This week we have been exploring strategies for subtraction in numeracy. We have been practising using a number line and using known facts. This has helped us in our independent work and also when we are playing games with our peers.
We enjoyed exploring shape in art, looking at a variety of artists who used shape in their work. We tried to recreate our own version of Kandinsky’s circles using pastels and complementary colours. Although it was very messy we had great fun!
As part of our STEM area this week, we had the train set which was really popular with our class. There was some super teamwork and problem solving alongside some great imagination deciding where the trains were travelling to!
P2/3 have had a great week including learning with a Halloween theme.
During our outdoor learning time, we completed a technologies challenge to create a broomstick. We worked in groups using natural materials from outside to build the broomstick alongside resources to stick and hold it together. The team work was super and the finished broomsticks were excellent.
Continuing our Halloween theme, we had great fun writing a letter to The Wicked Witch to persuade her to buy a haunted house that was for sale. There were lots of spooky ideas about what the house would look like including some very scary adjectives!
This week we have been continuing to learn about the Romans. We have been exploring Roman numerals and the number system that the Romans used.
Using this new knowledge alongside our skills for measuring and reading instructions, we made roman coins using salt dough. We made the salt dough, rolled them in to coin shapes adding roman numerals and painted them using metallic paint. It ended up being very messy but we had lots of fun!
I hope everyone has a lovely October holiday, looking forward to seeing everyone back next term ready to learn!