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Tweseldown Infant School

Tweseldown Infant School


Welcome to Otter Class!

What an exciting half term we have had!

This half term we have been learning all about the RMS Titanic and the maiden voyage the ship took to New York in April 1912.

In English we have been reading 'Samson's Titanic Journey' by Lauren Graham.  We have learnt all about the adventures that Samson got up to whilst travelling.  We imagined what it would have been like to travel alongside him and wrote a letter home to all our grown-ups to tell them about our trip.

In Maths we have been halving different shapes, amounts and numbers.  We needed to make sure that we split our objects into two equal groups.  We have used our halving skills to help us to tell the time to half past as the minute hand goes half way around the clock to point at the 6.

In History we answered the questions 'Was the Titanic a triumph or a tragedy?'  It was a tricky question to answer as we have learnt so many amazing facts which tell us it was both!  Did you know the RMS Titanic was the first ship to serve food to third class passengers, they would usually have had to take enough food to feed themselves on transatlantic trips?

We also enjoyed an amazing trip to Seacity Museum in Southampton.  We were very lucky to be able to see so many items that survived the sinking of the ship and hear stories from our guide about the different passengers on board.

We can't wait to see what amazing learning we get up to next half term.