Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole
This half term we are focusing on famous people. In particular we are going to be learning about the work Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole did. They strived to help others by being kind and caring and the children have been enjoying looking at famous people in history.
To complement our topic we are reading the story Zog and then Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson. Each class has been learning about the book and we will be writing our own stories based on the original book.
Towards the end of this half term we will be reading the book Zoo by Anthony Browne and alongside this we will be visiting Chester Zoo on Wednesday 7th February.
We will be visiting Chester Zoo and look forward to seeing some of the endangered animals. These are important to us and in the final week of the half term we will have a display in the hall for all to see.
In Maths we have been very busy at the moment learning about addition and subtraction. Then we will be moving onto 2D and 3D shapes. The children have been using their problem solving skills to apply their knowledge and we are so proud of how they have been taking the challenges in their stride.
Roots, Shoots and Magic Beans!
This half term we are focusing on plants and have planned lots of different investigations. We are reading 'Jack and the Beanstalk' in English and are planning on retelling the story and writing our own narrative.
Pudsey Park and Library Visit
We went on a trip to Pudsey Library and learnt about how to find books in there. We listened to some stories and even joined in with one. At the end, we were all allowed to choose a book to bring back to school.
On the way back we walked through Pudsey Park to have a look at the Spring flowers and the local environment.
The children were really excited about science week. It was all about changes!! The children took part in two investigations.
1. Changing the colour of the the flowers using food colouring.
2. Sweet investigation. This allowed the children to think about their own sweets that they would like to use in the investigation. How do sweets change in water?
Maths - Quarters
The children were really excited when the teachers brought food in for maths to help them understand quarters of shapes. All children had to find a quarter of piece of bread. Take a look at their excited faces!!!