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Term 6

We cannot believe that it is the end of the school year already! Time seems to have flown by. You have all had an amazing end to the year and should be incredibly proud of yourselves; we know that we are! Sharks have worked so hard to grow and mature into the wonderful young people they are becoming!

We have had a great end to the year. We have continued to visit the farm where we have been learning about fire safety and animal care. Sharks have represented the school amazingly during offsite visits and should be proud of how they have presented themselves to people offsite. Both Jess and Chris have commented on how well Sharks class have done and how amazing had settled in to farm life; it was a pleasure having them visit the farm.

We have continued with Rainbow challenges this term, which the children have really enjoyed. Sharks have created some wonderful artwork this term. Please see the photo of the artwork from Our place in Space, that is displayed in our class, it looks fantastic! Well done mini artists in the making still!

We have learnt lost about Space and our place in Space. We enjoyed the planetarium visiting and imagining what it is like in space. We have looked at different constellations and bought them to life using paints and chalk.

We have had some great WOW days this term! We have enjoyed some art sessions where we made some space art. We also enjoyed a Science day where we did 3 different experiments; colourful milk, dancing raisins and balloon rockets! We also made some space music during music wow day! Sharks did some great work and completed some hard challenges.  

We hope that you all have a lovely summer and recharge your batteries for a new year! Stay safe and have fun!

To our year six leavers: We are immensely proud of how far you have come since starting at The Chalet school. We know that you are all going to be amazing at your new schools and we wish you all the best in your future. Have a lovely summer and stay safe.

Term 5

Wow Sharks! What an amazing term you have had! We are very proud of all the hard work that the children in Sharks class have done this term; Well done all!  

Sharks have enjoyed visiting the farm in small groups this term. We have worked on teamwork; listening skills; perseverance; waiting for our turn; and for some overcoming fears of animals. Jess and Chris at the farm have commented on how well Sharks have behaved during farm visit and how they have really helped keep the farm tidy and clean and the animals happy! We will continue to visit the farm next term where we will continue to develop our social skills; teamwork; listening; and smashing our fears!   

We have continued with Rainbow challenges this term, which the children have really enjoyed. Sharks have created some wonderful artwork this term. Please see the photo of the artwork from All Around the world, that is displayed in our class, it looks fantastic! Well done mini artists. 

During writing sessions, we have become journalists, writing newspaper reports and drawing some fabulous photos alongside. Sharks have also been enjoying our stories from All around the world- some of our favourites have been: The Hunter and Tropical Terry. During reading sessions, we are getting amazing at answering more complex questions, we have even been trying very hard to make sure that we justify our answers! In maths this term we have been focusing on our division and multiplication skills as well as using positional and directional language to give directions. We are beginning to recognise our left and right hand and use language such as clockwise and anti-clockwise.   

Sharks have enjoyed garden sessions with Nick and drumming sessions with Luke. We have been focusing on ensuring that we listen to all adults during all activities; all of Sharks are developing their listening and speaking skills well! Well done for a fantastic Term 5 Sharks; one more term left. We cannot believe how quickly this year has gone! Have a lovely, safe, and restful half term

Term 4

Sharks have had a fantastic Term Four! We are so proud of the way in which Sharks’ class have coped with the change over the past term! Sharks have settled back into school and re-joined the class extremely well. We are very pleased with the kindness that you have shown your friends over the past term and the support that you have given each other to make sure that everyone is feeling safe and ready to learn- well done.   

We have had some fantastic opportunities to engage in a range of activities in the school garden this term. We have met the new Forest school leader Nick; Ruth has taken early retirement we wish her all the very best in her new adventure. With Nick we have practised some garden safety, fire safety and using a range of tools and equipment safely. We have also planted some new trees in the garden as part of Tree Champions. Well done Sharks, you listened well and worked hard together to follow the instructions and plant the trees effectively.   

We have continued with Rainbow challenges this term, which the children have really enjoyed. We’ve been working hard during reading and writing where we have practised answering complex comprehension questions and justifying our answers. During Reading this term we have looked at some poems and what makes words rhyme, we started thinking about a senses poem we could write. We have also been practising our letter formation and spelling as well as some great phonics sessions. During maths this term we have been practising our multiplication and division skills using a range of resources to help us solve worded problems. We have also been looking at time and money problems. 

Sharks really enjoyed Autism awareness week! We tried very hard to be nice to our friends and to say kind words. Sharks enjoyed the colour run and celebrating with our family as part of the celebration assembly. Fabulous term Sharks! Well done we are so proud of you! Have a lovely Easter Break and stay safe.  

Term 2

Sharks have had a fantastic Term Two! We have had some fantastic opportunities to engage in a range of activities on and offsite. We have been lucky enough to go to the farm this term where we were able to practise our gardening, cooking, and animal care skills. We also had some sessions with Luke drumming in the hall. Ruth also led some forest school sessions in the school garden.  

We have continued with Rainbow challenges this term, which the children have really enjoyed. We’ve been working hard during reading and writing where we have practised answering complex comprehension questions and justifying our answers. During writing this term we have written some letters and practised writing some stories! During maths this term we have been practising our multiplication and division skills using a range of resources to help us solve worded problems. 

Christmas has landed in Sharks’ class! We have had a festive few week and have welcomed back our beloved visitor- Elvis The Elf! Sharks’ children have helped decorate our classroom and tree and I must say they have done a fantastic job! They were extremely excited to help build a fireplace. We have a book advent calendar in Sharks class, so every day we have the opportunity to sit and enjoy a story around the fireplace; magical! Elvis has been a bit cheeky over the past couple of weeks; he has swung from our clock, built a snowman, and hid in our tree- just to name a few things! Sharks’ have been practicing wrapping presents for their friends (although I don’t think they need the practice as their wrapping skills were very good) and putting them under the tree. I think we’ve all had a great end to the term and are looking forward to a break and spending some quality time with our family. Have a wonderful Christmas break Sharks, From all your teachers in Sharks class.   

Term 1

 

Sharks have had a fantastic start to the year and have done so well to adapt to all of the changes! We have had lots of time to meet our new class mates and have begun to build strong friendships!

Sharks class were introduced to Rainbow challenges this term! We have enjoyed completing them and receiving a special certificate at the end of the week! There is also a special prize for one lucky child who has worked extra hard and perceived well with the rainbow challenges!

We have done lots of fun cooking, music and art activities this term. Sharks are working so hard to be able to follow a recipe independently and handle equipment safely and effectively. Building our independence skills during cooking has been a key target for all of Sharks this term and we have been monitoring food during the cooking process, noting when it is cooked, if it needs more time (or has had too much time!) and how the food changes during the cooking process! In music we have explored a range of musical instruments and begun to build our own sounds using Purple mash! We were so proud of our sounds that we shared them with the whole of the class! In art we have used some different objects to practise printing with a range of different colours!

Sharks class have enjoyed Garden sessions with Ruth this term. We have made self-portraits using the leaves and sticks, we have done some fantastic gardening and planting and we have enjoyed playing on the swings and in the garden with our friends. Some of us have also made a den which we have enjoyed role playing in!

We are all so proud of the way you have adapted to the current times Sharks, well done!