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Mr Gilkison's Class

Welcome to the start of the 2017/18 academic year in Mr. Gilkison's class. The adults in class are Mr. Gilkison, who enjoys walks and mountaineering. Ms. Senior, who likes to play netball and Miss Pepper, who is mad about all things Harry Potter. 




This term we are learning about The Amazing Rainforests. Did you know, it is estimated that about half of the planets plants and animals live in the rainforest? Our rainforests are extremely important to the ecology of the Earth and produce almost half the planets oxygen. We will be learning about the flora and fauna of the rainforest and what we can do to protect it for future generations. 

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Physical Education


This year children have PE on Tuesday afternoons. Children need a plain white T-shirt, black shorts and plimsolls for PE lessons.

In P.E. we have been looking at balancing on different body parts and linking this with movement. We are now creating a Jungle themed dance, thinking about how jungle creatures move. 



This term we started by looking at the features of 2D and 3D shapes. We then created a huge shape picture to display in our classroom (see picture below). We have also practised our number bonds and rapid recall challenge, which I know children have been practicing at home too.  

2D Shape town

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In Literacy we have been creating a non-chronological report book about bug hotels. We have looked at the features of non-fiction books and set to work to make sure we included everything we would need. We have included headings, captions and information to make our book interesting, not to mention photographs of us actually making our bug hotels! We have placed  these in our school garden to encourage mini-beasts to visit. 

Useful Websites

Fun spelling, grammar, reading and writing activities.

A fun maths website with age appropriate activities. Login details will be sent home soon.

Great for facts about the world's rainforests.