Filed under: Class 4
In the past two weeks in class 4 we have worked on our sound topic. We learned about Bob Dylan and the Beatles and all about which materials muffle sounds. We have enjoyed researching about these things and have learned a lot.
Did you know that Bob Dylan thought himself as a song writer not a singer even though he sang and performed his songs? He mostly sung about the rivalry between Russia and America. The Beatles members have changed through the years, the last members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The two song writers are John and Paul.
On our topic of sound we learnt how different instruments work. We have made instrument guide posters in groups of 5-6. As small groups we created an elastic band sonometers and straw whistles; when we had made them we had to explain how we changed the sound. Also we designed some ear defenders to muffle sounds. On Wednesday 18th we actually made our designs! Some need finishing touches but they all look great. We have been a busy class and as well as having fun we learnt lots as well.
Beatrice, Georgina, Trainie and Danny
The whole school watched a wonderful pantomime production of “Beauty and the Beast” , a lovely way to return to school. (Oh yes it was!) This introduced our Literacy topic of Traditional Stories. We have enjoyed listening to some more Traditional Stories in class including “Goldilocks and the Three Bears “and “The Three Little Pigs”. We have enjoyed acting out “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” in our Imaginative Play Area . (IPA) The topic has also inspired our Art work.
Filed under: Class 2
Thank you to all parents for your kind wishes, gifts and cards at Christmas. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.
The children seem very enthusiastic after their Christmas break and we look forward to what this Spring Term holds in store for us.
All the children will shortly receive a new Home/School Reading Record Book to be used at school and at home. It is larger than the previous book and allows us room to record when the children take part in Group Reading Activities at school. It also includes each child’s reading target, ideas for discussion at home and various Speed Sound Sets for the children to practice.