In gymnastics we have been working very hard on our strength and flexibility. We have been stretching each week to increase the range of movement at our joints. We have really enjoyed seeing our bodies gradually changing shape! To improve our strength, we have been performing body conditioning exercises. We have observed how this affects our ability to balance.
As part of our health and growth topic this term in Science we have been looking at the ways we change throughout our lifetime. We have looked at the differences and similarities between babies, children, adults and elderly people. We have really enjoyed sharing photographs of ourselves and our family.
In Maths we have begun learning multiplication. We enjoyed using our counting in 2s to help us understand our two times tables. We started using blocks to help us count accurately. We have now moved onto using our fingers to work out a range of 2, 5 and 10 multiplications.
As part of our wellbeing week we were joined by a yoga teacher who taught us basic yoga shapes.
We focused on our breathing and we really enjoyed using our knowledge of flexibility from gymnastics to yoga.
To help us celebrate Remembrance Sunday on the 11th November, we painted poppies in the style of Georgia O’Keefe. We enjoyed mixing different paints to create many shades of red. We focused on adding detail and bold colours to produce high quality artwork.
In History this term we have been learning about Florence Nightingale. We have felt inspired by the work of Florence Nightingale and the changes she created in nursing. To consolidate our learning, we participated in an exciting forest school activity where we acted out the scene of a hospital during the Crimean War. The children had great fun adopting different roles within the Crimean War.
In Art we have created pictures inspired by Cubism. We thought about creating shapes and splitting them in to fragments similar to the work of Pablo Picasso. We enjoyed adding contrasting colours for the object and the background.
In ICT we have been navigating Google Maps to follow our route to school. We also enjoyed finding our houses! We practised using the features of Google Maps such as zooming in and out, street view and how to use the search bar to find an address.