Spring 2024

Routes into Reading
This week we have started the 'Routes into Reading' part of our phonics programme. We have enjoyed reading this week's story together and learning the ropes!
We have been learning how to recognise fractions of shapes and quantities this week. 
Visit from Deacon John
As part of our RE unit of work on Books, we had a visit from our friend, Deacon John Hawthorne, who showed us some of the books that he uses in his job and answered a wide range of our brilliant questions!
Buoyancy Investigation
We investigated the buoyancy of different materials. We placed the object on the surface of the water, observed it for one minute and recorded the buoyancy.
Measuring Length
We have been learning to measure length using 30cm and metre rulers. Here are some pictures of us practicing our measuring skills in the classroom.
D&T - Boats

Following from the conclusions we drew in our Science investigation into buoyancy, we designed and built boats using the materials that we found would help us meet the following criteria:
1) The vessel must be no more than 15cm in length
2) The vessel must float unaided for 2 minutes
3) The vessel must hold 5 cubes for the full 2 minutes

We had great fun designing, building, testing and evaluating our boats!

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