We have launched our Reading Spine books today and Merlins were very excited to see the range of books they can choose from.
Happy reading Merlins!
What a busy and exciting few weeks we’ve just had, launching our new topic as well as getting familiar with our new routines. Children in Merlins and Ospreys have settled in really well and are enjoying their new topic (and who wouldn’t), which is all about Chocolate!
We started with a Topic Launch Day, where we got to taste and compare cacao beans and milk chocolate, produced some lovely artwork of chocolate packaging, performed some drama based on our new class novel and worked through some chocolate-related maths problems: we had a great day.
The children have, since then, been learning about the history of chocolate. They got to taste some hot chocolate, but not hot chocolate as we know it; the recipe was based on the hot chocolate the Ancient Mayans drank – very different, as you will see from the reactions on some of the children’s faces! 🙂
We’ve also been studying atlases, to locate countries where the cacao bean is grown: this has led us to learn about the different continents and climates.
In Science, we are learning about States of Matter: the children enjoyed ‘being particles’ (solid, liquid and gas) outside in the playground.
Wow! What a morning! I feel extremely grateful and lucky to have had such a generous, caring class as my final teaching year at Greenlands. I was so touched by your thoughtful gifts and cards. Thank you so much. I am going to miss you all dearly but I know Miss Baldwin is going to have a blast teaching a class full of positive, stronger and braver children than ever before!
For your final tasks this week…
Get stuck in a book and always remember, reading gives you somewhere to go when you have to stay where you are.
Play your favorite games and puzzles that makes you smile.
Have fun in the fresh air and laugh a lot. It’s good for your soul!
Finally, remember to be thankful to your teacher (parents/carers) for all their support and effort throughout these past few months. They deserve a huge shout out!
Gosh, I can’t believe how quickly this term has gone! With less than two weeks to go, please continue to make use of the Oak National Academy learning activities on offer and your Active Learn games. The weather is due to change for the better this weekend so make sure you get out in the garden or visit your local park for some much needed warm, fresh air.
Have a good week.
Good afternoon Merlins,
I hope you have all had a great weekend, although the weather has certainly took a turn for the worse – it’s fre-freezing!
For this week’s home learning tasks, I would like to you to continue to use the lessons on the Oak National Academy website. In maths, developing an understanding of clocks is the main theme this week, consolidating telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes, moving on towards the nearest 1 minute and by the end of the week being able to use different durations of time to find starting and finishing times.
In English, the theme is on composition with a particular focus on poetry at the beginning of the week. By the end of the week, I would like you to create a poem about something that is ‘special to you’. I look forward to reading your own ‘special’ poem.
There is a variety of foundation subjects to choose from this week. For instance, in PSHE the focus is about George Floyd and the catalyst for change and the Geography and Science links focuses on water and the mild weather in the UK.
Well done again to all those children who are continuing to complete the tasks on Active Learn. I have uploaded some more maths, spelling and grammar games for this week and please continue to practise your multiplication tables on TT Rockstars.
I look forward to hearing from you soon and reading your special poems.
Stay safe and warm!