B and M talked about one of their favourite books during book and tell today. Both of these books sound brilliant! B’s is one of 12 books in the How to Train your Dragon series and he’s read them all! He loves to read facts about the different dragons.
M’s book, The Wild Treehouse of Borneo, is beautifully illustrated and we enjoyed hearing her tell us about the Proboscis Monkey and the Silverleaf Monkey which has golden fur as an infant but turns a wonderful silver colour as an adult.
We’re enjoying the warmth of the gorgeous September sunshine this morning whilst we sketch in Brockwell Park. We human beings need simple things to thrive and feeling connected to our natural world is top of the list I think .
In their art lesson this afternoon the children used viewfinders to isolate an area of a Van Gogh picture to focus on as a catalyst for their own mark making. I will post photos of the children’s art in due course..
Continuing to make progress with our marathon target this year. It’s easier when the sun is shining and it’s a gorgeous morning! It’ll be tougher in February!
In English, the children continued to write about the personality of the main characters in The Snail and the Whale.
Today they came up with adjectives for the whale…’Calm’ (Jotham) and selfless (Zed) were especially accurate I thought.
In our maths lesson today the children were consolidating yesterday’s learning by generating their own double digit numbers to partition and then write into number sentences. The commutative law in maths shows that addition sentences can be written in any order so a + b = c and b + a = c