Welcome to our class page! We hope you enjoy looking at our learning, environment and progress.
In EYFS we have Miss Thomas (Class Teacher), Mrs English (Teaching Assistant), Mr Blair (Student), Coach Chris (PE), Mrs Atkinson (PE/Phonics), Mrs Halloran (Music) and of course our lovely children. As Miss Woods is currently on maternity leave, I am teaching the class until the end of the current school year.
Our Mother's Day Lent Liturgy
Each class has taken it in turns to perform a Lent Liturgy to the whole school. As ours was about Mother's Day, we invited our mummies in to see what we had put together. We talked about how our mums or special ladies in our lives are not just mummies, they are builders when things need fixing, vets when our animals need looking after, police when there is trouble or we are arguing with our brothers and sisters, hairdressers when we need our hair doing, storytellers when we want a bed time story, detectives when something goes missing, teachers when we learn at home and nurses when we are hurt. We also discussed why we love our mums and created a video for them. After that, we said the Hail Mary which we have been learning with actions. The children did a fantastic job which I am very proud of!
Happy Mother's Day!
To celebrate Science day, we carried out various activities. As we have been learning about different food and being healthy, we looked at food and natural resources under microscopes, make a Victoria sponge cake to see look at change, planted our own sunflower seeds and created a vegetable patch in our outdoor area! It was a great day made even better by a visitor who came into our classroom to make ice-cream!
As a school we are creating a display based on the story 'Rainbow Fish' for an area in our local community. To help us create this, we had a visitor from an artist to show us how to make a model correctly using clay. He taught us the skills we needed and the steps we needed to take to create a sea life creature. The children had a great time and loved using the pottery wheel !
British Food Week
Following our successful 'World Food' topic, we focus on what people in Britain typically eat or drink. We created a bread and butter pudding, sampled fish, chips and mushy peas, practised making cups of tea with cold water and a Victoria sponge cake.
Every half term the opportunity arises to participate in Young Writer's competitions. This half term was 'Poetry Patrol', so the children had to create their own poems which then get sent off for judges to read and they decide if their story will be published in a book with many other children's stories or poems! We were delighted when I received a letter to say that 6 of our children are going to have their fantastic poems published!
World Food Buffet
As we have been learning about food this half term, we thought we would test the taste buds and try new flavours! We look at different countries around the world on Google Maps, in Atlases and on a globe, then chose a few countries that we would focus on. We asked our Bulgarian parents which traditional dishes they eat and kindly asked if they could make any for us. Mrs English and I then created dishes and platters from around the world. We created a restaurant role play which had the flags of the countries and pictures of traditional dishes then brought this to life with our 'World Food Buffet'. Most children loved all the different textures, flavours and tastes and had seconds or thirds!
World Book Day
Outdoor Learning in the Sunshine
Following/Writing Instructions to Make a Sandwich - Teddy Bear's Picnic
World Prayer Day
The Magic Porridge Pot!
Jesus Feeds the 5000!
Happy Valentines Day!
In RE this week, the children have been learning about the story of St Valentine and how he wrote a letter to a lady from the prison before he died on the 14th February, signed by 'Your Valentine'. We then created valentines cards for those we love such as our mums and dads. Some children wanted to make them for their friends, then a couple had a lovely suggestion to make a card for Jesus because he loves us. The children had a discussion amongst themselves about how they would get the card to Jesus and where the postman would take it. One child suggested that the postman would need to take it to the sky but then wondered how as it is so high up!
We Have Been Investigating How Ice Melts and Freezes
As the children were very excited about the snow and finding ice in the outdoor area, we had a look at how we turn water to ice and ice to water! We discussed key words such as heat, freezing and melting. We froze our toys in an ice block and had to figure out how to rescue them. The children understood that heat melts ice so we put one tub on the radiator, one outside in the sunshine, we poured hot water on one and kept one at room temperature. The children could not wait until the ice had melted! We had to leave a couple over night, so we had excited children the following morning, all showing their parents that the ice had finally melted!
We're Going On A Bear Hunt, We're Going To Catch A Big One!
In Expressive Arts and Design, the children have been focusing on repetition, making different sounds with their voices, changing the pitch, understanding how to use different musical instruments and using musical instruments for a purpose. The children showed an interest in the story 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt' in our reading area, so we introduced them to Michael Rosen and watched his video of him performing the story. We then decided to share what we had been learning with the whole school and our parents which was lovely! The children did a fantastic job!
Event Management and Training - A Mini First Aid Course!
One of our brilliant Year 4 parents now has her own business called Events Management and Training that provide first aid at places such as local events or football matches, and training for professionals. She kindly agreed to come in and carry out a 'mini' first aid session as the children have thoroughly enjoyed our doctors role play area and learning about people who help us!