Welcome to Ladybird Class 2016 - 17
Class Teacher - Mrs. Sarah Herring
Teaching Assistant - Ms. Pat Moon
We are very pleased to be teaching your children in Ladybird Class.
I will be updating the page on a regular basis to let you know about the things we do and the learning that is taking place.
We have P.E. on Thursday and I would like all the children to bring their kit and trainers every week.
Please can you try to hear your child read every day at home.
27th February 3rd March 2017
In class we have been reading Clown by Quentin Blake.
We have written a possible story before the story, sequenced the story into chapters and approached the text through drama, by hot seating various characters.
We have also looked at Quentin Blake the Illustrator, drawing a picture and then colouring it in using watercolours.
On Thursday, Story Box Theatre came to school and we watched a fantastic performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. We also came back to school after tea in our pyjamas for Book at Bedtime.
Today we all dressed up as a character from a Roahl Dahl story. Can you guess who we are?
Space Ambassador Day 16.1.17
Friday 13th January
It snowed today!
We all went outside and had some fun in the snow.
Friday 6th January
This morning we all went over to the ICT Suite to learn more about using the Internet safely.
Our Science topic this term is Materials. We thought about the different material and how they were made. We were not sure how glass was made or where cotton came from and so we searched on the Internet and found the answers.
Happy New Year
We hope you all had a Happy Christmas. The children have been telling us all about their presents and the fun things they did in the holidays.
Already, 2017 is looking like it is going to be a busy year for us all here at Roundhill Primary School with lots of fun things planned.
Friday 11th November 2016
Today we went outside into the sunshine to look at, to listen to and play in the Autumn leaves. We found lots of familiar faces in the leaves. Do you recognise any of these faces? We also had great fun playing on the log trail, jumping into a HUGE pile of leaves at the end.
This term we will be focusing on the story of The Jolly Postman by Janet and Alan Ahlberg. The story contains references to a large number of traditional rhymes and stories, which can be read or re-read with the children. These include Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk and many more. The Jolly Postman offers a range of purposes for writing that the children can use to support their own writing.
This year we are going to study the Horse Chestnut Tree on the playing field. We have already measured it, taken bark rubbings and collected some leaves. We will draw the tree at different times during the year so that we can record how it changes with each new season.
Our Autumn Walk to Sirius Woods
On Wednesday 12th October we went for a walk to Sirius Woods. We went to look for signs of Autumn. We found seed pods, acorns, nuts, teasels and lots of different coloured and shaped leaves. We made 'Journey Sticks' which you can see in the classroom.
This term we will be focusing on the story of Oliver's vegetables. We will be writing sentences, using adjectives, noun phrases and inverted commas. We will also be eating the vegetables that Oliver found in his Grandpa's garden!
Knitting with Angela
As part of our work on Materials last year, we all learned how to knit. We knitted lots of squares with help from Angela and then Angela sewed all the squares together for us and made this fantastic blanket. We wanted to give it to someone special. Bhavisha's Mummy said that she knew just the lady, she is called Mrs. Sidoli and she lives on her own. At the end of September we wrapped it up and Bhavisha took it to Mrs. Sidoli. She loved it and thought we were very good knitters.
We are very pleased to be teaching the children of Ladybird Class!
This term our topic is Supermarkets and we will be visiting our local supermarket on Friday 18th September.
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Pancake Day 9th February 2016
We made pancakes today with Geraldine. We made the batter, cooked and flipped the pancakes and then filled them with our favourite fillings. They were delicious!!!
Learning how to knit.
As part of our work on materials this term, we have been learning how to knit. We have each knitted a square and then we are going to sew the squares together and make a blanket. The finished blanket will then be given to a charity who work with and help homeless people.
Beekeeper Visit 3rd February 2016
Ron the Beekeeper came to school and we found out lots of interesting facts about bees. We also tasted some yummy honey.
Happy New Year, everyone!
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you enjoyed the celebrations. Thank you for the many cards and presents we received, it was very kind of you.
This term our topic is Hot and Cold.
We will be reading a super story called The Snail and the Whale, where a snail and a whale travel around the world visiting different hot and cold places. In English we will be story making, writing and retelling the story and also writing non-fiction facts about whales.
In Geography we will be learning about hot and cold countries.
In Science we will be learning about materials, where they come from, how they are made and which materials keep you warm or cool.
During Discovery Time we will be cooking using chocolate!!! We are going to make cakes by heating and cooling the chocolate.
We will also be learning about multiplication and division in Maths.
We are also focusing on our reading too this term. We have been sharing lots of books in class and spending time in our new library looking at, reading and borrowing these wonderful new books. All children can borrow books from the library to read at home, please enjoy them, look after them and return them to school when you have finished with them.
Please remember to bring book bags to school everyday and to also read at home with your child every night.
Wednesday 11th November 2015
As part of our Religious Education Curriculum, we have been learning about the Hindu Festival of Diwali. Today is Diwali and Bhavisha's parents came into school to make Mehndi patterns with us. Firstly we designed our pattern and then Mr. and Mrs. Prasad copied the patterns onto our hands. It was a wonderful afternoon and a big thank you to Bhavisha and her parents.
Here are some of our designs and finished patterns.
Friday 2nd October 2015 - The Opening of our Library
We have had a fantastic day today. Our new library was officially opened by Tony Bradman and he also read us some of his stories.
Alice in Wonderland Week 28th September - 2nd October 2015
We have been learning all about the story Alice in Wonderland. This year the book is celebrating its 150th anniversary. On Tuesday we all came to school, dressed as characters from the book, can you guess who we are?
Friday 25th September 2015
We went to Forest School and had a wonderful morning outside in the sunshine. We looked at the leaves, listened to the sounds around us and followed the new Log Trail.