We then moved onto Jennifer Angus and her work of patterns with insects. The children made their own pictures by sticking insects onto a picture frame in their chosen pattern. We were very impressed with their art skills.
In art, we began by looking at Henri Matisse and his 'painting with scissors' work. The children re-created his work, cutting paper to form different shapes to represent a flowers and insect picture. Take a look below at their amazing work.
The children used their prior learning of continents and the equator to learn about the migration of the monarch butterfly. The children found out why it migrates and where it goes on its flight. They then used a map to show the route the butterfly flew, using directional language.
We then moved onto looking at climates in the different continents. The children have been learning about the equator and the affect is has on different places making them hot or cold. The children used atlases to find different places and found out whether they were hot or cold.
In Geography, the children have been learning about the seven continents. The children have been researching different insects and finding out which continents they can be found.