Tiger Class showed off what excellent authors they are this week when they completed their non-fiction texts - they look amazing! Well done Tigers! They are complete with diagrams, headings, illustrations, blurbs, front covers and some even include glossaries! If you want to come in and have a read they are all hanging up in our classroom. Keep up the good work Tigers!
Tiger Class have just begun a project to create their own non-fiction books. First we explored and investigated non-fiction books from the library, having a go at identifying different features such as titles, labels, contents pages and headings. Then in preparation for finding out more about our class animals, about which we will be writing our books, we practiced writing notes by picking out key words in sentences. In an afternoon rotation, and as part of our topic work, we then visited each different class and teacher to find out about all the different class animals, taking notes about each one. We have also learnt how to label pictures and have begun our books by creating our front covers. They are already looking great! Well done Tigers!
Tiger Class have been matching animals up with their babies. We have discussed the names of the baby animals we know but found, watching this video, that there are lots of baby animal names that we are not sure of! Can you spot any baby animals in the video that you don't know the names of? Could you use the internet or non-fiction books to see if you could find out their names? If you find a baby animal name, please comment on this post so Miss Humphreys can learn too!
Tiger Class have had their author's hats on today when thinking about creating their own version of 'The Gruffalo'. We have worked hard on ordering and sequencing the original story and are now thinking about retelling it a new and unusual way by changing the setting and therefore the characters within it. Some stories now take place under the sea with characters such as 'The Gruffashark' whilst others take place in a rainforest. We then thought about some really interesting titles for our new stories and with suggestions like "The Revenge of the Deep" and "The Awesome Adventure", I wouldn't be surprised if some of the children in Tiger Class go on to be authors themselves!
This week I have challenged Tiger Class to complete a food diary, recording what they have eaten each day of the week. We will be having a look at these on Friday and talking about how successfully we have managed to eat a balanced diet!
This week in Science we have been finding out about keeping healthy. We looked at the different food groups and talked about why it is important to eat a balanced diet.
TIGER CHALLENGE: Can you design a balanced meal by picking out one or two items from each food group using the page below?
This week in Literacy we have been working on the story of "The Gruffalo" by Julia Donaldson.
We started by reading the story and talking about what happens and why. We really liked the little mouse who manages to trick all the creatures in the wood, even the gigantic gruffalo!
Next we had a go at describing the characters in the story and created mind-maps with all the adjectives we could think of. Then we had a go at creating story maps, where we used pictures and words to record the story in our own way.
This week Tiger Class have been working hard in all areas of the curriculum. We have been looking at the story of 'The Gruffalo' in Literacy, thinking about being healthy in Science, creating a collage in Art and supporting the nursery children in Penguins as part of PSHCE.