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Polar Bears - Medium Term Plans 
Spring 1

English Grammar 18/01/21

Pupils in Polar Bears have been working hard on their grammar. They have looked at adding -ing to a word.

They can now use those skills in improving their writing. 

Cheese and Ham Mini Quiches

Cooking 18/01/21

There are two ways to make quiche……the convenient way or the long way.

Challenge yourself this week to make fully homemade quiche.

Wellness Packs January 2021

Your wellbeing is very important to us, especially during this difficult time.

Your teachers have been very busy making wellness packs to help you. Take a look. 

They include a visual timetable to help your routine for home learning, art and craft ideas and mental wellbeing ideas too.

Polar Bears Class Timetable 2020 - 2021

During our cooking time this week, we made sausage rolls with Mrs Cole. 

We learnt how to roll out the pastry with a rolling pin and then we filled it with sausage meat. 

We had to made sure the edges were fully sealed, so that the filling didn't run out!

Finally we glazed the top and put it into the oven. 

They were very yummy!!!!!

During maths this week, we have been learning about fractions. 

Ms Ferguson gave us some numicon and counters to help us. 

We rolled a dice and had to find 1/2, 1/4 and 3/4 of the number. 

It was made even more fun because did it in colour changing soap and water!!!!

It was the best lesson we ever had on fractions. 

We then went on to make our very own fraction pizza! 

Pepperoni pizza anyone? 

We looked at the photo and wrote a character description. 
We tried to use similes and metaphors and interesting adjectives. What is his appearance? What might he say? 
How might he move? Smell like? What might his voice sound like?


This is what one member of Polar Bears thought: 


"He probably smells like Herbs and Dust because he looks like a Wizard and he probably sounds like a creaky dead frog because he looks very very old he might move like a frog he might jump or he might fly on a broomstick."

Do you fancy cooking something exciting and healthy? 

Mrs Cole has shared this link with you

Have a look and see what tasty delights you can find.

Happy cooking!

We all love Joe Wicks but what about an alternative? 

Give this a try. Write your name on a piece of paper. You can choose just your first name or all your names. 

Then do the exercises for each letter.

Want a challenge? Then spell your whole address!!!!

Let's get fit with Team Fen!smiley

Forest Schools 

Every week at Fen Rivers, we have the opportunity to take part in Forest Schools.

Nicola plans some amazing lessons for us and while we are in lockdown, she didn't want us to miss out!

Have at look at the brilliant stuff she has. I love the matchbox challenge. I wonder how many things you can find to go in yours? 


Positivity all the way in Polar Bears

Ms Ferguson has painted a wall in class for a positive quote every day.

Maybe you can give her some ideas to go on the board? Or write one yourself. 

Polar Bears are amazing! 

Motional Time

Every day we have Motional Time at Fen Rivers. This gives us a chance to explore our feelings and helps us to reset.

Polar Bears had fun with pliable soap, exploring their senses as they made models.


Bar Method

Polar Bears have been discovering new ways of adding. 

They have used cuisenaire rods and then the bar method. Then they wrote the number sentence in full.

Can you see the relationship between the methods? 

Motional Time

Polar Bears have been working hard in their Motional time. Here are some of the activities they have done. 

Salt painting with food colourings to reflect our mood and concentration skills with magnetic rods. 


Science: Filtration

As part of our science in KS3, we are learning about particles. This week it was filtration. We learnt about different sizes of particles and how to separate them. 

We did a practical experiment to explore this. 

Solving Number Problems


Polar Bears have been using their mathematical skills to solve number problems in maths. 



Do you know what a noun is? 

Polar Bears do! Look at this great work they have done. 

Can you identify the nouns in this sentence? 

The black and white cat chased after the tiny mouse.