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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Spring Term A

Week 1

It was lovely to welcome the children back this week and to hear all of their Christmas stories. We started our new science topic ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. The children learned about the life processes using ‘MRS GREN‘ and then they thought about how they could group animals based on their characteristics. We continued our work on ‘The Kapok Tree’ in English, and the children wrote some fantastic persuasive letters from the perspective of a rainforest animal, asking the man not to chop down the tree.

Week 2

We had a visit from The Happy Puzzle Company this week, and the children had to use their teamwork skills to complete a range of maths based games and challenges. In Bushcraft this week, the children made their own clay guardians which they built into the trees. We were really impressed with their creativity! In our work on The Kapok Tree this week, we focused on dilemmas. We discussed the dilemma the man has of whether or not to chop down the tree, and the children came up with some fantastic ideas for what the man would be thinking the moment he raised his axe after his visits from all of the rainforest animals.