Sally subtraction was a very mean little girl who likes to take things away. We use Sally Subtraction to help us learn about subtraction. We looked at different methods of taking away and created a subtraction board game to share with families at Christmas!
In October 2020, Mrs Ryan and Mrs Smith asked for our help. They needed our addition skills to help teach Year R about addition. For this, we made a video in order to teach them how to add!
During this experience, we focused on sentence writing. We used full stops, capital letters and what makes a sentence. We explored the story of Tiddler by Julia Donaldson and thought about why it is important to tell the truth. We wrote and retold our stories through using confident speaker voices.
Curiouser and Curiouser:
This was a whole school experience where we explored the world of Alice and Wonderland. Year 1 had the section where Alice has to swim in her own tears. We used water colour to produce water droplets to represent the tears that Alice cried. We then re-wrote this part of the story to coincide this.
The Bad Day:
During this experience, we focused on 'The Bad Day' by Frann Preston-Gannon. The book is about caring for others, which was our character trait focus. We learnt the story and adapted the characters and setting, thinking about the parts of the story and their purpose. We then wrote our own stories with our chosen character and setting, to share with others.
Let It Seal!
We received a letter from Lavender care home explaining that because of the world at the moment, it was not possible to see family and friends. Therefore, we wrote Christmas cards to put a smile on their faces. We learnt all about acrostic poems using onomatopoeia, similes, alliteration and rhyme to put into our cards.
For this experience, we learnt how to write clear instructions so that people can follow them to find the geocaches that we place. We hope that our Geocaches will attract people to the wonderful landmarks that Seal has to offer!