Spring 2 2018
Welcome back to school after the half term break! What a snowy start to term it has been! We've just about managed to start our new topic of 'Real Life Superheroes'. Please follow the link to our topic plan.
We are going to continue with this work by reading the book of the 'Incredibles' as our class reader.
A Visit from the Air Ambulance!
This morning (7th March 2018) we had a visit from the Air Ambulance. They came to speak to us in assembly about their work, staff and the importance of their charity. We then had the chance to go to sit in the 'pod' (a decommissioned helicopter) to see where the doctor, pilot and paramedic would sit. We very much enjoyed our visit and learnt a lot. Thank you the Air Ambulance team.
We were really lucky that Farmer Phil could come into school to see us with one of his sheep and her three lambs. We asked him lots of questions about his work and about the cute little lambs. Some of the children's comments:
'That was fun!'
'Why are you a farmer?'
'How old is mum?'
'What do the sheep and lambs eat?'
'I'm going to tell mummy that I want a pet sheep.'
Thank you to Farmer Phil for coming to see us.
Spring 1 2018
Welcome back to school after Christmas! We are very much looking forward to our learning this half term. Our topic is all about 'The Cold'! Please follow the link below to see our topic plan.
We have started off this half term looking carefully at adding and taking away. The children in Year R have been using objects and Numicon to help them to count on and count back.
Our topic lessons on 'The Cold'
In our topic work, we have found the cold places of the world. We each made a mini globe to show where the Arctic (frozen sea), the Antarctic (frozen land) and the equator can be found.
We have learnt about how animals are adapted to live in the extreme cold and we compared animals that live in our country to those that live in the Arctic. For example, we noticed that an Arctic fox has much thicker fur that is white to camouflage as well as being much smaller than foxes in our country.
We moved onto looking at how people survive in the Arctic. We learnt about Inuits- how they live, where they live, what their wear and what they eat. We role played living in the Arctic.
We have just learnt about the 'Race to the South Pole' that happened 100 years ago between Captain Robert Scott (from England) and Roald Amundsen (from Norway). Both explorers wanted to be in the first to reach the South Pole. We read part of their story and then tried to predict who we thought would get to the South Pole first.
We role played the story and thought about what the explorers would have needed 100 years ago and how they would have felt at different points in their journeys.
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