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Spring Term

Please see below our Topic Web and Knowledge Organisers for our Spring Term

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Liberty Class had a great day celebrating St. Patrick's Day at school today! Mrs Wilkes came in to tell us all about St. Patrick, and how the Irish celebrate this special day. She also taught us how to play the spoons, so we had a go at playing the spoons to Irish music and creating our own Shamrocks. This afternoon at Forest School, we also went searching for leprechauns and enjoyed building houses for them and creating stories with them.

As part of our Spring Term topic - ‘Our Community Helpers’, Liberty Class had a fantastic day at Little Oaks Play Village in Newport today! The children got to explore lots of different occupations and some fantastic role-playing experiences in this large indoor role play centre. Highlights included the very popular hair salon - with many budding stylists amongst us! And also the fire station role play, complete with fire engine and slide! As always, the children's behaviour was exemplary and they were fantastic role models for our school - well done Liberty Class!

Liberty Class enjoyed learning about Lent during R.E this afternoon. We discussed how Lent is a time to work at growing spiritually in preparation to celebrate the death of Jesus and his resurrection at Easter. This process involves growing in many ways, and that it is not always easy! To further our understanding of growth, we each planted some mustard seeds. We discussed what different conditions it would need to grow properly and how we need to look after our plants to help it to grow. We are looking forward to monitoring our seeds over the next few weeks to see how they are growing!

Liberty Class enjoyed a creative afternoon, experimenting with water colour paints to music! The children first listened to a variety of different tracks, talking about how the music made them feel. We then moved our bodies to the music and talked about fast and slow movements. After this we got our creative juices flowing and experimented with different movements with our paint brushes in time to the music. Some of us chose to do patterns and chose colours that made us feel happy.

Liberty Class had a fantastic morning doing the Stickman Trail at Ross Community Gardens this morning. Tim was a brilliant host and took us around the trail, finding all of Stickman's hiding places! We then each got to make our own Stickman with sticks we had collected while on the trail. We have enjoyed reading Stickman as our story of the week this week, and this was a perfect way to end our week!

Liberty Class had a great afternoon exploring solids and liquids and investigating what happens when you mix them! The children got to observe and talk about what happens when they mix different dry and wet materials together. This introduces the big chemistry idea that some materials can be mixed together, and can change. We had a great time making our own mixtures and deciding what materials to put into them.

A Visit to our Church - St. Frances of Rome

Liberty Class had a lovely tour of our Church - St. Frances of Rome - this afternoon as part of their R.E topic. We identified lots of different features of our church, such as the font, stained glass windows and the altar. Father Nick kindly talked to us about the different statues we could see and the children asked him lots of thoughtful questions. We finished our tour by saying our school prayer together while sitting in the pews. Thank you for your time Father Nick!

Moo Music - A Pirate Adventure!

Liberty Class enjoyed a pirate adventure at their music and movement session with Moo Music this week! We enjoyed swimming away from sharks, dancing with our silky scarves and feeding the shipmates 10 fat sausages on a desert island!

Liberty Class had a great morning at their Mastering Numbering Workshop with their parents and carers. We shared some of our number work that we have been learning in school and also played some games and activities with our grown ups that we can now use at home. It was a fantastic turn out and invaluable learning experience for both children and parents - thank you to all who attended!   

Our First Visit to the Library

Liberty Class had a fantastic first trip to the town Library this morning. It was a lovely walk there and back in the crispy cold weather. We read lots of stories together and enjoyed choosing some to take home and share with our families.

Review and Remember Days - Maps

Liberty Class have been enjoying reviewing and remembering their learning on their first day of Spring Term! The children have been revisiting their learning on 'maps' and have been great geographers by creating their own maps of our journey to Clearwell Caves in December. The children even remembered that the road was closed so the bus had to take a different route! A great start to the term Liberty Class - well done!