Half term information Spring 2 2024

We stepped into the shoes of Ernest Shackleton following the treacherous journey he endured with his crew in Antarctica. The children wrote letters of application. After learning the events of the expedition, they wrote diary entries about what the crew did during the months their ship was stuck. The children were amazed by the actions of Shackleton and his crew. To complete the unit, the children wrote an innovated version of events in the form of their own story.  

Mathematically, we have been perfecting our percentages, diving into decimals and marvelling at measures for both area and perimeter (Pegasus would really like Mrs Tranter to stop singing and dancing “round the outside” every time she says perimeter).

One of the highlights of the half term for the children was the afternoon spent creating their own energy bars, including packaging with nutritional information.

In PE the children really enjoyed orienteering and playing a range of games Shackleton and his men may have played on the ice to keep morale high.

Quotes from children:


"I loved Fraction Fridays in maths."


"The highlight of my half term was making cereal bars."

"I liked writing a letter of application to join Shackleton’s crew."


"PE was fun because we got to use maps."


"I loved making our own games in PE."


"I loved writing the story from the point of view of a penguin."

Useful website links to continue learning at home:


https://www.vocabexpress.com/home/ and www.linguascope.com SPAG definitions: https://www.satscompanion.com/spag-ks2-sats/

BBC SPAG: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f


Reading comprehension skills: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading

SATs information websites: Scaled scores: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/scaled-scores-at-key-stage-2 Help for parents: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-information-for-parents


Spelling rules: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf


Grammar appendix: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335190/English_Appendix_2_-_Vocabulary_grammar_and_punctuation.pdf