Welcome to Potter Class!
We are a year 1/2 class taught by Miss Hensman. We also have Mrs Burroughs to help us in our learning.
|Miss Hensman||Mrs Burroughs|
|Class Teacher||Teaching Assistant|
Potter Class have been very busy since the start of the new term!
In Maths we have been looking at adding and subtracting. We have been using numberlines, Numicon and cubes to help us do this with bigger numbers and explain how we solved the number sentences. We have been excellent mathematicians!
Over the next few weeks in English we are going to be looking at instruction writing.
We have already learnt what imperative verbs and adverbs are and have been using them to boss each other about!
This week we have been looking at the instructions to How to make a Bug Hotel! and thinking about how we can make them even better. We have been making up actions to the words to help us remember them, because we are soon going to be making our very own bug hotels. We are VERY excited about this. We hope that after we have made them, we can teach others how to do it by writing our own set of instructions.
Arts Week – 23.1.17 – 28.1.17
Our Arts Week focus was the Chinese New Year. We learnt all about the different festivities they have and the reasons they have them. We found out why each animal became a year in the Zodiac and why they use the colours red and gold a lot – it is because they believe it means good luck. Throughout the week we have been having a go at different Chinese art. We have made Chinese Lanterns and Drums in the colours of red and gold AND we helped make an amazing Chinese dragon.
On Tuesday we made Chinese Fans. We learnt how to fold them and decorated them beautifully. We used these as part of our Chinese fan dancing with Alex. Our performance of this was on Friday in front of our friends and family. Despite only having two practices, we were amazing!
As well as art, food is also a big part of the Chinese New Year celebrations, so on Thursday we tried a variety of dishes they might eat as part of their festivities. Most of us thought it was very tasty! Our favourites were the Noodles and Chinese vegetables, Prawn Crackers and Spring Rolls. Yummy!