Term 2 Week 1

We hope you had a lovely half term, and it has been wonderful to see the children back and ready to start a new term. This term we are looking at Land, Sea and Sky; learning all about habitats and animal adaptations around the world. Thank you to those children who have already submitted their home learning. 

In Literacy we are looking at Where the Forest meets the Sea, a beautiful picture book about the history and future of Dainstree forest in Australia. The children have been using their knowledge of noun phrases and pronouns to write descriptions of the setting and characters. 

In Maths, Year 4 have been looking at area and how to find and compare area using squares. We applied this to a map of the school to see which classroom was the biggest. Year 3 have been looking at arrays in preparation for learning about multiplication methods. 

In our topic we have located the major bodies of water in Europe and how to use atlases to find the names and locations of rivers, lakes and seas. In Science we have started looking at adaptations and the children really enjoyed creating their own weird and wonderful creatures and then describing environments they would be best adapted for. Please have a look at the examples to the left. 

This term our PE day will be a Wednesday, children should come to school in their PE kits. Swimming will remain on a Thursday, please send children to school in warm coats and with hats and gloves as the weather is beginning to get colder. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend, 

Mr Saunders, Miss Churchill, Miss Rackley and Mrs Mallon.