This week the children have started looking at the story of Percy The Park Keeper – After The Storm. The children read the beginning of the story where a tree fell down in a storm.
Today in our school woods the children explored the features of trees and learnt about the different parts of the trees.
The children all found that the trees in our woods are very very tall! They have branches way up high with leaves on. The children thought that the branches on the trees were like our arms and the leaves the trees hands.
The children then thought about the trees body – the trunk. Some trees have big trunks and some have small trunks. The children described how the trunk felt.
We then had a look if we could see the trees roots under all the autumn leaves.
We then went to see if any trees in our woods had fallen down like our Percy the Park Keeper story.
The children had two sets on non identical cubes. The children had to use their sorting skills to sort the cubes into the different colours and then make two bars to compare the amount. The children used their maths knowledge to explain which colour cubes had more and which had fewer.
This week it has been ‘barvember’ so as well as our normal Maths lessons we have done more bar models. We have found some of them quite tricky especially the word problems because we have had to read the questions carefully in order to understand how to work out the answers.