This half term our topic for learning is Superheroes.
We have read some exciting stories about super characters (Superworm and Supertato are some of them), as well as talked about real heroes in life such as Florence Nightingale and Rosa Parks. We discussed the qualities and characteristics of superheroes and learnt that powers can be very different: reading, writing and being brave are some of our special powers.
We have been very busy gathering all our work for the display for everyone to see.
Look at our colourful display!!!
Last half term we were learning about Minibeasts. Exciting story books, such as 'The very hungry caterpillar', 'What did the ladybird heard next?' and 'The very quiet cricket' helped us to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and some new insects. Do you remember which insect had 100 legs? Which one can roll into a ball?
Remember to keep an eye on our caterpillars, they will be turning into butterflies soon 🦋.
The half term before we have been learning about our local area using maps and Google earth. We have drawn maps of our school and the garden area as well as talked about Dagenham, London and the UK.
Furthermore, we have learnt about other countries in the world and now we know how to greet each other in the morning in Chinese, Hindu, Italian, Turkish and other languages.
We know that to travel we need a passport and some money. Children have been practising counting pennies on our interactive board in class and by using coins to purchase fruits from out classroom shop.
Our next practical learning journey was on Friday, 11th February, when we held a tasting food session. Children tried different foods, savory and sweet, and discuss tastes, textures and colours of the food. Surprisingly, one of the favourite foods was prawn crackers! Children felt brave to try unfamiliar foods and used their language to describe them, such as crunchy, dry, sweet, lemony, wet, hard, crumbly, soft and yummy.
Here is a little quiz for you:
Can you remember what foods are on the pictures below and where do they come from? Which one did you like and why?
Here are the answers:
- Pizza, Italy
- Chocolate chip cookie, USA
- Mango chutney, India
- Banana chips, Jamaica
- Pain au chocolate, France
- Poppadoms, India
- Pop corn, USA
- Green olives, Turkey
- Feta cheese, Turkey
- Prawn crackers, China
- Rice cakes, China
We wish you a nice holiday! See you back in school on Monday 21st February !!