Half term information Spring 2 2024

In Topic this half term, we travelled to the past once more. This time, we visited Scutari in 1854, following the trail of Florence Nightingale and her team of nurses. We studied Florence’s early life and wrote character descriptions of her. We discussed means of transport of the time and were amazed to discover it took two weeks to travel across Europe to the Crimea. We wrote letters from Florence’s perspective, to her sister, explaining the terrible conditions she discovered when she got there. On our wow day, we practised cleaning our ‘hospital’, learnt about another nurse of the time (Mary Seacole), role played first aid, and made delicious vegetable soup!

In Music, we have been following the unit ‘I wanna play in a band’. We have loved learning rock hits and joining in with instruments!

In Art, we honed our colour skills through painting, sketching and pastels. We also experimented with different tones of grey scale, using a variety of mediums including: sketching pencils, chalk and charcoal, and pastels. Our subjects included flower petal shading, Victorian candles and leaf pattern shading.

In Science, we have been studying living things. We conducted our own Science investigation in the classroom by planting bean and pea seeds, placing them in a hot or cold area of the classroom, and giving them some or no water. We left them to grow for over two week and were surprised by the results was gained!

In RE this half term, we have been learning about the Muslim celebrations of Ramadan and Eid. We studied why these celebrations are important to people of the Muslim faith and how they are celebrated.

Children’s comments about their learning:


“I am excited to learn some first aid!”


“We’ve been playing instruments and making music. It's been fun!”

Useful website links to continue learning at home:


https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/ (username: lj2478 password: home) https://numbots.com/


www.purplemash.com https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10