What a wonderful term we have had in Forest Class. Our topic this term was Bristol. We learnt about our local area and the features of Bristol. We learnt that Bristol is a city in England which is in Europe. We learnt the other countries of the United Kingdom as well. We thought about aerial photographs and looked at maps. We used an iPad to find our addresses on google maps. We also found the school. We drew our own maps of our journeys to school and used google maps to track some people’s journeys. We also wrote letters to our local MP asking for them to make sure our local area remains safe for us to be in. We finished our topic with a walking tour of the centre of Bristol and the river.
In English we learnt the story of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and created our own Where the Dragons are story. We also read ‘The Jolly Postman’ and though a lot about letter writing we have written letters from and to many of the characters from the story.
In Maths we have thought carefully about addition and subtraction. We have thought of different strategies to help us solve calculations. We have used our fingers, bead bars, pictures and number lines.
Our topic next term is Seasonal Changes. We are looking forward to learning about the weather and different animals that live locally to us and ones that live around the world.