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St John's

Church of England Infant School

A small school with a big heart, a great place to grow.





Term 6

Castles and Habitats



We have had two wonderful trips out to help us with our topics this term.  We have been learning all about habitats and we investigated our outside areas at school searching for minibeasts.  We kept a tally of all the creatures we saw and drew pictograms and graphs when we got back  to class.  There are an awful lot of woodlice in our gardens!

We then went on a whole school trip to Wild Woods in Herne to look at the habitats of some larger creatures such as bears, wolves and elk.  

As well as learning about tallys and pictograms in maths, we have been revising multiplication and division.  In English, we have used a wonderful book called, 'Claude in the City' to help us write character profiles, descriptive writing and poems. 


Our second big topic this term has been castles.  We have learnt about who started building castles in our country and why.  We also studied the best places to build castles, such as on a hill near a river and we visited Rochester Castle to see if this was the case for our local castle.  We took along the shields we had made in class and had a mini battle in the castle grounds.  We had a lovely day visiting the castle and playing in the castle grounds.

What else has happened this term

In July, we celebrated Rainbow Day in support of our wonderful NHS.  Thank you to everyone who donated to this great cause.  The whole school celebrated in different ways but in Owl Class we made delicious rainbow cakes.

We also had lots and lots of fun on our visit to Jackson's Park.

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-John 15