Welcome to Shark Class!
Sharks Class is made up of children in years 6 who are taught by Mrs Green. Shark classroom is also an Elliott Hut, but it is located on the school field.
Mrs Trish Green – Teacher
Mrs Smith - Learning Support Assistant
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 Sports Leaders and House Captains and vice-Captains.
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 2019- we are studying the topic of Investigators - we are investigating what World War Two was like for children and light/electricity. We are looking forward to a trip which will teach us more about evacuation, rationing and life during The Blitz.
During the week beginning 23/9/19, many of the children successfully completed their Bikeability training despite some bad weather! A big thank you to Graham and Len (the instructors) and Mrs Holman, Mrs Herd and Mr Parsons who also gave up their time to help. See photos below.
A big thank you to Eric Wynter who came in on the 10th of October to talk to Shark Class about his wartime experiences and who will be back in on October 21st to talk to us about harvesting and farming as part of our enrichment week on the aforementioned.
On October 16th we really got into the theme of evacuation! We dressed in WW2 clothes (children and adults!) and had a great trip to The fleet Air Arm Museum. We did workshops on Air Raids, Evacuation and Rationing and made our own identity cards and gas mask boxes. We also had a tour of the museum and went on Concorde and various simulations. A big thank you to everyone who helped on the trip.
Here is some of the children's feedback: I had an incredible time! I really liked the aircraft carrier experience!I really enjoyed Concorde because of the size of it! I enjoyed the workshops, especially making the gas masks, identity cards and planning meals from rations! Phil and Wendy gave us a good time! I liked it when we pretended we were in school and the air raid siren went off and we had to get under the tables! I loved going on the helicopter simulator because it felt really real! I loved Concorde because I got to see all the buttons in the cockpit!
See photos below.
We are now into the Spring term and there will be lots going on and to look forward to: we will be lantern making for our Wassail on Friday 17th January - Thank you to Nicola for helping us to make our lanterns - see photos below ; we will be practising for and performing Peace Child at the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre on February 25th and 26th; We will have an English and Maths Enrichment week in the first week of March and we will be presenting the Easter Liturgy in church in the last week of term.
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 English and Maths, 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. 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.
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.