Homes from the Past

The children have been showing us just how much they have learnt about our topic,  homes from the past,  and plants this week. We compared wild and garden habitats on our plant hunt around school, using what we discovered to name and sort some common wild and garden varieties. The children are now starting to understand that different plants like to grow in different places and can even explain how we know if a plant is wild or not. We also looked at how the outside and inside of homes have changed over time, focusing particularly on the Victorian era in preparation for our Victorian market. The children have designed and made wooden peg dolls to sell at the market and have used what they have learnt to sort images of household objects and toys from the past and present. They were very surprised to find out about outside toilets and chamber pots!

In English, we focused on using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops to write sentences about houses from the past. We moved on to writing an acrostic poem about our homes. We were very proud of all the children as they all tried very hard to produce their own poem.

In Maths, the children have been continuing to practise their doubles number facts and have looked at how to add numbers by combining groups of objects, recording their calculations in number sentences. We will continue to work on adding next week, applying the skills we have practised to solving a range of 1 step and missing number problems. 7.9.16 groups 1 and 2 (13)

Once again, we have a very busy and exciting week ahead planned.

Amongst other things, we will be:

  • Using addition and number bonds to 10 to solve 1 step problems and missing number problems.
  • Looking at how we change regular verbs to the past tense using ed.
  • Identifying pairs of rhyming words in poems and thinking of our own rhymes.
  • Identifying different types of trees and describing the differences between evergreen and deciduous trees. Investigating historical artefacts from the home to discover how they were made and used.