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Monks Risborough CE Primary School


Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely Christmas and are ready for our learning in 2023. 


Our lead subject is History for our 'Exploring Far and Wide!' topic this half term, where we study significant people from the past who had explored and discovered newt things. We are aiming to answer the question 'Does an explorer make a good friend?' by the end of our learning journey. 


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Our learning this half term!


We have all really enjoyed our learning this half term - there has been so many changes in the way exploration happens, from the past to the present! 


In our maths we have really been focusing on multiplication and division - especially becoming fluent at our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We have been using lots of different methods to answer some tricky calculation problems but having a good number knowledge has really helped us. 


In English we absolutely loved our book 'Oliver and the Seawigs'. It was a really great adventure story with some twists along the way. we were inspired by our text to write some fact files about the sea monkeys from the story. We also got to pretend to be the villain of the story when we wrote some apology letters for our poor behaviour. 


In science we continued our learning of living things and their habitats, focusing on food chains and dependencies. We had a go at drawing our own food chains and created posters about different animals to explain all about them and their habitats. In RE we were looking at the ways different religions celebrate New Year and when they celebrate it. We enjoyed experiencing Rosh Hashana like the Jewish community but thinking about our sins from the previous year and throwing them into the water. 


Our history learning has taught us lots about Christophe Columbus and his discovery of 'the New Americas'. We were grateful to have not been alive during his time, the trip across the Atlantic didn't seem too fun. We have also learnt about Neil Armstrong - a more recent explorer. His mission to space seemed a lot more enjoyable!