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Happy New Year!
Wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year! We have lots of interesting and exciting learning to keep us busy this term. Please read below to find out more .
In Maths, we shall start this term with a two week focus on money. Here we shall recap addition and subtraction and our place value counting and mental maths skills. We shall then move onto multiplication and later division where we shall continue to practise our Times Tables facts. Last but not least, we shall start looking at fractions of shape and amounts where we will apply our knowledge of division and 'sharing' to solve problems.
In English this term, we will be focusing our discussion and writing around the chapter book 'The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark'. This is an adventure story about a little barn owl called Plop who learns why darkness is fascinating and beautiful and not to be feared! From this, we shall write our own diary entries, letters and stories related to Plops adventures.
In Science this term, we will be looking at animals including humans. We shall learn what basic needs animals have and that they reproduce to create offspring. We shall also look at the importance of exercise and nutrition as well as the functions of muscles and skeletons!
For an overview of other topics, please see the 'Yearly Overview of Learning' tab above .
Today we were set the tasty task of designing, drawing and labelling our own tasty fruit kebab! We labelled our kebabs and chose different pieces of fruit that were worth different amounts of money. Then, we added up how much each of our kebabs was worth to test our money counting skills.
What a healthy and tasty breaktime snack! The raspberry macaroon treat was obviously an added bonus!
Today we became parents to some Jelly Babies! We were set the challenge of naming them, giving them an identity and designing and building homes for them! We also designed a healthy lunch for them and some of us took our babies to playgroup! Emily set up a whole nursery of Jelly Babies and routinely checked on them throughout our break times. Bradley had a very naughty baby who needed lots of body guards to keep his baby safe! Some babies had caravans and various modes of transport created, such as Raffey's Jelly Journier'!
Sadly parenthood in the heat took its toll on our Year 2 and 3's today, and some babies may have been eaten in the process by 3pm. We still had a wonderful time and lots of fun!
What a super day we had at the SeaCity Museum in Southampton! Our tour guide Andy taught us lots of new facts about the Titanic and we impressed him with our lovely listening, knowledge and enthusiasm too! Highlights included the artefact guessing game, the ice cube sinking challenge, the lifeboat passenger debate and our sound map building activity. We also enjoyed the Titanic steering game and stoking a fire for the engine room! We learned that the White Star Line always named their ships with 'ic' at the end, and that the dummy funnel played a huge part in one mans fight for survival. A BIG thank you to Mrs Dorans and Mrs Cooke for being designated drivers and helpers, and for Stella's mum for our radio shout-out that made our journey back in the minibus just that more exciting! Well done to the children for such a wonderful day out .
Lest We Forget
To remember those brave soldiers that fought for our country, we have created some beautiful soldier silhouette art. We started by ripping and tea staining the poem ‘In Flanders Field’ so it looked like it had been tucked into a soldiers pocket all through the war. Then, we designed and filled in our silhouettes with markers before getting messy with paint and oil pastel poppies. Please see photos below to check out our outcomes!