In literacy this term, we have been using Michael Morpurgo’s book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ as the inspiration for most of our literacy work. Sycamore Class have had lots of fun role-playing as interviewers and as Michael (the main character in the story)- to help build towards their fantastic news reports they have written.
In science this term, Sycamore Class have enjoyed learning about light- through taking part in many practical investigations. The children have learned key concepts, such as: light travels in a straight line; luminous objects produce their own light; and that shiny objects (such as mirrors) make good reflectors of light.
In Sycamore Class, the children and their significant males were challenged to create either a miniature raft or shelter to help escape/survive from/on a deserted island (again based on the book: ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’)-using only natural resources. As you can see, everyone produced amazing rafts/shelters and the morning was a very enjoyable experience for all who took part. Thank you to all the significant males who came along- your support is gratefully appreciated.