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On Tuesday 17th July, the year 4 Giraffes and year 2 Poppies did some buddy reading in the beautiful sunshine. The Giraffes brought some books from their reading corner and the Poppies took their new books with them to the playground. All the children really enjoyed reading together and listening to their peers.”

This week we have been learning about different ways to describe the Amazon Rainforest. We started to generate fabulous vocabulary and in groups we collaborated our descriptions into beautiful image evoking poems. We focused on using ‘words for impact’ like ‘veils of mist’ and ‘trees standing like monuments’. We performed our poems to the rest of the class accompanied with actions and sound effects. Very impressive!

In Geography we have learnt that tropical rainforests are located on the equator and this effects the climate. We became weather forecasters and reported on the weather in different rainforests around the world!

Wednesday 28th our class went to Natural History Museum to take part in the Cutting Edge workshop. We researched and talked about teeth and eating, using observations to draw conclusions, using scientific knowledge and understanding to explain observations, making comparisons and identifying associations. Here are some photos from our activity:

 

Easter Homework – Topic

Power of Reading Summer 1

Our topic this term is Digestive System. On our class visit to Science Museum we participated in the workshop about digestive system and here are some photos from our experience:

In topic Giraffes class have had a terrifying experience as a dragon was caught on cctv landing in the playground. Click here to see! It was reported there had been several nationwide sightings of this vicious reptile and we are currently trying to investigate the reason for its suspicious movements. More to come..

Our science learning is closely linked with the Dragon Investigation as we are learning about living things and their habitats. So far we have classified and sorted living things and we are now identifying vertebrates and invertebrates in the animal kingdom. We are learning more about where these creatures live and this might give us more of an insight into what makes a Dragon’s habitat.

In our Literacy lessons we have been getting our teeth stuck into I was a Rat by Phillip Pullman. Year 4 are really engaged with this text and we have used lots of drama and role play to empathise more with the characters. This book allows for us to look at the world through another creature’s eyes and understand more about different perspectives.

And here are photos from our amazing experience at Science Museum:

 

 

Dear Parents / Carers, on Tuesday 21st November Giraffes will be going on a trip to the Science Museum.

Please check this link:  Science museum trip letter for more details!

Half term Holiday Autumn 2
Parents letter POR autumn 2
Parents letter POR autumn 1

Autumn Term one Homework