We have continued working with Teaching Live and Pie Corbett this year and are so impressed by the standard of writing in the class. The children have been learning to use alliteration, personification, abstract nouns and contradictions (juxtaposing ideas). They have fully embraced our poetic journey from the literal, to a world of contradictions and imagination, playing with language and ideas. You can hear two superb examples of the poetry that has been written below.
Written and read by Eliyana.
Instructions For Wonder
Written and read by Brax.
This year, more than any other, we really wanted the children to be able to celebrate the Christmas season, having a great time together, with lots of fun and laughter. They were so excited to spot Santa in the school grounds and then speak to him via a Teams call at the beginning of the week of term! They also had great fun taking part in the Santa Dash, running and dancing round the playground to some great Christmas music. The children shared a moment of peace and reflection during our class Christingle. They learnt the meaning of this celebration to Christians and enjoyed following the instructions to create their own Christingle orange. The highlight was when they where then singing ‘Away in a Manger’.
The last day of course, meant it was party time! After eating and playing games in their classrooms, everyone was able to take part in a special Christmas quiz devised and hosted by Taruca Class via Zoom! We were excited to be the joint winners with Elk Class with a magnificent 29/30!
TIn Foil Sculpture
During RE week, we have been learning about how thoughts and beliefs are expressed through art. We looked at the work of Charlie Macksey to inspire our own sculpture made out of foil.
Due to the restrictions placed upon us by Covid-19, our Harvest Celebration was a little different this year! The children in Impala and Barasingha recorded a very special video for their parents and carers. You can see an edited version in our Belmont Media section - please click HERE to go directly to the page.
Moving Mammoths D&T Day
We all really enjoyed creating our own moving mammoths for D&T day! First we learnt all about pneumatics and how we can use air to move things. After exploring this using syringes and objects, we planned our mammoth creation and decided which body part that we wanted to move. After lots of planning, experimenting and having a go, we could finally hold our finished project! We were so proud of our nodding mammoths that we created in our groups. Well done Barasingha!
We have been having some great football lessons this term! Here's some photos from our lesson focusing on aerial control.
We're very excited to be taking part in the TeachingLive.Net sessions with Pie Corbett each week! The children are incredibly focused and very proud that their work has been highlighted and praised by Pie himself. You can read some super examples below and on the TeachingLive.Net website where you can comment upon the children's work. You can also listen to audio recordings of their work on the Belmont Media section of this website - click HERE to go directly to it.