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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  plym@st-georges.plymouth.sch.uk

 

 

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)

Tuesday -

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. 

 

Our World topic Overview Summer 2017

Our World medium term planning Summer 2017

We have been working hard in class learning about birds.  As part of our home learning, some of us made bird feeders to try and attract more birds to our grounds.  We are hoping the birds like all the effort we have put into them!   

Our bird feeders

We made dioramas as part of our home learning.

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.

We finished out topic of 'Can Party Food be Healthy?' by having a party with some healthy foods.  We decided that we didn't need lots of cakes, sweets and biscuits and actually enjoyed fruit and vegetables with dips, bread and low fat cheese!  We finished off the party by bashing the pinata that we made with Mrs Flage in art.  Joshua finally managed to break it open after several hard hits!

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.

HOOK DAY

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!

Hook Day at River Cottage Feb 2017

We have been learning how to evaluate photographs in our computing lessons and thought about how we could show our Christian distinctiveness.

Kevin the Carrot narrative based on the Aldi Christmas advert

Kevin the Carrot narrative based on the Aldi Christmas advert 1

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.

Creating our Pudding Lane Houses

Our Literacy learning wall for our newspaper reports on The Great Fire of London

Our Literacy learning wall for our newspaper reports on The Great Fire of London 1

Our ferocious fires learning wall

Our ferocious fires learning wall 1

Some steps along our journey to reach our outcome of writing our own pirate story

Bee Bot Coding - we've been creating algorithms to draw numbers with Bee Bots.

Bee Bot Coding - we've been creating algorithms to draw numbers with Bee Bots.   1
Bee Bot Coding - we've been creating algorithms to draw numbers with Bee Bots.   2
Bee Bot Coding - we've been creating algorithms to draw numbers with Bee Bots.   3
Bee Bot Coding - we've been creating algorithms to draw numbers with Bee Bots.   4
Bee Bot Coding - we've been creating algorithms to draw numbers with Bee Bots.   5

Our literacy learning wall for our pirate poems

Our literacy learning wall for our pirate poems 1

Our numeracy learning wall

Our numeracy learning wall 1

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'.

RWI Set 1 Sounds

These are the Set 1 sounds from Read, Write Inc. These are the fundamental sounds that children should know before entering Year 2.

RWI Set 2 Sounds

These are the Set 2 sounds from Read, Write Inc children should know when entering Year 2

RWI Set 3 Sounds

These are the Set 3 sounds from Read, Write Inc. They complete the sounds which children should know when in Year 2.

Look at how much we loved learning last year (2015-2016) 

Our Learning wall in Maths

Our Learning wall in Maths 1

Plym Class dressed as All Creatures Great and Small!

Plym Class dressed as All Creatures Great and Small! 1
Plym class enjoyed our 'Tree Day', taking part in lots of activities linking in with Christianity. We learnt about the parable of the Un-Fruitful Tree and discussed what it might symbolise.
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