One of the highlights of this week was our Forest School session on Tuesday afternoon, during which we were making a wall in the style of the Anglo-Saxons using Wattle & Daub. The first step was to dig the posts into the ground, which the children took charge of. They then had to weave sticks in and out of the posts which was a bit tricky as they did occasionally snap. Afer this was the messy part! The children made a mixture of mud and straw, using water to mix it all together. This was then used to coat the wall. Everyone worked really hard and we had a lovely afternoon!
Another exciting project this week was in English. The children worked hard 'publishing' their cinquain poems written last week, and we created our very own class poem book. We have now started a new text in English called 'Leon and the Place Between'. In Maths, we have moved onto a new unit about Decimals, focusing this week on understanding how to write tenths and hundredths as decimals. We continued learning about 'Light' in Science, and discovered how reflection can be useful. Our Geography topic, Migration, involved learning about why people migrate and the push and pull factors which can influence this. The children have taken a real interest to learning about this, asking mature and thoughtful questions, some of which consider the current migration taking place from Ukraine.
Next week is looking like a busy one and I'm sure the highlight will be our trip to Escot. We are really excited! Please see ClassDojo for information and reminders about this.
Have a great weekend,
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