Welcome to Birch class! We have settled in well to our new classroom and the children are enjoying being a little separate from the rest of the school, giving them a feeling of independence and responsibility. They are rising to the challenge, showing a great caring attitude and guidance to the younger students.
We continue looking at our big question; Do invasions change countries forever? This term we are focussing on the British colonisation of North America.
Clay Busts Friday 1st November
This afternoon we ended our topic “The Roman invasion of Britain’ by finishing our clay busts. We got rather messy but it was great fun sculpting each other. We’d practised our clay skills earlier in the week including cross hatching and using slip to attach pieces together.
French Games 4 October
This afternoon, some of the class played games in French to help us remember the months of the year. We got very competitive!
Outdoor Learning 4 October
During outdoor learning this week, we created people collages using what we could find around the school field. We thought carefully about the pattern, textures and shapes of what we found in order to use them most effectively in our collages.
Column Addition 25 September
In maths, we have begun looking at column addition. When using the place value counters we could clearly see that if we had more than 10 of a particular value, we need to exchange upwards as we knew we could only have a single digit in each column.
Drawing Techniques 25 September
We have begun to explore different drawing techniques today with a focus on shading. We investigated different ways to make a mark on the page and how, by making those marks closer together, we could make it appear light or dark. We then began experimenting with different pencils to see the effect.
First day back 4 September
It has been a very exciting first day back as we have a new classroom! Mrs Jesson and Mrs Sullivan worked hard over the holidays to create a lovely environment in which we hope our eldest pupils will flourish. After exploring the displays and catching up on our holiday news, Birch class worked together to create their class charter, setting out how they would like to work together; respecting ,valuing and encouraging each other to all achieve their best.