It was wonderful to end the last week of this half term by finally welcoming visitors back into school. Thank you so much to Jack's Dad and Jesse's Mum who spent the afternoon with us bringing our Geography learning to life. Jack's Dad shared photos and stories from his work as a tour guide in Kenya's National Parks and Jesse's Mum talked to us about life in Uganda, a country that borders Kenya, and how she works to bring water into the lives of the people there. Her pictures enhanced our learning about their culture. We were able to discuss similarities and differences between our own lives and the lives of children in Africa. Thank you once again for your time - the children really enjoyed your visit.
We have now completed our non fiction texts about our new polar animals. Over the weeks we had learnt how to write an information text about polar bears and then we applied our learning to our new creature. We finished the week spending time to ensure we knew when to use capital letters and full stops more accurately. When reading, we read the punctuation so the children know when and why full stops, exclamation marks and question marks are used.
A fabulous week of learning about equal groups, sharing and introducing the division sign. Using Base 10 equipment proved so useful in reinforcing our understanding.
To finish our work this half term, the children enjoyed sorting animals using different criteria.