Welcome to Elephant Class
Our teacher is Scott and our teaching assistants are Kelly (HLTA), Kay, Jo (Monday-Thursday), Chelsea (Wednesday-Friday) and Jess. Our elephant calves have settled into their new class wonderfully! We will share some of our amazing experiences throughout the year on this page. Watch this space...
Thursday 30th June 2022
This term, our topic is 'Home and Away'. In DT, we have been exploring homes. We looked at different types of homes and the materials used to make them. Then, we decided to make our very own home! We designed a home and thought about the different types of materials we would need to make it. Then we got to it! Just look at how we got on...
Today in literacy, we acted out the story 'Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk'. As you can see, all the children really enjoyed this activity. They each roleplayed a character and definitely looked the part! We love seeing the children's confidence growing standing in front of their peers, we are so proud of them.
Friday 17th June 2022
Did someone say pool party? Elephants and Pandas have had an action packed afternoon. The children have enjoyed lots of sun and waterplay. It was super fun!
Thursday 16th July 2022
Over the last few days, Elephants have been learning time in maths. One group of children have been practising times on the hour and half past the hour. The other group have been organising daily and weekly activities that we do at school. We even took the lesson outside and drew some clocks using chalk.
Cod Beck Canoeing
Monday 13th June 2022
Today, Elephants visited Cod Beck to have a dabble at canoeing. We enjoyed some water based activities. Sang some songs. Then, had a very competitive race - unfortunately it was a draw! Here is a class photo of our fun filled day (sorry there is not anymore pictures - we did not want to wet the iPad).
Thursday 9th June 2022
Today in literacy, Elephants have been roleplaying the story Rapunzel. All of the children were given character roles to play. Our little budding actors did fantastically. Here is some photos of them in action.
Elephants Climbing Trip to Skugdale
6th June 2022
Elephant Class visited Skugdale and had a great adventure! We all tried our very best and pushed ourselves to our limit as we climbed up the huge rocks using a safety harness and rope and nearly all of us reached the top!! We crawled through a small tunnel, under the rocks and through some small holes. We are so proud of ourselves and each other for all of our efforts! We had so much fun and cannot wait to have more outdoor adventures!
This week in Elephants we have went a little Jubilee crazy!
Thursday 26th May 2022
Today, we celebrated the Queen's Jubilee by taking part in a parade from Springwell to Throston. We really enjoyed being dressed up as soldiers from the 1950's. At Throston, we sang the National Anthem and some hymns. At lunchtime, Elephants joined the rest of the school on the yard for an afternoon tea style lunch and had some fun and games. Please feel free to take a look at our Facebook page for lots more photos of our fantastic day!
Wednesday 25th May 2022
What a fun filled Wednesday we had...
This morning, we had a lovely time visiting Throston's Nursery. We had lots of fun with the children and made our very own crowns. Do you think they make us look posh and important like the Queen?
Heugh Battery Museum
Luckily, we then spent the afternoon at the Heugh Battery Museum. The children loved exploring World War 1 collections displayed at the museum.
Tuesday 24th May 2022
Throston Primary School came to us today! After researching medals yesterday, we decided to make our own from clay. The children had lots of fun manipulating the clay into the desired shape and creating their very own designs. Look at how we got on...
Monday 23rd May 2022
Today, we had a visit to Throston Primary School. We joined their year 6 for some fun Jubilee activities. Pairing up, we researched and designed our very own Jubilee medals. Afterwards, we explored Throston's fantastic forest school. We toasted marshmallows around the fire and had lots of fun, as you can see.
Monday 9th May 2022
Today, we did a science experiment. We observed the physical changes of ice under different variables to identify which would be the quickest to melt the ice. We used hot water, cold water, salt and sugar to see which would melt the ice quicker. Have a look at how we got on...
Maths & PE
Thursday 26th April 2022
This week we have integrated our maths and PE lessons using practical approaches to learning. We put the maths books and pencils away and went outside! We used different games to add and multiply. This not only helped our maths skills but helped us to develop other skills like our hand and eye coordination. Here is some pictures of how we got on!
Monday 4th April 2022
This week, we had lots of fun celebrating Easter in school. In RE, we explored why we celebrate Easter. In art, using paints and printing, we made some Easter related cards. We also had an Easter egg hunt! As you can see, we enjoyed hunting out the eggs with help from the Easter bunnies and the Easter giraffe (if there is such a thing as an Easter giraffe???).
Monday 4th April 2022
In History, we have been learning about inventions that shaped the world. Today, we looked at the telephone. We thought about why we need to use a telephone and had a go at designing our own. We even used the class telephone to make a call.
Wednesday 23th March 2022
In literacy, one of class stories this term has been The Gruffalo. This week, we decided to act the story out. Outside, the children were split into two groups and each person had their own character to play. Biasedly, we think the children did fantastic. Here is some pictures of the children in action...
Friday 18th March 2022
In R.E. we have been learning all about Christian weddings. We have decorated our own wedding outfits. Watched the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate. We looked at modern and vintage wedding attire and the differences between the two. Then, we decided to have our very own wedding! We planned it down to the tee. We were all given different roles and picked our own wedding food for the buffet (the best part of a wedding, obviously). Here's some pictures of the big day...
Friday 18th March 2022
We love that all of our Elephants dressed for the occasion for Comic Relief. They all look fantastic!
Monday 14th March 2022
Sorry it is a little bit late... We have had some busy Elephants this week! As promised, here is some pictures of our class assembly. This term our topic is the future and our class story is The Smeds and The Smoos. We enjoyed making artwork, creating our own costumes and acting out the story. We hope you enjoyed the assembly as much as we did performing it - even with the slight technical difficulties!
Thursday 3rd March 2022
How amazing do our Elephant's look dressed up? We love all the effort that families have put into making them look as good as they do. Their faces say it all really...
We enjoyed lots of fun activities focused on our class story, The Gruffalo. Then, decorated our own Gruffalo and mouse characters using different materials. Elephants even made our own bookmarks and Gruffalo masks. As well as creating our own book cover design. We had lots of fun as you can see.
Happy Pancake Day From Elephant Class
Today we celebrated Shrove Tuesday and made our very own pancakes. The children mixed their own batter and even used the frying pan (with support of course!). They were spoilt for choice with different toppings. As you can tell - they went down a treat in Elephants!
Friday 11th February 2022
Today we celebrated Children's Mental Health Week in Elephant Class. We explored all the different things that make us special and unique. The children stood up and spoke about their favourite things (like Henry Hoover and Miles Morales) and told us why they liked it. What they liked about and how their favourite things made them feel. We even got a few Spiderman stunts, as you can see! The children were amazing at standing and speaking in front of their peers, we were so proud of them! We completed different activities all about ourselves thinking about our favourite foods, colours, books and television shows.
Thursday 10th February 2022
In Geography, we have been exploring buildings in the local area. Using different materials, we designed our own local area, from a birds eye view.
Happy Chinese New Year everyone. We have enjoyed celebrating in Elephant's. We made lanterns and tried lots of different Chinese food. Look at us even trying our hands at using chopsticks.
January in Elephant Class
We have been up to lots of fun and exciting things in January. Our topic this term is the future. We have been designing our very own futuristic toys and looking at how toys have changed and developed over the years. We even went into the future ourselves! Don't believe us? Here are some pictures to prove it...
Don't we all look so grown up!!!!
Here are some pictures of our fun filled January.
CHRISTMAS WITH ELEPHANTS
We absolutely love all things Christmas in Elephant class... Keep a look out of what we are getting up to on our countdown to Christmas.
Monday 13th December 2021
Today, Elephants visited Rainbows Sensory Space in Seaham. The children (and the staff!) had so much fun. After, we even enjoyed a cheeky McDonalds! Here's some pictures of our lovely day out...
Friday 10th November 2021
Elephants had a busy craft morning. We made our Christmas hats ready for our Christmas dinner today. The children picked all their favourite things to create their own very special hats.
Wednesday 8th December 2021
We hope you enjoyed our Christmas performance. We practised our signing and signing so much over the last few weeks.
Tuesday 7th December 2021
We had some special visitors at Springwell School today. CHRISTMAS DONKIES!! Elephants absolutely loved meeting Bandit and Hobo.
Friday 3rd December 2021
We've had a Christmas activity type of morning... We made Christmas cards.
Here's some pictures of us making our Christmas list for Santa too...
This morning we have enjoyed our Christmas fair. We loved spending all of your money!
Wednesday 1st December 2021
Elephant class had a Christmas makeover overnight... Look at how merry and bright our classroom is. All mixed with a little bit of The Grinch of course!
IT'S SNOWING!!!! Look what we made...
Our very own elephant snowman.
We had an epic snowball fight. Scott definitely lost!!!
This Wednesday we took part in No Pens Day. It is an annual day dedicated to speaking and understanding language that takes place in school settings across the country. We enjoyed learning through practical approaches.
Instead of writing in our English books we acted out our story. Everyone had different parts to play. We definitely have some budding actors!
In maths, we used 100s, 10s and 1s blocks to make different totals. Beats having to write sums in our books.
For computing, we explored the software paint (a trip down memory lane for some of us!). We used the different tools to create our own pictures.
As you can see Elephant Class absolutely loved celebrating Pudsey day. We enjoyed Pudsey arts and crafts and had lots of fun. It was also one of our Elephant cubs birthdays so we enjoyed a party on the afternoon.
Best Friday ever!
This week in Elephant Class we have talked all about Armistice Day. We remembered the people that lost their lives and honoured their memory. Elephants joined in with the BBC 2 minute silence and then created some beautiful poppy crafts.
Our topic this term is colours. In Elephant Class we have been creating some under the sea masterpieces in art! We used primary and secondary colours to make our pictures come to life. Don't you think they look fantastic?
Spooktacular Halloween Party in Elephant Class
As you can see we have went all out for Halloween in Elephant Class. Everyone dressed up super spooky...
Our classroom entrance has even turned into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry...
Look at our most wanted witches and wizards. Do you recognise any of them?
Maisie the dog dressed up to visit us too...
We even decorated some terrifying biscuits!
Then, we went trick or treating. We visited every class in school - even the office!
After that, we started our class party. We enjoyed party food and some dancing!
Check out our dance moves...
Elephant class also had a mummy competition with Panda class - it was so much fun!
We made a lot of mess...
Not to worry though, we let Kai loose with the hoover!
Have a lovely half term Elephants. Happy Halloween! See you back at school Monday 1st November.
We have been loving all things Halloween in Elephant class! We have carved and decorated pumpkins. Made some spooky scary arts and crafts. Enjoyed watching funny bones. As well as decorating our class with terrifying displays. All of our Elephants have enjoyed our Halloween activities so much - they are so excited!
Monday 13th September 2021
In Elephant Class, we have been learning all about people who help us during PHSE. We had a special visit from Hartlepool Firefighters. They even let us squirt their hoses! Here are some pictures of our elephant calves enjoying the visit.