Today, Elm Tree took part in 'The Big Draw'. The theme this year was drawn to life (creativity and well being) so we focused on mandalas. We explored a range of mandalas and then found out how they were created before having a go at our own. They turned out amazing!
We have started to look at fractions in maths and began this by thinking about what a half looks like. Children were set the challenge of finding as many different ways they could represent a half.
This week has been full of hard work yet again. We have completed their first piece of writing based on 'Who Let the Gods Out'.
In maths, we have been learning a new method for addition and have been successful in this new method.
In project, we have continued to think about the Ancient Olympics. We had a discussion about whether or not the rules were fair. Did you know that married women were not allowed to attend the Olympics and faced severe consequences if caught sneaking in? We have been working hard to write a non-chronological report to display our deepened knowledge of the sporting event.
4OC have also had their first swimming lesson and thoroughly enjoyed it!
We have had a fantastic first week back. The children have been working hard in all subjects. In maths, we have been looking at Place Value and have been looking at reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers.
In English, we have started our class novel; Who Let the Gods Out? It has been a hit so far, especially when the children found out that Elliot (the main character) hung Mr Boil's underpants on the flag pole!
We have been making predictions and have begun a diary entry for our main character. He's beginning to worry about his Mum, who appears to be loosing her memory. Not only that, but poor Elliot lost his mum, found her planting pegs and has just seen a constellation crash into his cowshed.
In our project, we are thinking about the question 'What is Legacy?' and focusing on Ancient Greece. We have already learned about the Olympics and compared the ancient Olympic games to the modern Olympics. We enjoyed having a go at some Olympic events and have created some beautiful examples of ancient Greek pottery displaying modern Olympic sports. Watch this space for some photographs of our beautiful artwork!
4H have also enjoyed their first swimming lesson and made Elm Tree proud with their fantastic attitude and determination.