Toucans week ending 12th March
Date: 11th Mar 2021 @ 7:45am
Week ending the 12th March 2021
It has been wonderful this week welcoming back everyone into our class. The children have been busy re-establishing routines, spending time with their friends and settling down to lessons! We have enjoyed National Science Week and have been finding out about famous scientists, carrying out investigations and creating our own inventions.
Here are some Science video clips the children may like to watch again at home.
Listen to ‘The Crayon man’ - the true story of the invention of Crayola crayons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYkqCILYib4
Watch video about the invention of the Mars rover ‘Perseverance’. The mission took place in February 2020 and aimed to discover whether there had ever been life on Mars before:
Watch the mission trailer which shows you the Entry, Descent and Landing procedure the rover followed as it approached Mars:
What is an invention?
Virtually explore Mars using the following website (‘real-time simulation of Perseverance’s landing’): https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/mars/overview/
The only homework we want our children to be doing at the moment is reading and spellings.
Spellings for next week will focus on the rule – the ‘sh’ sound spelt ‘si’ or ‘ssi’
Spellings will be tested on Friday 19th March – expansion, comprehension, tension, permission, admission, profession, possession, discussion, revision, collision
Curriculum for week beg. 15th March 2021
Maths – Fractions
We will continue to look at dividing fractions, finding fractions of amounts and solving fraction problems.
English – The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
We will be exploring formal and informal language, examining word choices and describing settings, characters and atmosphere.
RE – Understanding Humanism
We will be learning about the knowledge and beliefs of humanists. Focusing on the importance of ‘happiness’ to them, celebrations and ceremonies that they have and their Golden Rule.
Geography – Mapping Skills
Using maps and atlases to locate places in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
History – World War 2
We will explore key events from World War 2 and focus on one to research in a group and present our findings to our classmates.
Science – Light
We will focus on completing the objectives that we missed out on during lockdown that we needed to finish from before Christmas.
PE days will be Thursday (cricket) and Friday (Mr Ault).
Toucans can also attend Mr Ault’s after school club on Fridays.
Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing and Mr Beswick