Welcome to Owl class!
The children all looked fabulous in their spotty outfits for Children in Need today. When you look at the photo at the bottom of the page I'm sure you'll agree.
In English this week the children have been continuing their learning about space. Having spent last week writing about some of the planets in the Solar System, we have spent this week writing about individuals who were pioneers in the field of space exploration. The children have researched and written reports about Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Tim Peake. In the next few weeks we will be returning to creative writing, using the book The Way Back Home as a way to explore character description whilst keeping the link with Space.
In Maths we have been using Tally Charts, Block Graphs and Pictograms to collect and record information and then answer questions about the information we have recorded. Next week we will be looking at fractions of both shapes and groups of numbers. We are continuing to focus on explaining our reasoning and proving our answers correct.
In topic we are moving into space and were lucky enough to start this learning with a visit from Spaceman Stuart who talked to the children about the history of space flight in particular the International Space Station. The children had lots of questions which we will be looking at over the half term. Spaceman Stuart also encouraged them to write stories or poems, or to draw pictures that we could send to him.
The children all seemed to enjoy our visit to Winchester Science Centre this week and we have had lots of discussions about all the different activities they were able to get involved with. There are some photos further down the page for you to look at.
Our PE day is Thursday. Please make sure your children have a full PE kit including suitable footwear for going outside, which is fully labelled.
This year, spellings will go 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. Finally please make sure that the children have a labelled water bottle in school every day.