Autumn Foundation subjects
In Geography we completed fieldwork to develop our map skills. Last week, we labelled an aerial view map of the Infant Department with as many locations in school as we could. This week, we used these skills to find our way around the Junior Department and labelled our map. We even managed to find Mrs Tatham in her kitchen cooking up some tasty Christmas treats. Mrs Foster came out too to say how impressed she was with our map skills.
We learned how to orient the map (turn it to face the same way as we are facing) to make it easier to find our way around.
We used symbols (initial letters) to represent places like the cloakroom, library and toilet.
Then we created a key to make our map easier to follow.
In DT we have had a fabulous afternoon with our amazing Food Technology teacher, Mrs Tatham. We put our skills to the test to create some delicious healthy snacks. We chopped, mixed, sliced, spread, rolled, sprinkled, stirred, cut and decorated. Even Mr Redmond was impressed! Which one will you try to make at home?
Have a look at the gallery for more.
In design and technology we have been thinking about what makes food healthy. We identified some of the food groups and what they provide that our bodies need. We found out that fruit and vegetables provide vitamins and minerals, carbohydrates (like bread, pasta and rice) give our body energy, meat and dairy food (like eggs, chicken, beef, ham) contain protein that helps our bodies grow strong. This will all be very useful when we design and make our own healthy snacks with Mrs Tatham after the holidays.
In RE we listened to the story of Rama and Sita. We found out how this story is important to Hindus and how they celebrate Diwali.
Story of Rama and Sita (click link to download powerpoint)
In Geography we have been starting to develop our map skills. We drew pictures of places that we knew in school and then took them with us as we walked around the Infant Department building. We thought about the locations of these places and created a picture map of the school. We have then started to understand what an aerial view is, with the help of the smartest giant in town. We imagined we were the giant and thought about what he would see looking down from above. We went on an aerial view hunt around the classroom to see if we could identify objects from their aerial view.
In PE we have been learning a warm up game called "traffic lights" we had to stop on red, walk on amber, jog on green. Ask us what we had to do for "granny crossing", zebra crossing and ambulance! We have also been learning some playground games that we can use at playtimes. See the gallery for some shots of "duck, duck, goose" "what time is it Mr Wolf?" "creep up on the teacher" and "the farmer's in his den"
We found a bag belonging to a mystery person. We had to be history detectives to try and find out who it might belong to. Each artefact that we looked at gave us a clue. These sources of evidence all put together help us find out about a person or event. We had to be careful though because sometimes there can be red herrings. These are sources of evidence that do not give us the correct information. Our detecting skills were first class!
In science we went out into our outdoor area to see how many different types of plants we could find. We are going to find out more about them ( with the help of Mr Moulton) over the next few weeks. See the gallery for photos.