Welcome to the World Beaters
Meet the team!
Mrs Roscoe - Class Teacher and Parental Involvement Lead
Mrs Lester - Class Teacher (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Mrs Davidson - HLTA
Our new topic linked to animals and their habitats is Would an orangutan make a good pet?
To start off our new topic we had a visit from Animal Takeover. We saw a range of different animals that live in the rain forests. These included: a snake, a tree frog, a scorpion, a millipede, hissing cockroaches and a sugar glider. We had the chance to hold some of the animals and we found out lots of interesting facts about them.
Our Wow event - An explorer day!!
We were explorers for the morning. We got our kit bags ready for the journey. We were courageous and climbed up to the highest peaks. When we reached the top we used democracy and worked together to build our shelters. During the "cold night" we played games by torch light. Finally we were exhausted so we relaxed with a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows. What a day!
This term our topic has been all about famous explorers. In particular we looked at Captain Scott and Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. We have created timelines about their achievements and their lives and discussed why we remember them. We have also linked this to our Geography work on the 7 continents and we used maps and atlases to locate the Antarctic and Nepal.
In English we have been reading the story Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. This story is all about a buy who one day finds a penguin at his door and the adventure they have in returning the penguin to the South Pole.
Homework is sent out every Friday.
Don't forget to log on to Reading Eggs - your child's login is stuck in the front of their homework book.
Here are some links to websites to help you support your child at home:
This half term we are thinking all about place value, addition and subtraction.
Place value is identifying how many tens and ones are in a number.
For example - 47 = 40 + 7. There are 4 tens and 7 ones.
Number is all around us:
* Count the houses on the way to school
* Count in 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's
* Look for numbers on houses, buses, shops, TV - how many tens and ones are there?
* Shopping - let your children help to pay at the shops. Look at receipts together.
This half term we are reading'The Queen's Hat' by Steve Anthony. It is a wonderful story and follows the Queen's hat as it is blown all around London, visiting many famous landmarks on it's way.
Your child knows this story really well so ask them to tell it to you.
We are trying really hard to use capital letters and full stops in ALL of our writing. Please practice at home.