Welcome to Plym Class 2019-2020
Teacher: Mr. Rob Howes
Supported by: Miss Lily Valender and Mrs. Trudy Wallis
P.E with class teacher and Lewis from District Sports
Our Learning Star this week is Filip.
Our Values Star this week is Coral.
Days to remember
Reading takes place on Monday during group guided reading and 1:1 reading with an adult on other days throughout the week. We welcome parents in to class to listen to the children read so please contact us through the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to one of us if you would be interested in joining us in class. Dandelion Reader phonics books will be changed in line with our phonics teaching. Reading books can be changed any day of the week and we encourage children to read at least twice times a week at home. On Tuesday's, Mrs. Smith will exchange Shared Reading books from the library.
Tuesday and Friday are our P.E. days. Please ensure children have correct PE kit including footwear.
Friday: New Home-learning sent out with a spelling focus. Please discuss your child's spellings over the weekend and ensure they understand the definition as well as the spelling pattern. We will consolidate this in school the following week and expect the children to use examples of these words in their written work.
What's been happening in Plym Class? Read on to find out.
Autumn term topic hook day - Towers, tunnels and turrets
Brian Pollard - April 2019
Over the last few weeks, Plym Class have been studying the work of local artist Brian Pollard. We have been looking at his work and sketched out our own pictures that we have now turned into canvas paintings - in the bold and fun style of Brian Pollard. Below are some pictures of Brian's workshop with the children. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children who love being creative and learnt a lot from working with "a real life artist".
CCTV footage has been found of the crime being committed. Keep your eyes open for a golden haired girl, with a blue checked dress and glasses. She is very cheeky and a little bit sneaky, according to the 'Wanted' posters the class made. We will have to write a newspaper report now to alert the public.
During our English lesson this morning, Mrs. Earnshaw came into the classroom to inform us that a crime had been committed. Somebody had sneakily been into the meeting room and eaten Mrs. Daykin's break-time porridge! Plym Class took a look inside to have a look at the scene and hunt for any evidence.
As we return after the Christmas holidays, our topic for this term is 'Traditional Tales'. A beanstalk has sprouted in the classroom and you can just see the Giant's boots hanging beneath the clouds. Through familiar fairy tales and fables we will: investigate which materials make the comfiest seats fit for Goldilocks; discover what a seed needs in order to grow (a beanstalk!); create our own gingerbread people and map their adventures around the school grounds; practice our cooking skills and use ingredients to make a tasty bowl of porridge. It is looking like a busy but exciting term for Plym Class.
On Thursday 8th November, Imogen from the Marine Biology and Ecology Centre, at Plymouth University, came in to talk to the children about deep-sea creatures. They found out about some weird and wonderful creatures that live in the ocean and how they adapt to their environments. Plym Class were able to share their knowledge on the blobfish, which we found out about in our English lessons at the start of the term. They were very excited when they were able to draw their very own deep-sea creature. Below are a small selection of their fantastic creations.
On Friday 5th October our classroom was closed off to the children so we could give it a makeover. We have a dedicated reading corner with bespoke wallpaper. There are new and improved working walls to show what we have been learning about and display our hard work. A few critters have also moved in as we continue to learn about 'All Creatures Great and Small'. We've even got our very own portal to platform 9 3/4 in Kings Cross Station!
Jo from Plymouth Children's Theatre Workshop came on Monday 1st October and worked with Plym class to put together a dance/drama piece based on The Ugly Bug Ball. We had a great time collaborating ideas and being 'fancy ants', 'wiggly caterpillars' and 'creeping spiders'.
Our topic for the autumn term is 'All Creatures Great and Small'. Our work in English will investigate the world of animals through fiction stories and poems. In science and geography we will be exploring different animals from around the world and their habitats. We will undertake a 'Bug Hunt' of the school grounds to find out what is living right beside us.