Term 1, Week 5

It has been another busy week for us as we continue our learning on how to survive on a desert island. The children have been continuing to look at instructional writing in their Literacy and this week have been out to the forest school area to learn how to light a fire. We enjoyed collecting sticks and kindling before toasting our marshmallows over the flames. This has really inspired the children’s writing as they have been able to add so much detail into their instructions.

In Maths, Year 4 have been learning about addition and the column method. We have been practicing addition with exchanging and will continue to practice next week. Year 3 have been focusing on subtraction and using different methods to work out calculations.

In our topic, we have been learning about the water cycle and made our own miniature water cycles in glass jars. The children were so excited to see the evaporation and condensation. We also looked at island cultures from around the world, and compared them to our own culture. In Science we are finishing off the topic of animals and humans by creating presentations about the human body, and what it would need to be able to survive on a desert island. We will be presenting them to the class at the end of term.

We would like to thank all the parents who returned their children’s log-in details for Teams. Anyone who requested new passwords, these will be sent out before half term so that children can access Teams from home and also enjoy using the online facilities it offers in school.

Have a lovely weekend.