Spring 2 Half Term Information 2021

What an unexpected turn of events we have had this Spring term! We all left at Christmas, optimistic and excited to continue our studies in January only for the country to be ‘locked down’.

Before we think about the academic learning of this half term, we would like to remind you of all the amazing life skills that have been displayed by everyone; adaptability, resilience, patience and cooperation. Well done, one and all!

This Spring term our learning has taken us around the world and back, just like Florence Nightingale did in her youth. We learned about the continents of the world and wrote our own version of traditional tales and stories of the rain forest. None of which would be possible without an understanding of maps. This has been a musical journey too, with lots of children sending messages about how much they enjoyed music lessons.

Since our return to school, the children have been enjoying each other’s company again. They have made ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ inspired chocolate coins based on our lockdown shared reading, celebrated their knowledge of Florence Nightingale and their appreciation of the NHS, through an action packed history WOW day and have continued to apply their ICT skills to producing spreadsheets.

Useful website links to continue learning at home

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zns9nrd/articles/znsct39

Use your purple mash log in to explore the country fact files under the geography section.

https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/topics/geography/country_factfiles