Welcome to Chaffinches' class page!
Please visit our page for regular updates on the learning experiences that take place this term.
Our class teacher is Miss Morris and our learning support assistants are Mrs Howells and Mr Horwood.
Spellings and times tables will be sent home every Friday and should be handed in on the following Wednesday.
My maths homework will be set every Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday.
We have PE with Mr Smith on Monday's and we have swimming on Thursday's.
Our Learning Journey
This half term Chaffinches will be learning all about the Stone Age , Bronze Age and Iron age.
We watched a video all about cave art that has been left from the Stone Age people and we thought about how this can help us learn about the past. We discussed the different medium they would have used in the Stone Age and used some of the same things in our own pictures. Each piece tells a story or a rule you should follow, just like they did in the Stone Age.
In English , we have been learning all about the croods. We wrote some excellent character descriptions and then we created our own adventure stories for the croods. Miss Morris was very impressed with our adventure story writing.
Stone age boy
We are now looking at 'Stone age boy' by Satoshi Kitamura. In the book , a boy finds himself in the Stone Age and experiences what it is like in a cave and he has to run away from a bear. We thought about what it would be like to be inside a cave and used description to explain this. Then , we created tension when writing about running away from a Stone Age animal. The features that we used included repetition , short sentences for impact and onomatopoeia.
We have created Stonehenge silhouettes. First , we created a sunset background using watercolours. We had to think about shades and mixing. Then , we used black sugar paper to add on the stones of Stonehenge.
When we came back to school after the Christmas Holidays , our classroom had been changed into an icy environment!
We came up with our own experiments to discover the quickest way to get the pictures out of the ice.
We have used maps , atlases and globes to discover where the arctic region is.
We have created our own drawings of icy landscapes.
We have written our own poems describing the arctic. We have then used computing skills to make them look eye catching.
We are working on our map skills , and every morning this week we have to label different parts of a map.
We can correctly label the UK. We can correctly label the 7 continents.
We have received a message from 'Immi', the main character in our new class book.
We had to use the information that she gave us to make assumptions about her as a character.
We arrived back after the half term to find a parcel had arrived for our class!
When we opened it we found a toy husky , a map , some mittens , a compass and a book called 'TOGO'. We have taken on the role of detectives to work out what these clues mean.
We concluded that they are clues to tell us that we are going to be learning all about huskies!
We had a visit from 'Tiggs' , a real husky!
We asked lots of questions to find out more about huskies and took some great pictures. We have then used these pictures to help us create some excellent paintings of huskies.
We had another exciting visitor!
Kibble is from 'Canine Partners' and he helps his owner do things that she can't do on her own , including taking off her socks and gloves , opening doors and collecting the phone. We were amazed by all the things Kibble could do.
Well done Chaffinches , you all shone in your class assembly!
Meet Poppy the dog !Some of our children get to read to her on a Tuesday afternoon in the library.
We had a yoga class which we really enjoyed!
Our trip to Whipsnade Zoo!
On Wednesday , Chaffinches and Magpies went on a trip to the zoo. We had a workshop all about habitats and adaptations , which is our current topic in science. We got to touch real animal skulls and learned about other body parts that help animals to survive in their habitats. We also got to meet the reindeer and we will be doing lots more work on reindeer over the next few weeks.
Our teachers were so impressed with our behaviour and so were the zoo staff.