Dear children, parents and families of Dove Class.
Firstly, we would like to send you all our best wishes and smiles! We know that this is a very different situation for us all; our normal routines and lives have all changed and we know that it might feel odd. Remember: we are all still part of a team, even if we aren’t in school together for a little while. When we are back together, there will be lots of time to share what we have been up to and chat and smile and laugh.
Until then, we still have work to do. We will be adding regularly to this page with ideas, activities, helpful links and teaching resources to help you. We are so proud of how you have persevered and looked after each other in the last few uncertain weeks and look forward to all being together soon.
Miss Purdue and Miss Maitland
Take a look at the PowerPoint below.
It shows our classroom and a surprise.
Here are possible Home Learning tasks for Dove Class this week.
We have tried to give a range of activities that can be achieved at home. Our intention is never to overwhelm or confuse; we aim to give support and resources that will help. We have also tried to give more ideas than you will need so that you have ample choice (as well as the continuous activities: Mathletics, TTRS and reading etc.)
Please remember that it is at your discretion how to structure any activities you choose to do in a way that best fits your day, child and family.
This week, we are writing discussion texts! Remember all of your good writing features and work hard. When we are back together, we will share these. We know that you will do amazing writing. :)
This week, we are working on Statistics and Data. We know that you will read the graphs carefully and use a ruler (if you can!) when you draw your own. :)
We have created a table of possible activities you can do from different subjects. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Dove Class page!
Below are the Curriculum Organisers full of many of the wonderful things we will be learning this term!
We had a super time with our visitor Mrs Liddington learning lots about the Ancient Egyptians. We looked at many things: mummification, ancient technology, papyrus, maps, craft and ancient maths!
Bible stories in art!
We learnt about the story of Noah's Ark and thought about how special Noah must have been to have been chosen by God.
Then, we looked at many different paintings and pictures that show this Bible story.
We discussed what part of the story they depicted, what we we liked about them and then sketched quick pictures inspired by our favourite artwork.
Acting out the Bible story of Noah's Ark!
Learning about Light and Dark, sources of light and reflective materials!
We we used our knowledge of using inverted commas and super speech verbs to write conversations between characters in the Hindu traditional story of Diwali: Rama and Sita.
Magical reveal craft!
We we had fun making dark scenes that could be lit using our “torch”.
Through guided visualisation, we pretended to mummify an Egyptian Pharaoh. We did this to help us learn the process of mummification so that we can write instruction texts about it.
English- conscience alley.
Having listened to the start of the story of ‘Miu and the Pharaoh’, we used drama, hot-searting and a conscience alley to help us think about the thoughts and feelings of the two main characters.
Egyptian Clay work
Using ‘coil’ building skills, we have made Canopic Jars. We had to create a base, roll coils of clay and smooth them together.
We investigated how shadows change size when the light sources is moved closer to and further away from a material.
Practical math work.
Using scaled measuring jugs, we worked in groups to calculate the capacity of different containers. We talked about Litres and Millilitres and worked hard to add together different amounts.
Using coil-building and pinch pot techniques, we finished making our own Egyptian Canopic Jars. What do you think is out in each jar?
This term, our topic is called 'Rock and Roll'. This topic is all about the Stone Age to Iron Age, rocks and fossils, forces and magnets.
We have worked so hard this term to use inverted commas for speech writing and fronted adverbials to make the start of our sentences more interesting!
We used Numicon to help us add and subtracts fractions with the same denominator.
During our learning about Hinduism, we learnt about the story of Rama and Sita and the festival of Diwali. We enjoyed learning about Hanuman the monkey God and the battle of Good against Evil.
We used pencils and water colour to make multi-coloured fossil artworks! We love how they turned out!
We looked at current Army Kit and learnt all about what people who serve in our Armed Forces use today. We also heard stories from soldiers.
In art, we have begun learning about the artist Keith Haring. We spent time looking at examples of his artwork and finding the features he liked to use. Features like: strong, bold colours, simple people outlines, black lines, dogs and movement lines.
Finished Harvest Artworks!
We had fun learning our times tables in different ways!
During cricket training, we learnt how to work together to throw and catch as many balls as we could! We learnt to watch the ball carefully and to make sure our partner is ready to catch it when we throw it.