Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful break. We started the term with our visit to Ice-Scape in Weston super Mare as a way to kick off our topic 'North America: Canada' - visit the recent events section of the website for pictures! We are finding out about various endangered species of Canadian animals and plants and thinking about our responsibility to our planet. Jane Goodall and her work with chimpanzees inspired us with her quote 'Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will be help. Only if we help, will all be saved.' So now we are on a mission: to make our own documentaries about endangered wildlife in the style of David Attenborough's Blue Planet series to raise awareness of the issues we are currently facing. Moreover, we are writing our own Lonely Planet-style brochures to encourage and persuade people to visit Canada and the myriad attractions it has to offer!
In Maths, we are knee-deep in fractions and working hard to understand the big concepts behind equivalent fractions as well as adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions. Phew! We are really starting to realise how important it is to KNOW our times tables by the time we are in Year 4 and 5 - it makes fractions work (and all Maths work!) MUCH easier when you know them.
Our core value this term is 'Honesty' and we are exploring what it means to be honest as well as asking big philosophical questions such as 'Is it always wrong to lie?' We are also managing to fit in swimming lessons at Sidcot School swimming pool on a Monday. Thank goodness it's a short term - we think we'll be ready for a break by the 9th February!