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Squirrels Term 2 Class Update

9 January 2019
Squirrels Term 2 Class Update

So term 2 has come to an end and we are busy now thinking about what is to come in term 3.

Last term saw us all busy preparing and practising for our Christmas play The Inn-spectors! The children had a brilliant time performing and I’m sure you’ll agree they did an amazing job. They sang brilliantly and all were so confident delivering their lines on the stage.

We were also very busy being colourful in Term 2. We read the books, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ and, ‘The Day the Crayons Came Back’ both of which gave us some super ideas for writing our own letters and stories.

This led us to think about the way artists use colour. We learned that Kandinsky could actually see colours when he heard music. We had a super time creating our own colourful art, thinking about how to mix colours and putting together a ‘Tree of Colour’.

After thinking about colours and line we drew our own beautiful Winter Bears using very careful lines and just the right amount of colours. I’m sure you’ll agree that the bears on their children’s Christmas cards looked amazing. They all did such a brilliant job.

Finally we also thought about how different colours represent different continents and countries on a map. We looked at the colours from around the world and created our own maps.

We now look forward to lots of new exciting learning in 2019. We will be learning about the Great Fire of London and finding out how it started, why it lasted so long and how it eventually was stopped. We will be thinking about how we know about the fire and looking at Samuel Pepys and his diary. We have a story about a boy called Toby who experienced the fire to help us think about writing our own diaries and letters. Then when we are full of all the knowledge we need we will be writing our own information texts about the fire.

We have a great story called ‘Traction Man’ to help us with our Science topic. We will be thinking about materials and their properties. Traction Man needs to know about how different materials help us in different situations when he sets out to solve lots of problems!

We want to take this chance now to say well done to all of Squirrels class for all of your hard work so far and to say a huge thank-you for all our lovely Christmas cards and gifts. We felt very lucky and appreciated.

Mrs Johnson & Ms Osborne

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