Wow what a busy term we have had!
In Term 2, Otter Class continued to discover more about our wonderful world and we started the term off with anti-bullying week where the children performed random acts of kindness and made up songs about kindness. During this term, they also found out about road safety and made leaflets for the younger children and thought about mental health.
In English, we wrote fabulous stories based on ‘The Polar Express’ – where the children demonstrated their amazing imaginations. We also wrote persuasive letters based on ‘the Wilderness War’, which we have been reading for Guided reading, and carried out debates. The children really enjoyed describing an imaginary hybrid creature and writing non chronological reports. Towards the end of the term, Izzy from Greenpeace joined us and told us about the problems facing orangutans in the rainforest – we made posters to support the cause.
In Science, we learned about how to propagate willow and just before Christmas, we planted the cuttings which now have new shoots growing.
We also found out about the types of teeth different animals have, the life cycles of living things and we investigated the inside of an egg. We also took part in a Prime Theatre session about recycling and looking after the planet.
During the term, the children have enjoyed practising a range of PE skills with the help of Miss Cox from Premier sports. It was great to see them make so much progress and develop new skills.
In computing, with the help of the ecadets, we have learnt more about esafety. And we used espresso to help us to learn how to code. In art, we used pastels to create camouflage pictures and we sketched Victorian streets based on Christmas cards.
In RE, we continued to learn about leaders and their qualities and we had many good discussions about a range of faiths. In French, the children learned to retell the story of ‘La chenille qui fait des trous’ (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) and they were able to recognise the names of a variety of foods.
As well as all the topic related learning that has gone on, let us not forget that we also had the big build up to Christmas! We made Christmas cards and calendars and put in a lot of work towards the carol concerts. The children also produced some fabulous homework this term. The term ended with a successful Christmas disco and the children enjoyed the pantomime – Dick Whittington (Oh no they didn’t! Oh yes they did!)
I hope everyone had a brilliant Christmas holiday and is ready for the year ahead.