May 2022

This half term, we have studied the country of Peru, looking at the three different areas, the coast, the jungle and mountains.  We have linked our art work to Peru, making Inca masks and wool wrap alpacas!  For homework, we researched things to do and see on a holiday there and used our facts to create mini tourist guides in school.

Our science topic was plants and we did lots of practical work including investigating whether cress seeds would germinate in oily or salty water.  We thought they would in salty water as plants grow at the seaside, but it seemed to stop the cress seeds germinating!  We enjoyed a ‘plant’ walk around the school and we are taking care of the plants outside our classroom.  Our potatoes have grown particularly well!

We have worked really hard on telling the time in maths and we can now read times to the nearest minute!  Keep practicing everyone.    In computing, we have enjoyed using Scratch to create sequences with musical instrument sprites.  It was a bit tricky but great fun!   We did a fantastic class assembly with a song, limericks and a performance of the Owl and the Pussycat poem.  Everyone spoke loudly and expressively. After the assembly, we shared our class work with parents.  It was a lovely morning.

On the last day, we dressed up in our best ‘Platinum Jubilee’ outfits and to celebrate, we decorated biscuits, played games in buddy groups and took part in a whole school picnic.  We’ve had a great half term!  Well done everyone, keep up the good work!