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Welcome to Elephant Class

This is a brand new Springwell class for January 2019. Our teachers are called Louise and Aimee and our teaching assistants are called Michelle (HLTA), Jo,Claire and Mel.

 

We are all delighted with our brand new classroom!  

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Our Topic for the Spring Term 2019 is, 'Stories'.

This term in Literacy we have been working on 'Instructions'. 

We made some cakes by reading and following a recipe. We also looked at different features of instructions and learnt how to write our own set of instructions. 

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Elephant class love taking part in yoga activities. It is a great way to keep us fit and healthy!

In literacy this week we have been reading  the story of'The Twits' by Roald Dahl. We really enjoyed reading all about the different tricks Mr and Mrs Twit played on each other. In pairs we role played a character from the story and thought of our own tricks to play on each other. (31.1.19)

Playing tricks from Mr and Mrs Twit

Geography - As part of our topic work about Greece, we followed a recipe and made our own Greek salad. We enjoyed tasting new foods including olives and feta cheese! (05.02.19)
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Making a Greek salad!

In Science this term we have been learning about 'Electricity'. We have:

  • Looked at the dangers of electricity and made our own safety posters.
  • Identified everyday appliances that use electricity.
  • Made circuits using batteries, wires and bulbs.
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Elephant Class Assembly (11th February)

Maths- Elephant class enjoyed a trip to Larry's Lanes for lunch and a game of bowling. We practised our number bonds to 10 and used this knowledge to work out how many pins remained.  (12.02.19)

Bowling fun!

Pancake Day - Elephant class worked as  a team and had fun measuring and weighing ingredients to make pancakes. We enjoyed eating them using our favourite toppings - chocolate spread and golden syrup! (5th March)
Elephant class enjoyed a visit to Wynyard Woods with West View project. We took part in many outdoor activities such as making a campfire and toasting marshmallows, making a wooden medal and a wooden hammer. (7th March)
As part of our Ancient Greek topic in History, we experienced wearing Greek clothing. We enjoyed dressing up in the tunics and learnt lots of facts about them. 

Dressing up as Ancient Greeks

In Literacy we have been reading the story 'The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark'. We have researched lots of facts about owls and we had the opportunity to visit Kirkleatham Owl and Bird Sanctuary. We saw lots of different species of owls and birds and we had the chance to feed them. We were really brave and some of us faced our fears by handling an owl, rat, snake and a bearded dragon. (14.03.19)

Trip to Kirkleatham Hall and Owl Sanctuary

21/3/19: Today we joined Caiman Class to help them with their Communication session.

Elephant class had a visit from the Easter bunnies. We enjoyed going on an Easter egg hunt with them. (05.04.19)
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