Spring 2 - Minibeasts
We have had a really busy half term in Star Class. We started our Minibeasts topic off with a very exciting minibeast hunt! We found lots of different minibeasts, including, snails, slugs, worms and even some tiny little caterpillars! We learnt all about how minibeasts survive in the wild and what they need to keep them alive. We even learnt all about microhabitats.
We have been creating some wonderful art this half term. We learnt all about an artist called Henri Matisse and then replicated some of his work. He was famous for his collaging. After we had replicated some of his work we created our own minibeast collages! We had to make sure that we used contrasting colours so that our collages would stand out and catch everyone’s eyes!
Spring 1 - Towers and Turrets
This half term we have been SUPER busy in Star class. We started off with a castle day at school. We got to dress up and participate in different activities that might have happened during castle times! We even made our very own medieval goblets!
We have begun our swimming lessons and we are progressing really well, with quite a few of us even in the big pool now!
We went on a really exciting trip to the Tower of London and were so excited when we saw the tower. It was a very long day but we had so much fun and learnt so many new and interesting facts. We even learnt that the Tower of London used to be a zoo!
In maths we have been continuing to tell the time and practise our 5, 10 and 2 times tables and even our 3s! We have also been identifying 2D and 3D shapes and describing their properties.
There has been a lot of excitement in our PE lessons as we have been learning to make up our very own medieval dances!
Autumn 2 - Life at Sea!
In Star class this half term we have been learning all about ‘Life at Sea’. This term we have been learning to tell the time and we have practised this using the clocks and different games.
We have had lots of fun learning to use a compass to help us locate North, South, East and West. We have also learnt directional language to help us when using a map.
We learnt all about a very famous girl called Grace Darling. She was really brave because she rescued lots of people at sea a long time ago in a fierce storm. We even got to act it out. It was so much fun!
Autumn 1 - Bounce
We have settled well into the new school year in Star class. This half term our topic is Bounce and we have been learning all about how to be healthy and lots of different sports.
We had a really fun engage day where we got to try out lots of new sports that some of us had never played before. We had so much fun! Luckily it was a nice sunny day too!! We even wrote a about our engage day and described some of the games that we played.
In maths we have been learning different ways to add and subtract, as well as, multiplication and division. We have done this in practical ways too.
In science we have been testing different balls to see which type would bounce the highest. We had so much fun pretending that we were real science professors! We have also been testing different materials to see how twisting, stretching, bending and squashing changes them.