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Happy New Year

The New Year is well under way and the children have been working very hard this term. Our theme for this term is Lighthouses and the Seaside. This week we have been looking at right angles in Maths, The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch in Literacy and Electricity in Science and much more! In Geography we are looking at features of the Seaside by using aerial view photos.

The Sphere’s Maths group have thoroughly enjoyed exploring and finding right angles in the school environment. We used our ‘Angle Eaters’ to measure angles to see if they were right angles or not, here are some that we found:
In Literacy we have been focussing on a story called the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch which is a fun story with plenty of interesting vocabulary that the children have enjoyed learning about. We have been particularly focussing on character descriptions which include adjectives and similes. Here is an example of a description from one of the children about Mr Grinling:

“Mr Grinling is very lucky because Mrs Grinling makes his lunch for him. Mr Grinling is as helpful as a teacher because he helps people. He lives on a cliff as tall as a tree next to the lighthouse in a little white cottage. Mrs Grinling is very clever because she comes up with the plan and Mr Grinling just agrees. Mr Grinling is a very industrious man because he works very hard. Mr Grinling was as hungry as the seagulls because the seagulls ate his lunch every day. Mr Grinling has a red top and blue shorts.” – Thomas 
In Science we are learning about Electricity. The children have been experimenting with creating circuits using bulbs, batteries and wires. Some have also been experimenting with extra elements such as buzzers and switches. Here are some examples of children creating these circuits.
We are thoroughly looking forward to Science Week which is coming up in a couple of weeks. There will be a lot of exciting and fun science experiments for the children to try and enjoy!

Don’t Forget!
P.E days are Wednesday and Thursday
Library Day is Tuesday
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