This half term has flown by, and we have finished our last week with lots of pirate fun in Oak Class! What a brilliant time we have all had exploring our model pirate ship and figures, reading lots of pirate stories at snack times and learning about pirates. We researched things that float and sink and appropriate resources for our DT project.
The children worked so hard drawing and designing their pirate ships, before making them using all sorts of recycled objects. Every ship was fantastic, and no two looked the same which was lovely to see. The best part was seeing each one float in the blue ‘sea’ outside!
In Maths, we have been learning about length and height, exploring different resources for measuring and comparing, using our mathematical language to explain. We have explored the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears, made props from the story from playdough and ordered them by size. We took our maths learning outdoors and threw our sticks to measure the distance they travelled. We enjoyed the challenge of ordering sticks by length and we also ordered our class by shortest to tallest.
We worked together to design a masking tape maze for the remote-control cars to travel through. The children worked co-operatively and took turns to add their ideas to the group project. By the time it was completed, the maze had developed into North Tawton with brick buildings, a clock tower, a church and even numbered parking spaces! We enjoyed using ICT when programming the cars and predicting where they would end up.
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