Dragon Class have had a wonderful half term! We have been learning all about our local area. We went on a walk around Hampton Wick and discussed the human and physical features that we saw. We were lucky enough to hear a train as it rattled across the bridge!

In English we have been looking at a range of stories and used them to write our own version. One of our favourite stories was ‘The Tiger That Came To Tea’. A real tiger sent us a message and asked us to think of another animal that could come to tea. We then wrote our own story about this visit. We were so excited to hear from a real tiger!

In Maths we have been practising our adding and taking away skills. We have used counters, number lines and 100 squares. We have also been working with money and made different totals to buy food from the café. We know that there is no such thing as a 3p coin!

What a busy time we have had in Dragon Class! We have been learning about the North and South Poles and the expeditions of the explorer Ernest Shackleton. In Science we had to rescue Ernest’s crew who had become trapped in the ice. We really enjoyed making predictions about the best way to free the crew and then investigating to discover if our predictions were correct. We managed to rescue all of the crew!
In Maths, we have been learning about different forms of measurement. We weighed different items that Ernest Shackleton needed to take on his ship and ordered them from lightest to heaviest. We have also been learning how to tell the time and we now know when it is o’clock or half past.
 
During our Focus Week we learnt about things that can fly. We designed kites in class and then made our own kites with the children in Reception. We were very excited to test the kites in the playground – some of our kites flew high!