A Bucketful of Fun!

Across the last two weeks we had a lot of fun exploring different types of fiction texts. In accordance with our topic, dinosaurs, we focused on Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs. We sequenced the story, identifying the main parts, then we retold it verbally by acting it out. We identified that the stories followed a sequence of beginning, middle and end. This allowed us to place the parts of the story on a story mountain. Later, we used this to retell the story again, this time in written form using story language. To give our story emotion we also created an emotions mountain filled with thoughts and feelings and used this to make our stories more interesting.

We then focused on the characters, moved on to descriptive writing using adjectives. We played outdoor games such as “I spy with my little eye” to extend our knowledge on adjectives. These games also helped us develop our observation, speaking and listening skills.

In Maths we became Noah for the day and decided which animals we wanted to take with us. We remembered that the animals went on to the ark in pairs so we used our skills at counting in multiples of 2 to find out how many animals had got on to the ark. We quickly moved on to addition, adding 1 and 2 digit pairs using concrete, abstract and pictorial methods.

Phew! What a busy couple of weeks we have had!