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Teacher: Mrs Chantelle Clarke

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Sue Evans

CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2020

Christmas lunch was a little different this year with only our bubble but we still had a fantastic time.  Merry Christmas!

CHRISTMAS FUN!

Otter Class have had fun this afternoon making hats for their Christmas lunch tomorrow. smiley

PANTO AFTERNOON - "Oh, yes it was!"

The children enjoyed an afternoon at the panto (well, the panto came to us on the big screen).  Lots of jokes, songs and fun had by all.

ELECTRICITY

Otters enjoyed experimenting with electrical components in Science this week.  They were asked to make a complete circuit and then to include a switch to make the light turn on and off.

Otter Class Websites

Otters have enjoyed their learning about renewable energy in their local environment.  They have worked really hard in designing their own websites to inform others about all they have learnt.  Some even managed to sneak into their websites the scary story told by Edward.

 

OTTERS FARM TRIP

On Thursday, Otters kick-started their Electricity topic with a visit to the AD Plant at Euston and solar panels.  The children learnt about renewable energy within their local environment.  They even got the chance to make their own electricity using a 1-watt generator!  The children squeezed in a little play in the woods after lunch and then gathered round to hear a gruesome story from a local historian.

Renewable Energy

Guess who visited us today...

 

LETTERS FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE - TODAY'S DEBATE

Today, Otter Class took to the Barnham Crown Court.  The children's jury had to come to a decision as to whether the lighthouse's light should be left on or turned off.  Eye witnesses put forward their points of views and the 'For' and 'Against' sides debated well.  It only took 3 minutes for the jury to come to a unanimous decision - the lights should remain on.  Of course, Judge Harvey was on top form keeping the courtroom in order!

Science

Following on from our Law of Reflection investigation, we decided to design and make periscopes that obey this law. We sounds realised how effective and efficient periscopes would've been during WWI and WWII; they helped soldiers see over trenches!

Geography 

Today we linked our Geography and History learning by identifying countries that were involved at the beginning of WWII. We completed this task by using atlas's to locate the countries that played a role in the war and then highlighted these on a blank map. The children used their prior learning of continents to determine where specific countries were situated - very impressive. To follow on from this we discuss which countries were enemies (The Axis Powers) and which countries were allies (The Allied Powers). Next week, we will be writing a short explanation about our learning - watch this space...

Science

This term we have been learning about light. As a class, we have investigated the following hypothesis: the incident ray is reflected at a different angle to the reflection ray.

Each child has written their own predictions, listed the equipment they needed and written a thorough method. Today, the children have carried out the investigation and recorded their results - take a look at our amazing pictures. We even managed to conclude our results using the correct scientific vocabulary!

Art

Our art lesson was focused on the following WWII image:

 

        

The children had to recreate this image using charcoal as their medium. The focus for the lesson was to build up value, tone and texture using this particular material. Take a look at the following images, the final art pieces will be uploaded in the next week. :) 

Building up tone, value and texture using charcoal...

History 

In our history lesson today, the main focus was on influencers and leaders within the second world war. We identified the leader (Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minster) when WWII started. We then listened to the audio footage that he released when he declared war on Germany. After listening to the footage, we discussed how we would've felt at that particular time and then listed some great questions that we could've asked Mr Chamberlain. To develop this idea further, we discuss similarities and differences between this audio footage and the footage Borris Johnson released when he declared a National lockdown due to COVID-19. 

Leaders within WWII

Science

Today, we started our new Science topic 'Light'. We learnt about the two types of light sources: man-made light sources and natural light sources. Using this new found knowledge, we were then able to sort a range of images into those two categories. What a great way to start the topic!

Man-made or natural light sources?

Our focus text for the term:

 

Literacy

Today, we have been judging a book by its cover and making predictions. Our predictions were thorough; to back up and support our ideas, we unpicked the detailed illustrations and used supporting evidence from the blurb. 

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