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Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Easter break and, like us, are looking forward to longer, lighter and warmer days ahead! 

 

We begin this term with an exciting trip to Jimmy's farm on Thursday 4th May. This will be the stimulus for our topic of Food and Farming. On the trip we are looking forward to taking part in lots of interactive activities. We will explore where some of our food comes from and find out about life on a working farm.

 In Literacy our non-fiction work will be based around our trip. Our narrative work will be based around the stories 'Farmer Duck' and 'Handa's Surprise'. When we read the second of these stories,  we will be comparing living in an African country, with our life here in England. In Science, we will continue our work on weather and the seasons by thinking about spring. We will write some spring poems and look for signs of spring around our school environment. We will also find out about different animals we might find on a farm.

After half-term, our science based topic is Growing.  We will be focusing on the stories 'Oliver's Vegetables' and the traditional tale 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We will be growing a variety of things thinking about what plants need to enable them to grow. Hopefully we will be able to sample some of what we have grown and we will be making fruit salad. We also hope to create some lovely art work using the famous artists Acrimboldo and Van Gogh as our inspiration.

 

 

Please note our PE days have changed to Thursdays and Fridays for this term. Please ensure that long hair is tied back and earrings removed. However it is helpful if PE kits are in school at all times as occasionally we have to swap PE times. 

Thank you for your continued support. As always, please feel free to make an appointment with Ms Watson if you have any concerns at all.

    Mrs Paternoster and Mrs Sheppard.

 

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