Welcome to Zebra Class!
Teaching Assistants: Amanda, Cheryl and Emily
Apprentice TA: Jess
Zebra class staff are really looking forward to welcoming all children back into school on Monday 8th March. All classes are returning to school. We will be staying in our 'Zebra bubble' and class area for the day.
Start time is still 8:40 am and finish time is 2:50pm.
Thank you for your continued support over the past few month during our remote learning.
Aimee, Amanda, Jess and Emily
START AND END OF THE DAY ARRANGEMENTS
26.03.21 - End of term
12.04.21 - Return to school
At the moment, parents and carers are unable to come into our school building so any messages can be written in the children's orange 'Home School Books'.
When the children are working from home, please email the teacher between 9am and 3pm on the following email address with any questions or to send pictures : firstname.lastname@example.org
In PSHE we have been looking at 'People who help us' and role playing the duties of firefighters, doctors/nurses, paramedics and police officers.
Elmer cake - We made an Elephant shaped cake and enjoyed decorating it with different coloured icing squares!
Today we had fun playing in snow, exploring the ice tray and making snow angels.
We had lots of fun joining in with dough disco today. We use the playdough to help us develop our fine motor skills and strengthen our muscles in our hands before our writing activities.
Today in Literacy, Zebra Class enjoyed role-playing the different characters from The Gruffalo story.
Zebra class enjoyed Music today with Mike, singing nursery rhymes and using different instruments to bang, shake and tap.
Zebra class are happy to be back at school and have been working very hard over the past two weeks. We have enjoyed making new friends and getting to know each other.
Our topic in History is all about 'Clothes'! Firstly we looked at our Springwell school uniform and talked about the importance of wearing uniform and how it makes us feel part of something! We then took it in turn and used the puppets to dress them in our school uniform.
Next, we all brought our favourite clothing in to school and showed our class friends what we love to wear at home.
Zebra class enjoyed learning different facts about giraffes and dressing up giraffes themselves!
This week in Computing, we enjoyed looking at different parts of a computer /laptop and labelling them. We loved being very creative and making our own computers from junk modelling and recycled materials.
In History we enjoyed looking at different items of clothing from the Museum. We talked about the past and present and what types of clothes would have been worn during these times.
In Literacy we have been reading the story 'What the Ladybird Heard'. We enjoyed making our own plans and maps to steal the cow!
In PE today we had fun practising our throwing skills and aiming to get the beanbags into the hoops.
Linked to the story 'What the Ladybird Heard', we decorated biscuits and painted rocks to look like ladybirds and made our own ladybirds from paper plates!
22.10.20 Celebrating Halloween!
Zebra class enjoyed dressing up in Halloween costumes and taking part in different Halloween themed activities including pumpkin carving and exploring various sensory, feely boxes. We had lots of fun playing Halloween party games and eating party food!
Bonfire Night - 5th November 2020
Today in Literacy we listened to 'Sparks in the Sky' sensory story. We wrapped up warm in hats, scarves and gloves, pretending we were going to watch the fireworks. We made patterns in the air with the sparklers and enjoyed smelling and tasting hotdogs!
11.11.20 - Remembrance Day!
Today we talked about Remembrance Day and discussed that it is always celebrated at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month!
We held a two minutes silence at 11am, practiced soldier salutes and made poppies.
This week in Literacy we have read the story 'The Singing Mermaid' by Julia Donaldson. We made some rocking mermaids using paper plates and created a beach scenery collage.
Today in DT, we made some mermaid biscuits and decorated them with icing and hundreds and thousands. They were so yummy!
Today Zebra class came into school wearing Christmas jumpers!
Today we watched 'The Polar Express' film in the sensory room. We all wore our pyjamas and used our imagination to pretend we were going to the North Pole on the 'magic train'. We then enjoyed having a drink of hot chocolate with marshmallows!
Today in Maths we made snowmen using different 2D shapes and discussed big/small when choosing the cirlces!
In Maths we have been practising our counting skills. We counted out candy canes and matched them to the correct numeral.
Zebra class enjoyed our Christmas party today. We had lots of fun playing games including pass the parcel, musical statues and having dancing competitions. We also enjoyed our party food and visit from Santa!