Week of 16th October...
This week we will be writing our own list poems.
Estimating and ordering numbers to 10.
Looking for common plants in our local environment.
Finding out about traditional foods from regions of the UK.
Exploring emotional and physical feelings.
We are now writing a poetry unit of work in Literacy. We are currently reading and range of List poems.
In maths, we are ordering and sequencing numbers.
In Science, we learning about seed dispersal.
In PSHE, we are discussing how people’s feelings as well as bodies can be hurt.
In PE, we are continuing to work on our group performance of our Little Red Hen dance.
We are continuing with Handa's Surprise story writing in Literacy.
In maths, we have been focusing regrouping numbers using pictorial representations.
In Science, we looking at the role of pollen in growing plants.
In Geography, we will be investigating the journey food takes to arrive at our school.
In PSHE, we are recognising different feelings and strategies to deal with them.
In PE, we are continuing to learn a dance to show the story of The Little Red Hen.
Look at the photos below and see how we have changed!
We have all had a wonderful year together in Diamond Class!
We hope you have enjoyed looking at all the work we have done over the past year!
We are now ready for our Summer Holidays!
Have a very happy and restful holiday everyone!
Goodbye from Diamond Class!
Sports Day KS1
We had a beautiful morning for our KS1 Sports Day. Everyone worked hard as a team and enjoyed taking part in the activities. A huge thank you to Mrs Zerny for organising some lovely challenges.
Wish You Were Here!
To finish off our Geography topic on Coasts, we imagined that we were Travel Agents advertising four different coastal locations. We designed posters giving information and facts about each location - Southend in England, Tenby in Wales, Stonehaven in Scotland and The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. We then presented our posters as if we were TV presenters on the travel show - Wish You Were Here!
Have a look at our posters!
Southend - 10th July 2017
Yesterday, we had a wonderful trip to Southend. The weather was perfect and our day was fun packed. We were lucky enough to play on the beach before visiting the Aquarium. In the Aquarium we discovered lots of different sea life creatures, including starfish, rays, and a blue lobster! We were even allowed to touch a starfish with our little finger. After lunch we got the train to the end of the 1.3 mile pier, before catching our coach back home to school. It was fantastic!
We were really lucky to have a visit today from Ava's daddy, Alan, in Garnet class, who talked to us and played us some Irish music. He showed us a Piano Accordion and a Tin Whistle.
Can you remember the different parts of an Accordion?
He was fantastic at playing and so was Ava! We were all able to clap our hands and tap our toes in time to the music. We can't wait to hear some more Irish music in assembly.
In Literacy over the past two weeks, KS1 have been learning about the General Election. We linked the General Election to a story called - King of the Birds! Each class chose a bird whom they thought would be a good candidate to become 'Prime Minister of the Birds'. Diamond Class chose the Dove, Emerald Class chose the Peacock and Garnet class chose the Flamingo! Each class came up with a party name. Diamond Class chose - Dazzling Diamond Doves; Emerald Class chose - Purple Peacock Party; Garnet Class chose - Fantastic Fluffy Flamingo Party. During the week we discussed the positive features of each bird, that would make them the best bird to become Prime Minister. We designed persuasive posters, to outline our pledges and encourage others to vote for our bird. Every child made their own 'Party Rosette' which they wore at our KS1 Election.
Each party chose a group of children to represent their bird and deliver their persuasive election speech to the rest of the children. We listened to each speech and then voted on a ballot paper, putting our votes into the ballot box. The votes were then counted and verified and the results announced.
Results: Dazzling Diamond Dove Party - 36 votes
Purple Peacock Party - 29 votes
Fantastic Fluffy Flamingo Party - 25 votes
That meant that the Dazzling Diamond Dove Party were the winners and the Dove became Prime Minister of the Birds!
Music - Sea Shanties
This week, we have been learning about sea shanties and practised singing them in two parts. Then we came up with our own 'Village Day Shanty' and composed our own lyrics. We hope you enjoy it!
In Science we are learning about different local habitats. We have a pond in the school grounds, so we went to see what living things live in or around a pond. We know that a Great Crested Newt lives in the pond, but unfortunately we didn't see it today. However, we did see: pond skaters, water boatman, water fleas, water louse, pond snails, a bloodworm, pond weed, bulrushes, water lilies and dragonflies .
We have been learning about 3D shapes and their properties. Today we investigated how many vertices and edges were needed to make a skeleton of each 3D shape. We used grapes and cocktail sticks to construct the shapes.
Parent Partners - Thursday 8th June 2017
Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us today for our magic squares and dotty maths challenges. The children really enjoyed having you in their classroom and cannot wait to challenge you again at home.
Parent Partners - Wednesday 7th June 2017.
Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us today for our dotty maths challenge. The children really enjoyed having you in their classroom and cannot wait to challenge you at home. See if you can spot who was sitting on the carpet nicely!
Creative Arts Walk.
We really enjoyed our walk to Gobions wood on Monday morning. We collected a variety of resources from the great outdoors, to use in our nature art work later this week. It was fun to made some amazing nature journey bands. We spotted a heron, some ducks and a their ducklings and had to be really quiet when we spotted some geese and their goslings.
This term we have been learning about the topic of Coasts.
We started the topic with a treasure hunt outside in the playground, to find items that we would find in a variety of coasts. As part of our Science work we sorted the items into whether they were living or non-living things. We made a display of the things we found.
In Computing we have been learning about using the internet. Mrs Pollington asked us to find some interesting facts about transport for our class blog. Here's what we found out. We created pictures using an Art program to go with our facts about transport.
Brody & Charlie - A boat's left side is referred to as the port side.
As part of Science Week we had a great workshop learning about different types of birds! In particular we learned about owls and a hawk. We saw 5 different birds and learned about what they eat, where they live, how they catch food using their great sense of hearing, and how many feathers they have. We were lucky enough to be able to hold and stroke the smallest owl in the country called Goliath! We then had a look at some pellets and had a go at dissecting them, to see what the owls had been eating. We found lots of different bones in the pellets and tried to identify the animal it came from. Later in the afternoon, we saw the birds fly in our school hall. The barn owl was the quietest owl and swooped down across our heads. Some of the teachers had a go at flying the hawk and barn owl. We were lucky that non of them dropped any bird droppings on us! See the photos below.
Golf Taster Day
We had a great time learning new skills when we had a taster day to learn how to play Golf. We practised using golf clubs and had to get the ball round different obstacles and each other. It was good fun! See the photos below.
Happy New Year! 2017!
Diamond Class are now using the school library! Every Thursday afternoon, we will visit the library to choose or change our books, so please remember to bring them in each week. The books are loaned out for a two week period, but the children can change them each week if they wish.
Diamond Class thoroughly enjoyed our Roald Dahl BFG workshop on Monday. The children started the session with a warm-up of Grandpa's footsteps. After discussing the story of the BFG, the children then had to imagine what their favourite dream would be. They then thought about how to show this as a 'freeze-frame'. The children chose to be either a specific character in their dream, or act out an activity, such as going on a roller-coaster. The children had great fun being superheroes, princesses, unicorns, or being in places such as the beach!
Welcome to Diamond Class 2016 -2017!
Mrs Luck, Mrs Yeldham and Mrs Neiman welcome you to the start of the new term in Diamond Class.
We have had a lovely first week, getting to know each other and making new friends. The children have been excited to learn about our new topic of 'London', and in particular have enjoyed learning the song of London's Burning about the Great Fire of London in 1666! Some children have already started to bring in information and pictures, about the Great Fire of London that they have researched at home.
We have been very impressed how the children have been learning one of Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes - 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears!' They have worked very hard to learn the words along with actions. Look out for our video next week, of the class performing this rhyme. We are also looking forward to our Roald Dahl storytelling workshop about the BFG, on Monday 12th September, to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl!
We have been learning about our school rules - the Golden Bees.
Diamond Class know that they should:
Parent Information Meeting - Tuesday 13th September
We look forward to seeing you all at the information meeting after school on Tuesday, where we will share more information about upcoming year in KS1. Please find below information and documents that will be discussed.