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Week 9

Famous Explorer!


This week we learnt all about a famous explorer called Ernest Shackleton. The children were fascinated that at the age of 6 he began to dig a hole in his own garden as he wanted to travel as far as possible and reach the South Pole! Let's hope they don't copy him and do this at home! surprise

We learnt all about his adventures and his life. We then tried on some snow shoes from a very long time ago, we thought these looked quite funny on us! We thought about how these have changed over time. 



On Friday we had a whole school Science Day with the theme of 'Connections'. We carried out a taste test, tasting something sweet, bitter, salty and sour, thinking about how we taste these on different parts of our tongue. The children did pull some funny faces during the taste test!

We also smelt different smells and used string telephones to communicate with each other. We talked about our likes/dislikes. The children had such a fun day!



We couldn't believe it when it started to snow in the middle of the week! The children were delighted, catching the snow as it fell on their tongues. What fun and excitement it brought!

Forest School


We wrapped up warm for Forest School where we looked for new buds on trees. We also played lots of listening games and enjoyed having a sing song around Base Camp.

Under the Sea


The children really enjoyed their dance lesson this week. We thought about all the different creatures that live under the sea. We used different actions to move as these creatures to the beat and put all of our actions together to form a dance routine. We enjoyed performing this to each other. There were some interesting crabs, stingrays and sharks!



This week we have been looking in depth at the composition of numbers 5, 6, 7 and 8. We have been looking at how these numbers are made up, which numbers they are bigger and smaller than. 

Once again, thank you for all of your continued support.


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Parker and the RP Team smiley