Spring Term 2021
We hope everyone had a peaceful break over Christmas and that you and your families are safe and well. Unfortunately, only some children will be in school at the moment. We have returned to remote learning via Teams just as we did last year. You are all superstars and we know how hard you work in and out of the classroom. You will find work set everyday and allocated reading sessions with Mrs Brenchley each week. We are all desperate to get back into school as soon as we can safely do so. Please keep in touch, ask if you need anything and keeping shining bright!
Mrs Cheung, Mrs Armstrong & Mrs Brenchley
A few reminders for children in school:
* Please bring a sturdy and clearly named water bottle into school every day.
* Please ensure your reading diary and book are in school every day.
*Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your name.
*Children are to come to school in their PE kit on a Wednesday and Friday. School jumper/cardigan is to be worn over the top.
Values & Virtues: Grateful and Generous
RE: This half term we will be completing our Christmas unit and learning about Reconciliation.
Our Topic this half term....
We’re going to enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, sampling fantastic fruits and tantalising treats!
This half term, we’ll sample lots of fruits and vegetables so we can investigate them using our senses. Will we like everything we taste?
We’ll try different types of bread, and maybe even bake our own. In art and design, we’ll look closely at fruits and vegetables and sketch what we can see. We’ll follow recipes and learn about foods from around the world.
Our science work will focus on food groups and how food can be altered. Will we be able to create bouncy eggs, edible slime or exploding chocolate drops? Using fruits and vegetables, we’ll make musical instruments and sculptures.
We’ll also learn about the fascinating discoveries made by the physicist James Lind. Finally, we’ll invite you to sample some of the delicious foods we’ve made. We hope you’ll like them! We’ll sing songs about food and play our vegetable musical instruments.
We will be using Oliver Jeffer's gorgeous picture book, 'Here We Are' to kick-start the new school year and help the children get back into school life. Their well-being is our number one priority as we all get used to new routines. We can't wait to get back on the learning wagon too and this book offers lots of opportunities across a range of subjects.
"Our world can be a bewildering place. Your head will be filled with questions, so let's explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide."
Gods and Mortals
Let's discover a fantastical world of mythical creatures and heroes!
We will learn about Apollo and other Gods who reign from Mount Olympus. We'll explore the land of Greece, where the sun scorches the wings of Icarus. In PE, we'll practise synchronised battle movements just like the Ancient Greeks. Using historical source materials, we'll research daily life in Ancient Greece. We'll write diaries of Daedalus and Icarus and learn about epic battles. We'll read Theseus and the Minotaur and create amazing labyrinths to help us tell the story.
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