Dolphin Class Weekly Update

24/11/2023

In Dolphins this week we have been preparing, cooking and eating as if we were fighting in the trenches during WW2. As a class on Monday we planned our very own trench stew using 5 simple ingredients, carrots, squash, potatoes, onion stock and bread. Once we had planned we had lots of moans from the class stating, “we’ll make the stew but we definitely aren’t trying it”. On Tuesday, we were in the kitchen chopping the vegetables into bite size pieces, ripping the bread into edible chunks and boiling all the vegetables together in a pot with the stock cube. Then to the tasting! Once served up, every child tried the stew (which we were very impressed with). A few did not like the Dolphin trench stew but the majority enjoyed it, asking for seconds (even though the day before they were adamant they weren’t trying it at all). In all, the class really enjoyed the experience of preparing and cooking their own food, with many sharing how they help out with the cooking at home. 

Elsewhere; in English the class has started a new unit on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The class were very excited when they found out on Monday, as many have watched the film. We have had some excellent sentences throughout the week describing the wintry scene from the film and have progressed on to writing our own version of the start of the film. 

In Maths, we have been comparing and ordering numbers to 1,000. The class has quickly grasped the concept of comparing two numbers and have progressed on to ordering. In our first ordering numbers lesson, we focused on building the numbers so we could physically see which numbers were greater. We then progressed on to using a place value chart. We spent lots of time discussing how we knew the numbers’ orders and if we had put them into ascending or descending order.

In PE, the class have continued to enjoy gymnastics with the focus being again on rolls. We moved on this week to backwards rolls and cartwheels (I didn’t realise they were rolls). The fun and enjoyment that the children were having was clear to see by the smiles on their faces and the enjoyment that came with the improvement in their rolls.

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