We have had such a phenomenal first week back. We couldn't have had a better start to our second half term as a class! Miss French is so impressed with what we have remembered from Autumn 1!
We have started reading a new text for this half term. Peter Pan written by J.M Barrie. This week we have taken the time to really get to know the characters we have already been introduced to in the story. We have focused on Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Wendy. We have really enjoyed using videos clips from the film adaptation to help us understand the characters even more! We are especially lucky because Miss French went to Disney in the summer holidays and she has shown us photos and videos of her meeting Peter Pan and Captain Hook. We have spent a lot of time this week looking at vocabulary and how to use the best and most appropriate vocabulary to describe our characters.
Maths has been tricky for Jellyfish class this week. We have taken the time to secure our learning around subtraction with exchanging using the column method. We have completed a lot of 'I do, We do, You do' to help us secure this. By Friday, every single person in Jellyfish class had shown our school values in our maths lessons, especially determination and courage.
We have started a new History topic called The Neolithic Age. In our first lesson this week we learnt about a significant woman called Dorothy Garrod. We found out that Dorothy Garrod discovered a little, curved tool with a bone handle, covered in wild grass. This tool was a sickle. She discovered that farmers would have used this tool. This was amazing because she now knows that our ancestors didn't have to hunt and gather they could grow their own food.
We have started our study on Mountains. This week we looked at what a mountain is. A mountain is a special type of hill. To be a mountain it has to be 600 metres tall. When you climb a mountain the temperature drops. We also found out that mountains are steeper than hills.