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Cherry on tour – Europe

It is global week this week and Cherry are going on tour of Europe. We have been very busy looking at where Europe is  and the different countries that are part of it. We have used atlases and today we became the ruler of a country. Each child became an expert of 1 place and used maps to identify features of their place. They then have presented to the class about their country. Tomorrow we will be inventing our own European countries that has all the best bits Europe has to offer.

Hello and Welcome

Hi everyone we having finally sorted all the technical issues and have our blog up and running. We will attempt to update this each week so keep an eye out for new posts.

We have had a fantastic start to the year and the children are working super hard. We really enjoyed our stater project linked to the Here We Are book and now we are fully immersed in the Lion , the Witch and the Wardrobe. We have been studying the text and writing descriptions of characters and places.  The children lived designing maps of Narnia and we have used them to learn about compass points and keys.

Having recapped the 2x 5x and 10x table towards the end of this week we will be embarking on the 3x table.
As if this wasn’t enough the children have tried very hard at new art skills too- we have been learning watercolour techniques and have used these to design Christmas Cards.  We hope you’ll be impressed.
Here are a few pics from our busy first few weeks. Lots more to follow .

Woodborough Maths Day

    What a busy day it has been!

Cherry  class started off with a puzzle about frogs leaping or sliding over to other Lilly pads in order to get to the other side.  Most children figured out the least amount of movement necessary to achieve the result!

Next we turned out focus to our topic work on soil and earthworms.  The children cut 3length of wool to represent what they thought would be a small, average and giant fully grown earthworm.  They were all pretty similar in they results and amazed when they saw the actual sizes in real life! The smallest fully grown earthworm measures about 2 cm, average in the UK about 20-25 cm and the largest species grows to an impressive 350 cm!

Next we measured our own height and compared it to the smalles and the average size earthworm.  The children are about 65 ish times bigger than the smallest and 6.5 times bigger than the average worm.

In the afternoon the children tried to figure out how to move a chicken, a fox and some corn across a river without one getting eaten by another.  The children can explain this to you in more detail. Almost all were able to solve this puzzle.  Well done.

A lot of fantastic problem solving Maths today.  If there is still any brainpower left, have another play at Times Tables Rockstar. The battle will be over at 6 p.m. tonight!