Day of the African Child
On Wednesday 16th June, we marked and celebrated the Day of the African Child linking in with schools around Warwick and Leamington and events organised by OWL, One World Link charity which are members of.
The children enjoyed African dancing and we have prepared work for the "Send my Friend to School" campaign to be sent to Matt Western MP.
We looked at what every child should have in a school in every country.
The children watched and listened to a presentation from my time in Sierra Leone and realised how fortunate we are and how we should always consider others in different situations.
We have started our unit on printing. We investigated how to make the best hand prints, applying different amounts of paint onto our hands. We concluded that we made the most detailed prints when we applied the least paint and made sure it was applied into all our creases. We also prepared our first stamp ready to use next week. We realised that you needed to stick the letter the "wrong way round" to ensure it prints the correct way. Easy for those who chose symmetrical letters!
More art in science this week. After learning the names of the parts of a flower, we made our own flowers, which we then labelled. A super way to help embed our learning.
English: William Shakespeare Information Text
We story mapped each section of our text to help with our sentence structure and our knowledge. It proved a very successful method for all of the children. We will be writing up our final copy next week and adding any extra information they know or have remembered.
Maths: Place to 100
We have now finished our unit on numbers up to 100. We have ordered numbers , found one more and one less and spent time ensuring we are confident in counting to 100 as well as understand what the actual digits mean. Base 10 ( sticks and stones!) have been used by the children with increasing confidence. We finished on Friday with a carousal of activities, embedding our learning.