Outdoor Vocab Activity
We extended our vocab through using our outdoor word wall. In pairs, one threw a ball at the word wall while another used that word in a sentence. If neither partner knew what the word meant, then they had to look it up in a dictionary before using it.
Teamwork Blanket Ball
We applied our communication and team work skills during PE to play a game of blanket ball. $ players each hold the corner of a blanket and work together to toss a ball to the opposite team's side of the pitch like tennis. It was great fun and fantastic to hear the children encouraging each other so positively.
Marvellous Manchester Map Work
As part of our Marvellous Manchester theme, we've been exploring maps of the local area in lots of different ways. We've compared aerial photos with maps; measured distances between two locations, planned routes; and compared photos of Urmston from the past with Google Streetview.
We reinforced our understanding of the written method for multiplication using nature. Sticks, leaves and stones were used to represent the numbers and the layout required for accurate calculations.
We reflected on the seasons and created beautiful paintings showing a tree throughout the course of a year. Children explored shades of colour and application techniques.
We practised using a growth mindset to create a 'Da Vinci' bridge out of pencils. It wasn't easy and we 'failed' on so many occasions but in the end we were able to achieve our goal through persistence.
Co-operation and Team Building
In PE lessons, we've been developing our co-operation skills which helps us to work well in a team.