Burnham Market

Primary School

Dolphin Class

It has been wonderful being back in school. We have really loved our time together. This past half term we have been exploring how to write a story with a dilemma and how to write a magazine article about a new gadget. We linked this to our science project which was all about sound. We had to design a new hearing gadget! It was funny looking at the old fashioned hearing aids people used to use.

In the woods we have been cooking. We have made Damper which is a form of Australian bread, peppermint tea, baked potatoes and roasted vegetables. We reckon we could survive in the wild for at least five hours!

We have started swimming again which is one of our favourite activities. Lots of us have gained our distance badges. We have also been on a school trip to Wells beach where the Holkham staff helped us learn more about the wildlife and coastline and how to care for it. We also had time to do a scavenger hunt where we collected lots of beach treasure. Back in school we turned these treasures into jewellery.

It has been a busy and exciting half term and we are looking forward to the final half of the summer term when we will have our sports day, our trip to the Sainsbury Centre and to Holkham We have a Make Music day planned and a week of creative writing with Dippy the Dinosaur.

 

English

It has been wonderful being back in school. We have really loved our time together. This past half term we have been exploring how to write a story with a dilemma and how to write a magazine article about a new gadget. We linked this to our science project which was all about sound. We had to design a new hearing gadget! It was funny looking at the old fashioned hearing aids people used to use.

Maths

We have worked really hard in maths and have enjoyed our catch up maths sessions where we have had allocated time to work in small groups with our teachers.

Reading

We have had a different audio book to listen to each week. The teachers have recorded stories for us each week too. Some of us have read a stack of books as tall as a chair. Lockdown has been a lovely quiet time for reading. When we have met up for live lessons we talked about the books we have read and explored inference questions which we are becoming experts at answering.

P.E.

We have been exploring a range of skills in preparation for Sports Day and tried out different games, led by what the children wanted to experience.

Our PE days are Wednesdays (with Mrs Gathercole) and Thursdays (with Mr Bates).

Topic

Our topic this summer term is, ‘Life is a beach.’ We have been comparing Burnham Overy and Whitby in Yorkshire. We discovered that Whitby was the setting for the book and film Dracula and that Overy is where the creator of Peppa Pig lives! We spent time looking carefully at the different features of the two settlements and made some amazing mixed media collages depicting the two settlements.

Class Dojo

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Home Learning

A home learning menu will be given out at the beginning of each half term.These activities are suggestions linked to the topic for the half term, but you are free to explore other home learning opportunities with your child.

Belongings

Please ensure your child’s clothing and belongings are clearly labelled, including their woodland kit and PE kit.