Week beginning 12th April 2021
Learning to Lean
We have had a fantastic return to school; we have enjoyed learning how to learn. This week the children were awarded a baby Phoenix Egg; this was a rare and special breed and was to never be left unattended. The children had to create an environment and accessories to help them look after their eggs.
The children have developed their skills of caring and nurturing. Some eggs lasted the two full days whereas others lasted minutes.
Well done Arctic Class for developing your Growth mind set this week.
Week Beginning 22nd March 2021
This Week in Arctic 5 we have been studying The Highway Man poem.
The children have practiced retelling the Poem by changing the pace, introducing sound effects and adding action. In groups, they then created a Shadow Puppet Theatre along with the characters from the Poem and retold it using the skills they had learnt from previously in the week.
They look fantastic and the class have worked extremely hard making them.
Well Done Arctic 5
Welcome back Arctic Class!!
It has been a wonderful week! I have loved having you back together again, hearing you all laughing and playing it has been what the class has been missing.
We have had an extremely positive return to school. We have erupted into our new topic on Volcanos, exploring Europe and we will start to take a deeper dive into Iceland and the History of volcanos.
We have been discussing our feelings we experienced during lockdown and how we felt returning to school. This week we began creating a year group piece of Art work to show how positively we have all come back together.
It’s so lovely to have you all back together.
Arctic have had a very positive return to school after Half term. They have been immersing themselves in their new Topic ‘Industrial Revolution’. Looking into how population, transport, health, medicine, and living conditions have changed since 1750 through to 1900. They have written a diary entry from the point of view of a child who has travelled forward in time from 1750 to 1900. They had some fantastic comparisons through the years.
Arctic have had a very busy week this week. We have been writing some fantastic creation stories including exciting vocabulary and expanded noun phrases.
During Gymnastics we have been developing our own routines using various pieces of equipment. Next week we will be showing our routines to the rest of the class. We can’t wait to see what they have created.
In Art we have been understanding the meaning behind various Viking symbols and having a go at sketching our own symbols using the Viking Rune Alphabet.
In Science we have being finding out about air resistance and investigating what size parachute will be most effective to slow a fall to Earth.
Fantastic week this week Arctic.
This week in Arctic class we have been planning our creation stories. We have developed some imaginative plans and some have even created their own spectacular Viking gods.
We have used our art lessons to design and create a new world that will appear in our creation story. To add some colour to these beautiful creations, we used a range of media to add effect; water colours, oil pastels, chalk and crayons.
Within Topic we have found out how important Viking Long ships were to the Vikings and why they designed them the way they did.
Arctic have worked extremely hard during their assessment week and I am, very proud of all their hard work. Well done Arctic.
Welcome Arctic Class
What a super start to the year! The children have shown an amazing level of maturity coming back to school and have been ever so welcoming. We have been immersing ourselves in our new topic, The Vikings and exploring our different learning adventures in the coming year.
We are extremely pleased with how you have settled in and we are looking forward to sharing the exciting year ahead with you all.