This term our topic is “Northern Ireland” and we have started by looking at what life would have been like when the first people came to Ireland around 9000 years ago during the Mesolithic Period. Later we will look at the Northern Ireland of today focusing on tourism and weather.
In Literacy we have been identifying the use of powerful verbs and adjectives to use when we will write a story set in Mesolithic times.
We have been working hard in our numeracy. One of the many tasks has been finding out about the properties of 2 dimensional shapes. We made and used right angle testers to find right angles in the classroom and at home.
We have been finding out about the first farmers of the Neolithic times. They were able to grind grain to make flour. We all had a go at grinding grain on this real Neolithic quern stone. We completed activities to compare and contrast Mesolithic with Neolithic such as placing information correctly on a Venn Diagram. We studied Venn Diagrams in our Numeracy.
We made a lovely collage using photos of everyone in our class to promote friendship as part of “Anti Bullying week”