Stars of the Week
Well done to this week's Stars of the Week!
One of the Captain Challenge activities in Reception this week was to practise wrapping parcels.
This proved to be a multi-faceted problem solving activity.
The roll of paper was heavy, causing rips, the tray wasn’t big enough to wrap large parcels in, but getting the wrapping paper cut to the correct size proved the most challenging.
The language that flowed was rich: too big, not wide enough, too small, too much, too thin, too heavy, strong, more, long. The children had lots of ideas and suggestions for solving the problems.
They made predictions and swapped strategies. The language generated by the properties of the shapes occurred naturally: flat, cuboid, corners, triangles, curved, straight.
I’m sure these new found skills will come in very useful over the next few weeks!
The Year 1 children have been learning about positional language in their maths and this also linked into their PE work in the gym as the children followed instructions positioning themselves in and around the hoops.
Going ‘through’ a line of hoops was particularly good fun.
We have started thinking about alternative advent calendars and this December we are using a kindness advent calendar.
Look out for little tasks at the weekend.
In Year 2, the children have been embedding their learning about Towers, Turrets and Tunnels.
We discussed famous tunnels from around the world and the different ways in which they were built.
Following this, they used different materials to build the tallest tower and we discussed the best method of construction.