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Winterbourne EarlsChurch of England Primary School

‘Happy, Confident and Successful Learners’

Spring Term 2018

Week beginning 8th January


The children have settled back into school routines really well - it already feels like we've been back longer than a few days! It has been lovely to hear all the holiday news over the past few days. 

This week we have launched our new exciting topic PLANET EARTH. We've had a quick look at the solar system, learnt all the planet names and some facts, and are now ready to focus on the planet we call home. We had a great lesson using Atlases to find countries and then we labelled all the continents and oceans.

In Maths we have started our multiplication unit. The children have all grasped it really well. We started off looking at equal groups, then moved onto repeated addition and finished the week using the multiplication symbol. I'm so pleased with the work everyone has achieved this week.

In English we have been comparing different landscapes - a desert and some mountains. We described them using adjectives and looked at the similarities and differences. Then we thought about how a human could survive in one of the landscapes. What would it need? This linked to our Science lesson on the Human Body. We were fascinated with the heart, lungs, skeleton, brain and muscles.

On Thursday we had The Bridge in for our Trinity Day. We learnt about God and how he is The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. We completed lots of different tasks and activities which I'm sure you've seen the children bring home.

Next week we will be continuing our multiplication with arrays and looking briefly at the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

In English we will be following our current text, Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers.