Our theme for this half-term is Kazam's Quest. Kazam is a mysterious magician from the book, "Leon and the Place Between" and he has sent us a letter asking us to complete his magnificent quest. The quest consists of five challenges that we must complete. Our first challenge was to write a character description of him and what a fantastic job we did! Kazam was very impressed with our work!
"Abdul Kazam is magical! He has a deep purple cloak and an emerald green ring. Look out he could be coming soon. He is really good at magic," wrote Thomas.
"Abdul Kazam has a red fez. He has a purple cloak. He has dust coming out of his hand," added Jessey.
For the next task, he has asked us to find out about circuses from the past. This week we have been working hard to research circuses from the past by reading information and looking at photographs to pique our curiosity. Kazam is on the look out for brilliant work. Once we complete our quest, we hope that he will reward us with a special circus celebration day!
As part of our learning about circuses, we have also been reading the story of "The Circus Ship" and exploring the characters within that story. We have been considering how to describe those characters and have also written our own retelling of the story.
In maths, we have been exploring the place value of 2-digit numbers. We have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones and building them using different apparatus such as base 10, place value counters, tens frames and Numicon. By representing the numbers in different ways we are deepening our understanding.
The children have been having lots of fun exploring Forest school. They have been making big top circus tents out of sticks and string as well as using mirrors to tightrope walk along the branches of the trees.
In art, we have created pop art self-portraits and created text on the laptops in a style similar to that used in "Leon and the Place Between."