Welcome to Mrs Idell’s class page. Here you will be able to see what we have been doing and learning about during each half term!
We hope you have had a wonderful well deserved rest and the children have enjoyed their Christmas and New Year celebrations!
We now have a very short 5 week term with break in February and then another 5 week term in the run up to Easter.
This class page will be updated throughout each term, looking back on the children’s learning and experiences. Urgent and important messages will be posted on the ‘Class Dojo’ message board for you to access promptly.
The focus of our topic work this term will be ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’. They will be learning about domestic and wild animals and we will be hoping to visit Yorkshire Wild Life Park in the second term for children to further their experiences.
This has been a very busy half term indeed! The children learnt about celebrations around the world focusing on the topic ‘Rio de Vida’. As Christmas approached, the children started preparing for their performance of ‘Baubles’. The children worked really hard and gave an amazing performance to all our parents, governors and other family members. Whilst doing this the children also continuing their learning about different celebrations around the world.
To start the topic off, the children made a Brazilian headdress using Art and Design skills.
The children really enjoyed this and later wore them to perform some Samba dancing after following instructions from a video.
In Music, the children learnt about different styles of music and the instruments that make the sounds that they could hear. To support this, in D&T the children designed and made their own musical instrument. They chose from a percussion or string instrument. Once the children had made them, they worked as a team to create and perform a tune on their own instrument.
We have learnt about Diwali and the Festival of Light. The children designed and made clay divas.
The children also visited Wales Church this term. Reverend Gary taught about the different features and purposes of church life. They listened really well to the Christmas story and some children were able to try on Reverend Gary’s attire.
In the last week of term, the children performed their Christmas Play ‘Baubles’ to 2 very big audiences! Their hard work paid off and the parents loved it. A link for the video of the performance was sent out and is also available on the Class Dojo for any of those who did not receive this link.
Our ‘Super Behaviour’ award has shown to have had a very positive impact. Well done to everyone who has received this award already. This will continue throughout the year and can be achieved more than once!
Finally the children had a visit from Santa on their last day of term and were rewarded for all their hard work!
Autumn Term 1
We now have a very busy half term ahead in the lead up to Christmas. The children have returned to school this week well rested and ready for the learning and festivities that the term will bring.
Our ‘Super Behaviour’ award continues with a child chosen each day for demonstrating consistently outstanding behaviour. The children receive a medal and certificate to take home and their photograph is displayed on our ‘Super Behaviour’ window inside the classroom. Please support this initiative at home to help maintain and improve behaviour.
This class page will be updated throughout each term, looking back on the children’s learning and experiences. Urgent and important messages will be posted on the ‘class dojo’ message board for you to access promptly.
Our theme this term is Celebrations and the focus of our topic work will be ‘Rio de Vida’. The children will be Samba dancing, learning about Brasilia and comparing it with our local area and lots more!
As part of our RE curriculum the children will be learning about the Hindu festival of light, Diwali. The children will design and make clay divas.
The children, myself and Mrs Reddish will be preparing for Christmas and rehearsing for our Christmas play which we hope you will thoroughly enjoy.