I love to read! We hope that by providing children lots of opportunities to read in different ways they will love it too.
We discussed Rachel Carsons work. When Rachel Carson studied the food chain of the oceans, she found a problem: the water of the ocean had chemicals which could be harmful for the sea creatures. We replicated one of her investigations into pollution in the ocean to see how pollution can occur.
Red nose day 2022
Since we have been so so busy in Class 7 doing lots of marvellous learning, I thought I would take the time to share it with you. I am so proud of how hard the children have been working and I'm sure you are too!
This term our theme has been 'Save Our World'🌎 . We have completed a variety of activities around this and the children have loved learning more about the world in which they live. We have discussed problems that the world faces and how we, as individuals, can make a real change.
In literacy, we have re-told the great Kapok tree story and used some beautiful descriptive language to describe the animals that visited when our character was asleep. The children were outraged when they heard that the magnificent tree, which provides a habitat for so many of the rainforest animals, was about to be cut down! As a result of this, the children wrote a letter to a logging company to ask them to think about how they operate and to see whether they could cut trees down in a safe, sustainable way. The pupils have given detailed explanations for why we need to save the rainforest including protecting wildlife and ensuring the world has enough oxygen.
This week, the children are writing a postcard home from their holiday exploring the rainforest. We are hoping they can send these home at the end of this week.
In maths, we have moved on from long multiplication and division (using the bus stop method) to fractions. We will complete fractions just after half term before we move onto decimals.
Geography- We have explored where rainforests are located and have placed them on a world map. The children have loved finding out about where rainforests can be found and what types of animals live within the different layers. This week we have compared a rainforest to a forest that you may find in the UK (specifically Sherwood Forest).
Science-We have been exploring humans including bones, muscles, digestion system. Our next areas of study are teeth and diet specifically what makes up a balanced diet and discussing what we eat. After half term, our focus will move to animals and the different characteristics of species.
Spanish has been a big hit and Mrs Garside has been teaching the children numbers, greetings and colours. We have been singing lots of songs to help us embed our learning, some of the songs are very catchy! I will share some of these later in the week for you to enjoy at home.
In PE, Mr Hawksworth has focused on dance and on a Monday we have had lots of fun (I have had lots of fun) practicing lots of hockey skills. The children really enjoyed practicing penalties (as these are a little different to football).
Non uniform day 2021
We have been looking at Art by Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972). He is one of the world's most famous graphic artists. He is most famous for his so called impossible structures. We have been focusing on his work on tessellation. Last week we worked with clay to replicate one of Escher's spheres.
We aim for all our pupils in class 7 to become active learners and responsible citizens who are encouraged to: accept opportunities, assume responsibilities and move to the next phase of education with confidence and success. We hope the children follow our example of give everything a go and try your best., we will support you with the rest.
include nutrition for animals and humans. We will Identify skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement. We will take part in experiments to help us better understand our digestive track and the importance of dental hygiene.
Welcome to Class 7
We are looking forward this year to doing lots of hard work but also having fun along the way. We will be sharing our hard work and special events here on our class page, so keep looking to see if you can spot your work! Mrs Goulding and Mrs Nuckley will always be on the look out for children who are trying their best and joining in with our learning.