An Arctic Expedition

What another exciting week we have had with only four more school days to go before we break up for Easter. 

We started the week looking at our new class novel ‘A small tall tale from the far, far north’ and discovered some interesting observations from the front cover. In reading we looked at the prologue, and found the book written by Peter Sis is about an explorer called Jan Welzl. 

In DT we made our very own mittens using felt as it was the best insulator in an experiment we carried out. This was in preparation for our very own Arctic expedition in school. We really impressed our teachers with our sewing skills! 

On Wednesday we had another visit from Matthew Bellwood who brought his friend Mr Fotheringham along with him for our expedition. A meteorite had landed in the school playground and we had to pack a sledge with essential items including rations, a rope and weapons before we set off. The journey was long and tiring as we crossed cravasses and ice but we finally made it to the meteorite (with the help of a friendly polar bear) where the Inuits had left us a very important message. I wonder if your child can remember what they warned us of? 

We used this expedition to drive our writing towards the end of the week, writing a poem about packing a sledge. We will also continue using our Arctic expedition learning to write an innovative story next week. 

There was a lot of excitement on Tuesday after the delivery of our new tables. Some of them are standing and include whiteboard tables tops. We love them and they make us feel so grown up!

My learner of the week this week is Elinoy for not only settling so well into our class but also for showing our learning behaviour and adhering to our school rules. You have been a supportive partner and class member helping others, even on your first day when you didn’t know anyone. You have shown enthusiasm to all of our learning and you have been a lovely addition to our class. 

TT Rockstars  – Umar , Fahad, Shang and Andrew 

Sumdog – Bilal, Aysel and Alfie 

Lexia – Andrew, Emily, Isaac and Umar

Also a well done to Andrew and Ayesha our Spelling Bee winners who are through to the next round. It was a close call and everyone who took part did incredibly well!

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