Welcome to Pheasants Class. The children have all settled well into the new classroom environment and we are excited to watch young minds thrive. We are supported in the class by the wonderful Miss. Horner and Mrs Gul.
In class we are looking at the Big Question ‘What can we discover from the Ancient Greeks?’. We were able to have a visitor from Ancient Greece- a spartan, who came in for the day and together we explored what life was like in Ancient Greece through questioning, discussion and practical craft activities. The children were amazing at supporting one another and working together to help each other, especially during the craft section of the day. The Art topic we will be exploring will focus on Greek pottery and the children have already created their very own pinch pot from clay. By the end of the term, they will all have planned and created their own coil pot. Our incredible class reading book this term is the Usborne ‘Greek Myths’ and we are all enjoying exploring the plethora of myths and the meanings behind them.
There are a range of exciting activities happening this term: a visit to see ‘The Lion King’ the musical; a trip to the Ashmolean; Quidditch workshops and more! These enrichment experiences will allow the children to learn and grow together.
PE days this term are Tuesdays and Wednesdays; PE kit should be worn to school on both days. Please look on ClassDojo in case of any changes and any additional sports provision on alternative days.
Every Monday, new spellings will be set on SpellingShed and a maths task on MathShed. Both sites can be accessed by the one EdShed login, offering one week to complete tasks. The spellings are taught in class, and supported by the activities on SpellingShed. On the following Monday, there will be an informal assessment on the spellings learnt the previous week. An additional piece of reading homework will be set on Google Classroom. All homework will be set on a Monday and due the following Monday. This will relate to our class reading book and it provides children with the opportunity to explore the myths further through a variety of activities.
We encourage the children to read at home at least 5 times a week and offer opportunities to quietly read after break and lunch before beginning our lessons. Every Monday myself and Miss. Horner look through the children’s reading records and note down the frequency of their reading, offering rewards and certificates for ‘nights read’.
Pheasants team are looking forward to embracing the busy, exciting and fulfilling term ahead.