Welcome to Owls class with Mrs Wilkins and Mrs Stoodley. The children have had a great Autumn term, producing some excellent work they should be proud of. They enjoyed our train topic and have been enthused by their petition to reopen Chard Junction Railway. We will continue to promote this within the community throughout the year.
Our Spring topic is called ‘How Active Is Our Planet? We will be looking at the natural earth, including mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes and how they are created and their different aspects. Our end goal is to raise money for Shelter Box, which gives relief to countries affected by natural disasters. In science we will be comparing rocks and looking at how fossils are formed.
In English we will be beginning the term by looking at ‘Stone Girl, Bone girl’ which is the story of Mary Anning. This will inspire us to write a range of different text types. Later on in the term we will be visiting a local beach to see where Mary Anning lived and completed her research. We will also be looking at the books ‘How to wash a Woolly mammoth’ and ‘Pebble in my Pocket’ to write a range of genres.
Our Mathematics focus continues with multiplication and division. It is important that children know their 3x’s, 4x’s and 8x’s tables by the end of the year. We will then move on to money, statistics, measurement and fractions.
Art this term will continue to be taught by Mrs Morton. Children will be creating realistic drawings of natural objects. In computing we will be creating a program using Scratch and learning how to use the internet safely. PE will be taught by Mr Jackson on a Monday morning.
Homework will continue to be set on a Friday and is due in on the following Thursday.