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Spring 2

World Book Day

On Thursday 3rd March, we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite book characters. We decided to focus our learning on one of our favourite books 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt. We chose our favourite colour and drew and labelled things associated with that colour. We then created a storyboard sequence to show what the crayons got up to during the week they quit.

 

We were then very shocked to find out that one day our chairs had quit! We think the crayons might have given them some ideas! They left us a letter explaining that they were fed up with us not tucking them under, tripping over their legs and us not sitting on them properly.  As a way of apologising, we wrote them a letter saying how sorry we were and how we wished they would come back. Luckily, the chairs were so impressed by our letters that they returned and have stayed in the classroom ever since!

English-Setting Description 

This half term, we have been looking at the author Road Dahl. We used a setting description of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory to help us understand what we needed to include in our own writing. We have been building up to writing our own setting description of the Easter factory in the film 'Hop.' We were able to include lots of detail in our writing, such as expanded noun phrases, different sentence starters and were able to use our senses to help us describe what we could see, hear, taste, smell and feel. 

 

Science Week

We had a great time in Science Week learning about the theme of 'growth' and ways in which we can look after the planet. We looked at the book 'Greta and the Giants' and learnt about the life of Greta Thunberg and the work she has done for the planet.  We learnt about the importance of recycling and reusing as part of Global Recycling Day. After eating our yoghurts at break time, we washed them out ready to be recycled. We decorated our yoghurt pots with different craft materials so that they could be reused as plant pots. We planted cress and are observing how it grows over time in our plant pots. Great work everyone!

We also had a great time carrying out different activities during our Science workshop!

We also used recyclable materials to create junk models of under the sea creatures. We were fantastic Creative Cobras and worked really well as Team Tigers!

We had a very busy week and also completed a Commando Joe's mission as part of our Science Week learning. We had to save the Arctic animals from the melting ice caps and take them to safety. We all worked really well together to save all the animals in time! Well done!

Maths-Fractions

We have been learning all about fractions and have been working with our partners to find a 1/2 and 1/4 of objects, shapes and amounts. We used different resources and our understanding of division to help us work out our answers. Well done everyone!

Maths-Statistics

This half term, we have been looking at data handling. We have been practising reading block diagrams, bar charts and tables. We then created our own charts and answered questions based on what we had found. We were Linking Lemurs and linked our Maths learning to our Science Week learning by creating a tally chart for our traffic survey. We then recorded our observations on post-it notes. Well done everyone!

Creative Curriculum-Roald Dahl

This half term, we have been learning about the author Roald Dahl. We have enjoyed researching facts about Roald Dahl's life and sharing his books in class.  We designed our own chcocolate bars by evaluating existing chocolate bars and their wrappers and carrying out market research to find out which ingredient is the most popular. We looked at the town of Repton in our local area, where Roald Dahl grew up and identified human and physical geographical features within the town. We also created posters including facts we had learnt about the famous author and completed a quiz all about his life and famous stories. Well done everyone!