We are the Chinese Dragons!
Hello, my name is Miss Cairns and I am extremely proud to be the teacher of this amazing class.
We have had an exceptional Autumn term. Read on to find out what we have been learning about . . .
We started the year off looking at life in China and the many unique places to visit. Some of the children completed the Chopstick Challenge!
As part of our English work, we created a leaflet persuading people to visit China.
We then travelled from China to Greece where we experienced life as an Ancient Greek and participated in the Ancient Olympics.
Finally ending the amazing Autumn experience with our very first Christmas Fayre! We made superb, spectacular Christmas decorations and mouth-watering, scrumptious crispy cakes which we sold on our stall.
I wonder what the Spring term will bring . . .
During the Spring Term, we explored the first novel in A Series of Unfortunate Events.
As part of our work in English, we looked at the characters which included the Baudelaire children and the evil Count Olaf.
This is what some of the children in the class thought about the book:
Living with Count Olaf was a struggle for the Baudelaire children. To support them, we looked at food dishes we can create with a range of vegetables and chicken. We discussed the importance of food hygiene, safety in the kitchen and the importance of cooking chicken thoroughly.
Mmmmm we loved cooking and testing our results!
Staying with our topic of Unfortunate Events, we explored a range of events in History including the sinking of the Titanic, the Great Plague and the World Wars.
In Science, we explored electricity. By the end of the topic, all children were able to create a circuit with a bulb or a buzzer. Children showed a good understanding of electrical insulators and conductors.
Green group investigated whether wires could be replaced in a circuit by other materials.
Check out our costumes:
We listened to a story read by Mrs Abbott and edited by Mrs Roberts called 'The Enormous Turnip'
However, this was no ordinary story, the characters who came to help were not the ones in the traditional tale. The characters included Sherlock Holmes, Wally, Medusa and Captain Hook!
In English, we have been looking at the Roman army and in History we have sent letters of application to become a Roman soldier!
Do you think we will make good Roman Soldiers?
Keep an eye on more work we will be doing in our Roman topic . . .
Our Behaviour Treat
Our class have been working hard on team skills and behaviour. As a result of our impeccable behaviour, we were awarded with a treat which we decided as a class to have a picnic.
It was a lovely day to eat, relax and be with friends . . .
Well done to the Chinese Dragons! I am very proud of all of you!