This week, Reception class have been learning about the Divali story. In the photos you can see them enjoying a role play activity with the aim of acting out and re-telling the story in small groups. Before they acted out the story they organised a series of pictures to help them remember the events of the story. Later on in the week they performed a Divali themed dance during their PE lesson. The children really enjoyed themselves.
This week Year 1 have been continuing their work on fairy tails and traditional stories. They began their week by creating their own antagonists or 'baddies' using playdough and an array of mixed materials. They then used the figures that they had created to inspire their writing later in the week. In maths the children have been investigating number facts, and on Friday were creating number sentences that totalled 10 and 20 using practical apparatus to help them check their calculations.
Finally, in art this week, the children created their own pictures of winter forest scenes in the style of famous artist Piet Mondrian. We used wax crayons and watercolour paints to achieve this effect.
Year 2 have been learning about 'number families' this week. They were given a series of numbers, operations and mathematical symbols which they could use to make a 'family' of number sentences which utilised the same numbers in a different sequence. Below, you can see the children hard at work.
In their art work this week, the children practised sketching trees that they had observed in the environment. The children will ultimately create their own David Hockney inspired winter landscapes. Below you can see the children using charcoals to complete their sketches.