Hawks Class Teacher: Mr Davies
Teaching Assistant: Mrs White
This week in English we have been finalising our class story before planning our own versions. These are all linked to our Stone Age topic and there are sure to be lots of prehistoric adventures ahead!
We have done lots of work in our topic lessons based on our early ancestors - including our earliest known ancestor, Lucy, who we discovered is over 3,000,000 years old! Unsurprisingly, things have changed dramatically in 3 million years and we’ve thought about some of the differences in food and shelter. A healthy diet is very important and we have investigated different nutrients and which foods provide us with what we need to stay healthy.
In maths, we have continued our work on place value and are now getting very good at explaining the reasons behind our answers. All of the children are becoming more confident in explaining their answers to ‘why is that the answer?’ and ‘how do you know?’
This week really has flown by and half term is nearly upon us!
The children have almost finished publishing their Stone Age adventure stories and are excited to share them with some of the younger pupils in school next week. I have been really impressed with the effort that has gone into these in terms of both the quality of writing and the presentation - I'm sure it won't be long until some children will be able to use a pen for their written work!
Our work on place value over the last few weeks has been invaluable this week while we have been looking at adding and subtracting over the 10s barrier. As well as using objects and drawing pictures to help with this, we have been trying hard to solve these mentally and have found it to be much quicker. Reasoning is still an integral part to our learning and the children are now often explaining their answers without being prompted!
PE was a particular highlight this week. We have honed our passing, dribbling and shooting skills for football and are excited to be able to use them in a game situation!