## Summer Term

As a 'hook' into our new topic for this half term we visited Skipton Castle. We had a wonderful day in the sunshine exploring the castle. Our guide explained about the key features of the castle as well as telling us all the history of Skipton Castle over many years. Did you know Skipton was named 'Sheep Town' hundreds of years ago?!
To introduce our next science topic about animals we began by a trip to Rodley Nature Reserve. We had a fantastic day there and even managed to avoid the rain. Firstly, we searched the Reserve to collect natural items for our sticky boards. Then after lunch we took turns to go pond dipping, mini beast hunting and bird watching using binoculars. We had to sit very quietly in the bird hide!
We had a fantastic time at our Sports Day. Miss Dobson organised some tricky challenges for us but we worked together in our house teams to try and achieve the most points. Well done to everyone in Kingfisher for winning this year.
We have been busy identifying features of a poem this week. We played a game matching rhyming pairs and then formed simple phrases to form rhyming couplets.
We have designed and made a sandwich for Bob the astronaut from the story 'Man on the Moon' by Simon Bartram. We enjoyed eating our sandwiches on the school field in the sunshine. We think Bob would have loved our sandwiches, even the chocolate spread and cucumber ones!
In science we have been learning all about materials. We thought carefully about which materials would be best for making a worry doll. We then designed a worry doll for Rapunzel so she had someone to tell her troubles to.
An amazing start to our week linked to our Space topic. We loved our time in the planetarium and learnt lots of interesting facts about space. Do you know how many craters are on the moon? ... about 1000 and some of them are the size of a country!
Hands on practical maths lesson to understand and learn about position and direction. We made our own direction plate, played games and also used the iPads to control a Bee on the Bee-Bot app.
In computing we have used the Purplemash website to experiment with, create, select and combine sounds to produce our own piece of music.
Following on from the work in school around space, look at this amazing space creation completed at home with a little help from mum!
Fun morning of art with Mrs Marsden to draw and paint our own Mr Benn. We had to think about what fancy dress costume he would be wearing for his next adventure.

Superb efforts from our children at our local area PE Festival where we competed against seven other schools. We  worked together as a team to support each other in the different activities. We found the egg and spoon race to be tricky!