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Week 5

Eggs and chicks it must be nearly Easter!

As I write this I can't believe that we've come to the end of another half term and the end of our Spring. When we start back we'll be into the Summer term and I can't quite believe it!

This half term the children have continued to amaze me with their phonics, reading, sentence writing and their maths. I am so proud of how far they have come and want to thank  you for your continued support especially in their home reading. It really makes so much difference when the children practise their reading at home.

Frozen planet

We have been learning about explorers as part of our topic on Frozen Planet. We found out about how Ernest Shackleton explored the South Pole over 100 years ago and compared it to a modern explorer - Polar Preet. We looked at the equipment needed and we looked at a mummy sleeping bag and roll mat.

Mystery Object

This week we had to think like an historian and investigate an object. We thought about what we know and asked questions of what we'd like to find out. There were some brilliant ideas and the children were incredibly inquisitive. The object was a camera that was around at the time that Shackleton explored the South Pole in 1914. We imagined Shackleton having one chance to take the each photograph - can you image the pressure!


I think I was the most excited member of class RR on Wednesday when we were lucky enough to have some special visitors - chicks! We looked at the eggs that they hatched from and found out how they hatch out of their shell using a special sharp tooth called a beak tooth that drops off after they have escaped.  We found out about what they like to eat and all loved meeting the tiny chicks. Thank you Mrs Colley and Eddie for letting us meet them.

Easter number hunt

In forest school we went on a lovely sunny number hunt. I hope the sun returns for our Easter holiday!

Also this week...

We have decorated the home corner for Easter, counted mini eggs and chicks, written tricky words and had lots of fun playing outside despite the rain.

Have a wonderful Easter holiday.

I look forward to seeing you all back on Monday 17th April.


Mrs Rudkin and the awesome RR team!