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Term 5

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Trip


Our trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park was full of awe and wonder as many of us experienced seeing such beautiful animals for the very first time. 

Polar bears, lions, meerkats, giraffes, leopards, zebras, wallabies and capybaras are just some of the amazing wildlife we caught glimpses of whilst on our trip. 



Amazonas: Join the Expedition

During our trip we became Research Explorer Recruits and uncovered the secrets of Amazonas as part of our Rainforest unit of work in Geography. 🍃🐒

The Sheep-Pig


This term we are reading the brilliant 'The Sheep-Pig' book written by Dick King-Smith. Click here to head over to his website.


When Babe, the little orphaned piglet, is won at a fair by Farmer Hogget, he is adopted by Fly, the kind-hearted sheep-dog. Babe is determined to learn everything he can from Fly. He knows he can’t be a sheep-dog. But maybe, just maybe, he might become a sheep-pig . . .

The Sheep Pig by Dick King-Smith - Chapter 1

Suitable for Yr1-4

Online Safety Workshop


The children have taken part in an online safety workshop where we had a visitor from the Lincolnshire Stay Safe Partnership to deliver this valuable learning. By designing their own superhero, the children showed how to keep their personal information safe and what they can and can not share online. 


This term our class text will be a fiction book called The Sheep Pig. We are also going to be visiting the library as part of our reading for pleasure slot during the week.  

We visited our school library this week and the children loved being able to share and talk about their favourite books.  

PE- Orienteering 

This term we begin our orienteering learning by exploring our school grounds, learning how to draw, orientate and use maps to find locations and controls.  


Could you survive in the rainforest?

Working as Geographers, we will learn about the Rainforests of the world and why they are important parts of our planet.


We have been looking into what a biome is and the different layers of the rainforest. We then designed a class terrarium to help us understand that a rainforest is one example of a biome with it's closed continuous tree canopy, high annual rainfall with a lack of wildfire and moisture dependent vegetation. 








This term we will be drawing and delving deep into the work of John Macallan Swan to answer the question - Why is drawing from observation important?


We have been drawing our own observations of John Macallan Swan's work and using different sketching techniques to make them as realistic as possible.