On Tuesday, Year 2 went on a very special journey to Antarctica! After boarding the plane, the children travelled to the chilly, snowy location of Antarctica. When they got there, they explored the continent – looking at the wildlife and learning about the weather. They saw so many things…some of their favourites included seeing the penguins and feeling the icy cold water. This term, they will continue their learning about Antarctica. We can’t wait to hear what they have discovered next!
This term our whole school curriculum topic is Explorers. To “kick-start” our topic, we had an Explorers’ Day. We invited the children to dress up as Explorers – some chose to be a famous explorer and others chose to be linked to transport and journeys. The children took part in a carousel of activities – where they travelled the world learning about different continents.
We also spoke about how an explorer would need the Sulivan school values of kindness, tolerance, resilience, fairness, co-operation and respect when exploring new places. We finished our whole school assembly with this extract of an exploration poem by Edgar Guest:
The things that haven’t been done before
Are the tasks worth while today;
Are you one of the flock that follows, or
Are you one that shall lead the way?
Are you one of the timid souls that quail
At the jeers of a doubting crew,
Or dare you, whether you win or fail,
Strike out for a goal that’s new?
In Year 3 we are excited to taking part in a project led by Tate Britain this term. This academic year, schools across London have been invited to take part in a very special learning project led by Steve McQueen, with the Tate gallery, Artangel and the educational charity A New Direction. During the project, every Year 3 class across the capital has been invited to take part in one of the largest group portraits ever made. On Tuesday 8th January, a photographer from the Tate came to Sulivan to take a class photograph. Chestnut class were delighted to take part in this project and the children cannot wait to see the exhibition at the Tate Britain!