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What will we be getting up to?


Our theme for Spring 2 is How can we make living here better for everyone?  

The children will be looking at their own locality to discover developments over time, and decisions made, through field work and local papers as well as talking to relatives and neighbours who have lived in the area over a number of years. 


We are planning a visit Carymoor Environmental Trust. We will visit Carymoor's very own shanty town, a replica of Kroo Bay in Sierra Leone and experience everyday life there: from finding shelter to sourcing water and food and even making toys from rubbish! Fun, hands-on activities enable children to explore a variety of issues including: What are our basic needs and what are luxuries? What challenges do people living in slum communities face and how do these compare to our lives in the UK? How could we be more resourceful with our rubbish?


In Literacy this half term we will be reading There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar. For the first two weeks we will be learning about performance poetry and creating some of our own.


We will expect all of the children to read at home at least 4 times a week.


In Maths we will continue to learn about decimals and then move into percentages. We will be focusing on using our knowledge and understanding to solve problems.


With the success of our recent violin concert we are excited to inform you that the children will continue to have violin lessons on a Thursday morning. This will resume on  Thursday 2nd March.


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Have a great half term