Today, we had a fantastic time visiting our local church and learnt all about the Christmas story. We enjoyed watching the Christmas story and were given the opportunity to wear costumes and act the story out. After that, we created a Jesse Tree. A Jesss Tree is a decorative tree used during Advent to retell the stories of the Bible that lead to Jesus's birth.
This morning, we analysed the first page our new literacy book and thought of words to describe it. We then collaborated to put these words in a beautiful picture called a word cloud.
Check out our word clouds below!
Over this half term, we have been reading the book Pattan's Pumpkin and it has been fantastic! We have wrote many pieces about the text, but our final write was a report about enormous pumpkin rolling down the mountain and crashing in the River Indus. Everyone was so impressed with the reports, we think we have some news reporters in the making.
At the start of this half term we planted our own pumpkin seeds to help us understand how Pattan grew his pumpkin. Although we have not managed to produce a pumpkin yet we have managed to grow some good plants. We stretched our Imagining Muscle and carved our own pumpkins to use in our Zu3D animation re-telling the story of 'Pattan's Pumpkin'. We have all really enjoyed this story this half term.
To finish our learning around the book 'Pattan's Pumpkin' we created an animation of the story using Zu3D software. We drew a story map to help us re-tell the story and then created the characters using plasticine. We had to stretch our Persevering Muscle when we were filming as it was quite frustrating making sure we only moved the characters a tiny amount for each frame. Have a look at our final animations...
We made our own roundhouses and then created a class fort. We stretched our Reasoning Muscle to describe the advantages of living in a fort and how housing changed over time from The Stone Age to The Iron Age.
We went to The Den with Mr Green and used natural resources to make our own paints. We made links to what we've learnt about The Stone Age and picked leaves and berries and crushed them in a pestle and mortar. Have a look at our Stone Age art...