Spring Term

Well what a wonderful start to the Spring Term! In maths we have finished learning written methods to add and subtract and are moving on to multiplication and division. We are continuing to work hard in our phonics and are becoming confident and fluent readers. In history we have begun learning about the different monarchs of the UK, and we have all really enjoyed creating mono prints in art! We have had a little change around and in science we have really enjoyed comparing habitats and species of animals, with a focus on owls. This has supported the Pathways to Write module, writing a non-chronological report on owls.

To help us gather facts about owls for our text we had a fabulous visit from Katy and four of the owls she looks after! The children wrote fabulous questions to ask her and listened so well to Katy’s answers, and were very respectful of our owl visitors! We got to see a Tawney owl, Long Eared owl, African Spotted Eagle owl and a Tropical Screech owl! They flew over our heads and we even got to look at them up close when we all got to hold the Tropical Screech owl! It was a great learning experience and I can’t wait to read the non-chronological reports!

Thank you for all the hard work on your Monarch Homework Projects! We had such a range of ideas, from models of Buckingham Palace to crowns and information books! Well done, I loved them all!

During Spring Half Term 2 our English text has been Dragon Machine by Helen Ward. We were inspired to make our own dragon machines in DT so we researched moving vehicles, planned our own, and then made and evaluated them! We worked really well in teams and produced these fabulous dragon machines! 

This term we have really enjoyed learning about Jairus’ daughter, the ten lepers, how Jesus fed the 5000, and how we can be Good News People, as well as understanding more about the important parts of the Mass, following The Way, The Truth and The Life. We are very reflective during our Prayer Time and take the responsibility of planning it very seriously! We of course made pancakes to mark Shrove Tuesday and the beginning of Lent, and enjoyed working in our houses during our Holy Week celebrations.