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Autumn Term 1

Filed under: - ARCHIVE 2013-14 @ 17:54

Well it certainly has been a busy half term in Gingko class!

Our topics for our first half term

Literacy – We use a Pie Corbett style of teaching and the children have responded well to this technique. We started by looking at poetry before moving onto descriptive settings. The children have already produced so many pieces of excellent writing and as there teacher I was very proud!

Maths – Our first topics were number knowledge and how to use a numberline to add and take away. We also looked at shape and symmetry, creating some brilliant shape monsters and pretty symmetry patterns.

Geography – We were looking closely at Bishop’s Waltham. We went on a trip into the village, looking at the shops, houses and points of interest around the town. We made our findings into a scrap book including mind maps, grid references and double bubbles (comparison technique).

Art – We learnt about hot and cold colours and how to use them within our art piece. We collected items from the outdoors and used them to print a collage. The collages were amazing! We used broad beans, leaves, sticks, berries and much more to create vivid outdoor print collage.

Music – We learnt how different music types can make you feel and what they remind you off, finishing the half term off with learning ‘Horror Hotel’! Just in time for Halloween.

PSHE – During our PSHE sessions this half term we were getting to know each other and how to be good friends and class mates. We have played team building games and had circle time sessions.

PE/Swimming – This half term Mr Lavelle started our PE sessions but later left to go to sunnier climates to play cricket! Mr Gilbert has taken over from him and the children began by learning netball skills over the first half term.

I will now regularly post on here, I promise! Sorry Gingko!! 🙂

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