Our topic for this term is ‘Where is the treasure?’ We have been thinking about pirates and explorers and we have taken part in a lot of activities surrounding this topic. In literacy we read the story ‘Kassim and the Greedy Pirate’s Treasure’ We practised retelling the story and then made our own plans to write a story about a greedy pirate. The children were very inventive when naming their captains and pirate ships!
In DT and art the children have shown that they can be very creative. We have been looking at the work of Katsushika Hokusai and we discussed the main features of his paintings. We looked at ‘The Great Wave of Kanagawa’ and had a go at recreating it using coloured pencils. After that we practised mixing different shades of blue using the primary colours and black and white. We will paint our pictures next week! In DT we have designed our own pirate ship. The Bengal Tigers then investigated different ways to attach a cylindrical tube to a piece of paper. We learnt that fringing was the best way to do this.
During our ICT lessons we have been continuing to learn about block coding and understanding what an algorithm is. We put our knowledge into practice when using Beebots.