This term we have been working within the theme of ‘Are all stories true?’ We started by looking at a book ‘Does the Queen wear her crown in bed?’ and learnt lots about Queen Elizabeth our queen. We are trying to find out if all or some stories are true, some partly true and some couldn’t possibly be true? This theme will run through this term and Term 4.
We visited a real life castle- Leeds castle to compare and contrast it with homes now and decided we would much rather live in our warm comfortable homes now!
On our return we planned and created our own castle role play which has helped us develop imaginative storylines in our role play using traditional story language such as ‘once upon a time….’
We then looked at some traditional tales such as The Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and discovered that they have lots of things in common and differ from more modern day stories in a number of ways.
In maths we looked at measuring in different contexts and discovered you need to measure correctly when cooking and following a recipe and created our own Gingerbread Men and made porridge.
In Science week we enjoyed a Rainbow bubbles workshop where we learnt first-hand the meaning of investigation, how to blow a bubble in a bubble and how to make sherbert by mixing different powders.
We conducted an investigation to answer the question, ‘Which is the best biscuit for dunking?’ We discovered it was the one we did not predict- the rich tea biscuit that went very floppy but did not break up after over 30 dunks!
Whilst looking at The Gingerbread Man story we went about finding solutions to the problem of why he needed the fox’s help to cross the river. We discovered if he tried to swim across alone he would have a very a big problem! So, using our design and technology, scientific and creative skills we set about designing and making a boat to help him cross.