4.2 Class Work
Spring Term 2012
Spring Term has been very busy for us but I hope very enjoyable at the same time!
The class have been a joy to teach this term and have challenged themselves at all times! I wanted to give you a highlight of some of the best bits of Spring term that we have been up too whilst also adding some comments from 4.2 themselves. I believe that we have greatly worked under the attitude of the school motto and I am ever so proud that we have learnt, enjoyed and achieved. Every day is different in 4.2 and just a great place to be! Next Stop…. Summer Term!
Literacy- In Literacy we have discussed, written and produced exceptional pieces of work on a range of topics. They have looked at persuasive letter writing about the issues in Victoria Park, taken Leon on their own journey to an imaginary world, brought Leon to the stage with Play writing and even created some of our very own tempting treats which are on display in our cloakroom.
Numeracy- We are really focusing and working hard on our calculation skills and have visited addition, subtraction, division and multiplication in several different ways. Steve opened up his deadly store in 4.2 with some rather gruesome foods! This really helped us when dealing with money and all the other calculations! Keep working hard 4.2, you have made fantastic progress!
Science- We aren’t finished yet but have started a fantastic topic on Habitats which saw the newest arrival to our class, the class tadpoles! They have been a great addition and a super learning opportunity! We’ve been out and about in the woods, school grasslands and the pond. Our next step is to finish creating a school nature trail full of animal and plant facts!
Did you know?
Do Frogs have teeth?Actually, yes! Most frogs do in fact have teeth of a sort. They have a ridge of very small cone teeth around the upper edge of the jaw. These are called Maxillary Teeth. Frogs often also have what are called Vomerine Teeth on the roof of their mouth. They don't have anything that could be called teeth on their lower jaw, so they usually swallow their food whole. The so-called "teeth" are mainly used to hold the prey and keep it in place till they can get a good grip on it and squash their eyeballs down to swallow their meal. Toads, however, do NOT have any teeth.
In our foundation subjects we have looked at the works and life of Marc Chagall, explored the historical beginning and geographical facts of Bideford, turned Leon into a pop up story with Flaps, Pop up’s and Levers and even enjoyed the old skipping songs and re-created them ourselves.
As you can imagine, they have worked incredible well and are mature, inspirational and imaginative young learners.
Well Done 4.2! Miss Marshall & Mrs Matthews
Class Thoughts- I didn’t just want you take my word for it, here are some of the opinions in our class.
I love Literacy because we can write about stories and even make our own stories up! By Daniel
I think this class is the best because we do a celebration tree and celebrate how hard we have worked. By Millie D
I like the class because of the nice teachers and especially the Literacy! By Caleb
In class I like the science but actually I really like D&T because I love making things! By Anna
More to come!
I and 4.2 would also like to thank Miss Tookey and Mrs Johnston for their fantastic lessons too!
Miss Tookey has been teaching 4.2 how to play the ukulele and how to speak French. We hope you enjoy listening to our rendition of Vive le Vent!
Autumn Term 2011
We are having a fantastic autumn term so far! In a short space of time we have achieved so much and I wanted to share this with you. All of them have made a great big leap in their learning and by the end of the year are well on their way to achieving their goals. So far in numeracy they have explored different topics by taking virtual trips to the circus, the North Pole and to the West croft Bank. We also took some time to investigate how to weigh objects with the help of making Roman bread and delicious cookies. In literacy we have also worked super hard and have been writing and performing some of our fantastic stories. During this half term we have spent quite a lot of our time doing our work outside too. In the other subjects our science has been very active to the point of making things explode! Which is always very exciting!
They are working really hard so far and I am looking forward to the run up to Christmas with them.
Remember you are always welcome in 4.2 to come and see the exciting things we are up too! I have only just about removed all the bugs from the classroom from the leaf hunt!
Miss Marshall & Mrs Matthews