Dinosaur Danger at the World Museum.
This week Maple started a new story unit on the wonderful picture book Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers and spent a fantastic day at the World Museum, Liverpool!
It all began with the learning session, “What’s that dinosaur?” where Maple class impressed us with their knowledge of dinosaur information. They had an amazing opportunity to handle lots of old dinosaur bones and we learnt a lot more about our ancient ancestors. We popped over to the bug house and saw giant frog-tarantulas and a colony of fire ants which crawled over our heads, carrying leaves heavier than their bodyweight.
Maple class really enjoyed exploring the Natural History collections where we had a chance to look at insect specimens close up through a microscope and handle other skulls and fossils. Lastly, we had some time to see upside-down jellyfish in the aquarium before we headed our sleepy way home on the coach. What a wonderful visit!
We have just completed our first week learning the story Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers and watched the short film of the book which Maple class enjoyed very much! Next week we’ll continue learning the text and doing short burst writing tasks before we start writing our own version.
In Maths this week Maple class did lots to do with collecting and recording data and we spent time interpreting what it all meant, for example reading tally charts and bar charts to discover the most/least popular.
Maple class learnt what an algorithm was and created our own set of instructions for teaching an alien how to open a jam jar (Miss Jones was the alien!). We then created our own programmes on the iPads using Apps like BeeBot!
This week we focussed on the funny story This is Not My Hat by Jon Klaassen and did some comprehension activities.
This week Maple class have joined Cedar in practising for our Christmas Play and have made a fantastic start on learning the songs!