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Octopus Class Update: Spring 2021


Welcome back! We hope you had a fantastic break and are now feeling ready for another busy half term!


Grab a magnifying glass, put on your deerstalker and change your name to Sherlock because we’re going to become street detectives! This half term, we’ll follow a route around our local streets and take pictures of the buildings, businesses and plants we can see. Talking to residents about the area will help us understand how the local community could be improved. We’ll write poetry and create persuasive adverts. Looking at photographs will help us to spot any similarities and differences between the houses and shops of today and the past. We’ll find out about the history of our school and talk to former pupils about their experiences. We’ll also study and draw maps, create a model of a local building, draw portraits of the people we have met and look at the work of urban artists. At the end of our project, we’ll design posters to advertise a ‘Big Spring Clean’ around school before cleaning and tidying the school grounds.


In Maths this half term, the children will be developing their knowledge on measure and length . The children will be using a variety of tools to measure length and height and will be adding lengths together. Then the children will move onto weight and volume being introduce to lots of mathematical vocabulary like mass, capacity , volume.


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The Octopus team!

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