We thoroughly enjoyed performing our African assembly to you all. We loved showing you everything we have been learning about this term.
To make our assembly even more exciting we wanted to showcase to you the things we made. During Art we looked closely at the different African flags, picked a few and re-created them using tissue paper for added texture. In our DT lessons, we made our own African drums using cups and balloons, thinking about the different patterns we could put onto them.

In Literacy we have been looking at the story ‘Anna Hibiscus’. This text has allowed us to write for lots of different purposes including postcards, letters and poems. We have really enjoyed using role play to act out main events from our class story map focusing particularly on time connectives and exciting adjectives. We now understand how to include coordinating conjunctions such as because, when, if, that to extend our ideas and have begun using alternate conjunctions to express time and cause, such as eventually, just as and meanwhile.

In Maths, we have been working hard on fractions. We have been focusing on finding a1/3,1/2, 1/4 and 2/4 We have been naming and identifying the shaded fraction of a shape and have used our jottings and concrete materials to find fractions of a given numbers and of a group of objects.

We have been practicing extremely hard over the past few weeks for our performance of ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’

We hope that you have a lovely Christmas break and we are looking forward to seeing you all in the New year.

Home Learning –

When reading any story book at home look out for the speech verbs. Try to adapt your tone based on the verb used.

E.g. ‘shouted’ use a louder voice or
‘cried’ use a sad voice. Web Links –

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/pronouns/play/
Practise your use of pro-nouns with this online game.

http://www.ictgames.com/dragonmap.html
Can you identify the odd and even numbers to win some dragon’s eggs?