Welcome to Gold Class
Let me introduce you to Gold Class… I am Emma the class teacher, Jenny is our TA2 and we have Chandan, Lisa, Charlotte and Beth as teaching assistants.
The pupils in Gold class are: Jahnairo, Bradley, Ibrahim, Dhruv, Ameena, Ahmed, Hasnain and Zeeshan.
Welcome back to our last half term of the school year!!!
This half term our topic is 'Moving and Changing' which we will be exploring forces with the help of some superheroes!!! We'll be meeting Powerful Push, Pretty Pull, Super Spinner, Magnetic Man and lots more during the term!
In literacy we will be creating our own superhero comics with the help of the story 'Nat Fantastic' by Giles Andreae.
We'll also be holding a yr 5/6 funfair day which we hope will raise some money towards an end of year trip to Gullivers land!
The class will also be going out, revisiting some of our favourite trips of the year and going to meet my horse Alfie whom they have heard a lot about during the year!!! More details to follow in a letter home to parents soon!
I'm sure it will be another busy and successful term in Gold Class. Keep checking back to our page to see what we will be getting up to!
Gold Class Superheroes!!!!
Moving and changing activities
In ICT this week we made some superhero collages...
This half term our topic is 'A frog chorus!' which we will be investigating into pond life and focussing on the life cycle of a frog!
In literacy we will be learning the tale of 'The Frog Prince' and will be building up to performing it!
We shall also be learning the 'frog chorus' song by Paul McCartney for an end of term performance with the rest of years 5/6!
Some of what we have been up to...
Pond Dipping Ashridge Forest
This half term has been very busy and quite historic with our topic 'Through The Decades'. We have had decade party's each Friday morning where we dressed up, listened to music, danced, sampled foods and played with toys relevant to each decade starting with the 40's through to the 80's. We have also recreated some of the popular artistic styles from each decade too. We hope you enjoy looking through the pictures below.
We have continued with the historic theme by focusing on Dinosaurs in Numeracy and Literacy this half term and we have used these books to help us:
'Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs' by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds
'Dinosaurs Galore' by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz
'That's not my Dinosaur' by Fiona Watt.
We then finished the term by making our own individual stories using our dinosaur Blue called 'Blue's Day Out!' The children choose from a selection of photographs of places Blue had been and then told or wrote their own stories. Have a look at where Blue went below.
Our Through the Decades work
World Book Day
Today we dressed up as Dinosaurs to link in with our literacy theme this half term.
Junk model Dinosaur!
As part of our PSHE lesson we worked as a team, helping each other and taking turns to build a big junk model dinosaur! Next week we're going to paint him.
Junk model dinosaur!
Meet our new class pet dinosaur
Today we got a new class pet dinosaur. The children met him, stroked him and we thought of what we could call him. The class decided to call him 'Blue'.
We then gave Blue some fruit and milk for his dinner. We hope Blue will be a nice addition to Gold Class and that he'll join in with lots of the activities we do! He may even go home with some of the children and staff!
Spring 1's topic was ‘Talking Textures’ where we looked at lots of different materials and their properties.
As part of our topic work we went with Silver Class to Ashridge Estate to explore natural materials and textures. It was a fantastic day out and the children enjoyed jumping in the big puddles, climbing over fallen logs and squelching in the mud!!!
Here are some of our photos:
We had a sensory afternoon where the children got rather messy feeling different substances with their hands and feet!
We had lots of fun! Can you guess what some of the things in the tubs are?
Balloons under ultra-violet light
In literacy we studied the book: ‘The Blue Balloon’ by Mick Inkpen.
‘The Blue Balloon- Kipper finds the balloon in the garden. It’s big. It’s blue. It’s shiny and squeaky. It gets bigger and bigger, and it won’t burst, whatever Kipper and his friend do!
But when they hold on to the string, the balloon sails away and takes them high into the blue sky. There are twinkly stars to sail over and aliens to play with. But never fear – the blue balloon brings them home in time for a tasty tea of sausages, chips and beans! So if you ever find a blue balloon, hang onto it. Who knows! It might be magic!
Filled with Mick Inkpen’s glowing artwork, this celebrated classic tells a timeless tale of wonder and imagination through paper flaps which lift as the story unfolds.’
Review from: http://clubs-kids.scholastic.co.uk/products/53918