Wingham Primary School

Learning together, we grow kind hearts and healthy minds

Term 4

We have had such a busy time this term! We have continued to work hard to answer our key question ‘Are all stories true?’  looking at both real and imaginary stories, comparing and contrasting them and discovering how they are structured.

We had great fun celebrating World Book week. Can you guess who all of the book characters are?

 We were very lucky to have welcome Emily Fellah-picture book author and illustrator who ran a workshop. We had a great time learning how to create one of her characters- fox and understand techniques needed to create him into either a hero or a villain.

In Maths part of the term, we have been revisiting 2d and 3d shape, developing our mathematical vocabulary to describe and compare different shapes such as cube cuboid sphere cylinder cone and pyramid. We also used such shapes in our artwork. Creating our own Paul Klee inspired paintings using two of his methods of mixing tones and printing to create a ‘Separation of the Evening / Castle Under the Sun mash up!”

Also in maths, we have been  working hard investigating how many ways you can make 8, 9 and 10 looking at patterns of the numbers and developing our subitising skills and recall of all the number bonds using numbers all the way up to 10.. We are getting good at answering questions such as ‘What do you see? In addition ‘How do you see it?’ There are so many possible answers!

If that was not enough we have been learning how to measure and compare and use timers to get a grasp of how long a minute is!

We have been looking at properties of materials in understanding of the world and used stories such as the three billy goats gruff and the three pigs to develop our problem solving and DT skills to build houses of straw that might be wolf proof and alternative bridges so that the goats could avoid the troll!

We have really enjoyed having Laura in this term to teach us some dance. She has taught us a range of different dance styles. It has helped us to develop our listening skills, coordination and fine and gross motor skills. We have learnt an African dance, Street dance and made up a dance for the story of Jack and the Beanstalk

At the same time we have been learning new gymnastics skills such as perfecting different rolls, jumps and balances and then used them on equipment we have been introduced to such as the wall bars, benches and ropes.

Over the last few weeks we have noticed lots of changes in our local outdoor environment. As a result of a Spring hunt we discovered Spring has well and truly sprung. We discovered visiting frogs in our pond had been busy laying lots of frog spawn and spring flowers such as daffodils, snowdrops and crocuses have started to appear. We decided it was a fantastic opportunity to develop our observational drawing skills by drawing some of the fantastic daffodils growing around our school!

What a pleasure it was to welcome our Significant females into class it was so lovely to see the children excitedly showing them around the class environment and joining in with a  yoga session.