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W/C 09.01.23

What a super first week back at school! Well done, Owls!


In maths, we have started our new unit of work: Shape. This week, we have been exploring 2D shapes. We have been naming different 2D shapes and drawing them. We have also been counting the sides and the vertices and finding lines of symmetry. Show someone at home what you can do:





In English, we have learnt our new model text: A Space Adventure. This is a journey tale about a boy who finds an aeroplane and flies it into space! But something goes terribly wrong...

Tell someone at home what happens in each section of our story:


Introduction: Who is our main character? What does he find? What journey does he go on?

Build-up: What goes wrong?

Problem: Something even worse happens! Who does he meet? How does Tom feel?

Resolution: How do the characters help each other get back home? 

Ending: How does Tom feel in the end?


This week, we have started our new geography topic: Astonishing Australia! This term, we will explore Australia, its landmarks, weather, history and culture. We have had a brilliant first few lessons. To start our geography topic, we explore the United Kingdom. Tell someone at home how many countries are in the United Kingdom. Can you remember what they are (use our rhyme about 'donkey's tails' to remind you!)? We then looked at the capital cities of each country and some of its physical and human features.


Key Updates


  • To really bring our topic to life, we would love to show the children some real Australian artefacts (e.g. a boomerang, a didgeridoo, some aboriginal paintings etc.). If you or anyone you know has anything that may be suitable, please let me know (either face-to-face or via email). Thank you in advance!