We hope you had a restful half term and have been enjoying the unexpected sunshine over the start of Term 4! This term the children will be learning about water and the water cycle!
Our question being:
What are we really drinking?
Look back later in the term to see some of the great projects we will be doing linking to our science, geography, art and English learning!
Happy New Year! Welcome to Term 3. We hope you had a restful Christmas and a Happy New Year. The staff in Ganymede class are very excited about the fun opportunities the children will have this term and indeed this year.
Our question this term will be:
"Have you ever been down the Yangtze River?"
As always, keep checking back for updates of all the amazing things we have been up to!
China Enrichment Day
On the first day back, the children had the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities that related to China. The children first heard a story set in China before splitting into groups to do different things. These included
The children had a wonderful day which you can see by their quotes below. There are also some images to show what we got up too.
"I liked the soy sauce because it had a nice smell." - Bailey
"I liked the egg fried rice because it had a spicy taste to it." - Poppy
"The egg fried rice had lots of flavour but the bamboo shoots were disgusting as they were plain and chewy." - Holly
Welcome back to Term 2! We hope you had a wonderful half term full of halloween and firework fun! It's the build up to Christmas and we have lots of exciting activities planned for the children.
Our question this term will be:
"Is the future ours?"
Keep checking back for updates of all the amazing things we have been up to!
Welcome back to a new school year! We start the first term with lots of exciting projects and learning in line!.
This term we will have two different questions. The first two weeks will be:
"What is life like in France?"
After this, our question for the rest of term 1 will be:
"What did the Romans do for us?"
Stay tuned for lots of exciting pictures and work showing what we have been learning!
Children are expected to read every day, for at least 10 minutes; this will be accompanied by a comprehension question. This will enable the children to develop their reading as well as their comprehension skills. We encourage the children to read 4 days a week in order to gain a ticket to read and be entered in to the prize draw every Friday. In Ganymede class we have high expectations for presentation, this is expected to continue in their homework and reading journals.
Children can also access reading eggs to read texts and play reading related games to develop their reading skills. As they complete these activities they earn golden eggs which they can use in 'The Mall' and to play different games. The link to Reading Eggs is at the bottom of this page.
The children's spelling homework links with the spellings they will have been learning at school. They will need to recall the spelling rules for that week to be successful in learning new words.
They can also go onto Spellodrome (please see the link below) to practise spelling rules that they have covered this year.
Every Friday, the children will be set several pieces of Mathletics homework which will complement the learning they have done during the week. If the children cannot access Mathletics at home, they can use our Computer Room during lunchtime.
We've had a royal start to the term and the children have fully immersed themselves in their holiday challenge. The research and time spent to make posters has been excellent|! The posters will be displayed in the corridor by Ganymede and Titan's classrooms. The children have thought of interesting questions that they would like answered through out the topic.
Week beginning June 25th the children will be transported to carnival season in South America. They will create art & DT pieces influenced by the carnival decoration, along with learning samba dancing and will take part in a drumming workshop.