World Cup 2018
England got through to the Semi final of the World Cup in Russia. Last time that happened, Mr McCoy was 9 years old. We were very interested in following England. In independent play, the children made posters, signs, a football pitch and played football with some toy food until Mrs McCoy found a ball. They wore face paints on their cheeks of the England flag and enjoyed sharing our national pride. Even though we were beaten by Craotia, we are still proud of the England team. Our favourite player is Pickford!
Tavy had a fantastic time learning how to balance, use balance bikes with Giraffe legs and respond to signs green and red. We learnt green for go and red for danger stop.
On the last day we had pedals and tried to cycle without stabilisers!
We have been doing coding unplugged. We have used the instructions "forwards, turn left, turn right" to move our friends around the classroom like robots. We wrote out our algorithms. We then programmed Beebots to move around maps. We also used the Beebots App on the Ipad. Great coding Tavy.
Cooking popcorn on a real fire!
We were super safe when Mrs McCoy lit a real fire using flint and steel and sticks from our playground. We heated popcorn kernels until they popped and had a little snack. It was so much fun. We learnt about the fire triangle and how to keep safe always.
World Ocean Day 2018
In Tavy Class, we have decided to try to 'save the world'!
We learnt about Duffy the sea turtle and her scary problem with eating delicious jelly fish that turned out to be plastic bags!
We did a litter pick in the school field and made a collage of the Mayflower ship!
We also litter picked at Devil's point to help stop the plastic and rubbish being eaten by sea life.
With the help of Bex and Amy, we got to hold real sea creatures. We want to make sure they stay safe.
To help keep the beach tidy, we wrote letters to ask people to take their litter home with them and most importantly: to recycle.
We are thinking of ways to reduce plastic use:
World Book Day - Take 2!
We had a fantastic time dressing up as our favourite book characters. Can you guess who we are?
Class trip to Saltram House!
Tavy class had a fun, tiring day today exploring the grounds of the National Trust Saltram House. We hunted for signs of spring and used clipboards to draw what we could find. We learnt lots from the Gardener and were fed pineapple by Chef Mike.
Can you find our curly Hazel tree?
Can you find the daisies that were kissed by fairies?
Can you find the Laurel branches?
Can you find signs of spring that we found?
Can you see the eye tree?
Can you see the fairy houses?
Mrs McCoy is very proud of Tavy class!
It has been snowing!
Adelaide - I like the snow because there's lots of it. I like doing snow angels.
Toby - I like eating the snow by putting my tongue out and then in.
James - I like making snow angels in the snow.
Daniel P - I like snow because it went into the forest too.
Daniel T - I like it because it goes on my head. I hear the cracks when I'm walking. It is because of the ice.
Filip - Snowballs and snowflakes! I like to lie down in it to make a angel.
Ruby - It gently glides down and it goes onto the trees as well.
Josiah - It lands on your head or your hat. Your nose will be snowed on. If the tree is cut, the snow will go on the tree and I like that.
Bella - I like the snow because it comes down from the sky.
Coral - Fun! Catching snowflakes was fun.
George - I see bigger bigger snow!
Chinese New Year!
2018 is the year of the dog. The Jade Emperor held a race to work out who each year should be named after. Tavy class learnt this story and then did some fantastic writing about it. Check it out below. We were very proud of ourselves.
Making bread like the Little Red Hen.
We loved having visitors to our hairdressers role play.
Thank you to all the willing grown up models.
Special visit by a Dental Nurse.
3 things to remember:
1 - Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day especially before bedtime.
2 - Only eat a little sugary food at meal times.
3 - Visit a dentist
We have been using natural things that have fallen from trees to help with our learning. We have ordered harvest vegetables by size and then used them to make soup - Yummy! Our conkers and leaves have helped us count, make patterns and paint. We really enjoy making numbers and giant pictures using fallen leaves. Take a look.
We had an amazing trip to the National Marine Aquarium to find Marina the mermaid. We showed our Christian Values of Respect and Spirit. Mrs McCoy was very proud of you.
We made sea creatures! We made jellyfish and an aquarium.
Do you like our fabulous ideas?
Look at what Reception class did last year
Look at the children loving their learning in Tavy Class last year (2015-16)
Our Literacy Outcome
Come and read our stories which we wrote by ourselves based on story of STUCK!
The children watched their cress heads grow quickly. Once grown they wanted to eat it, so they made egg and cress sandwiches. The children also planted sunflower seeds, which they have now seen germinate. The children then wrote instructions on how to grow a sunflower.
Our Learning Outcomes
All the children wrote a fact file about Bertie the Dog who visited us on our Hook Day. They then wrote a fact file on their chosen African animal, including facts on where they live, what they eat, what they look like and what their babies are called.
The children then learnt the story of Handa's Surprise where they enjoyed acting out the story, using it as part of their maths learning for taking away and adding groups together. The also enjoyed trying the seven different fruits; their favourite was the pineapple! The children wrote a class book on Handa's Surprise.
Finally, the children learnt how to write a letter. They received a letter from Tamar class inviting them to their French café. The children then wrote their own letter to their parents inviting them in to see al their learning for this term. The children shared their learning journeys with their parents and recited the poem, 'It was a zoo on Noah's boat'.
The children brought in some wonderful projects including; two Lion masks with facts; Noah's boat; a photos and facts about their own pet and a Panther fact file-Fantastic!
Our Hook Day for Starry Night
We came to school in our pyjamas, we wore spider man ones, frozen pyjamas and ninja turtle ones. Mrs. Brown read the Gruffalo story to us. We then made star biscuits and decorated them with icing and sprinkles. We ate them with our hot chocolate, they were scrummy. We loved the hot chocolate because it was so yummy in our tummies. It was especially delicious with the whipped cream and Marshmallows. We made our own bedtime story books all by ourselves. It was an amazing, fantastico day. We love Hook Days!
Written by Tavy class pupils.
(Children did not want their real names put on because of what they have learnt during our e-safety lessons)
Wow, what a fantastic day we had with Lynher class! Firstly, we learnt all about the importance of trees through a game. We then learnt about why leaves change colour in Autumn. Next, we collected different natural resources and made out own clay 'Green man'. Then, we made leaf book marks and crowns. After that, we made observational drawings of apples using chalk pastels. We then ate the apples and planted the seeds. Finally, we learnt how to toast marshmallows safely and finished of the day by playing the 'Fox and Squirrel game'.
Helping your child at home
Please read with your child and record in the reading record book everyday, please complete all homework and return to school on Mondays. Please let us know if your child has achieved something at home that you would like us to celebrate. If you have any questions about your child's progress or would like to look at their work please do not hesitate to speak to us.
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