Summer half-term is finally here!!
I trust that everyone has had a wonderful Easter break and you have been visited by the Easter Bunny (allergy and preference depending)!
There is so much to look forward to than the weather being warmer this half-term. Not only will we be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee and having an extra bank holiday, but we are exploring a wonderful Learning Journey, getting a visit from an incredible Mexico-themed company and looking forward to some wonderful learning. This time of year is one of my favourites and although it may seem strange, what with Mr Dring and Miss Cawthorn no longer with us, it will hopefully begin to feel more like the 'old' Kinoulton - the scaffolding is FINALLY down and we are on the verge of having our school back! I for one cannot wait - I can barely remember what the school looks like!
Mexico... sort of
Thank you to all children that have already completed an handed in their homework or are ready to hand it in. You always produce wonderful pieces of work and the standards continue to improve each year. I only wish that I had PowerPoint, the internet...even Word, just to name a few, to use for my homework - yes kids, I AM older that Google :( -
Now, we do tell children that fibbing is frowned upon and it should be an absolute last resort... but occasionally it's okay to do so.
Mexico is a hugely important part of our new topic of learning, but we're not solely focussing on Mexico. I wonder if you can guess, from the book cover below that we will be using in class for guided reading, what our MAIN focus will be on...?
Obviously, I don't want to give too much away, nor did I want you to research everything before we have learned it, or what is the point!? Hopefully you can forgive me, although knowing LOTS about Mexico will be massively helpful and important.
I will update the website each week with what we have learned as to keep you all informed!!!!! However, below are a few videos and websites that might help you if you need it.
WEEK 1 - What was life like for the ancient Maya?
This week has been a WONDERFUL week for learning about history. What better way to start a learning journey than to build our very own temple! As you may have seen on the School Jotter app, the class built some wonderful structures! These were to resemble ancient Maya temples - made entirely out of wood and elastic bands! The children worked wonderfully together and created... well just have a look!
Here are some fabulous recommended reads for year 4 and year 5.
If you think you can add any more to the list, please share your thoughts with myself or the class!