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Hi! We're Tavy Class.

Welcome to our class page!

 

Class Teacher: Miss Pennington

Teaching Assistant: Miss Valender

 

We have an open door policy. Feel free to pop into class at the start or end of the day if you have any questions or would like to share anything with us. We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have or to celebrate any achievements with you.

 

 

Welcome to Tavy class! We are excited to return for another term at St George’s and we hope you are too! We have an exciting term ahead of us, as our topic will be ‘Cinderella.’ Together we will compare different versions of the Cinderella story, discussing what is the same and what is different. We will use this to help us write the story in our own words and then use masks and costumes to perform the story to our friends.

Along the way we will learn about our own Royal family and different castles from around Britain. We are very excited to start learning about different music Cinderella and the prince might have danced to and we will learn our own dance to show to our families.

If you would like to find out more about this term, please take a look at our theme overview or feel free to speak to Miss Pennington or Miss Valender. 

 

 

 

 

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Our Weekly Routine:

We will be using Leap into Life throughout the week. We will change into our PE kits every Friday.

 

Books will normally be changed on a Monday and a Friday where possible. 

 

We will have phonics sessions every day.

 

We will send home learning home on a Thursday, we ask that any recorded home learning be returned by the following Wednesday.

 

 

 

Dates to Remember

Term 3

 

Wednesday 4th January- Children return to school

Thursday 5th January- Aspiration value theme day

Friday 6th January- Prayer theme day.

 

Tuesday 10th January- EYFS height and weight check.

 

Wednesday 25th January- EYFS/Yr 1 Varnish.

 

Monday 9th January- Hook day

 

Tuesday 7th February- Safer Internet day.

Friday 10th February- Last day of term.

 

Term 4

 

Monday 20th February- Children return to school.

 

8th/9th March- Learning conferences (dates may change)

 

Friday 24th March- Mothers day assembly performed by Tavy class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                            

We had a fantastic time dressed as our favourite story characters on world book day! We made 'selfies' of our characters and talked about why they were our favourites. We even received a special message that led us on a book hunt, at the end we found a gift from the Fairy Godmother!

We planned and created our own pizza's. This included rolling out our pizza base, spreading the sauce and selecting the ingredients we wanted. We needed to make sure we washed our hands thoroughly and wore aprons to protect our clothes.

The children have been working hard to use the language for addition and subtraction when completing practical activities. Take a look at some of our work.

We started to learn all about the religion of Islam. We found out about the 5 pillars of Islam and thought about how they compared to our values. We have learnt about how Muslims pray and the similarities and differences between Islam and Christianity.

We started to learn all about the religion of Islam. We found out about the 5 pillars of Islam and thought about how they compared to our values. We have learnt about how Muslims pray and the similarities and differences between Islam and Christianity. 1

Take a look at our fantastic learning in Literacy. We have been learning about the narrative Mrs Armitage, we looked at the next part of the story, created a text map and wrote our own part's of the story.

In maths we learnt how to find one more than a number, by jumping to the next one. We also had fun learning about capacity and ordering items. We used language like 'full', 'more', 'less' and 'empty'.

In maths we learnt how to find one more than a number, by jumping to the next one. We also had fun learning about capacity and ordering items. We used language like 'full', 'more', 'less' and 'empty'. 1

Take a look at the learning we did about the Nativity! We sequenced the story using props to help us. We also created our own puppets of each of the characters which we enjoyed using to re-tell the story with our friends. As a class we helped Miss Pennington create a story map to help us tell the story to our peers. Wow! Look at the super writing we did!

Take a look at the learning we did about the Nativity! We sequenced the story using props to help us. We also created our own puppets of each of the characters which we enjoyed using to re-tell the story with our friends. As a class we helped Miss Pennington create a story map to help us tell the story to our peers. Wow! Look at the super writing we did! 1

Take a look at our super RE learning. We learnt that Christmas was the celebration of the birth of Jesus, so we made Birthday cards for him. We also discovered that a star led the 3 wise men to Behtlehem.

Take a look at our super RE learning. We learnt that Christmas was the celebration of the birth of Jesus, so we made Birthday cards for him. We also discovered that a star led the 3 wise men to Behtlehem. 1

We each made our own Christingle's. We learnt that the orange represented the world, the red ribbon Gods love, the fruit is a reminder that God created everything and the Candle is to remind us that Jesus is seen as the light of the world.

Take a look at our Nativity. We showed courage by performing in front of our peers and parents. We all remembered our roles and could re-tell the story of the birth of Jesus.

We were brilliant bakers for the day! We made some delicious bread.

We showed off our gymnastics skills to some special coaches!

Take a look at our literacy and topic learning wall. We have been working hard to write sentences using spectacular pirate vocabulary.

Take a look at our literacy and topic learning wall. We have been working hard to write sentences using spectacular pirate vocabulary. 1

Take a look at our maths working wall! We practised our counting and number formation. We even learnt how to find one more than a given number!

Take a look at our maths working wall! We practised our counting and number formation. We even learnt how to find one more than a given number! 1

We printed with fruits and vegetables to remind us of what Harvest is and why it is an important time of year to Christians.

We made special play dough that we then used to make different pictures, models and images. We were challenged to make numbers and match them to the numicon.

We learnt how to take care of our environment and living things when we planted these evergreen plants.

We had a swashbuckling visitor!

We had a fun and exciting Hook day where we were introduced to our topic, Land Ahoy!

Look at the amazing learning we did on Roald Dahl's 100th birthday!

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!

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The children decided that they wanted to get stuck in the tree along with Floyd's other objects!

The children decided that they wanted to get stuck in the tree along with Floyd's other objects! 1

Easter egg hunt and hot cross bun tasting

Our instructional writing of 'How to grow a sunflower'.

Growing

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.                    

 

Learning all about money

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We then put all our learning into real life practise by visiting our local shop.  The children were able to read how much items cost; they were able to use their 50p to buy the item they wanted; they were able to recognise the coins they received in change and some added up their total. 
World Book Day!
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Hook Day
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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!

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Our nativity telling the story of 'The First Christmas'.

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!  Look at all our learning!
WOW!  Look at all our learning!

Tree Day

 

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'.

Hook Day

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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.

We have listed some useful links below.

Tavy Class of 2014-2015 Look at what we did last year!

Castle Hook Day

Making Bread

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