Our model text in English this term is ‘Where My Wellies Take Me’ by Clare and Michael Morpurgo. This text is a scrapbook all about Clare and Michael’s childhood and the range of things they experienced on their regular walks.
The Jellyfish Class went on their own walk of the local area, which they planned together. The children have been inspired by the model text and brought in their own wellies to go on their walk!
To start with, we exited the school and went along the canal path towards the green bridge, which we then crossed. Once we crossed the bridge, we strolled towards the wobbly park where we were allowed a five minute play! We then continued our local walk and we saw ducks playing in the water. Next, we missioned up the hill until we eventually reached the army graveyard. We had a moment of reflection when we got there and engaged in a two minute silence. Instead of using the path on the way back, we ventured through the muddy woods, which we all absolutely loved!
And that was where our wellies took us.
The weather was kind and every single child persevered brilliantly on the long local walk.
We’ve had a sensational week in the Jellyfish Class! The weather certainly hasn’t stopped our super and enthusiastic learning!
Throughout the week, the Jellyfish Class have celebrated a range of books including ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman, ‘The Highway Man’s Revenge’ by Cath Howe and ‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’ by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo.
On Tuesday of Book Week, children from all classes had the chance to visit other classrooms and listen to the class teacher read a story of their choice. I must say how wonderful it was to have some children from the Rainbow fish and Starfish classes join us for a story!
On Thursday, children dressed up for World Book Day. The theme this year was ‘Fantastic Creatures’. It was glorious to see such wonderful and creative costumes on display!
Now, use your book voucher and treat yourself to a new book!
Today, children brought in an item from home which they found inspirational. The idea was to get children creative and inspired in their writing. Children were not given a structure to follow and could write, within reason, whatever they wanted about their inspirational item. Children wrote a range of different texts including: stories, poems, posters, explanation texts, book reviews and leaflets.
A lovely and exciting day had by all in the Jellyfish Class.
Children started off their learning by engaging in a whole school assembly, which was hosted by the Eco-Guardians and Mrs Bodle, who is also a representative of the RSPB.
After the assembly, the Jellyfish Class were very fortunate as they were visited by a blind lady with a guide dog. The lady explained the role of her dog, the challenges she faces and why her dog is so important. We were then able to ask her some interesting questions. This helped us understand the importance of guide dogs and to be aware of things that happen around us.
Once we had break time, each child had the chance to show off their costume and explain why they chose the animal they had come dressed as.
We then linked Animal Awareness Day to our English topic of ‘Explanation Texts’ and created our own explanation videos based on the animals we came dressed as!
Finally, we used water colours to paint a range of our local animals. They were very impressive!
Have a smashing half-term everyone!
The theme for E-Safety 2018 is ‘Be the Change: Unite for a Better Internet’. As a class we discussed and greed that, generally, if people stick together, report bad use of the internet and look after each other, the Internet can be a safe place. The Jellyfish Class engaged in a range of activities to support their understanding and to help others online.
Children were given different scenarios and discussed: what the correct thing to do is, what they’d do in each of the cases and how they’d feel if they were the antagonist or victim.
In smaller groups children were provided with a role play script related to e-safety. Children understood the message behind the play and performed these to the rest of the class.
To conclude, children thought of their own pledge, which they can act upon immediately. These included: if people befriend me online, who I don’t know, I will tell an adult; I will be positive towards others and compliment them and if I watch something that doesn’t seem right, I will tell an adult.
Excellent e-safety learning Jellyfish!
Our topic in science has been ‘Electricity’. After discussing what types of electricity there are and which appliances use electricity, children have been learning about circuits and electricity is produced.
Last week children investigated with creating working circuits. This week children were predicting whether or not circuits will work and then had to reason and problem solve why by correcting the incorrect circuits.
It’s been outstanding to hear all of the wonderful, crazy but fantastic different foods children have tried so far! It’s also been great relating it to our English learning by describing how they felt when they ate it!
It has been amazing to hear the children have researched the food they’ve tried and have informed the rest of the class about their discoveries.
So far the list is as follows: haggis, goat, buffalo, ostrich, sushi, lychee fruit, scallop, chow mein, Welshcake and crisper (food from Poland).
Children were learning how to dribble and pass in football.
Children worked in teams, supported one another and then applied their skills into small-sided games.
Over the next two terms, the Jellyfish Class will be coached netball and will then be swimming.
We’ve had a great start to our netball learning where we’ve been understanding footwork and how to chest pass. It was a good first session from the class and they certainly enjoyed it!
What a fantastic start to the term and what a wonderfully creative way to use what would have been rubbish!
All day long the Jellyfish Class were busy creating artwork. Children individually created: a pencil pot using tins and wrapping paper; a framed piece of artwork using cereal boxes and sweet/chocolate wrappers and a whole class combined rainbow collage with the colours coming from magazines.
Thank you to those that supported the children with their artwork and came along to view it on Friday.
Have an enjoyable weekend!