The Robins have had a busy, which involved lots of walking! They have been foraging for autumn treasures in the Bowes Museum grounds, we now have lots of conkers and we will be having lots of fun with them in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for upcoming conker activities!
We have also had a visit to St. Mary’s Church where we explored the church to find different items on their check lists. They all did a fantastic job finding the different items and Father Grieves was there to tell us a little bit more about them all. Father also showed the Robins what happens when you are baptised, which they all found very interesting. Can they tell you what you receive when you are Baptised?
This week, the Larks have been doing some very practical activities. Some of them were trying out their new ‘Book Boats’, some were using cups and money boxes to show pounds and pence values, and some were having games of indoor bowling to recognise their Phonics sounds!
This week, we tried using the number line method for the first time in the Swifts class… and it was tricky! We had to count on using our addition skills, column addition methods and rounding to work out the best jumps to take. Then, we worked in groups to discuss the best methods to take when adding the numbers together and things got creative! One group began colour coding their answers, number lines and jumps to really make their working out stand out!
We have been working on instructions all week in the Swifts class! We decided to master our skills and instruct Mrs T to make a campfire by saying imperatives, using fronted adverbials and speaking clearly when giving the set of instructions. It really tested our Stone Age knowledge around the campfire. We can’t believe how much we know already about the Stone Age!