It has been a great start to the new academic year in Jaguars class.
The topic for the term was World War Two and the pupils have been fascinated, lots of historical investigations have occurred. This is particularly evident in the incredible standard of homework produced. A very big thank you to all the mums and dads and carers for helping your child create some awesome work. We received posters and detailed plans of weapons and machines, propaganda posters, models of tanks and planes and some amazing interviews of family members with special stories connected to the war. All of the homework is now on display in the classroom - I hope the great standard continues into term 2!
In English we were inspired by novel set during the early 1940s called 'Letters from the Lighthouse'. The book was a real talking point for all the children who loved the adventures and mystery of the story. It inspired us to look at secret codes and the writing we have produced is great. We have studied diary entries, newspaper reports and persuasive writing.
Science saw the class design a mould investigation as part of the topic living things and their habitats, this included micro-organisms and we investigated the best conditions for growing mould. The results were surprising and we all learnt a lot about food hygiene and ideal conditions for keeping food. We also created a field guide of our school and study the plants and animals that share our school grounds.
In Term 2 we are looking forward to our school trip to the 'Secrets and Spies' location of nearby Coleshill where we will be training in the art of espionage!