Celebrating Spring Term 1
The start of the Spring term saw the launch of our Superhero topic, focussing on fictional heroes where we have begun to investigate whether all superheroes do actually wear capes. We all enjoyed ‘Superhero training school’ and graduated with flying colours! Supertato has provided excellent stimulus for a ‘talk4writing’ approach to creating our own superhero narratives, the production of which allowed us to practice our oracy skills as well as developing our written work.
We completed our maths unit looking at money and have worked very hard to learn and apply the concepts of multiplication and division, progressing to exploring our times-tables.
To support both our science and geography learning we were delighted to welcome visitors from a local farm with some furry friends providing the opportunity to ask many questions to learn more about what animals need to survive and how our local area is farmed. We further considered our local area during a ‘wellie-walk fieldtrip’ around the village focussing on directions, human and physical geographical features and sound mapping.
We were very excited to be able to challenge ourselves in our gymnastics sessions this term as we were able to use the wall bars to explore shape, balance and strength. We supported each other to overcome initial nerves and everyone enjoyed success. The theme of support and teamwork continued when were attended a local PE Fundamentals afternoon where we worked with several other schools to practice a variety of skills and work with new equipment.
We are particularly proud of our foray into Picasso inspired abstract portraits and spend several sessions critiquing, practising and refining our own portraits.
Next term, guided by the concepts of peace, justice and power, we will be continuing to investigate superheroes but turning our attention to real-life heroes still in our quest to determine whether all superheroes wear capes.
Celebrating Spring 2
We have enjoyed another busy half term continuing investigating our enquiry question of 'do all superheros wear capes?' To help us with our enquiries we have thoroughly enjoyed learning about real life superheroes, in particular the life and heroism of Grace Darling and nurses through the ages including, Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. We considered what it means to be a superhero and were honored to host Mr Roland Revell, a paramedic of over 47 years plus representatives of our fire service. We found it fascinating to learn more about their roles and their contribution to our lives. Thinking about our own experiences we welcomed our own superheroes into school to a celebratory tea-party where we had the opportunity to ask all about their lives and share some of our work.
We have also enjoyed some great PE sessions in which we refined our team-working skills and improved our general fitness levels. In other areas of the curriculum we have considered different habitats and the dependencies of the animals and plants within them and furthered our maths learning by exploring both measurement followed by geometry!