Last week, the Year 3 pupils have had the chance to experience an impromptu, but highly engaging Literacy lesson.
They went to Vauxhall Park and wrote down their ideas and suggestions on how local parks and amenities can improve. The pupils will then be writing letters on the significance of parks to physical exercise and mental health.
They plan to send their letters to Lambeth Council and Greater London Authority.
This half term we have been very busy!
In geography we have been learning about different climate types. We focused on Tundra, Mediterranean, Sub-arctic and Marine Coast. We looked at different types of climate zones and noted the features of each!
Tundra is an area that receives low temperatures and has short growing seasons. There is not much tree growth and it tends to be quite a flat landscape with not much colour.
Sub-arctic climate regions lie under the Arctic in the northern hemisphere. It is an extremely cold area with little greenery. All growth will be pine trees or conifers. There is lots of snow and ice
Marine coast climate regions never get too hot or too cold. There is also enough precipitation which means lots of different plants can grow. You will see cliffs, water, greenery in a marine coast climate region and they are normally located in Western Europe.
Mediterranean climate areas have wet but warm winters and hot, dry summers. The landscape is colourful but normally quite rocky as it is near the Mediterranean Sea. It is not quite as lush as marine coast climate.
Here’s the fun part!
Using what we learned about these climate areas, we made climate sculptures!
We worked in groups and were given a particular climate zone, before becoming research detectives and looking up more features of these climate zones.
We decided on what features we would include in our climate zone and began sculpting Modroc around recyclable items. We then painted the finished product. It was a messy job but great fun.
See if you can guess which climate zone each sculptures represents!
In Nursery we have been learning how to dress ourselves. We have all had a go at pulling our jumpers over our heads, putting our arms in our coats, zipping up our jackets and taking our shoes on and off. In the mornings we look for our picture so we remember which peg to hang our bags on, as well as practicing hanging our coats by the hood or hook with our parents. We have also been having a go at pouring our own drinks at snack time and peeling the skin off bananas.
All of this helps our physical development, so that we can become more and more independent as we grow older.