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Spring Term

Welcome back

We have a very busy and fun filled term ahead of us. We are beginning the year with MONEY WEEK, have 2 new and SECRET IPC topics to look forward to and our production of TREASURE ISLAND to rehearse and perform! We can't wait!

Money Week


Investigating Rocks

As part of our rainforest topic, we have been learning about rocks. We examined rocks through sight and touch and talked about similarities and differences. We then found out how rocks are made and the difference between man made and natural rocks. We then went onto find out that natural rocks can be divided into 3 main categories based on how they have been made: igenous, metamorphic and sedimentary.


This half term we will be exploring the following: 

The big idea

Your body is like an engine that never stops working. By knowing how the body works we can learn to look after it better and stay healthy. Do you know how to look after your eyes, ears, teeth, heart, bones and muscles?

Let’s find out.


As Scientists, we’ll be finding out:

• That we need light in order to see

• How we can make and hear sounds

• How human teeth compare to animal teeth

• How our body uses food and water

• How our heart works to keep us alive

• All about skeletons and muscles

• About the human life cycle

• Why exercise is good for us

• How tobacco and alcohol harm the body

• Which foods keep us healthy and why


As Technologists we’ll be finding out:

• How to plan and prepare a healthy meal


As Internationalists, we’ll be finding out:

• About people’s health problems

Caring for our teeth!

We have been learning about our teeth. Today, we learnt about how to care for our teeth. Here are some new facts that we found out:

  • Brush using a circular motion
  • Start at the back of your mouths
  • Plaque can cause tooth decay 
  • We should use a pea sized amount of toothpaste
  • Bleeding is a sign of unhealthy gums

We then took a disclosing tablet which highlights old and new plaque in our mouths. We could all talk about how we are going to improve our oral hygiene!

Continuous Line Drawings

On Friday, Mrs Busby came in to teach us some art. We learnt how to produce a continuous line drawing. We had 2 rules to follow:

1. We had to fill the page!

2. We were not allowed to take our pencils off the paper. 

Safer Internet Day and Children's Mental Health Day

Here we are in assembly, sharing our Safer Internet Day rap with the school!


Handwashing demonstration

Today, 2 nurses came to talk to us about handwashing. We learnt that there are 5 ocassions where hand washing is crucial.

1. After using the toilet.

2. Before eating or handling food.

3. After playing with /touching pets and animals.

4. After sneezing and coughing.

5. After being in the garden/playing in the mud. 

Visit from a chiropractor

On Wednesday, we had a visit from James, a chiroprator from The Chirohealth Clinic in Scunthorpe. He came to talk to us about our nervous system. We learnt a lot of new information from him and asked some great questions. 

Performance Poet - Dommy B

Today, we had the pleasure of welcoming famous performance poet, Dommy B, to our school. He started off by sharing some of his own poems in a whole school assembly, before leading workshops with the KS2 classes. 

In our class, we wrote our very own limerick and then performed it in a special sharing assembly.










This week, the whole school has focused our learning around the theme of MONEY. In our class we mind mapped what we know about money, wrote our own Haiku poems about money and then investigated combinations of coins in Numeracy. On Friday, we joined with Reception class to share our learning. We loved hearing what they had been getting upto, and we were astounded with how much they could tell us about money. 


On a Monday afternoon, we get the special treat of Mrs Tate teaching us P.E. Here are some photographs of us working with the apparatus.

Entry Point: 12.1.18

This morning, our classroom was transformed into a Drs Surgery. We had to complete a body MOT by visiting a range of stations which included:

1. Senses station

2. Sorting healthy and unhealthy foods

3. Pulse investigation with Dr Coughalot and many more. 

We can't wait to get started with our new topic next week!


We have taken part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. We took to the grounds of the school to see what birds we could find!

The Digestive System

In Literacy, we have been reading 'The Journey through the Digestive System!' Following on from this, we practically replicated what happens in our bodies using: a banana (food), bread (food), water (saliva), orange juice (acid), tights (small intestine), tray (body) and a plastic bag (stomach). We learnt lots and had so much fun!!

Line drawings in action!

Human Body Homework Project


We have been learning about properties of shapes and today we learnt all about quadrilaterals. We went outside to make them using elastic. 

"To change a square to a rectangle only two people need to move to make 2 sides longer." 

"You need to move this way so that our sides are equal." 

"That isn't a rhombus as the sides are not an equal length."

Water Safety - 16.3.18

Sarah came in today to teach us all about the importance of water safety. We learnt how to stay safe in open water, to recognise flags at the beach and how to rescue someone from open water. We learnt how to use a rope to rescue somebody in danger. 


On Thursday 22nd March, at 6pm, we performed Treasure Island to a jam packed hall of parents, friends and family. We didn't think we could top the dress rehearsal, but we did! An OUTSTANDING performance by years 3 and 4! Here are some photos of us pre-performance.

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