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Victorian Day

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird, Owls, woodpecker

This week we went back in time and made our classes part of a Victorian School.  We had classes in Maths, reading, copybook and drill.  The boys took part in gardening and woodwork and the girls took part in needlework and life drawing. Playtime was a chance to play marbles for the boys and skipping for the girls. Our teachers were all very strict and even had a cane! We had to sit up straight all day and not talk unless spoken to.

Easter update

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird

Ladybirds have been very busy with Owls and Woodpeckers.  We launched our Topic ‘When Was Childhood Most Fun?’ The children have enjoyed learning about and comparing toys from the 1990s, 1960s and the 1890s, also, learning to dance the Twist from the 1960’s and the Macarena from the 1990’s. Through this topic we introduced a continuum line, giving the children a visual representation to show what 100 years apart looks like. They were able to discuss and make their own decisions on which era of toys they would prefer to play with and reasons why. We will continue looking at the 1890’s (Victorian children) after the Easter break, ending our topic with the Victorian school day which we are all looking forward to.

During our PE sessions we have been very lucky to receive coaching from Mark Gillingham, teaching the children the basic skills of golf through many fun games. We have a few budding golfers amongst us!

For maths we have been working in small groups collaborating to investigate measure through capacity and volume.

In English we have been learning about poetry, looking at rhyme and moving onto learning about a kenning poem. Ladybirds have worked so hard and individually have created some great  kennings.

Ask your children to recite their kenning to you.

Wishing you all a very happy Easter break.

World Book Day

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird

The children really enjoyed dressing-up on Tuesday as their favourite book characters.  They wrote riddles to give clues to the rest of the class to try to guess who they were.  They impressed me with the amount of information they knew about a variety of authors and characters.

Reading Week

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird

We have been very lucky this week to have had many storytellers in to our class to read stories to us.

The school has taken part in creating a whole school story. Each class had an unusual object to include in their part of the story. The story began in Dragonfly class and was then passed on to Ladybirds to continue the story. It was then passed on to each of the other classes until it was finished. We look forward to reading this story after half term!

Ladybirds have had a very enjoyable first half of the spring term. We are looking forward to more exciting learning after the break.

Best wishes for a relaxing half term!

Harestock Histories

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird

A big thank you to all the parents who were able to make our premier showing of Harestock Histories! The children really were amazing, standing in front of the camera and not camera shy.

For those who were unable to attend, please look at the films below. There are also a few extra photos from our Sea City Museum trip that were not in the film.

The children have been extremely interested in learning about the Titanic and discussing who’s to blame; some very mature discussions took place. We also used drama to experience what it could have been like falling in the icy water trying to get to a life boat as Titanic sank.

Harestock Histories

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird

We are almost at the end of our topic! We hope that you have enjoyed learning about the Titanic with your child.  In DT the children have enjoyed making moving pictures using pivots and levers. They have created a picture with a moving Titanic! In History we held a debate about who’s to blame for the sinking of the Titanic with so many lives lost. Their newspaper reports were amazing!

Next Tuesday 12th February  at 2.45pm in Ladybird class is our film presentation of ‘Harestock Histories, Who’s to Blame?’ We look forward to seeing you all there.  For a small donation, popcorn will be available.