Class 5 - Octopus

Term 4 Report

In Octopus Class we have been exploring dinosaurs as part of our topic work.  As part of our literacy work we have been labelling dinosaur pictures and some of the children have been using adjectives, nouns and verbs to develop a piece of descriptive writing.

On Monday mornings we enjoyed our visits to the school garden with Ruth.  We also visited Pennyhooks Farm and helped to feed the animals and collect eggs.  Ruth then cooked the eggs in the garden and we made egg sandwiches for our snack.

In Art we enjoyed printing two large dinosaurs, for displays in the school, and a volcano.  We also printed some dinosaur foot prints.  The children also made dinosaurs, in our junk modelling session, and printed them.

In Maths we looked at 2D and 3D shapes and the number of sides, faces, vertices and edges.  The class also enjoyed their swimming on a Wednesday morning.

In the last week of term, we had a visitor to run our sensory story workshop and the children made a spoon puppet each.

We also said goodbye to our Class Teacher and the children made a lovely Octopus goodbye card. 

 Term 3 Report

In Term 3 we started exploring our Dinosaur Topic. We have had great fun digging for dinosaur bones in the sand and identifying the different features. In literacy we used this to label dinosaurs and write sentences to describe either a dinosaur or a dinosaur setting. We tried really hard to think of adventurous adjectives to make our sentences more interesting. We also practised our use of prepositions and positional language during dinosaur hunts around school and directing a partner to find a hidden dinosaur using verbal instructions. 

In Maths we have been using 2D shapes to create dinosaur pictures and practised making shapes either out of playdough or with a ruler. We have also challenged our peers to continue a repeating pattern and grouped shapes according to their properties.  

During our cooking sessions, we have enjoyed making tasty treats such as dinosaur biscuits, volcano cakes, dinosaur nests and pancakes. We have practised taking turns to read the recipe instructions, weigh out ingredients and stir the mixtures. In art we have looked at creating patterns using different materials and collaging materials to create dinosaurs and volcanoes.