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Term 3 & 4 – The Rainforest

This term we have been looking at and learning about “The Rainforest”. It is a fascinating topic which crosses all of the curriculum. The children have been very engaged with it and are producing a “working wall” display which you are most welcome to look at, situated just outside Class 3. The children have been set a Home Project, which we hope they will enjoy doing, unfortunately budgets do not allow us to take a school trip to the tropical rainforests of Brazil but over half term you may wish to visit The Living Rainforest.

In Science we have been looking at the functions of a plant, to start with we dissected a tulip. You can see two examples of this work below.

We also really enjoyed our trip to Abingdon School’s Science Department, and are very much looking forward to returning in March for a Photosynthesis Workshop and continuing to strengthening our links with the School.


Term 1 & 2 – World War 2

This term in our topic work we have been looking at World War 2, with lots of making, including gas masks, toys and games. We have also been enjoying working with the Abingdon Science Partnership to gain our British Science Association CREST Star Science Investigator award. We thoroughly enjoyed both visiting Abingdon School and having their teachers visit us and look forward to continuing this partnership over the rest of the school year. Next term we will change our focus to “Rainforests”, may we suggest that if you are looking for a family day out over the Christmas period you consider going to “The Living Rainforest” in Newbury.

Term 5  & 6 – History of British Clothing from 1066 to present

We have already covered The Middle Ages, Tudors, Stuarts and Georgians, and are starting to look forward to next term where we will be continuing to look at British Clothing right up to modern times. The children have enjoyed making small clay Puritans models from the Stuart period and some beautiful fans from the Georgian periods and we have lots more exciting projects planned for next term.

In Science, we have been looking at Sound and the children have made their own telephones this week, which you will pleased to know can’t take “Selfies”!!!

Term 3 –

We have all now settled into the new academic year and are working hard, but still finding time for a little fun!
In Science we set the children a challenge helping us to explore air resistance. The challenge was to make a parachute using limited materials which would safely carry a raw egg to ground. The children stepped up to the challenge and were on the whole successful, with only a few accidents!! 
We have also been looking at Rocks & Fossils and as a class carried out scientific experiments on a set of six rocks to find out some of their properties.