We have started our new topic on recycling. The children have sorted out different materials for the different recycling bins and even made an up-cycled item!
EO have been incredibly taken a deeper look at Antarctica, especially as our class explorer 'Alan', has been conducting his research there! We started off by discussing what Alan will need to bring to Antarctica before he jetted off. We gave reasons for the items of clothing using conjunctions, like so and because. Then, we had to use sequencing words to plan Alan's journey to Antarctica.
EO had to use descriptive sentences to describe Killer Whales, to add to Alan's travel journal. We really enjoyed listening to the Orcas making pulsed calls and whistles and discussed how they make these noises as a way of communicating with other whales.
When we came back after Christmas, we started off our topic again by asking questions for Alan's investigation. We used question words at the start and a ? at the end. Unfortunately, Alan's hot chocolate kept on going cold before he could drink it. To help Alan we decided to think of ways he could keep his flask warm.
To finish our topic on Antarctica, EO made a checklist for a factual report. We used it to make reports about seals and penguins.
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