After a relaxing winter break, Chippewa class returned full of enthusiasm to start a new term. We launched straight into our new topic ‘Pharaohs, Forces and Flow’. Exploring the lives of people in ancient Egypt, led us to learn the process of mummification and we began to write our names and secret messages in hieroglyphics. For homework, the children researched different facts about ancient Egypt and even created their own artefacts!
Our celebration lunch was inspired by A. A Milne and we had great fun writing our own poems based upon Winnie the Pooh and his friends. We have also used our topic work to explore the story the Egyptian Cinderella. As a class, we innovated parts of the story and wrote our own, focusing on using adjectives to make our writing descriptive.
In mathematics, we begun to learn about fractions and learnt a catchy song to help us remember the difference between denominator and numerator. We enjoyed using our fraction wall to help us with equivalent fractions and calculating with fractions with the same denominator.
In P.E, we are always focusing on building our hand eye co-ordination and have used this to begin to learn to play tag rugby and badminton. We are looking forward to continuing this during the next half term.