Spring Term 2
In Science, we went on a minibeast hunt in the school grounds and used electric microscopes to help us look closely at animals in order to classify them. Arran also spent some of his own time at home building a bug hotel, which is now in our school garden and will hopefully attract more interesting wildlife!
Emperors were inspired by 'The Lost Words' by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. We read this book of poetry/spells, which was written about words that have been removed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary but we still think are really important as they are all aspects of British nature.
The children chose their own British animal/plant to write about - check out our poetry book below!
Monkey World visitor
To top off an exciting week, we were really lucky to have an afternoon talking to Annie from MonkeyWorld! She talked to us about the rescued orangutans that live there, and we met a couple of them via Zoom! She taught us about sustainability concerns in Borneo (the orangutan's natural habitats), including destruction of rainforests due to palm oil production. This will be a focus of our learning in English and Geography for the next few weeks.
We have had a very busy first week back as a complete Team Emperors! We have enjoyed Bikeability this week, with everyone completing Bike Fix and Level 1, and most of us completing Level 2 which involved a number of activities on the road. We learned to signal, turn at junctions and pass others safely.
Home Learning Week 8
It has been another busy week in Emperors! We have really enjoyed celebrating World Book Day with different activities throughout the week including extreme reading, making book covers to display in windows and designing dream book nooks. In English we have been writing a story titled The Walk for a competition for Godolphin School - winning entries will be published in Valley News at the end of March so we are hopeful that some of our hard work will feature! In Maths we have been learning about reading and interpreting line graphs. Those of us in school have spent our afternoons representing The Explorer using natural items, and baking self portrait biscuits.
Home Learning Week 7
This week in Emperors we have finished reading The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. This book has inspired our non-chronological reports about the Amazon Rainforest, which we also finished this week and will be emailed to Simon Reeve to help him plan his next expedition. We have learned lots of interesting facts about the animals that live in this environment, and we're sure he will find our writing useful! In Maths we have been learning about negative numbers, both in the context of temperature and in order to solve problems.
Those of us in school have also enjoyed playing wide games on Butts Green, and we baked cupcakes. All of Emperors have enjoyed spending our afternoons completing SMSC activities, including designing our own mandalas, creating positivity jars, retelling Aesop's fables and finding out about the cultures of different countries.