We wrote very convincing letters to our Head teachers explaining that it was essential to go on a trip. We thought of a place that would link to our topic and keep us as 'fit as a fiddle'. That place happened to be Go Bananas (a healthy name too!) and it was SO MUCH FUN! Enjoy our pictures :)
Parents, please come to our assembly on Wednesday 4th July (next week). We would like to show you what we have been up to this term!
Do you recognise this famous person from the past? She made soldiers 'fighting fit' and was known as 'the lady with the lamp'.
We have been learning about skeletons in our Science sessions this term. Without them we would be jelly! Here we are making skeletons out of cotton wool buds and straws.
Happy Half term!
I have asked Hawks to spend a bit of time over half term doing something that keeps them as 'fit as a fiddle'! Please record something to share with the class first week back. Ideas might include taking a photograph of an activity, a piece of writing about an event, making something...Be creative!
Here we are making our fruit salads...Yum! :)
We have had a great time exploring new fruits and vegetables this week. Have a look at some we found at the shops! Do you recognise any? See if you can taste a piece of fruit or veg that you've never had before over this long bank holiday weekend. Enjoy!
After watching the London marathon on the weekend, we decided to look at how different types of exercise keeps us fit. We had a go at star jumping for 1 minute and found out it's not as easy as it sounds! We learnt about what happens to our bodies when we do exercise and how we also need a balanced diet to stay healthy.
This term we will be exploring string instruments in music, learning about sporting events around the world and trying to keep ourselves fit and healthy!
This week we have been exploring riddles. We have created a class riddle to do with our topic. Can you 'GUESS WHO' this famous person is?
I am a woman but I don't like dresses and dolls.
I paid 10 dollars to go up in the sky when i was 23.
I worked as a truck driver, stenographer and a photographer.
I am the first woman to fly!
Who am i?
THEME WEEK: LET'S INVESTIGATE!
Hawks have had a brilliant week investigating space, different art techniques, materials and more! We'd like to say thank you to all the parents who came to our open afternoon. If you couldn't make it, here is an idea of what we've been up to this week...
Have a look at our Art work from this term! We have invented our own animals and used charcoal to create different effects. We were inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci.
As part of our 'Guess Who' topic, we have been learning about the famous composer Antonio Vivaldi. Have a listen to his famous piece of Baroque music 'The Four Seasons'. Which instruments can you hear? What does the music make you think of?
Miss Russell got us a new sofa for our reading corner!! Very cosy :) We love to read in Hawks!
We have been creating and debugging algorithms in our Computing sessions. Some of us have also been learning our left and rights! Please practice with us at home :)
We have returned to school excited about Maths! Our class has been given numicon pieces to practice our number work. Test us on our number bonds :)
We spent our last day of term making Christmas Pudding biscuits! Yum :)
Inspired by this year's John Lewis Christmas advert, we created our own monsters to live under our beds!
Christmas has reached Hawks Class! We have already had a visit from our Christmas Elf, Dash, and our Christmas corner has had its grand opening. We are all looking forward to the lovely activities that are planned for the next couple of weeks :)
This week we had a PE workshop with Ash! We moved around like animals; our crab noises were very impressive! We also escaped the Fire of London by crawling over benches, jumping through hoops and reaching the safety of the River Thames. Thank you Ash! :)
THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON BAKE OFF HAS STARTED!!
This week we have been learning about algorithms in Computing. Year ones went outside in the sunshine and were giving each other algorithms using left and right instructions. A very happy bunch of Hawk-bots in the sunshine!
We also looked at a map of London to see how far and how quickly the Great Fire spread. Some of us visited the Great Fire of London monument recently and this inspired us to design our own.
A busy week!
This week we made Firework pictures using chalk! We also had Show and Tell today where we looked at a Barrister's wig from a shop that was around in 1666. Half of the shop was burnt by the Great Fire of London!
We had a fantastic Fire of London drama workshop this week! We acted out a play and learnt to use big voices to project our lines. We will be reciting a poem for you at our Parent Assembly next term :)
We have started our Aboriginal Art Fire paintings and they are looking fantastic! We used cotton wool buds to create circles with the paint and made sure we used fire colours. Our finished art work will be up here next week. Stay tuned!
We also created a class jigsaw puzzle in pairs and groups, using our 'relate' learning power. Don't we fit together well! :)
This week we acted out the Great Fire of London. We allocated parts within our group and re-told the story. We have some brilliant actors in our class!
We can all tell you the story of The Great Fire of London using our story map journeys!
Some of us even read them out in front of the whole school as part of our Work Share Assembly.
This week we have learnt a lot about how the Fire of London started and what it was like back in 1666. We are very excited to read some of Samuel Pepy's diary!
We have started our art project, making Aboriginal Art designs that reflect fire.
Welcome back! I hope you have all had a super break.
We have had a brilliant first week getting to know each other and learning about our new topic....
The Great Fire of London!
We had a brilliant Seaside party today! We had face painting, ice lollies, swing ball, sand pits and more. A great way to finish off our topic and enter the Summer holidays.
Our puppets are coming along very nicely. We took inspiration from Punch and Judy as part of our Seaside topic. We made templates and plans for our puppets, thinking carefully about how we could put them together and which design ideas we would like to use.
We took a moment to appreciate the beautiful scenery from our school this week and sketched the landscape. We have some very talented artists in Hawks!
We are getting into the swing of our temporary classroom in the hall.
As we don't have an outdoor area anymore, we are bringing the outside in and growing our own plants. Watch this space!
We are very excited to explore Thrupp allotments next week.
Hawks have moved into their temporary classroom in the hall! They are doing a super job getting used to all the changes.
We had great fun making algorithms this week in our computing sessions.
We also worked together to gather all that we know about our topic 'The Seaside'.