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Welcome to Shark Class!

 

Shark Class

Sharks Class is made up of children in years 5 and 6 who are taught by Mrs Green. Shark classroom is also an Elliott Hut, but it is located on the school field.

 

 

 

Who’s Who?

Mrs Trish Green – Teacher

Mrs Cooke - Learning Support Assistant 

                                                 

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What’s it like to be in Shark Class?

It’s cool! We are a friendly, hard working, supportive and cooperative team of children and adults. Our class is calm yet fun, exciting and interesting! We enjoy a wide variety of challenging work and are always striving to improve, pushing ourselves to reach our targets.

We are given a lot of responsibilities which we really enjoy! We help set up assemblies and acts of worship, including the technology! We get to represent the school in a variety of sporting tournaments! We go to Kilve Court for a two night residential and do exciting outdoor activities!

Autumn Term 2018- we are studying the topic of Adventurers and Explorers. 

Many of our Y6 children completed their Bikeability Training! See the photos below.

Just before half term we really enjoyed a Music enrichment week during which we did African drumming, vocal games, learned a Cuban song, designed and made percussion instruments and took part in a percussion orchestra. See the photos below.

We have been really enjoying our Shackleton topic. We have written biographies and fact files, poems, diary recounts, stories and newspaper reports as well as doing chalk pastel work on Antarctic landscapes.

See our Christmas Jumper and Christmas Dinner photos below.

Spring Term we are learning about Evolution and Inheritance in Science and linking our English to this topic. We are starting by looking at dinosaurs, fossils and having a trip to Dinosaurland Fossil Museum in Lyme Regis to learn about these and evolution.

We had a fabulous trip and are in the process of writing letters to thank Steve for looking us after us so well and for opening his museum especially for us! See photos below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do we make sure the children are learning?

We try to be as creative as possible in our topic based planning so that teaching and learning is both purposeful and fun! We encourage a sense of achieving and are all involved in our target setting and getting. Working walls, for Literacy and Numeracy, and colourful interactive displays aid learning and progress.

Assessment for Learning is of paramount importance and informs all the teaching and learning in the class room . It takes many forms such as reflection, questioning, dialogue, peer marking and self evaluation. Thus our groupings are extremely fluid and can change on a day to day basis! All the children know what they need to do to improve and move forward. Targets are regularly set and monitored and we have a house point reward system as well as raffle tickets. Focused marking gives clear next steps and practice feedback. Regular termly tracking meetings between the teacher and Head teacher/SMT/SENCo are held to check pupil progress.

SATS prep is focused but relaxed and not to the detriment of our creative curriculum. It is linked into our usual work where possible.

Partnerships with parents.

Shark Class has an open door policy and the parents are most welcome to come in before or after school to talk to the teacher and often help in the classroom with special projects such as Art and D and T, cookery. They also come in often to talk about their work or areas of expertise, and deliver lessons or projects, when it links into our curriculum. Children’s targets are sent home regularly and twice yearly parents’ evenings are arranged to discuss pupil progress.

 

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