Bears, bears EVERYWHERE!
This half term we have been learning all about bears! We started off our topic learning about real bears. We looked at where in the world bears live, what features they have and what they eat.
We then heard the story of how Teddy Roosevelt, who loved to hunt bears, saved a little black bear when his men wanted him to kill it. From this story, ‘Teddy’ Bears became popular and were first mass made. We looked at real teddy bears and decided if they had the features of old bears (e.g. a hump on their back, long nose, stuffed with sawdust, glass eyes etc.) or new bears which were so much softer!
Searching for bears!
We have been busy sewing our own bears, making many bear crafts and even cooking our own bear paw biscuits (with five claws- just like real bears!).
Sewing our puppets
Our English lessons have been all about bears too! We started with pattered stories such as ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ which we acted out and wrote our own versions of using other real bears such as giant pandas or spectacled bears.
We then moved on to look at traditional stories about bears. We watched lots of little episodes of Paddington Bear and made up new silly adventures for him!
We love listening to stories!
Then, it was a shock to see that Goldilocks had been into the Blue Room and had made a terrible mess for us to investigate!
The crime scene!
We have finished our English work this half term with non-fiction writing. All of us wrote labels and captions for teddy bears that we used in our teddy museum. We’re becoming very good tour guides!
Wow! Such a very busy half term! Please come into the classroom to see what else we’ve been up to in our maths, ICT and artwork!
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