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Welcome to term 6!

This term looks busy, busy busy!

Our topic is called:  'Can we explore it?'

 

We are hoping to spend a lot of time outdoors this term investigating our local environment looking at the changes that have occurred over the year. We will make maps and drawings of our walks. Using the story of 'Jack and The Beanstalk' as a basis for our topic we will investigate how to grow plants and what they need to be healthy. 

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Our theme last term was called 'How does that building stay up?' and as the title suggests we be investigated different types of building and building materials and thought about what a builder might need to complete a job! We were lucky enough to visit a local building supplies shop where we saw lots of different materials and machinery a builder might need. We even had our own builders' yard in our classroom!

 

We investigated the materials the Three Little Pigs used to build their houses and tried to make our own! We also looked at the properties of different types of materials such as paper, glass and metal.

 

We retold the story in our own words and thought of describing words for the main characters in the story.

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 1 Our visit to one of our local builders' merchants.
Picture 2 Working in our own builders' yard.
Picture 3 What tools can we use?
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Picture 5 Can we build a house from bricks?
Picture 6 Working on our 'brick house'
Picture 7 Can we build a house from only straw and sand?
Picture 8 Can we build a house with sticks?

 

 

Our topic in term 4 was called:

Did dragons exist?

 

We  investigated castles, dragons, knights and princesses through fairy tales and traditional stories. We had a fabulous day out at Warwick Castle and really enjoyed playing in the castle we built in our role play area. We designed and made our own shields, crowns and tabards for our castle banquet on the last day of term.

 

We had world book day on March 5th and everyone looked fantastic in their costumes-well done!

 

 

smileyWhere does snow go?

Our last topic was all about winter-we hope you were not too cold thinking about it!  Eric Eight was very pleased to be sent information about where he could stay cold! We  investigated ice by observing it closely and we made predictions about it melting. The igloo has finally been completed by a dedicated army of both children and adults, it does look rather good!  We enjoyed the story of Peace at last and even wrote a note to Mr Bear to explain how he could stop the sunlight coming into his car so that he could get back to sleep.  This followed on from our investigations into different materials-we all agreed that a thick curtain not a transparent one would do the job!

 

 

 

 

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