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February 2017

February 2017


The children quickly got back into their working mindset following the Christmas holidays and were soon producing good quality work across the curriculum. The pace of our learning has really picked up this term and the children are keen to get involved in whatever learning is presented to them.


Can I just take this opportunity to thank everyone for the splendid response to the 'Layers of the Rainforests' homework that was set in the first week of the Spring term. The models and posters the children brought into school were amazing. It was obvious that the task had been taken very seriously with lots of research going into the finished products. We have put them all on display in the heart space so that our whole school community can see the fantastic work produced.


Magical Maths Week began on 30th January 2017 and the children have been thoroughly enjoying learning some maths tricks to try out on their friends and families. On Tuesday 31st January we were very lucky to have a magical mathematician visit our school. His show was very inspiring and has increased the children's already strong love of Maths.


Even though it is likely February will still bring some cold weather the first hint of Spring has arrived in 4G in the shape of four baby Giant African Snails. We will be keeping our two snails for the next six months, watching them grow, feeding them and cleaning them out. The aim is to give the children first hand experience of the life cycles of living things. Later on this term we will be having tadpoles.  It's a very exciting time that encourages a great deal of class discussion relating to personal experiences and predicting how our charges will grow and change.


Everyone should have received a letter regarding our trip to London Zoo on Wednesday 22nd March 2017. We will be having a special talk titled 'Rainforest Animals' as part of this visit. It will help bring our current topic 'Saving the World - Rainforests' to life for the children. I know many parents/carers would like to come with us and so we have decided the fairest way to decide who is coming will be to draw names out of a hat. Don't forget, if you are not picked we will be spending a day in Southend at the seaside in July 2017 so there will be another opportunity to join us on a trip.


A big thank you for the support you give your children with their education, it makes teaching them a pleasure.