Summer Term 2019
Our topic this term is 'Terrific Trees'. We will be using our local and wider environment to ensure that the children have the best learning opportunities and are fully engaged in this lovely topic. Please click on the link below to see our topic web.
As part of our 'Invasion' topic, we have been studying the Romans.
We had lots of fun finding out how the Romans invented roads, learning that they were mainly invented so that they could move their soldiers very quickly! After this, we researched the materials used to create them and made our own versions out of food!
We have also created our own Roman shields! We were able to design our own shield styles and then create them using a range of materials. Afterwards, we formed our legion to march and chant around the school as if we were real Roman soldiers!
This term we have been learning how to write our own traditional tales. We have been looking very closely at Lazy Jack to understand the structure and story language of a traditional tale. We worked hard to do this through many activities, such as creating our story maps and actions, along with monologues from the perspective of Lazy Jack. From all of this, we were then able to write our own fantastic traditional tales. Miss Vosper was very impressed with our story writing!
Class 2 have been enjoying their weekly forest school sessions and have been engaged in a variety of activities including:
Class 2's woodland survival trip certainly inspired some fantastic writing back in class! The children learned how to make fires, shelters and how to forage for food in the forest.
Plymouth Synagogue Trip
We joined our friends from Cornwood Primary to visit Plymouth Synagogue and Museum. We also walked to the Hoe to see the wonderful Poppy Display at the War Memorial.
Class 2 took part in ‘Food is Fun’ workshops run by Devon Scorse, who work in partnership with Devon Norse our school meals provider. From a selection of foods, the children chose meals suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner, before sorting each item on to the ‘Eat Well Plate’.
They also tasted a variety of foods, including some they had never tried before, such as samphire and radishes. Afterwards, Alex said he would definitely start eating breakfast as he had learned that it would make him even cleverer!
We learned about the importance of trying new foods and how each food helps us to grow and stay healthy. We learned the names of new foods, including herbs and spices such as basil and ginger.
You can tell by our faces, that we liked some things more than others! But at least we tried before we said ‘we don’t like it’!
It was lovely to have our ‘rising Y3’s, Freya, Maya and Queenie, with us too! The ladies from Scorse were very impressed with all of them and said that they had been ‘excellent role models’. Well done, girls!
Class 2 have been involved in two very exciting projects this term - 'Gardening' and 'From Farm to Plate' - and during the first half of the term we learned all about the functions of the parts of plants, pollination, germination and seed dispersal. In the second half of this term, we have been putting our knowledge and skills to the test in our outdoor environment. Here are some photos to show you just how busy we've been!
As our topic was 'London', we were lucky enough to be able to visit our capital city with one of our federated schools, Cornwood C of E Primary. It was a very early start and a late return home, but well worth it to see the Crown Jewels and Buckingham Palace first-hand.