We had a very busy term leading up to Christmas with lots of rehearsals for the carol concert. The children worked really hard to learn the songs and we think you’ll agree that their perseverance paid off and they sang wonderfully in their performances so a big thank you to them and to parents for your support.
In English, the children began the term with a focus on writing a non-chronological reports for an imaginary newly discovered rainforest creature. The children had great fun imagining their own hybrid animals such as the chame-phant (chameleon crossed with an elephant!). After that, we focused on the magical Christmas story of the Polar Express and wrote our own Christmas journey stories.
We continued with our study of habitats and living things in Science and we learnt how to propagate a willow tree- see photos in our gallery below.
We also did an experiment with egg shells and various liquids to find out which ones would damage our teeth the most. You can find out the results from your children!
We had a workshop called ‘The Green Game’ which was all about the environment and recycling our waste.
We were lucky enough to have a visitor from Greenpeace who came to read us the story of Rang-Tan and talk to us about the problem of palm oil. We made posters and sent them off to Greenpeace by email. They replied to thank us for our hard work and you can read their message in the gallery below.
In the last week of term, we had a visit from a theatre company who performed the pantomime, Dick Whittington. It was great fun!
We are looking forward to beginning our new topic, Ancient Greece, in the Spring term. We have lots of exciting things planned.
Thank you again for all your support with homework, reading and learning spellings and times tables. Please remember that our door is always open before and after school if you have any questions or concerns you wish to discuss.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year!