Welcome to Team Dahl Activities
We’ve been working hard in SPAG! Y1 have been using sentences with different forms (questions) while Y2 have been practising what they’ve learned about the present progressive tense.
Hands washed and straight to work! 👍🏻 Very proud & impressed by the resilient attitudes in Team Dahl. 🙂
R.E. – Palm Sunday
In R.E we’ve been developing our understanding of Christianity by describing beliefs and teachings about Easter and naming & explaining the meaning of some religious symbols (palm leaves).
We enjoyed hearing the Bible story of Palm Sunday and acting out Jesus arriving in Jerusalem.
We worked hard to make Palm Sunday storyboards.
In English we were introduced to the Aboriginal Dreamtime story ‘Tiddalick the Frog’ .
We enjoyed predicting what would happen at the end of the story!
We had lots of fun working in small groups to retell the story in order using stick puppets.
PSHE – Happy Healthy Food (It’s My Body)
Team Dahl have been looking at what constitutes, and how to maintain, a healthy lifestyle. Part of this is making healthy choices about food and drink.
We started with some questions – What is a healthy diet and why is it important to eat well?
We worked with a partner to take turns at guessing the healthy food. Then went on to decide which food is ok to eat as everyday food and which food for occasional treats.
We had a ‘Sort the Snacks’ activity where the children were asked to sort the snacks into healthy, unhealthy and not sure category. Cheese being a snack we were unsure about.
We finished off the session with the children making a party menu, thinking about what healthy treats they could have as part of their menu.
Team Dahl enjoyed a fun morning at our Multi-Skills festival where we were very proud to finish in 2nd place!
Marvellous Mathematicians hard at work! Y1 are identifying & sorting 3D shapes while Y2 are recognising & making equal groups to solve problems using repeated addition.
We have been busy bees in SPAG, Y1 are using capital letters for the names of places while Y2 are recognising and beginning to use the past progressive tense.
P.S.H.E. – It’s my Body
In P.S.H.E we’ve been thinking about what constitutes, and how to maintain, a healthy lifestyle including the benefits of physical activity and rest by learning how to recognise the effects that exercise and sleep have on our bodies.
We started by investigating our resting heartbeat and describing what we could feel to our partner. We then exercised for 2 minutes without stopping and talked about how our body reacted to the movement. We worked in pairs to suggest answers to the question, ‘What is my heart doing to help my brain?’
We talked about what happens if we don’t get enough exercise and what this can do to our body and our minds.
We also discussed the importance of getting enough rest. We thought about how much sleep we need and talked about what can happen if we don’t get enough sleep. Lots of us thought that it makes us a bit grumpy, we feel tired and can’t concentrate properly. We considered the possible barriers to a super sleep and thought about what we could do to overcome these.
Topic – Australian Adventures
We have been introduced to our exciting new Topic, ‘Australian Adventures’ 🇳🇿
We started by investigating places, looking at the world’s continents and oceans using an atlas to find where in the world Australia is. We couldn’t believe how far from England it is! We enjoyed quizzing Jacob all about his journey there!
We worked in pairs to devise a simple map of the Australian territories
Religious Education – Shrove Tuesday
In R.E we’ve been developing our understanding of religious beliefs, teachings & celebrations by learning about the Christian tradition, Shrove Tuesday. We found out that Shrove Tuesday is special for Christian people because it is the last day before Lent begins.
We loved finding out about how Shrove Tuesday is celebrated around the U.K. before enjoying a quiz to test our knowledge!
We had great fun making, flipping & eating our own pancake.
Working hard in Mad 4 Maths to solve lots of mathematical problems.
We love reading in Team Dahl.
In Team Dahl doing some Relax Kids. We have been learning basic relaxation techniques, developing body and spatial awareness and developing our emotional and physical fitness. There are lots of benefits to taking part as it helps sharpen concentration, improves energy levels and promotes positive thinking.