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Welcome to Green!

Green Class is taught by Mrs Saunders, Mrs Hopkins and Mrs Pegg, with excellent support from Mrs Pinder-White our LSA.  Green Class are the year 4 and 5 children. 

Picture 1 Mrs Hopkins
Picture 2 Mrs Saunders
Picture 3 Mrs Pegg
Picture 4 Mrs Pinder-White

Spring 2018 - Oh What a Beautiful World

This is our new overarching topic for the term across all classes in both schools.  In our topic work we will be learning about Rainforests, Mountains and Brazil and in Science we will be focussing on Living Things.  Please read our Spring term Curriculum letter in the 'Green Class Newsletter' section to find out more about what we are learning. 


Week beginning 19.2.18 - The children have been working extremely hard this week undertaking a range of assessments to help inform us on their progress.  We are very proud of their hard work this week.  They have also completed some Maths and map work linked to the Winter Olympics.  They have begun to think about our new DT topic: making felt phone or ipod cases by writing their design criteria. 


Next week we are looking forward to going to Paington Zoo on Monday to further our learning about habitats.  The children will attend a workshop linked to habitats and animals' adaptations to their environments. 


Week beginning 5.2.18 -  We have continued our work on fractions by looking at equivalent fractions.  We have also reminded ourselves how to divide by 10 and 100 and how this is the same as finding 1/10 or 1/100 th of a number and the link to finding percentages too.  The children have enjoyed writing their non-chronological report about a rainforest animal.  The children also completed some excellent work in Science linked to the interesting talk we had last week.  The children finished their gymnastic block of work this half term practising their vaulting and floor sequences.  See the photos below of their vaulting last week. 


Week beginning 29.1.18 - The children have been focusing on fractions and decimals in Maths, enjoying working practically with diennes and bead strings to understand these concepts (see the photos below).  We have started a new block of work in Literacy on non-fiction texts linked to animals in the rainforest.  The children have been researching rainforest animals both in Literacy and in their topic work.  We also had a really interesting talk from Kate Ponting, in her role as Clinton Devon Estate's Countryside Learning Officer, on our local habitats and rare species in the local area.  She discussed the management strategies and conservation issues linked to these special habitats which enhanced the children's learning for our Science topic.  The children listened very well and had lots of questions to ask her.  Thank you!


Week beginning 22.1.18 - The children have been enjoying writing their own adventure story this week, please pop in if you'd like to read them after school.  In Maths we have completed further work on measures and finished our block on addition and subtraction.  In Science we focused on invertebrates and the children created a fact file. 


Week beginning 15.1.19 - We have been working on sentence structure to improve the quality of our writing.  We have been focusing on adverbial phrases, noun phrases, conjunctions, using the power of 3 and short sentences to add impact to our writing.  The children have been applying their addition and subtraction skills in the context of measurement and statistics.  In RE the children have been using the school Christian Values as a stimulus to write prayers.  


Week beginning 8.1.18 - We started our new Maths unit of work on Additive Reasoning focussing on column addition and column subtraction and then applying these to word problems.  In Literacy the children have looked at the characters, setting and plot of the animation 'Epic' in order to generate ideas for their own rainforest adventure stories.

Week beginning 1.1.18 - The children enjoyed thinking about their New Year Resolutions and starting off the term with another Growth Mindset introduction.  The children completed some work in Maths on angles and started their new Science topic.  They also enjoyed their first gymnastics lesson this term using the large apparatus in the Church Hall.


Gymnastics Vaulting 2.2.18

Working practically with fractions and decimals 31.1.18

Autumn 2017 Anything is Possible overview of weekly learning

Children in Need 17.11.17

Children in Need 17.11.17 1
Children in Need 17.11.17 2
Children in Need 17.11.17 3
Children in Need 17.11.17 4

DT/ Science project: Making an Egyptian Shaduf

Gymnastics 29.9.17 Partner balances

Mummifying Oranges 7.9.17

Mummifying Oranges 7.9.17 1
Mummifying Oranges 7.9.17 2
Mummifying Oranges 7.9.17 3
Mummifying Oranges 7.9.17 4

Forces - Spaghetti and Marshmallow Towers 7.9.17

Green Class Charter - September 2017

Green Class 2016-2017

Digestion in action!

Green, Yellow and Class 3's orienteering walk on Woodbury Common 28.3.17

World Book Day in Green Class 2017