This term, our theme was Political Poplar and the children have enjoyed a community walk and the fieldwork trip was linked to the Poplar Rates Rebellion. We studied Emmeline Pankhurst who is one of the most influential people of the 20th century. She was a British woman who fought for women’s right to vote and was one of the leaders of the Suffragette movement. We also studied Minnie Lansbury, who  was one of the Poplar Councillors who was imprisoned in 1921 for fighting back against the government’s unequal system of rates.

We have been learning about the human body and how it works, as well as to recognise the impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle on the way our bodies function. We were able to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. However, the highlight was the dissecting of the heart, which was very fascinating for the children.

In P4C, we have been exploring ,in small groups, the 4 C’s( Critical, Caring, Collaboration , Creative). We worked as a team to create a poster of what each C represent to us and how we can use it during our everyday interactions with others.

Hirst Class have been working extremely hard this half term. In mathematics, we used a range of resources to explore place value and fractions. We also practiced long division and multiplication, as well as column addition and subtraction.