Class 6 - Shark

Term 5 Report

Shark class had a busy but fun filled term in Term 5, involving some celebration events and a visit from ‘Zoolab’, where pupils were able to see different animals from around the world and hold them! This was a big thumbs up from everyone in Shark class!

 Our topic this term is ‘Around the World’ – children have, so far, learnt about the UK, Spain and India. They have practised writing questions using a variety of question words and have had the opportunity to carry out their own research using the computers. Children have created fact files using the information they found and are hoping to create their own non-fiction books by the end of term 6. The children have developed knowledge of this topic in various ways;  we have explored music from around the world, learning about different instruments and rhythms, looked at different houses and not to forget the food tasting during cooking!

 In maths children have been collecting and interpreting data. They have collected information from across the school about favourite colours, pets etc and have represented data in tally charts, bar charts and pictograms. The children have also been learning about measurement; using standard and non-standard units to measure length and comparing measurements to find longest/shortest. Children are getting ready to explore other forms of measurement throughout term 6.

 PE this term has been outdoors and we have been very lucky with the weather! Children have been practising activities for sports day, focusing on team skills and good sportsmanship.

Term 4 Report

Term 4 saw Shark class continue their learning through our dinosaur topic. In maths we continued to use treasure hunts to focus on positional language and extended our learning to look at directional language. Children enjoyed using Bee-bots and computer programs to consolidate their knowledge in this. Towards the end of term children worked on their money skills, counting out different coins, combining amounts and calculating change. We even had a visit to the local shop to demonstrate our skills in using money in everyday situations.

As part of our literacy work we wrote in full sentences to describe scenes and settings. This supported our work in speaking and listening were pupils are able to interpret scenes and answer questions about it. Children worked hard to use different types of words in their writing including adjectives and verbs.

Children have particularly enjoyed swimming this term developing skills using different swimming strokes. The children have been very proud of the progress they have made.  

 Term 3 Report

In Shark class we have been exploring dinosaurs as part of our topic work. We used computers and information books to find out different dinosaur facts and used these to create fact posters. We have drawn dinosaurs using 2D shapes and written descriptions of our dinosaurs including maths vocabulary associated with shape. Pupils enjoyed hiding dinosaurs and hunting for them in our outdoor areas, focusing on positional language.

As part of our literacy work we have been labelling dinosaur pictures using adjectives and used this to develop a piece of descriptive writing which the pupils put great effort into.

On Thursday mornings Shark class enjoyed visits to the school garden where we continued our dinosaur themed work – digging for dinosaur bones, making dino dinners in the mud kitchen, playing carnivore catch (a game which the pupils created themselves!) and singing dinosaur songs around a campfire! We were also lucky enough to have a visit to Pennyhooks Farm where we helped to feed the animals and collect eggs from the chickens. The children had a fabulous morning!

In Art the children have enjoyed making dinosaur fossils, printing dinosaur footprints and collaging a large class dinosaur which features on a whole school display.