Zebra Class 2020-2021
Welcome to Zebra Class.
We are very excited to teach your children this year. If you have any questions please feel free to write in your child's reading diary or phone the school office where we will phone you back as soon as possible.
Be sure to check this page regularly to see what exciting things we have been up to!
A few reminders:
PE is on Wednesdays. Please make sure your child has a t-shirt, shorts and trainers/plimsolls to wear.
Forest School afternoon is on Fridays
Library day is Wednesday.
Ice cream maths, origami boats, a Punch and Judy show, beach games, stop, drop & read: beach style, pebble art, crazy crab hats and delicious ice cream....what a fantastic Coasts Day we had!
Under the sea...
This week we have been researching different sea creatures. We collected lots of information and then made posters all about them. We had to work well as a team to create the posters and then present them to the class.
More forest school fun!
We got to enjoy the sunshine for another fun Forest School afternoon. We enjoyed den building, the obstacle course, whittling, hammering and bubbles! We also found quite a few insects during the afternoon - ants, an earwig, a slug, a spider and a fly.
This week we have been using the 'Boomwhackers' to play the wonderful song "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...". It was lots of fun and we tried hard to keep the rhythm. We then got to try other rhymes too.
This week we enjoyed celebrating Book Week in school, having missed the original date due to lockdown! We enjoyed reading the book 'Angelica Sprocket's Pockets' and writing our own version of what she might keep in her pockets. We also made puppets of one of the characters from the book. We had to design, sew and then decorate them to look like our plans. The sewing was tricky but we persevered and tried our best! We also enjoyed learning to draw like Quentin Blake. Maybe one of us might go on to be a famous illustrator when we're older?
Feel the rhythm...
During Forest School this week we looked at using natural objects as musical instruments. We each found two sticks and created a rhythm using the syllables in different types of insects. It was a bit tricky to keep in time with each other!
This week we have been looking at the story of 'Clem and Crab' which highlights the problem with rubbish being left at the beach and getting into the ocean. We decided that we should write a letter to try and stop this from happening using persuasive language to make sure something was done! Have a read of some of our letters...you can see we were very passionate about this problem!
Forest school fun!
On Friday we enjoyed another fun Forest School session, with parachute games, mud kitchen messiness, Dragon's breath fire starters and some fun games of 'Bear, Squirrel, Nut'! It's similar to 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' - ask your child how to play and see who wins!
This week we enjoyed a fun-filled Sports Week. As well as competing in our sports morning, we also enjoyed many other activities linked to sports and healthy eating. It was lots of fun but sadly Zebra class didn't win the relay race.
For the end of term we enjoyed some Easter Day fun including Easter bonnets, an Easter egg hunt, Easter crafts and an egg and spoon race! It was a lovely day and a great way to celebrate all of the hard work from everyone this term.
Have a lovely Easter break Zebra class!
World War II Day
As we near the end of our World War II topic we immersed ourselves into life in the 1940s by taking part in World War II Day. We imagined that we were evacuees leaving our families to travel to the countryside where the classroom looked a bit different to how we remembered! We took part in lessons that they would have done in the 1940s and enjoyed playing games too. It was all a bit strange as everything was different to school life in 2021!
For the last couple of weeks we have been learning about seed germination. We started by planting our own cress seeds and thinking about what they need to grow. Have a look at the photos to see how well it grew! We then started learning about the process of seed germination using lots of scientific words. This week we are going to write our own explanation texts to explain the process so that everyone knows!
Red Nose Day!
This week we took part in Red Nose Day. We came to school in non-uniform and donated money to the charity to help others in need. We then enjoyed lots of Red Nose Day themed activities, including designing and making our own red noses. Everyone was very creative and came up with some amazing designs!
World Book Day!
We had a great time celebrating World Book Day both in school and at home. Have a look at some of our amazing dressing up outfits as well as some of the activities we did based around the book "The Snail and The Whale" by Julia Donaldson.
Forest school week
What an exciting week it has been! We have enjoyed lots of lovely Art, Science and Forest School activities this week, made even better by the beautiful weather we had. Have a look at some of the activities completed both in school and at home this week.
This week we have had another fantastic week of learning at school and at home! Have a look at some of the amazing learning the children at home have completed - planning and writing recounts in Literacy, division in maths, symmetry in maths meetings, and learning about proper nouns in SPAG. There is also some guided reading, history, music and forest school! You are working so hard Zebra class, keep it up! :)
Another amazing week!
Well done Zebra class. You have being trying so hard with your learning, both in school and at home. Here is just some of the amazing learning we have seen. Keep it up!
Wow Zebra class! It has been another busy week of home learning and we have enjoyed seeing all of your brilliant work. You are all working so hard, well done!
Here are just some examples of the fabulous learning from you this week.
Wow! What a super week of home learning....amazing addition, great guided reading, lovely literacy, super spellings, sensational SPAG, as well as PE, history, handwriting, computing and Thrive! Keep up the good work Zebra class.
What a super week we have had for Science week! We have completed lots of experiments and tried to be real scientists by making predictions and recording what we found out. Have a look at some of the super learning that Zebras have been completing at home. Keep it up superstars!
On Friday we enjoyed Castles Day. We did lots of fun things including jousting, sewing, a medieval banquet and using quills to write letters. It was a great day and we all looked amazing in our costumes!
Children in Need!
We had lots of fun celebrating Children in Need. We came to school in our pyjamas, decorated biscuits to look like Pudsey and designed our own Pudsey bear. It was a lovely day!
Responding to music
We have been listening to lots of music and thinking about how to respond to it. Today we listened to some medieval music and drew pictures and wrote words to show what it made us think of, as well as sharing how it made us feel.
As part of our Castles topic, this week we have been learning a medieval dance. It involved us working well as a group and being brave enough to have a go!
More forest school fun!
In our final Forest School afternoon of this half term we had lots of fun on the obstacle course, the seesaw, building dens, making bird feeders and stone towers and getting messy digging for worms! All of the class (including Mrs Harmon and Mrs Hamilton!) had a lovely afternoon. :)
Continuing our Science learning, this week we have been looking at how different fabrics are made. We then had a go at weaving...it was a bit tricky but we persevered!
This week in Science we have been thinking about materials and identifying the materials that items are made of. We went on a hunt around the classroom to find things made of different materials. We even used our Computing skills to take photos of each other.
We have settled in well to Zebra class. This week we have been thinking about being part of the school community and the things we need to remember to make this a successful year!
We practised working together to make structures to represent British landmarks using straws and blu-tac. It also proved a bit tricky so we need to show lots of perseverance!
Forest School fun
We had a great first afternoon of Forest School. We enjoyed getting creative in the mud kitchen, working together to play parachute games and trying our best to make "Dragon's Breath" using the fire strikers!