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We are loving our Habitats topic and the homework was OUTSTANDING!

Well I am certainly a proud teacher this week as we have been learning so much and the children are making fabulous links across their learning!

The homework was FANTASTIC and we started the week sharing it with the class, learning all about a variety of African animals.  I was so impressed by the children's knowledge, effort and presentation that they all ended up with 10 teampoints! We continued learning about animals and their habitats by looking at the different world habitats and how the animals in them were adapted to their environment and why we wouldn't find a polar bear in the rainforest! We looked more closely at penguins and why there were lots of different types. We discovered penguins live in the southern hemisphere and can live as far north as the Galapagos Islands near the equator! We were shocked to find that penguins also live in warmer environments! We also learned about food chains and can use the words producer, carnivore, herbivore and omnivore to describe the animals and plants within them and Mr Young enjoyed watching that lesson too! We have loved this topic and look forward to a visit from Africa Alive on Thursday next week who are bringing three animals to share with us!

In English, we have continued writing our own 'tunnel' stories and the children have come up wih such great vocabulary! Whilst we are following a writing frame, each story sounds unique to its writer and we are all proud of our work!

In Maths, we have started learning about fractions. We realised that it is similar to division and telling the time! We have used this knowledge to help us understand halves and quarters and we all now know and can prove that we can find a quarter of an amount by halving it, and halving it again!

Have a restful weekend ready for our busy last week!

Miss Everett, Mrs Simpkins and Pixie