It was a strange start to the spring term and looked very different with some of us at home learning and some of us in school. However, we have been so impressed and proud of the way you have adapted to the change and the learning you have all been doing.
Our class story this half term was Somebody Swallowed Stanley. The children became authors and re-told the story which they gave to Debbie as a present to celebrate National Story Telling week. A copy of the book we made was also shared with other year groups and we hope they enjoyed our stories! We used story maps to help remember the story and immersed ourselves in the topic Our Wonderful World.
As part of our Under the Sea learning, inspired by our half term book, we wrote clues for others to guess what sea creature we were thinking about. Some of them were rather tricky!
This one was from home learning.
We also investigated floating and sinking.
We had great fun looking at different materials and how we can reuse or recycle them!
The children used different ways to join materials together to create some fantastic models out of junk. We also read and followed instructions on how to make a kite. First we had to investigate by conducting an experiment to find out which material would be the best for a kite. It needed to be waterproof and windproof. So many items reused in lots of wonderful ways!
We enjoyed finding out and exploring Polar Habitats. We used our previous skills of joining materials to make our own igloos.
We used our painting and fine motor skills to show which animals live in cold places.
Our scientist skills were put to the test once again as we investigated where ice would melt the quickest. The best place to keep ice is in the freezer. When we left it on the floor (under floor heating) it melted really quickly.
During Mental Health week we had a screen free day and called it Wellbeing Wednesday. We practised our reading skills, reading read a recipe on how to make crispy cakes. We loved making these and they tasted delicious!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all so much for all your hard work in supporting the children through this challenging time. Hopefully Boris will give us the news we are all so desperate to hear and we will be back in the classroom very soon, laughing and learning together!
Take care and stay safe. You all deserve a fantastic, restful half term!