We have had such a busy time this term. We have learnt lots about traditional tales and real life stories as part of our theme of ‘Fact or Fiction? Are all stories true?’
Using stories such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs’ and The Billy Gloats Gruff’ we have been developing our mathematical skills- looking at comparative language with size, weight and capacity. We have been measuring lots of different things both inside and outside and have begun to use standard and non-standard measures in practical activities, exploring if biggest always means heaviest! We have used scales to measure and weigh to bake things such as Gingerbread people and porridge.
Through stories we have developed our scientific enquiry skills. We had a number of challenges including a challenge to make something for the Gingerbread Man to cross the river so that he didn’t have to rely on the fox-as that help ended badly! First we made the gingerbread men, then we had to find suitable materials to make something to help him on his way. Other problems we attempted to solve were finding ways to build bridges and houses of different materials linked to the books we have been looking at each week. This has helped us really develop our understanding of the properties and uses of different materials in everyday contexts.