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Term 2 - The Snowman and the Snowdog

Our topic this term is ‘The Snowman and the Snowdog’ by Raymond Briggs.

This is a lovely topic based on Geography. The children will be finding out about the seven continents and five oceans of the world. We will make simple world maps and investigate the different landscapes and climates of the seven continents. Through their research the children will be recording their findings in the form of a letter to ‘The Snowman’.

The Explorer Dome, on Monday 7th November, will give the children the opportunity to experience the sights, smells, sounds and sensations of the different environments around the world. This is an exciting show which the children love.

In English, the children will be writing their own snowflake poems and making 3D snowflakes on which to present their writing. They learn the art of letter writing with a focus on vocabulary and organising their writing into paragraphs. We will also be writing instructions for making snowflake cookies.

In Computing, the children will learn how to programme a floor robot to negotiate around a map of the world. They will be recording simple algorithms for navigation based on simple problem solving tasks. For further details of our topic, please see the topic web.

Mrs Bickell’s class assembly will be on Friday 25th November. The Christmas performances will be coming up this term. Please look out for further details, as letters will be coming home shortly.

Could you please ensure that your child’s homework book is handed in on a Wednesday morning. We need time to mark the homework and respond to your child’s efforts.

Also, P.E. kits need to be in school during the week. Our P.E. lessons will be based indoors now until the weather warms up again in the Spring term.

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