To promote our love of reading at St James we have created our very own Virtual Library! We'd love for you to use this to promote your love of reading at home too - simply click on the book cover picture to enjoy a story!
Welcome to Foxes Class!
We've have had a great start to the term so far. We were surprised to find that when we first started here, the classroom had turned into a magical forest! There were sticks, acorns, pine cones, conkers and leaves scattered on the floor and the light had turned green!! This helped us to really set the scene for our first book 'The Enchanted Wood' by Enid Blyton.
Here are some of the items we found and the descriptions we wrote for them, using lots and lots of adjectives!
In science this term, we've been looking at microhabitats and different types of animals/insects. This week we began a project to design and make our own Bug Hotel! We've had an excellent, fun-filled week and today we were able to finish it!! It was an excellent team effort - great work everyone!!! Of course, our favourite part was taking a smiley vs silly photo at the end!
We have enjoyed learning about Remembrance Day this week and what it means for us today. We created poppies to put in our outdoor area and did some excellent writing titled 'We Remember because...'.
SANTA'S REINDEER HAS ESCAPED!
This morning when we arrived in the classroom, there was a mysterious letter stuck to the whiteboard. It was addressed to us and had a stamp on it from the North Pole! When we opened it, we heard that Santa had lost a reindeer and needed our help to catch it again!
Term 3 & 4
Term 3 hasn't started the way we had planned but our class community is still going strong! Fortunately we are all able to complete the same learning but some of us are completing it at home and some in our classroom. We miss those Foxes who are staying at home but we know that it needs to be done to keep us safe! We look forward to seeing you when you come back!
Term 5 has started off well with a surprise visit from Paul who spoke to us all about space! This was a great continuation of what we learnt in Science Week all about rockets. We talked about this in more detail and also thought about the first animals & humans who went to space, what is was like for them in a rocket and about the atmosphere!
Paul did an experiment to help us to understand what space is like and how the atmosphere is different to here on Earth. He used marshmallows to show how things expand when air is removed, just like our bodies would in space!
This term we have been learning all about The Great Fire of London in 1666. Today we were thinking about the Fire Service and how this has changed over time. We used extracts from books and photographs to make comparisons and then went outside to see how water was passed along a human chain to extinguish the flames! Lots of collaboration was needed and lots of children thought it was harder than it looked!
Mrs Lethbridge has been working hard to make our Library look fantastic as we continue to learn about The Great Fire of London! Paired with the children's homework posters - it looks incredible, don't you think?
We have loved learning all about the Great Fire of London this term! To conclude this topic we made our very own 17th century houses out of cereal boxes which we burned in our own mini, safe Fire of Okehampton! Please see the photos below for how this exciting experience developed!
After our re-enactment of The Great Fire of London, the children did some superb writing to describe their experiences in a recount.
As our Golden Nugget treat for last term we voted to have a 'Wheely Party' to start this term with a bang! We were so excited to bring in our bikes and scooters and have fun completing assault courses around our school MUGA! It even earned us a sticker on our Curriculum Guarantee too!