We are having a nautical term in Year 5 exploring the wonderful seas and oceans of our planet. We are embarking on our tour with the book 'A Boy and a Bear in a Boat' and will be meet up at our final destination in the frozen wastelands of Antarctica.
Through our grammar lessons, we will be watching the wonderful David Attenborough as he teaches us about incredible marine creatures. Through our artwork, we will be learning different watercolour techniques before creating our own marine masterpieces. Our first extended writing task is a recipe for usual sandwiches fit for a character in our book. Reading the ingredients list, it is unlikely we will be making and tasting them!
During the first few weeks, the children have been getting used to the new cleaning routines and unusual seating arrangements, but it hasn't stopped us from learning new things and having fun! In class we have been focusing on kindness, consideration and co-operation, which has helped us to settle in and adapt to the new normal.