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Welcome to Shark Class.


Shark Class is made up of 9 children who follow Springwell School's Silver pathway.

The children are supported by; 

Caroline - Class Teacher 

Kyra - TA

Emma (Mon, Tues) Chelsea (Wed, Thurs, Fri) - TA

Rachel- TA 






Summer Term 2024 - Healthy and Active Lives

W/B - 03.06.2024 - Art & Music


It's been a really busy week in Shark Class. In Art, we sketched a picture of a vase of flowers. Taking our time we all tried our best. Using water based paints we added splashes of colour to make our pictures pop to life. Our Shark's did a fantastic job!


In music, we had a session with Mike the Music Man, from Tees Valley Music Service, We explored a variety of percussion instruments and played them to different beats. It was a very fun and LOUD lesson!. 

W/B 20.05.24 - Computing


Computing this week had us leave the classroom and on the hunt for bugs! Firstly, we looked at a variety of different bugs and explored using a database to identify the name of the bug, using it's characteristics to narrow down the search. We then created our own tally charts using Word and printed it out. Then we headed outside for our bug hunt, we entered all the bugs we encountered into our tally chart. We found flies, spiders, ants, worms, butterflies and woodlouse. After gathering the data we entered into a table on Microsoft Excel and converted our findings a bar chart. The children showed some fantastic computing skills!  

W/B 13.05.24 - Literacy


This week in literacy, we have been busy developing our rhyming skills by making our own poems. We used our names and worked together to think of some fantastic rhymes to go with them. Here is some examples of some our work.


Later in the week, working together in groups we made our own posters. We made our own illustrations and made them stand out with lots of colours! One group made their poster about muscles and the other about bones. Afterwards, we presented our posters to the rest of the class. The children were fantastic! 


W/B 6.5.24 - PE


Over the last few weeks, we have been practising and developing our skills in rounders. Teaming up with Dragon and Panda class we split into two groups to take turns batting and fielding. Some of us even had ago at bowling! Here is some snaps of us in action... 

W/B 29.4.24 - Science


We are starting to look at what keeps a human body healthy and as part of that we have started to look at what makes a healthy diet. We are pretending to be personal trainers and we are going to help clients to improve their health and fitness. We have been studying different diets to look at how many portions of fruit and vegetables a person is eating daily and how much sugar they are eating. We were shocked at how much sugar is in everyday food we eat!

We also categorised animals by their diet - herbivore, carnivore or omnivore. 

Week Beginning 22.04.24 - DT

In DT, we have been making different types of burgers. We put together a shopping list and bought the ingredients in Asda. We made different types of burgers (beef and turkey) and followed the recipes. They enjoyed testing and trying the different types of meat. In following weeks, we will explore different toppings. 

W/B 15.4.24 - Maths


The boys have been looking at fractions in Maths - they have been recognising a half, quarter and a third. Representing fractions and writing them in a mathematical form. Some in the class have been adding fractions with the same denominator and some have been converting improper fractions into a mixed number. 

Week beginning 18.03.24


This week in Science, Shark class have been learning about plants.  We have looked into what we need for plants to grow and how we plant them.  We have started our own experiment of growing our own plants.  We buried our bean into the soil and we are watering them every day.  

The Selfish Giant



Springwell School were lucky enough to have a visit from a theatre company who came in to act out a version of The Selfish Giant.  Some of the children were asked to be involved, including children from Shark class.

They each had their own part to act out, which they did brilliantly.  They also had to join in with singing the songs and signing them alongside. The whole school joined in with this part.  It was a brilliant show. 

World Book Day 2024


Shark Class brought in their favourite books from home, some of the children dressed up as their favourite characters. 

W/B 04/03/24 History


For the last couple of weeks we have been looking at significant nurses through History - so far we have explored the life of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. In the latest lesson we played a board game: every time we landed on an image we had to answer a question about the life of Mary Seacole to move along the board further. 

W/B 12.02.24 - Music


We have been concentrating on using our voices and changing the pitch of our voice. We have sung a variety of songs and followed the pitch and changed accordingly. 

We drew a line that was to represent our voices and then made a noise like a bird following the pitch being dictated by the line. 

W/C 05/02/2024    Computing.


The children in shark class have been learning about emails and how they are used to communicate. They are progressing on opening, composing and sending emails. 

The children received a special email from Mrs Westley to help her track down the cake thief! In groups the children composed their own reply on a shared laptop. They then as a class wrote a reply and sent it. We are awaiting another email - it is very exciting!

W/C - 29/01/24  Geography.


Our topic this term is rainforests. The children in shark class have enjoyed learning about the different layers of the rainforest and the animals that live there. We have made a beautiful display in the classroom showing off our wonderful work.

W/C - 22/01/2024    PE.


Shark class are enjoying learning to play handball. They have been carefully going over the rules of the game, and enjoying playing against their class mates and even their staff!


Maths W/C 15.01.24


In maths the children in shark class have been:

  • solving problems involving multiplication and division.
  • Reading and writing numbers to 50, 100, 1000

The children have been playing different games and completing a range of different activities over the past couple of weeks, and have become much more confident with this.   

W/C 08/01/2024     Geography


We have begun our Geography work this week looking at tropical rainforests. We have looked at where they are located on the map and what conditions they have in common. We looked at the weather conditions in these locations and were then given the task of producing and presenting a weather forecast for rainforests in Brazil, Australia and Indonesia. 

Remembrance Day - Seaham.

Shark class have been reading 'The day the crayons quit' we have linked this in with world mental health day.

World Mental Health Day - 10/10/23


This week we have been practicing our handwriting. In shark class we like to all try and join our writing. Here are some examples of some improved work. 



Swimming - Thursday 

PE - Thursday