This week's Learning Star is Mihail !
This week's Values Star is Brooke!
Welcome to Plym Class
Our Plym team
Mrs Daykin - Class teacher on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Ms Salter (Head of Teaching and Learning) - Class teacher on Thursday and Friday.
We have an open door policy, so please feel free to talk to either of us at the beginning or end of the day, if you have a question to ask, something which you are concerned about or something you wish us to celebrate. Communication between us is very good, so please feel rest assured worries or concerns will be shared between us.
Alternatively you can contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Days to remember
Reading takes place every morning (9.05-9.30) during our guided reading session, which is open to parents to come in and support. Children will either read 1:1 with an adult, participate in a guided read with a teacher, visit the library to change their library book and have a story read to them, or complete a reading journal activity. Alongside this children will read to a teacher or TA twice a week, where they will change their reading book.
Monday - 1:1 reading (books changed)
Wednesday -Homework returned, Spelling test, PE with District Sports
Thursday - 1:1 reading (books changed)
Friday - Homework sent out, PE
Our Topic this term is 'Our World'
This term we will be looking at a Science and Geography based topic which will involve looking at 'Our World'. We hope to begin our topic with a treasure hunt and celebrate our learning with a mural and an outdoor picnic - weather permitting! We will be exploring the world around us and our responsibilities; looking at and creating our own maps of the local area and using Google Earth to explore the similarities and differences with Brazil.
For more detailed information please refer to the curriculum over view and the medium term plan below.
As part of our home learning, we made dioramas for our chosen creatures. We also pretended that we were estate agents and wrote an advert to try and sell our habitat.
As part of our topic we sampled different smoothies and then had a go at creating our own! Lots of us really enjoyed the kale-based smoothie which really surprised us!
We created a tally chart to see which smoothie was the class favourite.
The children were incredibly lucky to have a trip to River Cottage as their hook day! They began their visit by decorating their own chef's hat and talking with Sam, the manager, and Ali, the head chef, about where foods came from and why they need certain climates to grow. The restaurant provided the children with an array of foods to sample which included: beetroot dip; mackerel dip; quinoa; homemade bread sticks; pizza; polenta chips; carrot, celery and cucumber batons and finally beetroot ice-cream! They were all fantastic and tried lots of foods, despite not knowing what some of them were!
We are hoping to repay the kindness by inviting Sam and Ali to our party at the end of this term!
Our Topic Outcome
Our outcome for the topic 'Ferocious Fires' was to invite parents in to watch our class assembly on all that we had learnt. Firstly, we sang London's burning. Then we showed our art work on flame pictures explaining the process of what we had done. After that we read out our newspaper reports and finaly finished with the burning down of 'Pudding Lane' in the playground.
Water Theme Day
As part of our water theme day, the children learnt about the importance of water and how we are lucky to have fresh clean water compared to other places in the world. The children decorated their water bottles and took them home to drink and fill with pennies to raise money, so that our school can be part of the toilet twinning.
We also wrote on filter paper about things that we perhaps regretted doing or saying and then 'washed away our sins'.
Look at how much we loved learning last year (2015-2016)