Class 1

Welcome to Class 1

We have had an exciting start to our year so far! In our class, the class teacher is Chloe Argent and our curriculum teaching assistant is Sharon. We are also very pleased to have Emma, Lorna and Debbie supporting in our new class. The staff team are very excited to have welcomed all of our pupils into our fabulous class this week. We have really enjoyed getting to know some of the young people in our class.

Our theme this term is ‘Changes’ and we have started our unit by reading the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and exploring the story in depth in all of our subject areas.

In English, we have been researching caterpillar life cycles, saying sounds, and practising our writing and mark making.

In Maths, we have been working on counting and finding shapes found in our story.

In Science, we have used our five senses to investigate apples in different states of matter. We taste tested some apple juice, apple sauce, and crunchy apples. Yum! We also enjoyed potting some plants for a lovely sensory experience.

In DT, we went on a walk and did some blackberry picking. The next day we got the change to use our blackberries to make a delicious smoothie!

We have also enjoyed using the new playground equipment outside. We spent the afternoon laughing and smiling together.

24/9/2020

Hi everyone, just a quick update about what we have been up to this week. Staying with our theme about “Changes” and our topic story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” we indulged ourselves with some tasty fruit kebabs and chocolate to dip them into. We will always find an excuse to introduce food and tastes into our learning!! It was an ideal opportunity to look at changing state as we explore chocolate that is cold and then when it has been melted. Independence was encouraged to chop the fruit and to help with mixing and measuring. There was even an element of enthusiasm when it came to washing up!! Our senses were awakened as we explored different fruit by feel and smell whilst unable to see…

We are working really hard on our fine motor skills to perfect our mark making both functionally and intentionally. We have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes and symmetry in nature and the environment. We also had an impromptu teacher cover as one of our students  took the reins and led our Communication session!!

Catch up with you all soon, Class3

6/10/2020

CA Room 3 Autumn Planning 8 Weeks NA

Our planning for this term.

Hi everyone, class 3 here to update you on  our latest news. Firstly we would all like to say we are really enjoying our Star of the Week assembly that has been reinstated on Microsoft teams. We get to see all our friends and celebrate our achievements together. It’s extra special as we can also see our friends at home who are not back in school yet. We had two whole school winners in our class as they had progressed in their independence and confidence . Working under their own initiative and demonstrating a renewed confidence in their work they were both worthy winners.

In other news we elected our school  Council Representatives for class who adapted very early to their new role as they asked a series of probing questions to the candidates for the Assistant Head teacher post!

In our work we have been fortunate to access outside learning in the woods as the weather has been kind. We’ve experienced first hand the changes as Autumn takes grip identifying different trees,  fungi and foliage. We have been making number sentences using the ‘+” and ‘=’ symbols and continue to look at ordinal numbers. We have worked hard on letter and number formation and in Art created some wonderful masterpieces mixing colour and texture.

Autumnal update

Welcome to the new class 1!! We have moved from class 3 and started in our new class after half term. We have been really busy getting stuck in to our new theme about Superheroes!! Our class room looks amazing and spookily all of our young people now seem to possess super powers as they steam through all their work effortlessly. We even gave Banksy some competition as we took our Art outside and adorned the walls with our creativity! We did a big Art Attack indoors creating a firework display using different effects to create a spectacular scene. We made bonfire goodies in our food tech session enjoying toffee, chocolate and marshmallow apples!! We are getting pretty excited about forthcoming events, not least the planning for our Christmas performance…

Watch this space!

24/11/20

Hello everybody, here we are edging ever closer to Christmas. We are starting to transform our bubble and the outside areas. We have been making natural Christmas decorations from the flora and fauna we have collected from the woods. We have been painting ferns, collecting holly and painting twigs then creating stars and wreaths. We celebrated Diwali making rangoli patterns, re-enacting the story of Rama and Sita and making Indian food.

In our assembly we made a friendship cake. All the ingredients were words put forward from classes 1, 4 and 5 on what makes a good friend. We put kind, helpful, hug, sharing and listening in to the mix and stirred it with love. Magically a beautiful cake appeared and was enjoyed by all.