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To kick start Sports Week, Lime Trees walked to Morrisons to buy fruit to make a healthy smoothie. 

First of all we had to chop up the fruit.

Next, it was time to blend!

Then it was time to try out the smoothie!

Finally, we evaluated our smoothies!

Term 6 - Space

We are heading into space, exploring the planets in our solar system, the sun and the moon. This will all be brought to life through an amazing VR space workshop! Children will come dressed up in their space gear, create their own paper-mâché planets and learn some amazing facts about space. During this topic, they will also explore a range of historical sources to understand the lives and significance of Katherine Johnson and Neil Armstrong, comparing the two individuals and creating facts files! To finish the topic, children will appraise Holst's Planets before designing a brand new planet and creating a piece of music to reflect it!

As part of our Space topic, Lime Trees researched two significant people; Neil Armstrong and Katherine Johnson. They used a range of sources such as newspaper articles, pictures and fact files to find their information. 

In English we have been reading the book 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers. At the end of the story, the boy is sent a walkie-talkie by the alien so they can still communicate. Lime Trees thought of another way that the alien and the boy could communicate, this was by writing a postcard. Lime Trees pretended to be the alien and wrote a postcard to the boy all the way from SPACE!!!

When we had finished reading the book 'The Way Back Home'. Lime Trees asked if there was a second book, to which Miss Elphick replied 'No there is not but we could make a second book!'. Lime Trees thought about what might happen if the boy and the alien were to meet up again and they wrote a sequel to the book. 


Lime Trees worked in groups of 3 to create a paper-mâché planet. They used their colour mixing skills to paint and add the finer details.


Lime Trees absolutely loved the VR workshop!

KS1 getting ready for Sport's Day!

Term 5 - Houses and Homes

This topic will encourage lots of skills development in many curriculum areas! We will begin by focusing on materials and their properties, linking this to homes around the world! We will carry out a scientific investigation into what material would be best suited for building a roof- we want to make sure it's waterproof! After this, we will explore houses in our local area and a nearby village, discussing and comparing the houses and what materials we can see. Whilst doing this, we will also develop our map skills, reading maps to complete a scavenger hunt and creating our own simple maps with a key! Finally, once we are experts on what materials would be most suitable for different parts of houses, we will practise our DT skills to build a house!

All of our learning in English will be based on a book called; The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig' by Eugene Trivizas.

Lime Trees have worked so hard with week when creating their houses.  

This week Lime Tree classroom turned into a shop! Miss Elphick and Mrs Fowler were the shop keepers and Lime Trees brought items in the classroom and paid us with the correct money using their skills learnt in Maths. 


This week was all about 3D shapes! We were bale to make 3D shapes from lolly sticks!

We went on a local walk around Shepway to see what different types of homes we could find. 

We brainstormed as a group alternative endings to the story 'The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig'. We then went on to writing our own alternative ending to the story. 

This week in maths has been all about 3D shapes!

We made predictions on what materials we thought would be waterproof and suitable for a roof. We will then carry out the experiment to see if we were right. 

We went onto identify real life objects that were made from the 5 materials.

We looked at 5 materials; fabric, wood, plastic, metal and glass, and identified their properties.

Lime Trees enjoyed learning new moves in gymnastics this week!

In maths this week we have been learning about 2D shapes. We created a picture in pairs using 2D shapes!

We wrote instructions to help The Three Little Wolves to build a brick house. We used words such as first, next, then, after that and finally. 

We created a WANTED poster to catch the BIG BAG PIG!

We described the main characters in the story.

Term 4 - Amazing Artists 

Term 4 is all about Artists. We will begin our topic, children will be exploring a range of sculptures and think about what they can see, what sculptures they like and dislike. We will then be researching three famous artists: Kate Malone, Dale Chihuly and Barbra Hepworth. Children will then display their facts in their very own sketchbooks! After this, we will begin learning some clay techniques, for example, coiling, score and slip and pinch pots. Children will then draw their own design using inspiration from our class story; ‘The Girl and the Dinosaur'. Then, children will create their own clay sculpture! With this will then explore the colour wheel and mixing colours to create secondary colours and brown. They will also learn how to create tones and tints. Children will use this knowledge to paint their sculptures. Finally, children will evaluate and peer assess their sculptures. We will then end the term by learning about Jewish people in RE.  

Lime Trees had a lovely time at Waterstones, choosing a book to take back to school for our book corner. 

This week in maths, we was able to find half of a shape, object and number. 

It's that time again ... REFLECTION!

All of our learning in English will be based on a book called; 'The Girl and the Dinosaur by Hollie Hughes'.

Lime Trees were over the moon to receive their own copy of the book to take home that we have been reading in English!

We persuaded Mr Andrews to read the book!

We posted our letters to Mr Andrews for him to read. 

Look at our beautiful letters to Mr Andrews. We hope we will persuade him to read the book.