Stingrays

Welcome to the Stingrays' Class Page
 
Every few weeks we will update anything new we have been doing in class for you to have a look at.
Our topic this term is Drip Drip Drip! so as much of our learning as possible is linked to this.
 
English 

We have started exploring many texts linked to a watery theme. The class have looked at the picture book River and are busy planning their own adventure story.

The class novel this term is Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.  Stingrays have been exploring the author's word choice in the text and how he builds to such amazing cliffhangers! We are learning how to answer questions using the text.

 Our handwriting and sentence work focuses on spelling and phonic patterns. It would hugely benefit the children if they could rehearse the joins they do at home when they are completing the writing. We work incredibly hard as a class with our presentation and high expectations of work.

Maths

Our Maths has started with number and place value facts and using partitioning to know which each digit represents.  We are using 4 digit to 6 digit numbers and working through some problem solving challenges to show what we know.

The class have also continued working on multiplication skills and we would like them to continue to work on this at home through either our apps (TTRS or Ed Shed) or old fashioned recall of multiplication facts.

 

PE

In our PE sessions we have been exploring the Victorian era in a dance unit called The Circus. We are busy creating sequences involving the Ringmaster and acrobats.

Stingrays are also learning hockey skills and learning ball control, correct body position and how to control our hockey sticks.

 

Science
Our Science topic is State of Matter Scientists and we are exploring solids, liquids and gases. There are plenty of exciting investigations to have a go at and using our knowledge about everyday things to talk about kinds of materials.
 
PSHE
In PSHE we are discussing our emotions and how we respond to different situations.  We have concentrated on conflict and resolution and how we can use negotiation and compromise.
The LifeBus has also sent some additional work in a support to the virtual session in school.
 
 
Topic 
Our topic this term is called "Drip, Drip, Drip!" and is all about the journey of water.  There will be a lot of discussion about rivers, lakes and seas as well as talking about how the water cycle works.

 Music

Abba is our song for this term and we will be exploring lots of the ways in which their hit song Mamma Mia has become an iconic piece of music.
 
French
In French we are exploring the history of France and learning how to read numbers to 1000.  There will be a little work on French Grammar and the different verbs.  The class are also revising days of the week and months of the year.
Harvest
 
Stingrays have performed a poem called peace for Harvest time.