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Working Together for the Good of Each Other

Hadid Class

This week the 'Star of the Week' is Skyler for being a super role model for our class.

We have learnt about Van Gogh this week and created our own 'Sunflowers' pictures.

We have 2 'Stars of the Week' this week in Hadid Class. Tyler for trying his best in every aspect of school life and Mason for his super improvement in his handwriting.

In maths we have been looking at data, how we can collect and present it and how we can interpret the information.

In PE we have been practising throwing and catching skills.

In science we looked for different materials in the playground and decided if they were manmade or natural.

Young Voices -'The Big Sing'.

The 'Star of the Week' this week is Harriet for being a super role model for our class.

We have been listening and discussing poetry about the seaside, we looked at, felt and smelt beach objects and listened to beach sounds. We then used noun phrases to describe our senses at the seaside.

We have found different coins for the same values.

We have been learning about coins and how to use money this week. The children went to the class shop and used coins to pay for their items.

The 'Star of the Week' this week is Olivia. We are so proud of you Olivia, you have worked so hard writing and editing your animal riddle about a horse. Well done!

The time has finally arrived! The painted lady butterflies that Hadid Class have been looking after have finally emerged. They emerged during the half term holiday so Mrs Stuchfield released them in her garden for the children to see.

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Our butterflies have emerged!

We followed instructions using 2D shapes and then made our own pictures with 2D shapes.

We designed our own pictures in the style of Kandinsky.

This week the 'Star of the Week' is Lacey for showing such enthusiasm for all her learning and for being a good friend to everyone.

Our caterpillars have changed into chrysalis'. We are so excited we hope they change into butterflies before the half term holiday.

We have been learning the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, we then made our own 3D shapes with a partner and wrote the properties.

The 'Star of the Week' this week is Jacob, for writing a super story about Peter Rabbit's adventures and using his mathematical skills. Well done!

In music we have been listening to rhythms and exploring different instruments.

In drama we have been learning how to mime and puppeteer.

This week for 'Mental Health Week' we watched a video from the Duchess of Cambridge explaining what mental health is. We then discussed our different feelings and who we could talk to about them.

The 'Star of the Week' this week is Maria for writing a super story and having a great understanding of division with remainders.

Look at how big our caterpillars have grown in a week!

This week the 'Star of the Week' is Millie, for trying her best in everything she does and being a lovely kind friend to everyone.

We all entered a 'Royal Mail' competition to design a brand new heroes stamp. As you can see the children's designs are amazing!

Hadid Class are so excited because our caterpillars have been delivered to our classroom. We can't wait to watch them change into 'Painted Lady' butterflies!

The 'Star of the Week' this week is Poppy. For being practically perfect in every way. She is always smart, tries her best and is a super role model for her class.

We have been learning about what plants need to grow and today we set up an experiment with cress to see if different factors affected the plants growth. We then planted seeds and bulbs to compare their growth too.

We have been practising catching and throwing skills for rounders.

This week in Hadid Class we celebrated 'Earth Day' in worship - The theme this year is 'Restore our planet'. We watched a short clip showing pollution, global warming and deforestation and discussed how we could help at home to save our planet. We thought of helping to recycle at home, turning the tap off when we clean our teeth and remembering to switch the lights off after use.

We have been learning how to use apostrophes this week.

The 'Star of the Week' this week is Liana. For gaining more confidence in maths never giving up and learning new strategies. Well done!

In PSHE we have been thinking about acts of kindness and thought of ways we could spread kindness around school.

Spring term 2

The children used the stamps they made last week and then created colleges using the art they designed over the last few weeks.

Hadid Class learnt about the Easter story and reflected upon the 'Fifteen Stations of the Cross', they chose a station that they felt was important to them and explained why. They discussed the feelings of Jesus as they looked at the hall displays made by the whole school and had time to reflect upon their own feelings.

'Star of the Week' this week is Jessica for showing enthusiasm in all lessons especially maths.

In worship we have been learning 'The Hail Mary' and reflecting upon how our mothers look after us just like 'Our Mother Mary'.

We have been learning how to make stamps this week in art.

Reunited again! This week I have awarded the 'Star of the Week' to the whole class, they have settling back in really well and have worked so hard. Well done Hadid Class we are so proud of you all.

The children have been learning about computer coding skills.

In PSHE we have been sharing our different feelings coming back to school. We then discussed how different feelings make us feel inside and who the children could talk to in school if they were worried about something. Can you guess some of the feelings the children have acted out to the class?

In PE the children have been practising catching and throwing skills.

Home learning Spring Term

Science home learners of the week this week are:

Molly, Harrison, Teddy, Hermione, Jorja, Ivayla, Maria.

They all deserved it this week because they clearly enjoyed and fully took part each day in all the science activities. Well done everyone!

Science Week- We based our week around Mylo our new school therapy dog.

We finally met Mylo today the children in school were so excited. They learnt the rules to help Mylo settle in and how to act around him. They even got to give him a treat and stroke him.

In science week each day we read a new diary extract from Mylo and used adjectives, verbs, time words, capital letters for names and then wrote a recount of his week. We also based our maths around Mylo.

Science week-Designing a poster to look after a pet and in art learning to draw a dog.

Dog training

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Science week-Designing, making and evaluating a new dog bed for our new therapy do Mylo.

Science Week- Making a sunflower and writing instructions.

Home learners of the week are:

Teddy, Molly, Harrison, Ivayla & Maria for not giving up and trying their best.

History

Home learning PE-Zumba

RE-Mother Teresa-key figures in the history of the people of God.

Internet safety

'Home learner of the week' this week is Lucie for always trying really hard with all her home learning work and sending it to me every day.

Science-The stages of life.

The children have been learning about information text and listening about the ice witch. They have then made up their own witch to write their own super information text.

Home learning fun!

'Star Home learners' of the week this week are Maria and Poppy, for sending beautifully presented work every day and always trying their best.

Science-We have been learning about a healthy diet and all the different food groups.

In PSHE we have been discussing what a secret is, if it is ok to keep it and who we could talk to if we were worried about something.

'Star home learners of the week' this week are (22.1.21) Harrison, Teddy, Ivayla & Molly For working at home so hard and sending their work to me every day. They have also completed next steps in the feedback I have given. Well done.

Learning to tell the time in maths.

PE & computing for home learning. The children have been working hard at home with their PE lessons and reading eBooks.

For home learning this week the children have listened to the story of 'The Great Explorer' and started to write their own stories.

In history home learning the children have been learning about significant people. They chose a significant person from their own lives and then one from history.

They then thought about how Florence Nightingale improved hospitals.

'Star home learner of the week' this week is (15.1.21)

Hermione

For pushing herself at home when she is writing and completing next steps from her feedback.

In RE they have been listening to the story of the 10 lepers and reflecting upon what they are thankful for.

Welcome to Hadid Class.

This year our class is named after Zaha Hadid who was an Iraqi-British architect who was born in 1950 and died in 2016. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

 

Take a look around our classroom.

The Posada represents Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem where baby Jesus was born and each child will get the chance to welcome them into their homes throughout their journey. The children can light a candle, choose a prayer to read and reflect upon the Advent season and how we can prepare for the celebrations.

'Star of the Week' this week is Ivayla. For always trying her best in everything she does and always having a smile on her face.

We made Christmas cards for our families today. We followed instructions to fold, cut and stick our cards together.

The children really enjoyed completing the 'Santa Dash!'

Healthy heads