Everyone in the year group has came back to school settled and with a fantastic attitude this week and what a busy week it has been!
In literacy, we started a new class story book ‘Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob)’. It is brilliant story about a fascinating, if not very observant man, whose job it is to look after the moon. We looked at images and watched video clips to help fuel our imagination when role playing as visitors to the moon. We used this play to then draft, edit and re-write a postcard to our loved ones from the moon. The best examples are on the wall as part of our Space display.
In numeracy, we have been learning about the properties of 2d shapes. We learned a variety of new terms to help us to describe each shape and we found out that any shape that is made up of straight sides is called a polygon. During one lesson this week, we got to label and sort a range of regular (all sides and angles are equal) and irregular (sides and angles are not equal) polygons in pairs. By the end of the week we were cutting out and folding shapes to help us to find lines of symmetry.
This week, we also started our new topic: Space. So far, we have learned the names of, and how to order, the planets in our Solar System. We then found out that the planets are categorised into Terrestrial (rocky) planets, Gas Giants and Ice Giants and we learned what characteristics make these planets unique and special.