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Green Class is taught by Mrs Saunders and Mrs Pegg, with excellent support from Mrs Pinder-White our LSA. Green Class are the year 4 and 5 children.
Summer 2018 - Food Glorious Food
‘Food, Glorious Food’ is our new topic across the Federation. Details about all the topics within this is on our curriculum letter which is now available on the Green Class Newsletter page (click on the link above).
Week beginning 11.6.18 - This week we have started a new block of work in Literacy on Explanation texts to support our work on the Kingfisher Award which follows our trip to Dalditch farm a few weeks ago. In Numeracy we have returned to number sense, focussing on decimals, fractions and percentages. In Science we set up several investigations linked to evaporation, condensation and melting and the 3 states of water. The children also enjoyed their PE lessons on the field - athletics practising for sports day and cricket with an external coach.
Next week the children are looking forward to Sports Day on Tuesday. They will be doing further work on the Kingfisher Award and learning about the Water Cycle in Science.
Week beginning 4.6.18 - This week has been ARTS week across both schools and all classes. The children have had a wonderful time creating a range of different pieces of art using a range of different media. Some of our artwork depicts Portraits of Tudor Personalities in the style of the period linking in with our learning in Topic recently. The children paid very close attention to the texture of the clothing and creating an image with impact. The children also made simple cups out of clay, just like the poor would have used in Tudor times. The two-handled model was inspired by an antiquity from that period. They used the coil method to create the structure and then smoothed the surfaces. In addition the children also worked on a collaborative project reusing empty plastic bottles to make a large whale and individual bottlenose dolphins. Their art work has been amazing and the children are delighted to have it on display this weekend at Salem Chapel, please come along to have a look.
Week beginning 14.5.18 - This week we have been applying column addition and subtraction skills to solve 2 step word problems. Year 5 have also learnt how to add and subtract fractions. In Literacy we have continued our work on letters linking it to our topic work on the Tudors. The children have been researching the lives of Henry VIII's wives both in their topic and Literacy lessons. The children planned and carried out their own Science investigation about ice melting on Thursday - see photos below. They also enjoyed their final Tag Rugby session with Mrs Mason - see photos below.
Week beginning 8.5.18 - This week we have moved on to Letter writing in Literacy. We begun by trying to write a formal and informal letter as our elicitation task. Then we have spent the rest of the week learning the key features of these 2 types of letter and learning about their similarities and differences. In Numeracy we have returned to Additive Reasoning so have been focusing on addition and subtraction. In Science we researched the melting points of metals.
Week beginning 30.4.18 - This week the children wrote their final biography about Sir Walter Raleigh putting into place everything they have learnt about the features of biographies. They worked extremely hard and are proud of their writing. They have all made a huge amount of progress in this genre of writing over the past 3 weeks. In Maths, we have focussed on time. The children enjoyed investigating the melting point of chocolate in their Science investigation and also enjoyed Tag Rugby up on the field.
Week beginning 23.4.18 - This week the children have been writing a biography about Mary Anning. They collected facts, planned their paragraphs and then wrote a detailed biography. They have achieved a high standard and should be proud of their writing. Next week they will use the same process we have modelled to write their own biography of Sir Walter Raleigh, following researching him for homework this weekend. In maths we have focussed specifically on measurements - converting between different units, which is an area the children have found tricky.
Week beginning 16.4.18 - This week we have begun our Literacy by looking at biographies and learning about the key features of these non-fiction texts. We returned to place value in Numeracy looking at counting on and back, rounding and solving problems involving these skills.
Green Class 2016-2017