Autumn in Benz

Well Autumn term has been a very busy one for the children in Class Benz.

 

Our learning has taken us on a journey to the other side of the world – South America. Class Benz have learnt that South America is a fascinating, huge continent where there are many different people with many different ways of life. Of course, we investigated the Amazon Rainforest and understood why it is such an important resource to our planet and why it is under threat but we also delved deeper into South America. We discovered the vast range of landscapes: salt deserts, mountains, homes on lakes, volcanoes, glaciers and ancient temples to name a few! It is fair to say the children have been enraptured and awe-struck at the beauty of the continent. We have also embedded some geographical concepts such as how populations can be dense or sparse. Class Benz also have developed a good understanding of why geography is so important to them in the 21st century – ask them to explain. 

The writing we have been doing has focussed on making sure we are secure with our punctuation and grammar as well as crafting some exciting texts. So far we have written diaries from South American adventurers and used our experiences at East Barnby to write further diaries. We wrote formal letters to many important people about the issue of recycling and are eagerly waiting for replies. As we moved into November and dark nights drew in we began creating creepy ghost stories and are now trying hard to work on editing our work to check it makes sense and has a strong impact on the reader. 

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Crash Bang Wallop!

Well, we certainly had a very 'musical' week in Class Oaks. We had a range of musical instruments in provision, we made and decorated our own shakers and we have been learning our songs for the Nativity.

 

Rehearsals are well under way for our Nativity 'Everyone Loves a Baby' so, if you haven't got your tickets yet they are available at the office priced £1.

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Class Blyton

Class Blyton 

What are we learning this year? 

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Class Gates

Welcome to Class Gates!

Adults in the classroom

The long-term arrangement is that Miss Glass (SENCO and part of the Senior Leadership Team) teaches the class on a Monday and Tuesday and Ms Debney teaches Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. However to meet other demands in the short term Ms Debney is currently also in the classroom on a Monday morning and part of Tuesday. Miss Davet teaches French and Art on Wednesday morning and Miss Green teaches ICT. Miss Walker and Mrs Farnon also work in the classroom, supporting children and leading intervention groups.

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What a fantastic start to the new half term!

Wow, what an exciting first half term Class Blyton have had! We have managed to fly around 7 different continents in the space of just 8 weeks! As Explorers, we have learnt about the 7 continents and the 5 oceans of the world as well as visiting a country in each of the continents. Our enquiry was ‘Which countries are in each of the continents?’

As Writers, we have created our own narratives based on our class novel as well as learning all about instructions and how to write them.

As Readers, we have also worked hard to develop our fluency as well as trying hard to read at least 3 times a week at home. We have had the opportunity to make inferences and predictions on what might happen next in a story and why.

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