This term we will be learning all about growing. Firstly, focusing on planting our own seeds and watching them grow into mature plants, thinking about what plants need to grow and identifying a range of common wild and garden plants. We will then move onto learning about the seasons where children will express what they have learnt by making a weather report and creating an art piece. After this, we will learn all about a variety of different animals, including humans.
Home Learning - Term 4
From Monday 22nd February, please find the daily home learning documents below.
All of these documents will also be uploaded to seesaw.
If you have any questions, please contact the class email address.
Thank you, Miss Ashwood
Term 3: Home learning
Please find home learning documents below, from Monday 4th January.
If you have any questions, please email the class email address:
Thank you, Miss Ashwood
Where we live!
During this topic we will be exploring everything about where we live. We will first focus on our local area of Shepway, thinking about our homes and what we have in our local area. To help us understand more about our locality, we will go on a walk around Shepway to understand features of our local area and to identify human and physical features. We will develop our map work skills by placing symbols on a section of a map of our local area. Next, we will move onto exploring another area of the UK, Paddington’s new home...London! We will explore what London is like and compare it to Shepway. After this, we will move onto Peru, where Paddington is originally from. We will find out what Peru was like for Paddington and investigate similarities and differences of the two countries.
Merry Christmas Lime Trees!
Below are some photos of what we got up to during the Christmas period!
Peru experience day!
Today the children had a jam packed day full of Peruvian experiences! We began the day by learning some dances from Peru. We then tasted some Peruvian deserts- lemon meringue pie, creme caramel and arroz con leche (cinnamon rice pudding). We then went on a tour of Peru to find out more about landmarks. We also decided if they were human or physical features.
Our trip to Peru!
We went on a virtual trip to Peru! First, we had to receive our boarding passes and then Mrs Edmonds welcomed us onto the airplane as we gave our boarding passes to Miss Ashwood. As we settled down in our seats, we got given an in-flight snack. We took off and landed in Peru, where we then experienced a virtual tour of Lima, learning about some important landmarks such as the Government Palace and the colourful buildings with balcony’s.
Today the children helped Paddington work out how many marmalade jars he has left after eating some. We had to write the number sentences and draw the part whole model to match.
We then moved onto using counters and creating our own problems.
Map of the UK
In our first lesson of learning about the countries that form the UK, we worked in small groups to put together the different countries in the correct places. We created a key on the mini whiteboards which helped to recognise the different countries- England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. See if we can tell you the names of the four countries of the UK at home!
We bought our maths learning outside today, using chalks to draw tens frames and completing the addition sentences using the counters or cubes to help us!
Our class book- Paddington!
We have had time to sit down and read our class book, which is Paddington. We have found it really useful to each have the book to use during our learning, which is all linked around this text. Miss Ashwood even put on the Paddington soundtrack for us to listen to whilst reading!
Our Paddington’s guides to London
We used our knowledge of the London landmarks to create a guide to London. Have a look at some of our fantastic writing!
Learning about London Landmarks
Children worked in pairs to read the fact sheets and watch some videos and then presented facts to the rest of the class.
Open top London bus tour!
Today we experienced a virtual open top bus tour around London! We saw lots of different important landmarks such as the London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Shard. We had a think about what landmarks Paddington would enjoy seeing. We thought his favourites would be Buckingham Palace and the London Underground. Hopefully he won’t get into too much trouble!
Today, lime tree class walked to their local postbox to deliver their postcards they had written about their woodland adventure! We cannot wait to see the adult’s reactions when they finally arrive!
Learning to add by counting on with numbers within 20
Today we explored a range of maps. Discussing what maps are, why people use maps, and what features a good map has and why. We then moved on to investigating different map symbols. We worked in groups as a class competition to see how many symbols we could guess correctly! Miss Ashwood gave us a clue- the symbols were all showing features from our local area.
Lime tree’s woodland adventure!
Human and physical features
Today we labelled 2 different images with the features we could see. Then we made a key so we could identify human or physical features.
Comparing groups of objects
Today the children used a range of manipulatives to compare groups of objects. First, they used the bead strings and then used base 10 and had to write more than, less than or equal to when comparing their group of objects to their partner’s group.
Paddington’s bathroom nightmare!
Today we watched a short clip from the film ‘Paddington’. We sequenced events from the clip, where Paddington gets himself in a pickle when exploring a bathroom for the first time! We then worked in groups to act out the scene from the film.
Human and physical features
Today we learnt about human and physical features. Human features are built by people and physical features are natural and would be here even if there were no people around. (Test us to see if we can remember the difference and give you some examples!)
We worked in pairs to sort the picture into human and physical features.
Tens and ones!
Today we had a practical maths lesson where we began looking at tens and ones in numbers. We first used cubes to show 1 ten and counted on the ones, and then moved onto base 10. We then had the task of working in groups to match the base 10 pictures to the digit card.
We have now watched the film ‘Paddington’, and have began to think about the home that Paddington has moved into, the Brown family’s house. We worked in pairs to think of adjectives for different parts of their home.
Types of houses in the UK
Today we worked in groups to classify a range of pictures of different types of houses into detached, semi-detached, terraced, flats, bungalows, cottages and mobile homes.
All About Me
During this learning experience, Lime Tree Class will have the opportunity to learn about changes within their living memory by exploring different family trees. The royal family and the Queen’s coronation will also be explored so that children understand more about events which have occurred beyond their living memory.
Also, children will develop their knowledge that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults, as well as understanding the basic needs of humans for survival. In addition, the importance of exercise, food and hygiene for a healthy lifestyle will be explored.
Attached below is the knowledge organiser for this term.
We learnt about the importance of exercise for our mind and bodies to keep healthy and strong.
We completed three different types of exercise: a Joe Wicks’ style workout, yoga and Zumba. We discussed how the different exercises made our bodies feel, for example, the yoga made us feel relaxed and the Zumba made us feel energised!
Designing our own monsters!
Today we designed our own monsters, thinking about the different features that we want to write about when we come to our description.
Today we worked in pairs, using our description skills to describe some monsters.
Today we worked in teams to create different animals, thinking about the animal's skin and texture.
We looked at the features of a hen and rooster and compared them by drawing on the templates and labeling our drawings.
In learning experience we have been learning what animals need to survive, the four main things are food, water, air and shelter.
We designed a chicken coop for the chicks when they go to their new home, keeping in mind
the things animals, including humans, need to survive.
RE- Christian values
We discussed the Christian values.
We have been able to hold the chicks this week!
We were really excited to feel the soft down of the chicks and we learnt how to hold a chick safely.
We used our knowledge of characteristics of different types of animals to help us identify zoomed in pictures of animals.
On Wednesday the chicks were moved into the brooder box, they are looking a lot more fluffy and are enjoying the space to run around!
We have been learning that there are different types of animals, using the acronym B.R.A.M.F to help us remember- birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and fish! We then used our knowledge of this to help us classify animals into groups and if the animal produces eggs or live babies.
On Tuesday there was a small crack in one egg and on Wednesday morning we were surprised to see four tiny chicks!
On Monday, we predicted when we thought the chicks would hatch. Underneath our predictions we observed what we could see, either in the incubator or brooder box, and if there were any changes.
The new additions to Lime Tree Class!
On Monday, we received 10 eggs in an incubator. We will be learning all about baby animals, sorting and classifying animals by their offspring, explaining what animals need to survive and using a range of scientific language.
The Queen's Coronation
Today we made props out of junk modelling for when we act out the Queen's coronation. We made the Orb, the Sceptre with the cross, the St. Edward's crown and the Purple Robe of Estate.
Reading for Pleasure
Everyday we get the chance to sit down and enjoy a book of our choice. We have really enjoyed sitting in the book corner and getting comfy on the beanbags!
Timeline of the Queen's life
Today we ordered pictures of the Queen's life, from the day she was born, all the way to her 94th birthday!