Instruction learning

This week we are learning about instructions in our English lessons. We had two sets of instructions to use to make ourselves a toucan mask. We had to read and compare them and then decide which set to follow. We decided that one set was much clearer than the other and that made them easier to follow. We enjoyed following the instructions to make our masks and were able to start thinking about what instructions need.

Listening

Today in Circle Time we focused on listening – one of our behaviours for learning. We played a game where we had to practise passing the tambourine around the circle as silently as possible. It was very tricky! We then listened for 1 minute inside and 1 minute outside and made a list of all the things we learnt. It was interesting how different children heard different things. We decided some children are about to close out certain noises like coughing and shuffling. We thought these children must be able to learn more as they are less distracted. We went around the circle and thought about why it is important to listen in school:

Line drawings

In Art yesterday we learnt how to do a line drawing focusing on size and shape. Today we learnt how to add texture to our drawings by using lines, dots and shading. We explored different textures first and then drew some fruits that had different textures. We tried hard to use the different methods. Some of us even learnt about some new fruit we hadn’t seen before!

Egg-speriment Results!

We have now tested our egg helmets to see if they worked. Before we tested them we discussed how to keep it a fair test. We decided that:

• The same person would test them all.
• They would all be dropped not thrown.
• They would all be dropped from the same height.

This made sure it was a fair test. Have a look at our photos to see the results!