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Birdwell Primary School  

As Easter rapidly approaches, we will be doing a short topic (for two weeks) based around chocolate.  We will be looking at where chocolate comes from, who discovered it and how it is made.  We will also be designing and advertising our own chocolate bars.  In the afternoon of Wednesday 5th April, we will be having a chocolate workshop.

Thank you to all the family members who contributed suggestions for our ‘Greatest Britons’ debate. Winston Churchill won the adult vote, followed by Alexander Fleming and then Florence Nightingale. Over the next few weeks, we will be learning more about the people suggested, ready to hold our own vote. We’ll let you know who we choose once we’ve had our debate.

 
As part of our topic in the summer term, we will be making models of the Easter Island statues. If you have any shoe boxes, or other sturdy boxes of a similar size/ shape, please could you bring them into school for us. Thank you!

Tuesday 21st March
 
 
 
In topic we have nearly finished learning about Great Britain. We have been locating the different cities and researching information about them. Ask your child what they know. Can they name a city? What do they know about that place?
 
 
Our next topic will be all about – Chocolate! We will be finding out where it comes from and how it is made. Children will be writing a non-chronological report about chocolate. They will also be writing instructions for making a chocolate bar.
 
 
In numeracy we will be moving onto measures. Encourage your child to think about the length and weight of different objects. Which is the heaviest? Lightest? Longest? Shortest? 
 
 
 
Please continue to encourage your child to read. We are making good progress with the reading comprehensions.
Children are still enjoying Mathletics and compete to wear the mathletics band!
 
 
Thank you for your continued support.

 

Tuesday 21st March 2017

Throughout this half term, we have been continuing our Great Britain topic. We have been mini geographers and looked at: cities, rivers, seas and counties within Great Britain! Did you know there are over 40 counties in England? Ask us the countries and capital cities that make up Great Britain!

Literacy

In literacy, we have focused on poetry, letter writing, character descriptions and non-chronological reports! As a whole, we enjoyed learning the Great Britain poem the most as we performed the poems and even created our own actions!

VCOP

We have our new VCOP (vocabulary, conjunctions, openers and punctuation) wall up in our classroom. The two writing frames are for children who use all of VCOP within a piece of writing. Our current writing champions are Chloe and Alfie!

 

Maths

In maths this half term we have had focused on fractions. We have found fractions of amounts, equivalent fractions and have ordered fractions! We will be moving onto measurement for the rest of the half term, looking at length, weight and capacity!

 

Chocolate

As our topic has come to an end we will be beginning our new topic – chocolate! Where we will be designing our own chocolate bar as well as looking at where chocolate comes from.

Please remember that maths homework is now set on Mathletics.

Tuesday 21st March 2017

Throughout this half term, we have been continuing our Great Britain topic. We have been mini geographers and looked at: cities, rivers, seas and counties within Great Britain! Did you know there are over 40 counties in England? Ask us the countries and capital cities that make up Great Britain!

 

Literacy

In literacy, we have focused on poetry, letter writing, character descriptions and non-chronological reports! As a whole, we enjoyed learning the Great Britain poem the most as we performed the poems and even create our own actions!

VCOP

We have our new VCOP (vocabulary, conjunctions, openers and punctuation) wall up in our classroom. The two writing frames are for children who use all of VCOP within a piece of writing. Our current writing champions are Chloe and Alfie!