Spring Term 1 - Week 3

Week 3

This week in English we have been learning to use verbs to describe feelings and also expanded noun phrases to describe things.  We then wrote letters as Florence Nightingale to her sister, Frances, telling her about her experience of Scutari Hospital using expanded noun phrases and verbs.

In Maths, the Year 2s have continued to consolidate their understanding of money and have been solving problems using money. We have learnt to use subtraction to calclulate change and have understood when we need to use addition when dealing with money.  Year 1s have been learning to use  a number line to count and can compare numbers using the vocabulary 'more than, less than and equal to.'

In Science we had some fantastic discussions about whether the things we were given were alive, dead or had never been alive. We recorded our findings as a block diagram.

In History this week we learnt about Mary Seacole and why she was significant individual from the past because she demonstrated a lot of resilience during her lifetime. We learnt that she used herbal remedies to help the soldiers during the Crimean War and the children had the opportunity to smell and feel some of the herbs she used (cinnamon, lemongrass, ginger, thyme and liquorice).  We then compared Mary Seacole's experience of the Crimean War to that of Florence Nightingale.