We have had another very busy week in Squirrels. On Tuesday we had a wonderful time in our Forest School session and managed to dodge the worst of the rain so we were outside all day. The children played lots of tag and hide and seek type games using the trees, bushes and long grass for cover. They learned how to work together as a team to get through the giant spider’s web and used imagination to make potions in the mud kitchen. Climbing in the trees was an experience many had never had before and they were keen to take on the challenge! In the afternoon, they learned how to tie an overhand knot and a timber hitch. We then learned about different tree leaves, twigs, shoots and seeds to identify different species. Finally, whilst finishing the day with a hot chocolate, the children learned about different animal tracks. This was a wonderful day experience that I am sure the children will remember for a long time.
Back in the classroom, our English work this week has been looking at the features of a newspaper and how direct speech is used. We have also looked at several videos of volcanic eruptions in Iceland and made notes ready for writing our own newspaper article next week.
In maths, we have completed our work on multiplication and division and started to look at measurement of length. We will continue with this next week. Children are starting to use TTRS more this week and moving onto our big school leader board showing their Rock Status. Please keep encouraging them to use this as much as possible.
In topic, we have learned about using grid references and used them to find the location of towns, ferry ports and natural physical features in Iceland.
Next week, all children will have PE on Monday, year 3 will have additional PE on Tuesday and year 4 will go back to swimming.
Please remember that next Friday is a training day for school staff and children will not be in school.
Have a lovely weekend!
Next week’s spellings
Year 3 –
List 19 – ‘l’ sound spelt ‘al’
Year 4 –
List 19 – The au digraph