Clover class have been having all sorts of fun learning about their new topic, plants. To begin they all went to our local nursery at Downside to talk to the experts about the plants that they had there. The children were even able to buy some to bring back and plant around our school. It all made for a very special start to their topic!
Today we have all been working together to learn about a famous person in History – Louis Braille. We spent the morning discussing his life story and working in pairs, with Thistle class and Clover class working beautifully together to produce a super book of his life story. In the afternoon everyone then got the chance to create some braille patterns of their own and to understand.
Here are the children hard at work and describing what they have learnt in their own words:
As part of their exit point for their topic of The Magic Toymaker, Thistle and Clover class today worked together to make some fantastic hobby horses. Using a range of materials and a sock from home (!), the children stuffed, stuck, coloured and enjoyed being creative, ending up with some amazing results which they then shared with their parents, after playing with their hobby horses, of course! Here they are enjoying a group learning session together. This is what learning is all about…
The gorl Jessica ia looking at the white and brown horse.
The people are having a car boot sale because they need some money.
In the garden there are beautiful flowers growing.
In the green house there are some bunnies eating the green vegetables.
It is a sunne and nice day in the country.
This term our topic is ‘The Magic Toymaker’ and we are really enjoying learning about old and new toys and also each other’s toys. Today we finished off our fantastic poems about toys and we recorded them for everyone to listen to. Please leave us a comment and tell us what you think of our work!
On Tuesday we were lucky enough to visit the fire station in Trowbridge to learn all about the Fire Service and what an important job they do to keep us safe. We were able to tour the fire station, ride in Fire Engine and even use the hoses to spray water!
Here are some photos of our visit:
This year we have really reached out to further our international links and global audience and I can truthfully say that I feel we are far more connected than ever with children and professionals from around the world.
Today we held our last international day of the year with each class taking their own focus for learning and exciting learning. Thistle learnt lots of interesting facts about India and read a super elephant story and Clover class wanted to know more about Canada. Clover also had the opportunity to link up with Mr Hamilton and Grade 4 of Bayridge School in Kingston Ontario to learn face to face with our international friends, which was super fun.
In KS2, Lotus class looked at France once more and Orchid class focused on Ghana – they also have a cake sale coming up next week, so please come along to that to raise much needed funds for charity.
Everyone had such a fabulous international day and we have pulled everything together into s slide show below. The children also explained what they have been learning throughout the day. Do have a listen!
Clover class had a really super day trip to Caerleon Roman museum today to learn more about the Romans for their IPC topic. Here are some fabulous photos of their day.