Day Two in the Art Studio…

After learning about Ken-te-strips yesterday, Macy was very excited to show off her dress from Ghana…


We spent this morning sequencing the main points of the story before beginning our own story board to show these events.

We had an exciting yet busy afternoon. We used the oil pastels to draw a spider’s web, thinking carefully about the shapes and designs. After using a water wash, we had lots of fun using the plasticine to make banana leaves which we used to print onto our webs. It was important that we thought carefully about the shape of a banana leaf as in the story, the wonderful web was found on a banana tree.


Some of us had another go at weaving. Although this was quite tricky at first, we are finding it easier with a bit more practise.


After this, we did some sewing. Lots of us were definitely like Tough Tortoise as sewing isn’t easy! Thank you to Debora, who was a Helpful Hen by helping those around her when she felt more confident herself.

Day One in the Art Studio…

This morning, we launched our fortnight in the art studio by playing bingo. We carefully read some clues which we had some pictures of on our bingo mats. Some of the words were new to us and included:

Lion, carnivore, continent, Africa, Antarctica, yam, ken-te-strips


We then enjoyed playing hangman which revealed the phrase ‘Ghana is in Africa’.


We then found out that our book with a hook is set in Ghana, a country in Africa.


After listening the story ‘The Spider Weaver’, we used the story sack to pull out some significant objects. These helped us to understand the story when we read it together for the second time.

Mastering Place Value…

In our Maths lessons we have been looking at different two digit numbers and writing these in different ways. We understand that they are made up of some tens and some ones.

As well as partitioning numbers into tens and ones, we have also been thinking of other ways to make up these numbers. We used the Base 10 equipment to help us with this as it was quite tricky.

I wonder if you can partition these numbers?

74                          55                              82