Moonbeams Class Blog!
We would like to warmly welcome you to Moonbeams Class Blog! Every week we shall share some of the wonderful learning taking place in our class. We are looking forwards to sharing with you! Mrs Marsden and Mrs Bell.
W/C 12th October
This week, during outside learning we linked in with our PSHE session about gratitude, talking about Harvest and being grateful for the food we have. This led on to identifying nuts and berries that can be found in hedges and forests at this time of year. In a previous session we were identifying different types of leaves. So we brought this all together and made some garland decorations for the Harvest Festival.
On Friday, we also enjoyed a socially distanced Harvest Festival. We listened to an assembly from Rev. Nick Garrad via the internet. We also congregated on the field and enjoyed performing and recording our Harvest songs. Thank you to everyone who have donated to our Harvest collection. Your donations shall be taken to Food Bank in Norwich. Please enjoy the songs below!
And our special certificate this week goes to…
W/C 5th October
This week in Geography, we have had some exciting hands on learning as we have been learning about Dairy Farms in Devon and in Norfolk. We have learnt about the different dairy products made on a farm and learn how to make our very own cheese sandwich! These were ‘absolutely delicious’ being reported as ‘the best we have ever tasted!’
This week, special certificate goes to someone who has used the value of ‘Reach’ to really try his hardest in all of his maths lessons, and his hot write wishing tale was an absolute joy to read! Very well done to…
W/C 28th September
This week, we have been working hard to learn how to innovate a text using substitution. Continuing with our model text ‘Avocado Baby,’ we changed the characters and the healthy food item. Great effort everyone! See the photo below of Reception’s innovated text map. Linking of Talk for Writing with Talk for Reading, this week we have been exploring character thoughts and feelings and hunting for clues in the text which suggest a character is feeling a particular emotion- this was great fun and we were very excited to explore the text in this way! We finished the week with our last Talk for Reading session being a class debate about whether we think the Avocado Baby is a Boy or Girl, or either. There were some interesting ideas about whether girls can be stronger than boys, and whether boys eat healthier than girls and so on. We enjoyed our class debate and collected our thoughts together on a shared writing piece. In Science, KS1 have been learning about Forces and this week have been exploring how we use push and pull in every day activities. Geography led us to explore different features of a dairy farm using vocabulary such as pastures, herd, milking parlour and raw milk. In Reception, we have had a very busy week, making and creating and really conversing well with our new friends- it has been wonderful to see the children access the resources with more independence as their knowledge, confidence and memory of our beautiful learning environment develops. Well done everyone!
And our special certificate this week goes to someone who has demonstrated our school value of ‘Reach’ trying so hard in everything and never giving up. Very well done to…
W/C 21st September
This week we have immersed ourselves in oral story telling as we have started our topic of ‘Wishing Tales’ in Talk for Writing. We have been rehearsing the model text, taken from the book ‘Avocado Baby’ by John Burningham using the class text map and actions! We have been using lots of new, adventurous vocabulary and learning the meanings of these new words. During Talk for Reading, we have been learning how to synthesize key events in a story, using this focus text.
And our special certificate this week goes to someone who has been reaching to join in everything, and really letting us get to know his personality. Well done to…
W/C 16th September
This week we have explored, through our Jigsaw programme, the importance of belonging to a group, and feeling safe and secure. We talked about how we all belong to Moonbeams Class! We read several space themed stories such as Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy and Little Rocket’s Special Star by Julie Sykes. Together, we collaged a beautiful Moon for our classroom wall. It is also shown at the top of our Class Blog page!
And, our special certificate this week is for reaching to try her best in reading! Well done to…
W/C 7th September
This week we have been delighted to welcome our pupils in year 1 and 2 along with our new starters in Reception. It has been a busy week getting to know each other, making new friends, learning new routines and exploring our classroom! Please take a look at the photos below to see a selection of invitations to learn on offer this week.
We have been reflecting on our learning of our first week. We decided that we all felt very proud of ourselves for settling so well back into school, feeling happy in our school and making new friends. This week, our certificate goes to everyone in Moonbeams Class for settling into school so well!
Comet class is a mixed Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 class. Our teachers are Mrs McCarthy and Mrs Sinclair and and our teaching assistants are Miss Palmer and Mrs Carter. We also have Mrs Wands teach us for Outdoor Learning.
In Comet class, we are working incredibly hard to become independent learners who are resilient and resourceful. We all want to make progress in our learning and are trying to work to the best of our ability in all areas of school life. We are learning to be respectful of others and work collaboratively as part of our class community.
We enjoy our time at school and like to ask questions about what we are learning. Our world is a fascinating place and we enjoy exploring it!
It’s been another busy week in Comet class!
In English, the children have been ‘innovating’ the model text – ask your child what this means! It has been great to see the pupils use adventurous vocabulary and really think about the character’s thoughts and feelings.
We have been learning about Roman numerals in maths. If your child spots any at home or whilst out and about please send in a photo to the office. We are making a display of them. The children will be awarded Dojos for their efforts. Here is what Ethan M spotted at home:
In French this week we have been learning a song to help us to remember different greetings – we will continue to practice it and we will hopefully share it with you on here! Our PSHCE lesson this week focussed on basic human needs and what we need to flourish. Using our knowledge gained from last week’s lesson we discussed whether children who farm cocoa pods in Ghana have these needs met:
Ethan F was our Rockland Star certificate winner this week. He received it for demonstrating excellent REACH during English. Ethan proudly shared his story with the class too – well done Ethan!
We have been impressed with the children’s commitment to their spellings; many Dojos were awarded for their spelling homework. We had a super set of results for the first week’s test. Keep it up Comet class and remember to bring in your orange spelling books every Friday.
Autumn week 2
This week the children have worked incredibly hard on their first ‘Talk For Writing’ topic in English, based on a finding tale. The children have also been revising their place value knowledge in maths. During PSHCE the pupils have learnt about universal children’s rights but that unfortunately not all children in the world have these rights met. We have also discussed what our goals are for the coming year and these are proudly displayed in our class room.
This week our ‘R’ certificate winner was Hannah for demonstrating RESPECT at all times to everyone:
Autumn week 1
Well done Comet class on your first week back! You have settled well with the new routines and have welcomed our new members. The children have already been experimenting with circuits in their electricity topic and learning about street artist Keith Haring. Here are some of the children exploring Keith Haring’s style:
Mika was our first Rockland Star of the week for demonstrating our value of Respect:
Spellings will be given out on Fridays to be learnt at home. they will then be tested the following Friday. This will start next week. Have a restful weekend Comets are all your hard work!
We had a wonderful few days away at Bawdsey Manor in Suffolk. The weather was kind to us and the children showed grit and determination when challenging themselves. A variety of activities were experienced: abseiling, zip-wire, aero-ball, archery, fencing, giant swing, trapeze, buggy building, night ambush games and a disco. The giant swing seemed to be the highlight! We are sure memories were made that will last a lifetime.