We boarded Spaceship Earth at the beginning of term and are enjoying the journey so far!
The first thing we explored were the ‘continents and oceans’ and then all about the different climate zones. We went on with our investigation and looked at the structure of the Earth and the theories of Creation and Evolution before moving on to study tectonic plates and the ‘ring of fire’. Our Trainee Teachers from Edge Hill University helped us to learn about earthquakes and volcanoes. We really enjoyed making the papier mache volcanoes and had a great time ‘erupting’ them. Next we researched a Mount Vesuvius and made links between the Romans and what happened in Pompeii in AD79. We were amazed to find that there were so many earthquakes each day and loved learning about the earthquake drills used in American schools.
Recently we went on a trip to the museum in Liverpool where we were able to look at some amazing fossils and minerals. This helped us to understand all about ‘rocks’ when we got back to school. We now know lots about Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic rock. Miss Sutcliffe gave us a ‘magical’ polished stone which we used to help us write some amazing stories.
In our Literacy lessons we have read some lovely books about helping to look after Planet Earth. One of the books was an allegorical story called Half a World Away. We wrote our own poems in response to this. These are Harry and Caitlin’s – they got to wear the storyteller’s cloak as their reward:
Half a World Away
We have love and brightness in our world.
Half a world away there is anger and darkness.
In our world we have laughter and strength, filling the air.
Half a world away there is silence and weakness surrounding the people.
We have joy and happiness in our world.
Half a world away tears fall from the eyes of the poor.
The future will be better because one day:
I will take them fresh water.
I will take them food.
I will help them build new houses.
This is my dream for my future.
By Caitlin Blackhurst
Half a World Away
In a land of joyfulness, children play and their laughter fills the air.
Half a world away death attacks the poor and some are at peace.
Our hearts have love filled with kindness.
Half a world away there is nothing but heavy hearts and hopelessness.
Our lives are full of fun and cheer.
Half a world away fear and suffering scare the people.
The future leads to a better world if:
Farmers come to that land and grow crops.
Builders make better homes for them.
Doctors help to make medicine.
This is my one wish for tomorrow.
By Harry Marsden
Roald Dahl has become a firm favourite this term. We loved reading George’s Marvellous Medicine and creating our own versions of the medicine. Miss Sutcliffe did point out that it would not be a good idea to try it out on our own Grandmas – we love them too much to do that anyway! On World Book Day we also read some of the Revolting Rhymes and really loved the story of Red Riding Hood.
We loved wearing our pyjamas for World Book Day and even put on our slippers when we in the classroom! Hot chocolate and marshmallows while listening to ‘bedtime stories’ was a highlight!
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