Yellow class had a great time at the Leighton Buzzard Splash Park. They played in the water, built sandcastles and enjoyed a lolly in the sunshine.
In Yellow Class we turned the room into a Chinese restaurant and tried lots of different foods...even fortune cookies.
As part of our Mathematics work the children use 1p, 2p and 5p coins to buy sweet treats. The children remembered which coins to give to buy the most chocolate!
One of our craft activities was to make two different styles of kite. One was a traditional one and the other was in the style of a bird. In our Topic session the children took turns in flying their kites, comparing which worked best and recorded their findings.
In our Topic of 'Up, Up and Away' we explored toy helicopters. We had to pull the cord and the helicopters took off into the air. They moved quickly and went in all different directions!
In Cookery the children have been making stir-fries. Here are some photographs of them tasting some of them.
Buddy Class Fun
Swan Class came to Yellow Class to join them for an Easter Egg Hunt. The children enjoyed finding the plastic eggs, revealing the clues and finding the real chocolate eggs. Afterwards they played 'Pin the Tail on the Bunny'. The children were all very good taking turns and we look forward to seeing them again!
Below is Yellow Classes curriculum overview for this half term. You can click to view to document or download the PDF on the link below.
We have been developing our skills of drying ourselves so that we can be a little more independent after swimming. We used a doll and we dried its hair, face and upper body. Then we dried the legs and feet too. We did very well!
Our Sticky Investigation
As part of our topic 'Talking Textures' we have been exploring different sticky tapes. We used three different types: sellotape, masking tape and duct tape. We made three web-like targets and threw pom poms to find out which was the stickiest.
In our Mathematics lessons, we have been looking at ordinal numbers. The children particularly enjoyed the game activities. They took it in turns to roll a dice and when they got a 6 they have to put on a hat and cut chocolate with a knife and fork. We recorded who was first, who was second and who was last!
Welcome back to Yellow classes page for Autumn 2.
Below is our curriculum map for the term. This will give you an insight as to what we are up to!
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We have been working hard developing our gymnastic skills. We have made stretched shapes, tall shapes, small shapes and travelled in different ways. Look at some of our work.
Mission to Mars
In Yellow Class we have been exploring the solar system. We blasted off and headed into space. We landed on the moon to collect some space rock but it was difficult walking on the moon and we had to wear space suits. We then stopped for a snack in space. We ate freeze dried ice cream and drank our space drink from a special bag. We have ventured further exploring how the planets orbit the Sun. We have enjoyed our space adventure.
Recently Yellow Class have been exploring capacity. The children used a range of contains and water, Maths blocks, pasta and rice to fill them. The children are more familiar with the terms: full, empty, half full, nearly full and nearly empty.
Welcome to Yellow Class. Firstly, we would like to introduce ourselves. My name is Ella-Marie, but please feel free to call me Ella, and I am the teacher in Yellow Class. Within the class we have a great team of staff including: Linda (TA2) who leads the class on Tuesday afternoon as well as supporting throughout the week. Jodi, Leanne and Sinead complete the team (TA1s) and make learning fun and rewarding. This year the children are Lawrence, Damian, Hamdaan, Alexander, Chloe, David, Naomi, Oli and Qasim.
This half term our topic is ‘Let’s go wild!’ and we will be looking at a range of text linked to different habitats eg. Woodland, ocean, desert, jungle/rainforest, Arctic and dinosaurs/extinct animals such as After the Storm (Percy the Park Keeper), Commotion in the Ocean and Rumble in the Jungle. I am sure the children would enjoy looking at a range of fiction and nonfiction books with you linked to animals over the next few weeks to help consolidate and extend understanding. We we also be participating in regular phonics sessions three times a week and will be heard read at other points in the week.
The Mathematics curriculum in taught through a rolling rota of measure, number and geometry. We will be focusing on capacity, addition, 2D shapes, size, subtraction and directional language.
The focus of ICT is mark making and drawing and in Art/D&T the children will create animals using some different styles and techniques inspired by various artists.
In the cookery lessons this term the children will be making a variety of vegetarian burgers following recipes and verbal / visual prompts. To add to the fun the classes will be participating in a burger bake off that will be judged by the School Council and Jill! I wonder which one will win?
We have a fun-packed half term ahead including a trip out to Whipsnade Zoo. We are looking forward to learning together and having fun!