This is a very exciting term where the children will be preparing their own exhibitions to persuade the community to join them on their eco-crusade! Each child will have the opportunity to showcase their own projects that have been driven by their interests and desire to support the sustainability of our amazing planet!
In addition to this, the children have also started their samba lessons and within the first lesson made progress so we are very excited to see/hear what the upcoming weeks will bring!
We have had some great discussions in our first week back about the use of apostrophes, however we first needed to explore singular and plural nouns in order to use this type of punctuation correctly. Conversation was buzzing about some of the irregular nouns such as mice, deer and tooth!
We have also been exploring concepts linked to multiplication and have been drawing on known facts to support us to calculate calculations we may not know.
To launch our Eco-Warrior work, the children have planned their own investigation linked to an area of pollution. The children have been applying their fieldwork skills to sketch maps of the local area and devised a key in order to record their observations on our walk. While making our observations, we decided to help our environment by picking up some of the litter we came across. We were very shocked by the amount that is left in our local area and are worried about the impact this will have on nature and the world we live in. However, it has sparked a passion for change which we can apply to our learning this term. The children were very proud that they have stared to make a difference today just by doing this litter-pick!
After our map and fieldwork lesson last week, it inspired some pupils to explore and draw their own maps at the weekend! Great to see learning continuing at home!
Week 2 of samba saw the children learning how to respond to whistle and hand calls. We discovered that we really have to trust ourselves to play the instruments while maintaining eye contact with the maestro!
The children are enjoying our new guided reading text: Greta and the Giants. We have been using the Summarise and Infer viper to consider how the forest is feeling and to illustrate what it would say if the forest could communicate. Mrs Hodgson was very pleased to see tier 3 vocabulary being used - including some from our knowledge organiser.