Today group 2 created woodland faces among the trees. Using playdough as the base they collected natural materials to add details.
Group 8 read a beautiful book and discussed different types of homes from around the world. Using what they could find in the woods they designed and built a new shelter.
Fractions can be difficult to understand, so we used Lego to help us. Mr Watson suggested we call the horizontal bar in a fraction the ‘out of’ bar (usually called the ‘division bar’). This helped us to make the connection between 1 out of 2 bricks is blue to, 1 out of 2, to 1/2.
To link with our evolving Topic of ‘The Gorilla & the Butterfly’, Y2 made symmetrical butterflies using Lego. Mrs Manser & Mr Watson were very impressed with the variety of different ways the children used the Lego.
This week group 2 built a den. They began by clearing the area and sorted the sticks into piles. The collaboration on display was incredible, the children shared their ideas and worked together to move the sticks, leaves and other materials to create their shelter.
Today group 1 had great discusssions based around shape and colour. While collecting their necklace materials they noticed light and dark shades, circles, triangles and repeated patterns. Another exciting Maple Cross explorers!