Christmas has come to Class 4!
Christmas has officially arrived in Class 4! When the children returned to school on Monday they discovered that a cheeky little elf had taken up residence for the Christmas period. He was sat on one of the tables in a gift bag and left a note for the children. We have decided to sit him on top of the whiteboard so he can watch over everyone (even the teachers!) We can't wait to see what sort of mischief he gets up to in our classroom.
Class 4 also have a Disney advent calendar in their classroom. A different child will get the chance to open a door each day. Behind each door is a different Disney children's book which the children are allowed to keep and take home. This is to help promote children's love of reading for pleasure.
On the 11th November Class 4 spent some time in the afternoon researching the symbol of the poppy. They looked at why the poppy is symbolic, where it comes from and they read the poem In Flanders Fields. Each child in Class 4 also decorated a poppy and we created a wreath that is on display in the hall. I was extremely impressed with how respectful the children were throughout the day, especially during the 2 minute silence.
To get the children interested in local and global news, Class 4 are now taking five minutes out of each day to watch the daily Newsround update. The children love being kept up to date and ask some brilliant questions afterwards. As you can see by the photo below, everyone is hooked, I think we might have a few budding news presenters!
Harvest Festival Assembly!
Well Done to all Class 4 for their input in the Harvest Assembly.
We spent some time in lessons looking at the history of Harvest Festival and why we celebrate it. We then decided that a pumpkin reminded us most of autumn time and October, so we created our own out of paper. We then looked at the school in Cambodia that Miss Wareham taught at, and we were shocked at how little the children had. This then got us thinking about what we were thankful for and we wrote that on our pumpkin.
Class Assembly on Wales!
Class 4 spent lots of time learning about the country Wales to link with our PSHE work on British Values. The children found it very interesting and we prepared lots of lovely work to show to the rest of the school. We painted flags and daffodils, researched the food they eat and even tried to speak a little bit of Welsh!
I was so proud of the children for producing such a lovely assembly especially as it was their first class assembly of the year (and mine!)
Take One Picture!
The children had a lovely week exploring our focus picture. We decided to focus on the bird as the main element of the picture. We created our own fact files, recreated the picture, looked at how we thought each character would be feeling, and also created our own shadow pictures. I was very proud of all the work the children produced and I hope you all enjoyed the exhibition!
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