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Spring Term 2

This half term we will be continuing to explore the enquiry question: Should the planet be hot or cold? In Geography we will be looking at the effects of climate change and what we can do to help in the fight against global warming. We will be comparing the human and physical features of Lockerley to a village in another country, comparing weather/climates, assessing the impact of rising sea levels and learning how to reduce the use of single use plastics.

English

This week we started our new English unit based on the book 'Wolves' by Emily Gravett. Our morning began with us receiving a letter from the librarian saying that a Mr G Rabbit had taken the book and it was now overdue. The librarian gave us some clues to help us find the book which was hidden somewhere on the school site. This of course meant that we needed to make our own detective hats, glasses, and telescopes. Once our creations were complete, we set to work following the clues. At first we thought Mr G Rabbit may have hidden it in the school garden, but it wasn't there. Instead we found it in the school hall! (We reckon Mr G Rabbit got hungry and left the book behind whilst getting some lunch!) The librarian was very pleased to have the book returned!

Science day!

As part of science week, we spent a whole day doing a range of scientific activities. We began the day by looking through a discovery box of items. We had to work out which items came from trees and which didn't, and were then challenged with making our own trees out of resources we found in our school grounds. After this we had a session with Professor Kaos where we dissected a Daffodil and learnt about its different parts. We learnt lots of new key words such as filament and stigma. In the afternoon we made our own bug hotels! We filled milk bottles with rolled up newspaper, cardboard and leaves etc so that the bugs in our gardens have somewhere safe to live. To finish the day we looked at the different patterns we could see in nature. We had a super day being scientists!

Maths

It’s been another busy week of learning in Admirals class. In maths we have been looking at fractions, and we began the week by recapping our understanding of a ½ and a 1/4. On Tuesday morning we were lucky enough to have Mrs Grayson, and she let us write our fractions out on the tables! (Mr Taylor wasn’t very pleased when he had to clean it all off!) From here we compared the fractions ½ and 2/4. Turns out they both show the same amount of something – mind blowing stuff! Here are some photos of us using our resources to help us visualise how a 1/2 and 2/4 of something is the same.

Geography 

In Geography we have been using our learning about the continents and oceans from last half term to help us plan a trip around the world. We have planned to visit a country in every continent. After completing this, we took a closer look at the weather and climates of the countries we had chosen. Miss Ashbolt then tasked us with writing our own weather reports for two contrasting countries. The sun was shining, so we took the opportunity to take our learning outside! Looks like it's going to be a scorcher over in Thailand, but you'll have to make sure you don't get frostbite over in parts of Canada!

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