Otters Class Blog – 20.4.18

For the beginning of this term we have had two art days.  On Monday we stayed in our own classroom and we sketched flowers.  We then took pictures of the flowers using the ipads.  When we had a picture we liked we zoomed in and did a screen shot.  We then printed these out and used them to paint flowers in the style of Georgia O’Keefe.  She was an American artist who painted lots of big flowers, but they were always bigger then the canvas to create beautiful paintings.

In maths this week we have been looking at odd and even numbers to remind ourselves what they look like.  We remembered that we cannot share odd numbers equally between two.  We discovered that when we add two odd numbers or two even numbers together they always make an even number.  We then looked at missing numbers in number sentences.  The missing number can be anywhere in the sum, at the beginning, at the end or in the middle.

In English we have been reading The Scarecrows’ Wedding, by Julia Donaldson.  We have been writing sentences using conjunctions to join two small sentences together.

‘You can come to our wedding if you give us a feather.’

Harry O’Hay went to collect pink flowers, but he needed water.’

Also in art we have been creating our own scarecrows using various materials to make them as realistic as possible.