We are beginning to work more like a Key Stage One classroom getting ready for the transition to Year 2. The focus for this half term is how houses looked in the past, particularly during the Victorian times
During our Victorian week we took part in a Victorian school day, wash and baking day. We had lots of fun
the old fashioned and the modern way and of course eating it! We also enjoyed role playing a Victorian school day with old fashioned names, learning the 3 R's and playing Victorian playground games!
We all enjoyed our trip to Quarry Bank Mill. We learnt alots about life as a Victorian child working at the Mill. We worked at the Apprentice house in the kitchen found out about medicines in Victorian times and learnt about how cotton is taken from plants, is spun to make a thread and how we end up with material!
In Numeracy we are learning to identify the place value of numbers eg 15 has 1 ten and 5 units etc. and identifying 1 more and 1 less, 10 more and 10 less using number lines and a hundred square. We are beginning to add and subtrat 2 two digit numbers adding the tens and then the units. We are also busy collecting stickers for learning our number bonds to 10. Keep practising !!!
For the next few weeks we will focus
on our geography theme- investigating our locality. We will look at houses, churches, shops and other business and other features around our school and learnt our own address. We will also look at different types of houses and learning their names: Detached, Semi-Detached, Terrace, Cottage
, Flats etc. We will draw, painted and labelled our houses and written our own non-fiction booklet describing different houses.
We also visited St. John's Church to look and learn about the building inside and out. Then had lots of fun back at school designing and making our own stain glass windows.