Barum Summer Term 2022

Barum class have finished writing up their letters to their Brazilian Pen Pals, they will be posted to Brazil on Friday. We are very excited about receiving the replies.
In DT the children have completed a plan of what they will need to make their carnival headdresses, they have chosen their favourite design thinking about the different colours they will use and how they will attach all the different elements of the headdress.
In maths we have been working on fractions recognising and finding a half, quarter and third of different shapes and amounts.
The children have been really excited this week to see their butterflies finally emerged from their cocoons, today we will release three healthy butterflies.

Barum class have started writing their letters to their pen pals, giving information about themselves and asking questions.

We have started our DT learning with the children. They learnt how to join different materials using split pins, tabs, folds and loops of masking tape and have sketched 4 possible designs to evaluate.

In Dance we have choreographed our individual group dances inspired by rainforest animals and have learnt our group dance sequence using pomp poms.


The children have worked really hard to finish their recounts in English this week. We have started to think about our letter writing to Brazilian pen pals. We thought about the information we would need to tell a pen pal and questions we will ask them.

In maths, we have been working on adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers from 2-digit numbers, using number lines, place value charts and base 10 equipment.

In PE we have started to choreograph a Brazilian carnival dance. The children have choreographed short sequences in small groups and have learnt a short sequence of dance using pom poms and maracas.

In science we have had a closer look at seeds exploring lots of different fruit seeds, we are observing some green bean seeds and have predicted whether the root, stem, flower or leaves will grow first. We have also been learning about what plants needs to grow and be healthy.


This week in English we have created noun phrases for all the things we saw, heard and felt on our Rosemoor trip. We have started to write our recount of the trip using time connectives and noun phrases to add more interest and detail to our writing.

In Maths we have been working on adding and subtracting a two-digit number and a one-digit number using our knowledge of number bonds to ten and representing this on a number line.

In Science we have been learning the functions of the parts of a plant and have explored the different types of plants and sorting them into fruits, vegetables, herbs and plants we don’t eat.


It has been lovely to see the children back after their Easter holiday, we have had such a lovely first week back.

The children really enjoyed the tennis festival at Tarka Tennis, they took part in all the activities with great enthusiasm and energy! We had a fantastic day at Rosemoor RHS Gardens, the children learnt about how seeds germinate, we planted some Nasturtium seeds and had a chance to explore the gardens. We were very proud of how well the children behaved and how kind and respectful they were to the staff, each other, their helpers and the public.

In English we are learning to write a recount and have sequenced the events of our trip and written sentences using time connectives.

In Maths we have been learning to tell the time to the hour, half hour, quarter past and quarter to the hour.