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In term 2, we will be exploring 'what makes the Earth angry?' We will be looking at enormous earthquakes, terrifying tsunamis and violent volcanoes. We'll learn about how they are created, how they are measured and the impact that they have on people's lives. Using actual specimens, we will look at the different rock types and see what we can find to identify and classify the rocks around us. It's all very exciting...I can't wait!!
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To start off our new term, the children read the story ‘The girl who never made mistakes’ and used this to create freeze frames showing scenes from the story. They discussed how it must feel to never make mistakes and the pressure that she would feel. The class thought that she would feel scared all the time in case she made a mistake and that she would never be able to relax and have fun.
We discussed the importance of making mistakes and that it is ok to do this. The best learning comes from making a mistake and then improving what you do the next time by learning from it.
Today the children celebrated National Poetry Day by looking at a poem called ‘Dinosaur Under the Shed.’ This poem described how a wild dinosaur changed when his freedom was taken away after being found by a human family. The children identified the difference in language in the text and the moved onto listing what they would miss having the freedom to do if they were held captive by a family of dinosaurs. The children were really encouraged to think about what they would miss and why that would be something they would list. They ended the day by creating poems that gave a description to what they would miss and why it would make their life better to have it.
Today, this terms topic of ‘Where did all the Heywood Mills go?’ was introduced and we started by looking at some pictures of Mutual Mills and we found out that some of our relatives even worked there. Next we watched some videos about Quarry Bank Mill where we would be visiting in October. After our discussion, the children worked in groups to record the questions that they wanted to find the answers to this term.