Shark in the Park
As we are a Rights Respecting School, we know that all children have lots of rights. Some of these rights that are linked to the topics we covered in Autumn 2 term, are shown below.
We read stories by the same author - Nick Sharratt. The first story we read and learned was, "Shark in the Park". It begins like this...
Down at the Park, a little boy is testing out his brand new toy.
Timothy Pope, Timothy Pope, is looking through his telescope.
He looks at the sky. He looks at the ground. He looks left and right. He looks all around. And this is what he sees.
What a nasty surprise! In his loudest voice, Timothy cries, "
THERE'S A SHARK IN THE PARK!"
Rights Respecting Schools: Article 17 - Children should ...have access to children's books.
Then we wrote recounts linked to our visits to the church and the library. We used the words first, next, then, after that and finally.
Finally, we wrote plans for our engineering project and wroteevaluations when we had finished. We used the words, "I liked... because..." and "Next time I will..."
We leared about number and place value. We solved calculations mentally and learned how to record those calculations. We learned the bonds to 10 silly rhyme, to help us remember these calculations:
0+10 (big strong men)
1+9 (feeling fine)
2+8 (never late)
3+7 (come from Devon)
4+6 (like to play tricks)
5+5 (come alive!)
6+4 (hold open the door)
7+3 (come for tea)
8+2 (feeling blue)
9+1 (have just gone)
10+0 (super hero!)
The children learned about time, using the words faster, quicker, slower. We thought about how to use position and direction linked to our ICT and geographical learning, using the words forwards, backwards, high, low, up, down, left, right, under, over, on top, next to and across. We also solved lots of problems.
We learned to identify, name, describe and group everyday materials including wood, plastic, metal, glass, water and rock. The words we used to describe materials were: soft, hard, smooth, rough, fluffy, strong, bendy and transparent.
We will be learning how to use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.
Christianity - the Nativity story. To have an understanding of the Christian belief that God is vulnerable - how some people behave or feel because they believe in God.
Rights Respecting Schools: Article 14 (Freedom of thought, conscience and religion): Children have the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion.
We investigated moving pictures.
To create moving pictures using simple levers.
We used the words hinge, lever, pivot, move, fix, pop-up, strengthen, fold, tear, curl, cut.
We listened with concentration and empathy.
We collaborated with others in order to use our voices in different ways and played rhythms on Indian dhol drums. We used the words: rhythm, play, listen, song, repeat, tune.
Article 13: Freedom of expression.
We learned about staying safe - keeping safe, feeling safe; people who help keep me safe; keeping safe from bullying behaviour; keeping safe at home / outside / online; feeling comfortable.
Rights Respecting Schools: Article 19 - Children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally.