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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Spring Term A

Week 3

We have had a very busy week which got off to a good start by making pizzas in the Bushcraft area! I was very pleased that all of the children tried them, even those who weren’t so keen on pizza. Well done! We had a visit from the Dog’s Trust this week and learned how to behave around dogs to keep both them and ourselves safe. In English, I chaired a meeting of some very angry farmers who were upset about the Iron Man destroying their land and machinery. The children then wrote letters from the perspective of a farmer to persuade a character in the story to help them to get rid of the Iron Man. We finished off our geography topic by learning all about how volcanoes are formed. We also started our Pop Art unit, looking at the work of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. The children used Andy Warhol’s blotted line technique to print a picture then used watercolours to paint it in bright colours. We think they look fantastic!

Week 2

We continued our iron man topic in English, writing a setting description using similes and metaphors. In geography, we learned more about plate boundaries and why the largest earthquakes don’t always cause the most destruction, looking at case studies of Haiti and Chile.

Week 1

The children had a great first week back. In Bushcraft, they used binoculars to look out for different types of birds. We started our new English text, ‘The Iron Man’. The children made predictions about the book based on pictures and the blurb. We started our geography topic which is all about earthquakes. The children learned where earthquakes usually happen and why they happen in those places.