Welcome to Owl class!
The children have come back from their half term break refreshed and full of lots of enthusiasm for this half terms learning.
Our topic continues to be Globetrotters and we will be learning more about explorers. As part of this the children will be learning all about HMS Victory and the Mary Rose and they will get the opportunity to have a more hands on experience of these ships when we visit Portsmouth's Historic Dockyards at the end of our second week. We will add some photos of the trip once we have been - so keep an eye on the bottom of the page. In science we have been learning about the absorbency and durability of materials and which materials are better suited to certain jobs and why. We will also be thinking about healthy eating and using our DT lessons to design our own healthy fruit based snack. As part of this learning the children will walk to Waitrose to buy the ingredients before getting the opportunity to make their own fruit kebabs. Later in the term we will be learning about the artist William Turner. The children will learn all about him and get the opportunity to create their own Turner inspired masterpiece.
In English we will be writing non-chronological reports about HMS Victory and the Mary Rose, a recount about our trip to Portsmouth, instructions on how to make your own fruit kebabs and letters.
In maths we will consolidate our learning about multiplication, division, money, measurement and shape. We will be also be solving word problems and answering reasoning questions that will link all these topics to real life experiences.
In addition to this we will also be practising for our play at the end of term. We will be letting you know about costumes and the performances soon.
Our PE days are still a Monday and Tuesday so please make sure your children have a full PE kit including suitable footwear for going outside, which is fully labelled.
We visit the library on a Wednesday.
Spellings come home on Thursday so you have all weekend to practice them before our tests on Tuesdays!
Reading books are changed on a Monday but please bring your books and reading diaries every day as the children read in school at different times.
Finally, as the weather is hopefully getting warmer, please make sure that the children have a labelled water bottle in school every day.
I hope everyone has an enjoyable final half term.