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Callicroft Primary Academy

Term 3

 This term we will be working on Traditional Tales from around the world. This will help us work on our mapping skills in Geography. We will also work on our painting skills and techniques to produce a quality piece of art work.

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 PE

This term PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school prepared for PE on these days.

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 Week 1

  This week we have began to explore the features of Traditional tales. We have looked at the story language they use and the type of characters they have in them in.

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For the next two week we will be working of the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood

    

 Week 2

This week in Geography we have been thinking about what a map would look like from Little Red Riding Hoods house to Grandma's house. We have made 3D maps and paper maps. We have had to use geographical language to describe our maps.

   

   

Week 3

This week we have been looking at place value of two digit numbers. Each digit have a value. There are tens and ones.

    

 

We then looked at different measurements with 2 digit numbers and worked out which was longer and why.

 

We worked out that if the ten digit was bigger it would be the longest measurement even if the ones digit was bigger in the number with less tens.

If the tens digit was the same in each number then the number with the largest ones would be the longest measurement.

Week 4

Year 1 Showcase

Thank you to all the families who joined in with our Tiddlick  activities on Thursday we had a wonderful time explaining and sharing our learning. 

 Making and playing Didgeridoos 

Exploring optical illustions

Measuring length in our jumping frogs competition.

 

Riddle-me-ree

This week we have been writing our own riddles this week, can you guess the answer to our clues? 

 

Week 5

This week we have completed out work on aboriginal art. We made lots of dots to make our picture in earth colours. This one was made at home for homework and too 2 weeks!

Week 6

This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the dog.  We made Chinese dragons and lanterns. We have made a display of our work to celebrate Chinese New Year.

 

Science week

This week we have been taking part it lots of investigative activities for our science we. The focus of our classwork has been about different types of animals and the food they eat. We wanted to find out if the birds who visit our school grounds are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. So we posed the question "What type of food do birds eat?" We made bird feeders from fat and seeds and placed them in pears for the omnivores; meal worms for the carnivores; and seeds and dried fruit for the herbivores. These are our results:

We also went to the fantastic science fair organised by Miss. Hector.

To round off our week of animal based investigations, we designed our own zoo and were mindful of not putting the carnivores next to the herbivores!