Wingham Primary School

It’s all about the children

Term 4

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

Near the beginning of the term we had great fun celebrating World Book week. Can you guess who all of the book characters are?

 We were very lucky to have a zoom visit with Simon Postgate whose father created well known characters such as Ivor the Engine, Noggin the Nog and The Clangers and Anthony Browne sent us a personal video of the way he writes a story book and went through the process of doing that to give us some hot tips on how to create our own story adventures!

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 tomes 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!

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

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

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 offering a glimpse of what it’s like to be in Cherry Class!