Welcome to Crocodiles & Sharks
Once again, Crocodiles have had a busy half term. They looked at why poppies are a national symbol of remembrance and wrote a report to explain why. Having read John McCrae’s wartime poem, In Flanders Fields, they were inspired to write some moving poetry of their own. After learning lots of facts on the subject, they took on the role of a British Tommy to write an imaginary letter, depicting life as a soldier in the trenches of World War I. They enjoyed learning about the 1914 Christmas Day truce and wrote recounts about the amazing events that took place all those years ago. As a mark of respect and remembrance for local veterans, they contributed towards our poppy art installation that was on view during November, as well as using a variety of media to create some wonderful artwork for our display board.
In tough times, your generosity is much appreciated, and you did us proud when we held a non-uniform day to raise funds for Children In Need. Thank you very much! As part of our Science Week, the children enjoyed dressing up again, but this time, as mad scientists! They had a thoroughly memorable day carrying out some exciting experiments. Check out our picture gallery to see what they got up to! Congratulations to Elliott, who worked with Rebecca to build a champion rocket that travelled further than anyone else’s!
This week, Crocodiles will be learning how and why Christians celebrate Christmas, as well as rehearsing and performing their nativity play. What a busy time of year this is!
After the holidays, Crocodiles will focus on writing recounts, poetry and reports. To help and stimulate them, a visitor from the past, Sir William Petty, will come to tell us all about The Great Fire of London. In addition, the Crocodiles will learn about Fire Safety.
In the next half term, Sharks will be working on shape, space and measures, including time, length, weight and mass. They will revisit fractions and money too. Sharks continue to work on number skills and solving problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It would be wonderful if you could practise times table facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 times tables at home. Quick fire knowledge of these facts will help the children in their daily mathematic lessons.