Squirrels Class News 23.02.24

Welcome back! I hope you all had a restful half term break, ready for our new spring term! As always we have been very busy learning this week, and I have been thoroughly impressed with how hard everybody has worked.

In English,we were faced with a challenge: make a jam sandwich. I followed each instruction as I was told it – which resulted in a chaotic and rather messy sandwich! We realised the importance of giving and following clear and precise instructions, and our second attempt was much better. We have also practiced giving clear instructions to our partner – telling them in precise language, how to put on their coat. Next week, we will be writing a set of instructions for pancakes, so of course we also had to have a go at making some of them! They were very yummy.

In Maths, we have been looking at patterns and number facts about consecutive odd and even numbers, and looking at time with Mrs McKay.

Alongside a visit to church this week where Reverend Jo spoke about the importance of Easter and forgiveness, we have also been looking at the Easter story in our RE lessons, specifically the importance of Palm Sunday. We thought about how we would welcome Jesus into Stanton Harcourt today.

We had a go at orienteering in our Geography lesson, equipped with compasses, we turned our classroom into Africa, and explored the different countries and their whereabouts in Africa.

We are continuing to look at online safety in our computing lessons, and this week we looked at different rules to ensure they are safe and responsible when using technology.

In science we have kicked off our Big Science Event! We have eagerly selected some exciting questions that we will investigate in the weeks to come. We are looking forward to see if our predictions are right.

It is great to see how many of you have been reading every day, even in the holidays. Reading and talking about books is invaluable and we encourage you to keep going , as the progress is amazing to see!

Have a great weekend, and see you next week.