Teacher: Mrs Lambert
TOPIC - The circus is coming to town!
The Big Idea: Have you heard the saying ‘laughter is the best medicine’? Laughing and having fun are such an important part of our lives. We all love being entertained and enjoying ourselves. For a very long time, the circus has been a special place where people, from many parts of the world, go to be entertained, laugh and have fun. Through the learning taking place in Art, the children will be finding out how to draw faces and understand expressions and about the work of artists who have painted pictures about the circus. In their History learning, the children will be finding out what circuses were like in the past, about some of the people who made circuses famous and how circuses have changed over the years. In Science, the children will be finding out which materials would make a waterproof tent, which materials to use for circus costumes and about forces – pushes and pulls in circus acts . In the Technology learning targets, the children will be learning how to put up a tent and how to plan and make circus tents for soft toys. Through their Geography learning, the children will be finding out how to draw maps and plans of a circus and how to use maps and atlases to find out about the countries some circus animals come from. In Physical Education, the children will be finding out how to use juggling balls, how to balance and make movements used in circus performances and how to use tactics in playing team games. When learning through Music, the children will be finding out about music for the circus and how to compose and write rhythms and tunes about circus performers. In ICT and Computing, the children will be finding out how to draw a plan for our own circus and how to make tickets and a poster for our own circus. In their International learning, the children will be finding out what different people think about using animals in the circus and what the circus of the future might look like.
Please do not send children in to school with large rucksacks. There isn't enough space in the classrooms and children keep tripping over them! The children do not need bags. They just need their reading book, lunch and water bottle.
PE days- Our PE days are now Wednesday and Friday.
Outdoor PE- Wednesday
Indoor PE- Friday
We have now nearly finished all of phase 5, but have the tricky split digraphs to go. We will then be spending a few weeks revising all the phonemes and applying them when reading and spelling words., ready for the phonics screening at the end of the month. If you want to help your child with their phonemes please look at the websites below and support them with these digraphs/trigraphs -
ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, au, ue, wh, ph, aw, ew, oe, ey, a-e, i-e, o-e, u-e, e-e, ure, air, ear, er,
France class have had a very busy week! We have been working on writing instructions.
We practised giving concise instructions by telling our partners how to make a jam sandwich. It was great fun! We then wrote up our instructions and read them to make sure that they made sense. We didn't want any messy sandwiches!
Today, we read an extract from George's Marvellous Medicine and then designed our own potions. We made a potion as a class. We put some rather disgusting things in (using our imagination!) like dragon's blood and a witch's toenails! We wrote up our recipes for the potions as a set of instructions.
Friday afternoon, we were really lucky to have a virtual zoom visit to Hollow Trees Farm. We learnt about the different plants and vegetables that are grown on the farm and we even got to see the new baby lamb!
Afterwards, we made our own Wild Flower Seed Bombs to take home to plant in our gardens.
What a lovely day! :)
Something has visited our classroom.....is it the Lonely Beast?
Topic - train our brain!