What a fantastic World Book Day we had! It was great to see so many children dressed up as their favourite characters. Thank you for the effort you put into making the day a success, it is really appreciated. They enjoyed a special assembly which made them think about their first memory of books, where they like to read and how they choose a book. In class they drew and labeled their character then designed a new book cover for an adapted version of a story they already now. We watched a live lesson from the official World Book Day website. They explored a range of genres including science fiction, fantasy and adventure stories. We finished the day off by watching Michael Rosen perform some of his poems. All the children thought that ‘Chocolate Cake’ was the best! Click the link to watch: Chocolate Cake | POEM | Kids’ Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen – YouTube
This week we have started to read the book ‘The Rainbow Bear’ by Michael Morpurgo. It is a lovely story of wishes and dreams. The Snow Bear wishes to be a Rainbow Bear but not all is what it seems and he soon changes his mind. The children have used adjectives to describe the Arctic setting and written a wish of their own. We have used this story to inspire our Design and Technology this week. We made a moving picture using a ‘slider’ mechanism to show Snow Bear wandering across the wild white wilderness.
In maths we have started to measure length and height accurately, making sure we start at zero on the ruler. They have used centimetres (cm) to measure items in the classroom then went on the playground to measure out the size of some animals in metres (m). Did you know a giant squid can measure up to 18m!
Until Easter, PE will be on MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS. Please make sure your child comes to school in PE kit: white t-shirt, plain dark joggers/leggings and a plain dark hoodie or school jumper/cardigan.
Thank you for the donations of plastic bottles ready for our science this term. We are looking forward to investigating if seeds/plants grow better with a mini greenhouse or without. Next week we will be investigating if snails prefer lettuce, cabbage, spinach or dandelion.
Have a super weekend,
Mrs Dowell and Mrs Armstrong