Monthly Archives: October 2018

Video: Our Bodies

This week we have been looking at our bodies. We started the week by labelling the body and thinking about how different body parts moved.

We sang the song ‘I’ve got a body’ as we twisted, pulled, pushed, crouched, crawled, clapped, stamped, hopped and jumped. We did an assault course where we had to balance, jump, hop, turn and crawl. We also danced to different styles of music moving slowly or quickly.

During our maths lessons we continued to think about our bodies and how tall they are. Each colour group got themselves into height order and discussed whether someone was either taller or shorter. We were able to find out who the shortest and tallest children were in our groups too. Then we went outside and put the groups together and put the whole class into height order.

Then we used non-standard measurement items like pegs, cubes and sticks to measure ourselves. We took it in turns with our partners to lie on the floor and be measured. Then we discussed our findings. We also took different lengths of ribbon and found things around the classroom that were the same length as our ribbon.

During Discovery Time we continued to practice putting things into size order and look for items the same size as sticks and ribbons.

We have been writing our name daily and making up stories on the large scale storymakers board.


This week as part of our topic ‘All About Me’ we have been looking at pets. We created a bar graph of the pets we have and thought about how we look after our pets in our language for thinking sessions.

In the investigation station we were very lucky to have some stick insects to observe in their natural habitat thanks to Mrs Dainter in year 5.

We also painted pictures of our pets at the art table and pretended to be pets in the role play area.

The water tray became a fish bowl and we had pet counting activities on the maths table.