Our new text is Man on the Moon which links brilliantly to our topic of space!
Today we used drama to help us understand and remember our new story.
Next week we will learn the skills needed to write a diary entry from the point of view of the main character, Bob.
This week in writing we have been learning all about factfiles and how to write them. Next week we begin writing a factfile all about letters and what happens to them after they are posted through the postbox.
Here are som pictures of Panda class using drama freeze frames to show different stages of a letter’s journey to your doormat!
This week in Geography, Panda Class conducted observational fieldwork of the school and its grounds. To record what we found, we made Journey Sticks. These sticks told a story of the natural environment of our school. We added a range of items- leaves, twigs, feathers, conkers, tree bark rubbings.
The children did really well and were very proud of what they made. Great job Pandas!!
Welcome to our new Topic- Where We Live.
This half term Panda class will be reading The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. This links to our topic about the local area. We will be using Geography lessons to explore the local environment and conduct some simple fieldwork.
For our second piece of writing this half term, we are retelling the story of Traction Man. Here is Panda class retelling the story orally with actions!
Great job, Pandas!
For the last few weeks in art we have been looking at The Toy Shop, a piece by Peter Blake. We have been trying to replicate his original, firstly by painting the door and walls and then by collaging the toy shop window with toy pictures. Finally, we have added details, such as th window frame and door handles.
Here are some pictures of Panda class hard at work and one of a finished piece.
We have had a fantastic first full week back in Panda Class.
In writing, we have been using adjectives to describe characters from our toy themed text, Traction Man and film, Toy Story.
For PE we were very lucky to have our first ballet class. The children did a fantastic job, showing excellent control and balance.
Looking forward to another fun filled week!