I cannot believe that we are in the summer term already!
Our Topic this term is ‘Water Water Everywhere’ We have already looked at different ways in which we use water, we have carried out experiments testing what floats and sinks and we have learnt that some people in the world do not have clean water and have to walk a long way every day to find water. That was all in one week! We will be carrying out lots of other water experiments, looking at water art (Monet) and learning about the water cycle.
Our Literacy books are linked to water too and currently are looking at the book ‘The Fish Who Could Wish’
There is a lovely version read by Robbie Coltrane on YouTube that your child might like to watch:
We will also be looking at the books ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson and then looking at Non-Fiction books linked to water.
Julia Donaldson – Singing her book ‘Sharing a shell’
In Maths we will be learning about fractions and focusing on making different types of graphs.
Please keep looking for further updates!
Thanks Sarah & Amber team.
Welcome back to school. I hope everyone had a restful holiday and a Happy New Year.
This term our Topic is 'We all go travelling by' where we will be looking at all different types of transport. We hope to go on some trips to experience a variety of different types of transport. Details to follow in letters home. We will also be looking at road safety and what it means to be a good neighbour.
In literacy we will be linking it to our topic we will be looking at two books that have a transport link. 'Mrs Armitage on Wheels' and 'Whatever Next'. Mrs Armitage is a very funny story about a lady who wants to improve her bike. In 'Whatever Next' a bear travels to the moon all before bedtime.
In numeracy we will also be linking some of lessons to our topic as we plan to carry out traffic surveys making simple pictograms and tally charts. We will be looking at position and learning to programme the 'Bee bots'. In shape we will be looking at 3d shapes and plan to make junk model road vehicles.
Our science for the half term will be looking at forces including push, pull, roll, spin, up, down floating and sinking.
In ICT for the whole term we will be looking at 'presenting'. We hope that all children will create their own PowerPoint presentation on transport to show to parents at a coffee morning. Details to follow.
Keep looking for updates and photos.
Welcome to Amber Class!
The teachers are: Sarah and Tom. Sarah teaches Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons, the rest of the time she is looking at literacy throughout the school and teaching cover in other classes. Tom teaches in Amber on a Thursday and Friday morning. The rest of the time he is teaching Music throughout the whole school and looking after the schools amazing choir.
The wonderful TA's in Amber class are Lovely Linda and Lovely Lucy, Caring Clare and the very Patient Pauline. All our TA's are very experienced, we are a really good, strong team.
The wonderful children in Amber this year are: Aaron, Ajwad, Brandon, Danny, Ibrahim, Junaid, Sanmay and Tayyib.
This term in literacy we will be looking at rhyme reading the 'The Giant Jam Sandwich'. amazon link
Linked to this book we will also be writing instructions to make sandwiches, designing our own sandwiches and writing an alternative story.
As the half term moves on we may look at the book 'Funny Bones' which links to our Topic 'Fit as a Fiddle'. The topic will be all about healthy living, healthy foods, and how our bodies work.
We may have fun looking at pictures of ourselves as babies (adults too) compared to how we look now. Keep looking for further updates and information on the website and in the home communication books!
What a busy half term Amber class have had. Please take a look at our round up below:
In literacy we have looked at three books: The Giant Jam Sandwich, Funny Bones, and I will not ever NEVER eat a tomato. We made bread and turned it into jam sandwiches, we wrote instructions and we went outside to draw massive giant jam sandwiches to help our gross motor skills. We have written book reviews and even tasted tomatoes and thought of words to describe them.
In maths we have followed a weekly schedule looking at all the areas of mathematics. The class have particularly enjoyed it when we have taken maths outside. We have counted items outside. We used the iPad and looked for shapes outside and even measured things outside comparing them to see if they are taller or shorter than a ruler.
Our Topic has been ‘Fit as Fiddle’ where we’ve learnt all about being healthy. We went to St Albans to use the outdoor fitness equipment, we had a nurse come to visit us, we looked at how to keep our teeth clean, and we named body parts and even learnt about getting fit on the Wii in our ICT lessons!
I hope you have a lovely half term and look forward to the next busy term.