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Summer Term

Summer Term 2nd Half


The summer term began with an exciting introduction to Castleton. The children were shown a mystery location and spent time using their descriptive language skills to write about this place. When the children discovered that it was Castleton, they couldn't wait to visit. 


The visit to Castleton was enjoyed by all. The children experienced a walk in Derbyshire and even enjoyed an ice-cream in the village. The children have been reading a beautiful book called Blue John by Berlie Doherty and it is set in the caves which we were lucky enough to visit for ourselves. The children loved exploring the caves at Treak Cliff and found out lots of facts about Blue John. On their return to school, children have produced sketch maps in geography and persuasive leaflets in literacy.  


In science, the children have been learning about states of matter. They started by exploring a range of solids and liquids and began to identify their properties. Children then sorted out different solids and liquids. We discovered some items such as corn flour had very interesting properties... We then went on to learn about gases and watched interesting science clips of gases all around us. The children have also looked at reversible changes and made rice crispie buns to explain the process chocolate has to go through.  


Throughout the term, the children have been working hard to learn their multiplication facts. We have been part of a number of TT Rockstar tournaments and scored many points against other schools in the academy. The children continue to work hard on their multiplication skills in preparation for the MTC test next half term. 


Each Monday, the children take part in their swimming lessons. The teachers are very proud of the progress that is being made. They will continue on into the next half term where we will be learning important water safety skills.  


The children have been extremely fortunate to be working with Mr Walker who works at Rotherham Minster. He has been delivering singing lessons to the whole class and we continue to learn songs all about water and rivers which link to our topic.  


In the final week before half term, the children have been learning all about the Queen and her exciting Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The children have deigned crowns and enjoyed a special jubilee picnic.