Welcome back after the Easter break, I hope you’ve all had a good time!
Our new topic is called ‘Are we there Yet?’ which I’m sure you have all heard from your child at some time! First, we will be learning about the history of Travel and Transport. After half term, we will be looking at the geographical features of the coast and the seaside.
In literacy our focus will be on some independent writing. This week the children have written a letter based on the book ‘Meerkat Mail’. They pretended to be ‘Sunny’ the Meerkat who goes travelling only to find that there is ‘no place like home’. The children used their knowledge of the Polar Regions to write a letter to their Meerkat family telling them all about the habitat, weather and the animals who live there. Next week they will be inventing a gadget to add to ‘Mrs. Armitage’s Bicycle’.
In maths the children have been measuring using centimeters and metres. They all enjoyed marking out with chalk, the size of some animals on the playground. This let them appreciate the size differences between some animals. Most can remember that 100cm is equal to 1m. We have also been comparing and ordering length and height.
During science we will be learning about the Environment and what we can do to look after it and prevent climate change. The children are all very interested in the atmosphere and when the sky that we see becomes space!
After our success at winning the coin challenge, we were given £30. We spent this on some equipment to play with at breaktime: rhythmic gymnastic streamers, cones, hoops, beanbags and some play balls. Hopefully, we can keep them off the roof! It would be great if we could win this challenge again! Please send in any loose change that you can spare. The money from the ‘Friends of Crowmoor’ is crucial in keeping down the cost of educational visits. I have another visit booked for later in the term but I haven’t told the children where we are going, they just know it’s not a castle!
Over the next few weeks in May, the children will be completing the End of Key Stage 1 SATs. None of them have anything to worry about, they are nothing that we haven’t done before. The children are very familiar with the process, I like to keep it as relaxed as possible whilst encouraging them all to do the best they can. They will have lots of treats and fun times in between!
Thank you all for your continued support,
Mrs. Dowell, Mrs. Armstrong and Miss Pritchard.