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Plants plants plants!

Koalas have kicked off the summer term planting sunflower seeds for our school competition and preparing our brand new vegetable beds. Now all we need is for some warmer weather!  While we are waiting, we have set up an experiment so that we can watch broad beans begin to germinate. Such an amazing process that normally happens under ground and out of sight!  PHOTOS TO FOLLOW

 

 

Newsletter for Koala Class Summer Term

 

It has been a delightful first 3 days back, all the children are on top form, I think they really needed the Easter break!

We kicked off this term learning all about plants in science. We will be growing potatoes and some other vegetables in our brand new vegetable patch! As well as nurturing our sunflowers. (It’s not too late to bring one in, if you haven’t done it yet)

We also looked at environmental science and the children learned about climate change. They have made some pledges to not waste resources. For example, turning lights off, recycling and not leaving a tap running for longer than needed.

We will also be composting our fresh food waste from our snacks and thinking about what we can do to help reduce our paper usage.

English. We are writing information texts. As well as really working on those basic writing skills. Please keep supporting your child to access spelling shed at home, this is proving very effective for those children that are engaging on a regular basis.

 In the final week of this half term we have a theatre group coming in to school.  

Maths.  For the first part of the term we will continue learning to use formal methods of multiplication and division, moving on to work with some larger numbers.  This will be followed by learning about fractions. We also will be marking National Numeracy day on 18th May 2022.  More on this in the main newsletter.

Geography. We will be learning about the amazing rainforests across the world and this will link really well with our English writing.

In the second half of the term, we will have our Dads in school morning and we will of course be celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee with a tea party. More details will follow.

Koala enjoyed a fine spring morning learning about multiplication in our wonderful Ashbeach Common

What a fantastic launch of our new spelling scheme!  Children enjoyed dressing like bees and learning how to log in and play the spelling games!

Spelling shed launch day

Happy New Year!

We have enjoyed being back in school, the children have been thinking about their hopes and wishes for 2022 and have really impressed with their lovely thoughts of being kind and taking care of the planet by recycling.

We are looking forward to learning about Romans this term and the exciting launch of our new spelling program!
We are looking at shape poetry and the children will be writing their own poems next week.

Remembrance Day 2021

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