Welcome to Fox Class
Class Teacher: Miss Grant
Classroom LSA: Mrs Dance
Additional LSAs: Mrs Cripps M-F, Mrs Van Der Merwe W and Th
PE day: Monday and Wednesday
Library day: Friday
Today we enjoyed a dinosaur exploration day. We hunted for fossils, identified different dinosaurs, looked at dinosaur skeletons and sorted dinosaurs into herbivores and carnivores.
We looked at an example of a good information page and talked about the features we would need to include. We talked about what we already knew about dinosaurs and what we could find out by looking at books and the internet. We then looked at non-fiction books about dinosaurs and shared facts we had found out.
In Science, we have been exploring seeds and bulbs and the differences between them. We used magnifying glasses to look a little closer. We made predictions about what the bulbs and seeds may grow into and where the seeds come from.
In Art, we have been looking closely at floral art and trying to replicate this in our own art work. We set up still life of flowers in a vase and took time to look closely before sketching and painting them.
Sharing our Learning with Year R
On world book day, we shared our final Space information pages with Year R. They really enjoyed our interesting facts and the flaps too.
All About Space
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been learning how to write information pages. We have thought about the features and learned some new vocabulary to make our writing sound like an expert. Here are some of our practice writes about our Solar System. If you see some purple of pink flaps, this is where we have edited our work to make it even better.
Andy Goldsworthy Art
This week, we looked at the Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy and tried to create a piece of artwork in our school grounds that was in the same style as his famous art. We had lots of fun, developed our teamwork skills and our proud of our finished work. We tried hard to use colour and circles as well as natural resources in our grounds.
Exploring Artefacts in History
As part of our History 'Communication' and how communication has change over the years, we looked at some artefacts from the History Curriculum Centre. The children had great fun looking closely at changes and many commented how heavy the items were.
We have started our outdoor learning in the heathland this week. We had fun exploring the area and getting VERY muddy. We made a den, a bug hotel, played with conkers and climbed trees.
This half term, we have enjoyed Sarah coming into school on a Monday and coaching us on Netball. We have learned to pass the ball from our chest using our butterfly hands. We have also learned how to defend and attack. We enjoyed our team games.
In art, we have been looking at how to use chalk pastels and oil pastels to draw pictures of fruit and vegetables. We have been trying to recreate the work of famous artists Georgia O’Keefe, Vincent Van Gogh and Amy White.
Our topic this term is 'Enchanted Forest.' We will be learning lots of new fairy tales and writing about them in English. We started our new unit with a dress up day and scavenger hunt. It was super fun!