Otters Class Blog 31.1.20

In Science we have been learning about animals and their habitats. We went on a mini beast hunt searching for them in different habitats. We went in the forest area and searched under leaves, bark, logs, twigs, on trees and in the hedgerow.  (Reggie)

Isla, Thalia and Ella S found a slug on a log.  Madeline, Kaia and Bella also found a slug on the play area. Lacie, Charlie, Henry and Alfie found four worms underneath a log.  Charlie saw a fly.  Isabella, Eliana, Ella and Ruby found 5 worms and two spiders. Alfie saw a millipede We had to think of words to describe the habitat that they were living in. These words included dark, damp, cold, wet, moist, dry, light. Later on in the week, we learned about camouflage.  We then had to place different coloured paper somewhere in the classroom where it would be easily camouflaged. We repeated this by putting it somewhere it would be easily seen.  We then played a game to show how species evolve and become camouflaged in their habitat.

George liked learning about the leaf bug and how it can camouflage like a leaf. 

Blake liked seeing how a frog can blend in with some brown leaves. 

Evie liked it when we searched for different coloured lolly pop sticks (representing snakes) in the grass and had to see which ones were easier and harder to find.  We plotted it on the graph and saw that green was less easy to find. 

In maths, Charlie liked making a graph with our bodies to show our class favourite colour.  We then also made a block graph to show this.

Prim enjoyed going on a traffic survey. We walked to the main road and had to complete a tally to show the number of vehicles that passed by in ten minutes.

In PE, Frankie liked doing a warm up playing red, amber, green game. We had to balance when we stopped for red.  George and Isla liked making a sequence of 4 in gymnastics. The children had to include a jump, a balance, a roll and a shape.

In English, Madeline enjoyed writing her own quest story. We have also started to learn and study a story called Lost in the Jungle.  We have put the story into 5 parts, The beginning, build up, problem, resolution and ending.  In drama, we created freeze frames for the different parts of the story.