After a busy winter break, Yakama returned to school with great enthusiasm. We started our new topic ‘Pharaoh, Forces and Flow’. We have explored the jobs that Ancient Egyptians carried out, as well as the rituals they used including mummification. The children also wrote their names using hieroglyphics and drew a self-portrait, adding Egyptian jewellery and make up to make them look authentic.
We had an enjoyable celebration lunch this half term, celebrating the life and work of A.A Milne. The class looked at a variety of poems that he had written about Winnie the Pooh and his friends. They also found out facts about him and wrote a descriptive paragraph about the work he produced. Yakama enjoyed writing their own poems, using adjectives and rhyme to good effect.
In mathematics this half term, Yakama have been learning all about fractions. They began the term finding fractions of shapes and small quantities, practically using counters to represent the numbers in the questions provided. As well as this, the children have been using a fraction wall within lessons to help them find fractions equivalent to a half, a quarter and a third. Fractions were also compared and ordered using a number line. Yakama have ended this half term by developing their multiplication skills, using the grid method and base ten to support them when multiplying larger numbers.
In art this term, the children have learnt about the New Year and ‘New Year Resolutions’. They found out about the different activities that take place on the 31st January to celebrate the start of a new year. Yakama made their very own resolutions and shared these with the school during our class assembly. We used a range of colourful oil pastels to create our very own firework display pictures. Black card was used to make a silhouette of buildings and clock towers, and then we added a range of different fireworks above them in the night sky.