Blog week ending 23rd April

It is the end of another fun filled week in Pear class. We have all thoroughly enjoyed the sunshine but also the shade that Pear Class garden provides!
Our week has centred around beanstalks again and we enjoyed the story of Jasper and the Beanstalk.  We began our week with some imaginative work as we decided what we might like to find at the top of our own beanstalks.  We used fabulously descriptive language to draw our beanstalks and we even tried making some similes.  Some beanstalks were as tall as giraffes!  We had great fun with Mrs Grimes mid week as we made music to ascend the beanstalk.  The children decided that their music would get louder the higher we climbed and we discovered that this was called a crescendo!
In our mathematical work, we have been subtracting this week.  We did this through a story-telling game.  We played in pairs, one person was the giant, the other was Jack.  The giant put his treasure in the castle and Jack came along and stole some of the treasure. We discovered that when we took some of the treasure away, we ended up with less. Next week, we'll take this a step further and along side lots of talking about taking away, we'll begin to record our subtractions.  We have also been measuring this week.  The giant left a big footprint in our classroom and we used cubes to measure its length.  We compared this to the length of our own feet.  We then had a go at measuring lots of things around our classroom with cubes. 
In our RWI work, we've focused on two new sounds - ir, whirl and twirl and ou, shout it out. 
We only have one more sound to learn next week and then that's set 2 complete!
In our PE session this week we focused on rolling and controlling our bodies as we moved in different ways. It was very funny seeing each other do the teddy roll and some of us were amazed that our friends could even roll backwards!
I hope you enjoy the glorious sunshine this weekend!
Mrs H-S.
Magic Maths!
Growing beanstalks and making music!
Exploring Time!