Welcome to Shark Class!
Weekly resources and updated letter from Mrs Green - see below.
Sharks Class is made up of children in years 6 who are taught by Mrs Green. Shark classroom is also an Elliott hut 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 made lanterns for our Wassail on Friday 17th January - Thank you to Nicola for helping us to make our lanterns - see photos below .
We performed Peace Child at the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre on February 25th and 26th - the children sang brilliantly and what a privilege to have been part of such a wonderful production.
We enjoyed our English and Maths Enrichment week in the first week of March - see photos below of us dressed as book characters and words and doing our sponsored read.
On March 10th we visited DinosaurFossil Land in Lyme Regis to learn about evolution. We had a great day!
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 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.
Dear Shark Class - children, parents and carers,
I hope you are all well and safe and have been able to enjoy some of the lovely sunshine which we have had this week. I've been getting out in the garden when I can for breaks. I've been trying to keep up some exercising by going on my exercise bike and I've started a jigsaw for mindfulness as I find it very relaxing. Needless to say I'm also doing lots of reading! It is very strange for me working from home so I can but imagine how it is for all of you adapting to our new situation too.
The most important thing is that you all keep safe and well in this uncertain and difficult time. The work is set but just do what you can as best you can, just like you would in class. I know it looks like a normal timetable but I understand that it won't be as easy to follow at home so please adapt it as you wish to avoid stressful situations. Children, you are all amazing and have done so well since September. I am very proud of you! You have fabulous parents who will do their best for you - look after them too as this is a difficult time for us adults too! Make sure you get physical exercise in each day just like you would at play times and lunch time. It is also very important that you keep well mentally as well as physically by having fun with and keeping in touch with your friends in a safe way. Your well-being is paramount!
Below is the timetable and work set for the second week of the school closure as advised in the letter of March 20th. I have taken out the SATs reading paper.
Don't worry about the extra pack of work I gave out for after Easter as it was very SATs based and as you now won't be doing SATs I will prepare a new timetable for after Easter which I will call Week 3. I won't bombard you with SATs papers but we will cover the Year 6 objectives in a more fun way. I know some of you were disappointed not to be doing SATs so feel free to use any of the papers I set if you want to!
During the Easter Holidays you don't have to do any school work other than keeping your reading going which I know lots of you will do just because you enjoy reading.
I have updated the useful websites and resources list as Accelerated Reader/ Renaissance Learning have given free access to lots of their online books which you may like to explore or dip into. See the link below.
Take care all and keep safe - Mrs Green and Mrs Smith.
Please have a look at these websites for more ideas