Spring Term 2019
This term we are very busy. We are reading our class book ‘The Three Little Pigs.’ One of the pigs has gone missing, so the children have been very busy writing and designing posters to try and find the missing pig!
In science, we have been learning about everyday materials and the children have investigated which material is most suitable to use to keep the pigs dry! Now we are going to investigate which materials float, they will design and make their own boats.
As part of our ‘Earth Explorers’ topic, we have been focusing on the continent ‘Antarctica.’ We have been learning about the animals that live there and about the famous explorer ‘Earnest Shackleton’ who tried to be the first person to reach Antarctica. Next we are investigating the importance of recycling materials and how this can have a positive impact on our planet. Unicorns and Dragons have been carrying out lots of art work around our topic, making penguins, painting landscapes and making rockets out of recycled materials.
Welcome to Unicorns!
I am Mrs Maidment the class teacher and I am very lucky to have Miss Rideout as the class teaching assistant. We have 16 year one children in the class.
Each day is full of fun learning! In the morning we have phonics, maths and English. In the afternoons we learn the non-core subjects. This term lots of our geography and science will take place in the outdoor environment so make sure you always have your coats and wellingtons in school. In science we will be learning about nocturnal animals - we will be investigating animal wildlife by using a nightlife camera. We will let you know what we find! Our Literacy will also be linked to nocturnal animals and we will surround some of our English work around the book ' The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark.'
Please make sure you have your PE kit in school daily - Unicorns will be having two sessions of PE each week this half term. We are fortunate enough to have a PE teacher from Shaftesbury Upper School teach some of our lessons.
This term our focus is computer technology, therefore, Unicorns will be using a range of ICT equipment. Another key feature will be learning about online safety.
What a busy term Unicorns have had! Luckily I have had the help of Miss Rideout, Ms Crofts and Ms Millichamp.
In English the children have written detailed facts about Shakespeare. As a class we have read ‘A Midsummers Night’s Dream.’ From this the children have made magical woodland potions, written magical recipes, written detailed character descriptions and produced amazing wedding invitations.
During maths we have focused on number work, telling the time, fractions and measure. Lots of children have been succeeded on their maths passports and are now working on the next level. Well done keep practising!
In science we have recently been learning about plants and this week have planted our early potatoes. We are hoping to harvest these before the end of the summer term.
Our history topic was the Great Fire of London – the children each made their own Tudor house, wrote a detailed diary entry describing the events of the fire. The highlight of this topic appeared to be when the children dug up the items which Samuel Pepys buried during the events of the fire, the cheese and wine!