I cannot believe how fast this term has flown by. We have been looking at the question ‘What makes Britain great?’ So far we have looked at the English author and Illustrator Oliver Jeffers. We had some very naughty crayons from the book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ come and mess up our classroom! We had great fun writing letters and thinking about how the crayons must have felt. One morning we came into class to find that our chairs had quit and they left us a letter with all their complaints. We had to write a letter of apology before we were able to sit on them again! We have also been learning about the author Beatrix Potter and her favourite story – Peter Rabbit. We even had a rabbit come in and visit us and we made brochures to explain how to look after a rabbit.
We have also been learning about the Great Fire of London and made great pictures with speech bubbles explaining how they were feeling during the fire.
In maths we looked at length and height. We found out who is the shortest and who is the tallest member of Hawthorn class. We have also been looking at position and direction and have been giving each other instructions on how to move and how to turn.
In Science we have been looking at animals including humans and we have had caterpillars in the class. At the moment they are in their chrysalis and we are excitedly waiting for them to come out as butterflies.
Forest School continues to be one of our favourite sessions and we have made ears like Peter rabbit and have measured sticks linked to our maths as well as making homes for caterpillars.
In music we have been learning about the composer Edward Elgar and we have listened to his enigmas. We then composed our own enigmas, using 4 beats, about our friends.
In art we have been looking at Oliver Jeffers and we used collage to create characters from some of his books.
In PE we have had Laura teaching us dance and we have been learning different types of dances from around the UK. We have also started practicing for our Sports day next term. There are a lot of fast runners in this class.