We have been reading lots of traditional tales… with a twist! After reading Jack and the Beanstalk, we were surprised to discover a new version called ‘Maximus and the Beanstalk’ where the giant is kind and helpful and it is Jack who steals things! We will soon be writing our own twisted tale.
In Maths we have been learning about multiplication. We have learnt about grouping, and that multiplication is the same as repeated addition. We have written lots of multiplication equations and begun to solve word problems. We have also been focusing on our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Click on the link below to play some times tables games:
In Science, we have been exploring materials. We have grouped different object according to what they are made from and discussed why we use certain materials. We have also received messages from ‘Jack and Jill’ and the ‘Three Little Pigs’ asking for our help to solve problems linked to materials.
In History we are finding out about two very famous nurses, Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell. We will be learning how they helped injured soldiers during the Crimean War and World War 1 before comparing the two ladies and discovering the similarities and differences between them.
Click on the pictures below to find out about the famous nurses:
During our RE sessions, we have read stories from the bible which show how Jesus is a friend to everyone. We have learnt about miracles and thought about what we can learn from Jesus’ caring behaviour.
Florence Nightingale visit
We had a fantastic morning when Florence Nightingale visited school with her friend, Sidney Herbert. We found out all about Florence’s life before dressing up and becoming nurses and soldiers ourselves! We examined real Victorian medical and cleaning equipment and compared it to what is used in hospitals today.
“I learnt that hospitals need to be clean.” Sami M
“I learnt that Florence was very kind to all of the soldiers.” Georgie A
“I learnt that Florence Nightingale was born in 1820 and died in 1910.” Fynn S
“I thought this morning was fantastic and I loved dressing up!” Lily P
Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime Trip
The festive season wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the pantomime and earlier this month we enjoyed a visit to Darwen Library Theatre to see Jack and the Beanstalk. We all thoroughly enjoyed following Jack and his brother Billy up the beanstalk to the giant’s castle… but we were relieved to find out that the giant wasn’t as wicked as we expected! The jokes kept us laughing all morning, the dancing wowed us and the evil Fleshcreep had us on the edge of our seats until the finale!
“It was so good that I want to see it all over again!” Evie-Grace M
“My favourite part was when they got married.” Carter M
“I was really impressed with the acting and dancing.” Junior M
As part of RE day, we had the opportunity to visit different classes and complete lots of different activities. RE Day was linked to ‘Th Bishop’s Appeal’ so we learnt about what life is like for people who live in Brazil. We learnt about where Brazil is and what it is like in the favelas. We made our own carnival masks and music and thought about what we could do to help people in other countries.
Roald Dahl Day
In class, we read an extract from ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. We found the character of grandma very funny and wrote a character description to describe her appearance and personality. In the afternoon, we made our own potions in science. We predicted what would happen when we mixed different ingredients together like George did. Our potions changed colour and made lots of bubbles!
Two fire fighters came to visit us and teach us about fire safety. We learnt about hoax calls and making a family fire plan. We had a great time acting out a fire safety plan and dressing up as fire fighters.
We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website.
You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in settings.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.