunity to discuss what their books were about and supported each other when reading out loud.
In our Maths lessons we have been working hard to understand the place value of different digits in a 2 digit number. We used Dienes resources to help us to create a range of different numbers. In our most recent lessons we are beginning to use this knowledge to help us to order and compare numbers.
The children widened their research skills by using Google Earth to look at features of the local area and compare it with Juneau in Alaska. They also looked at maps and encyclopedias to research more information.
Researching using Google Earth on PhotoPeach