Gorillas - Spring 2022
Welcome to Gorillas class! Our class team consists of Mrs Evans-Cook (Class Teacher), Mrs Jenny Croke (Class Teacher), Mrs Williams (Teaching Assistant) and Miss Perkins (1:1 Teaching Assistant). We are starting the Spring half term with the topic 'Environment'! The text we will be reading is 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson. Using the text we will be creating a diary entry, a narrative developing setting,characters and plot and we will also be creating our own poem. The text is set In the middle of a windswept wasteland full of discarded scrap metal lives a sad and lonely old man. In spite of his gloomy surroundings, he dreams every night of a lively forest full of trees, birds, and animals. When he finds a broken light fixture that looks like a flower, his imagination is sparked. He begins to build a tin forest, branch by branch, creature by creature. In time, real birds arrive, bearing seeds, and soon the artificial forest is taken over by living vines and animals until it looks just like the forest of the old man's dreams.
The rich, detailed illustrations and the lyrical text carry an important, empowering message for children and adults alike: No matter where you live or what your circumstances are, where there is imagination, there is hope.
Previous Autumn Term Learning
We have really enjoyed reading 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' by Oliver Jeffers and through exploring the text and different genres of writing , we created our own narratives. We have concentrated on puntuation, paragraphs, nouns/pronouns and lots more. Below is an example of some of the finalised pieces. Please ignore the highlighted parts - self assessment!!!!
In Maths, we have been concentrating on place value, additon and subtraction. We have used a range of concrete apparatus to support our learning:)