HAPPY NEW YEAR
Welcome back to the Spring term! We've had a very busy first week back as we tied up a few loose ends left over from Autumn (including finally finishing Letters from the Lighthouse and discovering what happened to Sukie!) We also began work on our new topic - Rock Stars. We will be learning all about rocks, volcanoes, mountains, and even rivers, and have got some amazing lessons planned for the children - I am particularly excited about using chocolate to learn about different rock types! We have already created a 'What we know' poster about volcanoes, and have begun to build a volcano with a partner to show what we think they look like. When our models are complete, we look forward to taking part in some Science experiments and see if we can cause some eruptions!
Another big change is that we know have a class pet! Everybody was very keen to spend some of our Enterprise money on a pet, and luckily for us, Miss Mallatratt overheard one of our discussions and announced that she had a friend who recently got a pet cat, so she was looking for a new home for her hamster. We asked if we could adopt him, and she agreed. This means that we have a hamster (called Pikelet), cage, exercise ball, food bowls and even some bedding and food, without having to spend a penny! We have agreed that we will have to use our Enterprise money to ensure that he has enough food and that we can clean his cage regularly. Pikelet is going to be choosing a different table every week to clean, feed and play with him, and rumour has it that he likes tables that work hard, cooperate and always do their reading, spelling and times table homework! During our Enterprise discussions, we have also tried to decide which charity to donate to. This is proving tricky as so many people have different ideas. We will continue this discussion next week a have a vote to make sure we choose fairly.
Our attendance has really improved since Autumn term, although with 96.8% it unfortunately wasn't enough for us to receive a certificate this week. We are no longer being awarded handshakes, but have been excited to learn which houses we are in. Next week we can start collecting house points and look forward to seeing which house is the first to receive the new, shiny trophy in assembly!