Welcome to the summer term! The weeks seem to be passing by ever so quickly but I'm looking forward to warmer, sunny days and getting outside a lot more this term.
This week, we've been finishing off a few things from last term as well as starting new topics in lots of subjects. We began the week by concluding our geography learning about migration, writing newspaper reports giving information about what migration is, the reasons behind it and also some of the impacts of it. In English, we've started learning about persuasive writing. We read a letter from the RSPB trying to persuade people to become members and we identified lots of persuasive techniques including speaking directly to the reader, using rhetorical questions and using emotive language. In Maths, we've continued our unit on decimals and have learnt about hundredths this week.
This term, we swap from geography back to history and our focus is now on the Vikings. We learnt about the reasons Vikings left their homelands in Scandinavia and why they raided and invaded lots of countries including Britain.
In science, we are looking at animal and plant adaptations. This week, we learnt what an adaptation is and looked at lots of different examples of adaptations in nature.
We have some very active Thursdays ahead this term with our SAINTS PE lesson and swimming on the same day! With SAINTS, the children are going to be playing tennis for the next few weeks. The children had a great first swimming lesson - everyone got in the pool and enjoyed their lesson. Well done!
A few pictures follow of our Art this week - designing and creating our own mandalas.
Have a great weekend everyone.
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