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Spring 2 (The Environment)

Key Vocabulary for the Half Term


  • PollutionThe introduction of harmful substances or products into the environment.
  • Climate Change - Warmer temperatures over time are changing weather patterns and disrupting the usual balance of nature.
  • Global Warming - A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants.
  • Crisis – A crisis is a time of intense difficulty or danger.
  • Impact – To have a strong effect on someone or something.

Happy Easter! Hope our lovely parents liked their cards!

In Maths, the children had fun during an Easter egg hunt that reviewed their learning so far:

Super homework projects, Class 4! Well done!

The children in Class 4 have been working really hard on decimals:

The children are preparing to write a newspaper report about a jewellery theft inspired by the robbery onboard the Highland Falcon in our core text:

In Geography, the children have been researching the features of different counties and regions in the UK and exploring the unique geographical features of each:

Top work in Maths, Class 4! Well done! The children have been enjoying their work on fractions:

The children have been busy making Mother's Day cards today. We hope you love them! Wishing you a very Happy Mothers Day for Sunday!

In Geography, we have been exploring the UK and here the children created their own topographical maps and completed 'The Three Peaks Challenge' (albeit not in person)!

To link with this term's Environment theme, and our fabulous core text, The Lost Book of Adventure, the children investigated exploration in History and asked, 'Exploring the explorers: who went where?'


The children worked in 'Expert Groups' to research and prepare a presentation to the rest of the class about their specific explorer and they reached their own conclusions about how significant their individual was using the '5 Rs of Significance' to assess their impact.













Lithograph Printing


Having designed and made stencils, the children used them to print their environment-inspired Lithographs and we're thrilled with the results!








To link with the theme of Environment, the children have been learning to make lithograph stencils to print environment-inspired patterns. Here are some of their fabulous stencils, made of foam and card, which they'll use to print next lesson:








Class 4 have been reasearching a range of products that are sold by fair trade farmers and how fair trade makes a difference.



Sharing our Core Texts

(2nd March 2022)

As part of our book week we had a very special assembly this Wednesday. Representatives from each class took the opportunity to share the book their class will be focussing on this half term. They went on to explain how their book fits into our whole school theme of ‘Saving our Environment’. It was a joy to see children sharing their enthusiasm of reading and looking forward to a half term packed with learning.

Our Core Texts


Class 1 - Window

Author and Illustrator: Jeannie Baker


Class 2 - Greta and the Giants 

Author: Zoë Tucker Illustrator: Zoe Persico


Class 3 - Once Upon a Raindrop (The Story of Water) 

Author: James Carter Illustrator: Nomoco


Class 4 - The Lost Book of Adventure  

Author: Unknown Author Editor: Teddy Keen


Class 5 - Natural World

Authors: Amanda Wood & Mike Jolley Illustrator: Owen Davey


Class 6 - Greta's Story (The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet)

Author: Valentina Camerini Translation:  Moreno Giovannoni Illustrator: Veronica Carratello