We have been reading James and the Giant Peach for our topic/IDL work.
We have just met the creatures in the book, so we went outside for a mini-beast hunt. One of the best places in our woodland area was in a dead log, (Mrs Middleton kindly helped us to open it up to see the mini-beasts hibernating and even found some eggs)!
World Book Day was slightly different this year, however we got to spend our vouchers at Mainstreet Trading at St Boswells. Who kindly sorted out our book bundles for us.
We have been learning about what root vegetables are and created our own art work showing what they look like when they are still planted underground.
In maths we have been learning about measurement. We took a ruler, metre stick, string and a trundle wheel outside to experiment which one was easiest to use in a big area. We all decided on the trundle wheel.
We have also been using pattern during our free time in numeracy work to create flags.
In writing we have been looking at writing lists of what we would need to fill in a bug hotel. We would need bits of dead wood, sunflower heads (after the summer), pine cones, moss, dead leaves, bricks, grass, twigs, rocks/stones, bamboo, hay, pots and conifer branches.
Miss Wilson found some pine cones and moss during walks over the weekend and brought them in for our school bug hotel. We collected some seeds and branches from a fallen conifer tree one lunchtime and place those in the hotel too. J also did some litter picking when we were outside.
We worked really well in groups to create our own wall display looking at trees, shrubs, creepers, climbers and flowers.
We have also worked well in groups playing spelling games and Basic Maths games over the last couple of weeks.
M wanted to show her design that she made.