This week we have been focussing our learning around travel. We started the week with thinking about planning holidays, and how you might travel there. We looked at globes and talked about how some journeys needed to be by aeroplane or boat to travel if you were going across oceans or on a long journey. We set up a travel agents in our classroom so that we could think about journeys. The Rainbows have written sentences about places they have travelled and how they got there inspired by stories with a travelling theme, such as ‘The train ride’ and talking about their travelling experiences We then read the story ‘Balloon for Grandad’. This story lead us to discuss geographical features, such as mountains, deserts, rivers, oceans, cities and islands. The Rainbows designed hot air balloons using mixed media and then wrote about where their balloon would travel. Continuing with stories on Welly walk we played a game of stuck in the mud, in this game you make up a story as your friends listen and then you say stuck in the mud and have to chase and catch a friend who then becomes the next story teller.
It’s been very hot this week and the weather has made us think about seaside holidays. In the story the train ride the journey ends at the seaside. This was an opportunity to look at pictures of seaside holidays now and in the past and make comparisons. There has also been opportunities to make little boats and model vehicles.
In Maths we have been learning about sharing between two groups and into different sized groups. We listened to the story ‘As the Doorbell Rang’ which is a story about sharing cookies between different numbers of children. We have used the vocabulary equal, same, different, more, less, fair and unfair in our work on sharing this week.
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