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Since we came back from the holidays, we have been learning about our 'Frozen Planet.'

We discovered some bones that were in ice. While we waited in anticipation for the ice to melt, we researched using the internet and books. We found out all the different animals that live in the Arctic and Antarctic. We found out that polar bears live in the Arctic and penguins live in the Antarctic. Toby and Josh found out that penguins slide on their tummies to move faster.

Did you know ... that a wolverine is a real animal? We didn't know this so our investigation continued further.

 

Since then, we have been learning about The Snow Queen. We have used our voice to add expression when retelling the story. This has made it more exciting and easier to learn! Many of us improved the story by adding in our own language such as adjectives and similes. Lydia's simile was 'The Snow Queen's Palace was as sparkly as a diamond.' Luca and Hirun had a great imagination when adding in their actions for the story, they decided to be a reindeer, stomping through the deep snow. Beau and Katie were great using their facial expression to show if they were near the Snow Queen's Palace. We all felt a chill down our spine when we found out that the evil, Snow Queen was close by.... Luckily we found out that the story had a happy ending.

... watch out for those sneaky, evil sprites!

 

 

 

This half term in Geography, we have been learning about the weather. We have done some research about different types of weather and how to be safe in each one. The children have thoroughly sharing the sunshine around the UK. 

 

We have some mini meteorologists in the making!

 

 

 

 

Before working with clay, we have been manipulating play-dough. We are going to be making coil clay pots so we practised different techniques, such as; pushing, pulling, rolling, pinching and twisting.

Lydia decided to make a lid for her pot and Alicia used a design from the internet to include a swirl in the side of her pot.

Jermaine showed the rest of the class that we can make the pot smoother buy using our finger tips gently without adding too much pressure.

All of the children were excited to try different techniques. The best thing was starting again with a new idea.

 

Since then, we have drawn our designs and will make it out of clay this week.

Here are our final products!!

This half term in Science, we have been exploring materials. As one of our lessons, we went on  shape hunt around school. We found out that there are lots of things made from more than one material.

When we came back, we worked as a team to group materials. This could be in any way we wanted.

Here is Luca being a great teacher. He is explaining how his team grouped the materials. They decided to use their maths knowledge and created a Venn Diagram.
Here is Luca being a great teacher. He is explaining how his team grouped the materials. They decided to use their maths knowledge and created a Venn Diagram.