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Our PE days for Term 4 will be as follows -
Please ensure children come to school in their PE kit on these days and that all kit is labelled with your child's name.
This term we will be learning all about 'Explorers of the Sea'. We will be starting a new book called 'How to Find Gold,' an exciting journey of adventure across the sea. We will be looking at different materials and their properties and will use this information to think about what materials our explorers would need to use for a life jacket or to build a boat. We will also be looking at explorers of the seas in history and will finish by learning to use maps and making our very own maps showing how to find gold.
This term our enquiry will be 'where does our food come from?' We will be reading the book 'Handa's surprise' and will be tasting the fruit that she has in her basket in the story. We will also be looking at the continents and oceans of the world and how other countries are different. We will learn about different types of animals and what kind of food they eat and use this information to produce a non-fiction report. We will also be drawing fruit and at the end of term we will design and make a healthy meal.
To start off our new topic we had a fruit tasting session. We tried most of the fruit from our story 'Handa's surprise'. We had lots of fun and came up with lots of interesting vocabulary to describe the fruit. One child described mango as 'The best fruit in the world ever!'
This term we will be asking the question 'How can we send a Christmas card home?'
We will be learning about what postmen do and how letters are delivered. We will be thinking about addresses and what each part of it means. Along with this we be looking at maps and how letters are sent around the world. We will be reading a lovely book called The Jolly Postman and using this in our writing and enquiry lessons. We will also look at the Jolly Christmas Postman as we get closer to Christmas! As Christmas approaches we will also be looking at how to send a Christmas card home to each of our families, which we hope you will be excited to receive in time for Christmas.
We have been writing safety information and designing safety signs for tourists visiting the moon. The children really enjoyed role-playing what might happen to tourists who didn't know how to stay safe on the moon - falling into craters, being bitten by aliens and flying off in rockets in the wrong direction. So we thought it was a good idea to tell them how to stay safe. The children came up with lots of ideas and practiced putting them into sentences that make sense, using 'think it, say it, write it, read it' to encourage them to plan their sentence before writing it down.
In RE we have been learning about creation. We have looked at the story in the Bible about what happened on each day. We have ordered what happened and been retelling the story to each other. We have also looked at things that God made and things that God did not make. We have just finished painting pictures of some of the things that God made. The children were brilliant using paint in class for the first time in year 1 and created some great paintings. Can you guess what they are?
We have been making rockets. First we planned them, thinking about what we would need and how we would do it. Then we made our rockets using all kinds of junk and different materials. The children worked very independently, choosing which materials to use and how to attach them together to make their creation. Following this we then evaluated our models to see what went well and what could be improved if we had more time. The children had a lot of fun!
This term we will be learning all about space. This includes learning how rockets help astronauts travel to space safely and why spacesuits are designed carefully. We will then spend time creating our own rockets and spacesuits.
Alongside our enquiry, we will be reading a story called 'Man on the Moon: A day in the life of Bob' to help us imagine what life on the moon would be like!