Welcome to Frogs class page!
Please keep checking back for updates about our learning and all the amazing experiences we are having!
Our class teachers are Miss Croft, Miss Clarke and Miss Niculcea .
PE takes place on a Tuesday morning and a Friday afternoon, please try to make sure your child has sensible footwear for these days. During the winter months, children will be doing PE outdoors, so make sure they have warm clothing.
Homework will be handed out on a Friday and due back on a Wednesday, this will include:
* weekly spellings (children will be tested on these on a Friday)
* a spelling activity
* MyMaths (accessible online) OR a paper maths activity
* Spelling Shed (accessible online)
Children will also receive a Take Home Task to complete at home, this will be a task for pupils to complete over a few weeks to make sure it is absolutely fantastic!
Finally, could you please ensure your child is reading at home as much as possible. It allows them the chance to show off what they can do but also helps them to make great progress.
All Around India
This term we will be exploring all about India. We have already located India on a globe and learnt about the seven continents and five oceans.
We are currently trying to organise a trip for later this term and we will send out the information as soon as possible. In the meantime keep an eye on our page for more information about our learning!
To help us make links between areas of our learning, in our classroom we have a concept map. This has a range of words on it that we will cover during the spring term. Having this up in our room helps us to see all the new vocabulary we are going to be using, seeing how it links to other areas of our learning and it also gives us time to do some research to find out what new words mean before we start exploring them!
Trip to London
We were lucky enough to go to London and see all the landmarks we have been learning about in class! We took a cruise down the River Thames and spotted LOADS of the landmarks, we even sailed under Tower Bridge. Then, we boarded the London Eye and travelled to the top to see London from an aerial view. The sun was shining and it was a fantastic day.
During our topic, we have spent time exploring all the different London landmarks. We created detailed sketches of the different landmarks. We needed to think carefully about the size of our sketch, the shape of our landmark and all the different details we needed to include. Don't you think they look amazing!!!
Take Home Task
For our homework the first half term, we were asked to choose a London landmark and make a 3d model. We worked with our families to build our landmarks, some of them even have moving parts!
To help us make links between areas of our learning, in our classroom we have a concept map. This has a range of words on it that we will cover during the autumn term. Having this up in our room helps us to see all the new vocabulary we are going to be using, seeing how it links to other areas of our learning and it also gives us time to do some research to find out what new words mean before we start exploring them!
In science we spent time exploring different habitats. We explored habitats and micro-habitats around the school, gathering data about the different creatures we found. Also, we carried out research about different habitats from around the world. Part of this topic was to build our own habitats which we had researched at home. They were AMAZING! Take a look below...
In art, we explored different patterns used within the Indian culture. We used these ideas to design and make our own diva lamps. First, we created a thumb pot by pushing our thumb into a ball of clay, then we modelled it so a tea light would sit inside. We then used different tools to carve in detailed designs, including swirls, flowers and symmetrical patterns.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
On our whole school writing day, we came back from assembly and found a magical box. There was a beautiful egg, footprints all around the school, red, shiny scales, a glowing light, a smell of burning and medieval music.....
Lots of teachers sent us videos of what they had seen and we predicted a dragon was on the loose!
We spent time designing our own dragons, thinking carefully about what they look like, where they live and what they eat. Finally, we wrote very detailed descriptions of our dragons using lots of different VCOP skills.