Welcome to Pippin Class.
Spring Term Topic: Bright Lights, Big City
This project teaches children about the physical and human characteristics of the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the characteristics and features of the capital city, London.
PE and Forest School.
Our Forest School and PE day is Friday. Please could children come into school dressed in their outdoor PE clothing (weather appropriate). Wellies can be kept in school in the cloakroom stored in a named bag. Please ensure that earrings are removed unless your child can take them out.
In the Childhood project, your child will learn words and phrases related to the passage of time. They will explore artefacts to help them to understand childhood in the past and how childhood has changed over time. They will explore the six stages of life and explore timelines and family trees. Everyday life in the 1950s will be explored, including shopping, transport, family life and childhood. They will also learn about the significance of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953 by studying photographs and online sources. The children will use maps to explore how places have changed over time and highlight any similarities or differences between childhood today and childhood in the 1950s. At the end of the project, they will create knowledge organisers for children who are about to study the topic of childhood.
Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside. Do you? That’s good, because you’re about to become an expert beachcomber. Head to your nearest beach to look for interesting and unusual objects, using your senses to spot, sniff and seek them out. Have you seen the rock pools yet? We can take a peek into the cool water to learn about the weird and wonderful animals and plants in their microhabitats. Maybe we can kick back in a deckchair and do a little reading. What’s your favourite book about the seashore? Let's invent an amazing rock pool resident. What features will it need to survive happily in its watery habitat? Make a 3-D model of your plant or creature. Got your shorts and sunglasses on? Bucket and spade at the ready? Let’s get beachcombing.
Summer 1 Topic - Muck, Mess and Mixtures
Summer 2 - Wriggle and Crawl
Welcome to Pippin Class 2019 - 2020.
Summer 1 - Beat, Band, Boogie
The countdown has begun. Are you ready for blast off?
This half term, we’ll travel through space to learn about the Solar System. We’ll investigate an alien crash site, write an incident report and try to find the aliens who have landed. Where could they be? We’ll make models of the Solar System and design spaceships, space buggies and space-related toys. Books and photographs will help us to learn about the first lunar landing and the astronauts who venture into space. Floor robots will be programmed to move around an alien landscape, and we will compose space sounds and dances. We’ll also explore satellite images, investigate rockets and use ICT to communicate our ideas and present our work.
At the end of our project, we’ll share our learning in a variety of different ways. We’ll read our exciting science-fiction stories aloud, sing space-themed songs and create an exhibition of our space models. It will be out of this world!
In RE we have been exploring Diwali. We have looked at the story of Rama and Sita as well as exploring what it means to be lucky and thinking of welcoming in the new year.
We have made diva lamps to help welcome visitors into our classroom.
Finally we held our own Diwali celebrations where we tried different Indian food, wore traditional clothes and made Diwali cards.
We welcomed Angus the cockerpoo to spend the afternoon with us on Monday.
We looked at everything he needs to keep him happy and healthy. He showed us his bed, food, car harness, his favourite toys and brushes.
We took him outside so that he could show us his tricks and how fast he is catching a ball.
Pippin Class 2018 - 2019.
Summer 2 - Beachcombers.
Bright Lights, Big City.
Hop on board a big, red bus and head for England’s capital. Yes, that’s right, we’re on our way to London!
This half term, we’ll take tea with the Queen and visit Buckingham Palace online. Using maps and research, we’ll locate Buckingham Palace, understand compass directions, plan routes around London and learn about the countries of the United Kingdom. Our research will take us back in time to the Great Fire of London and to famous London landmarks, as well as giving us an understanding of what it’s like to live in a big city. We’ll write adventure stories, take a virtual trip to London Zoo and make souvenirs for tourists.
Spring 2 - 'Muck, mess and mixtures'.
This half term, we’ll have a messy morning to investigate mixtures, from paint and toothpaste to jelly and shaving foam.
We’ll enjoy the story of George’s Marvellous Medicine and write recipes, leaflets, lists and stories of our own. We’ll use our science skills to explore everyday materials, investigate soap products and understand why mixtures freeze and melt.
We’ll taste a wide variety of foods, learn about healthy eating and follow recipes to make some yummy treats including pizza and ice cream! Our artwork will also rely on our mixing skills. We’ll use marbling inks to make unusual patterns, create food landscapes inspired by Carl Warner, paint with ice cubes, model clay into exciting shapes and use a variety of materials to make mixed media collages.
At the end of our project, we’ll turn our classroom into a gallery and invite you to view our exhibition. We’ll arrange images from the project into a PowerPoint presentation and demonstrate our messy science investigations. We’ll also design and create our very own mud kitchen to play in. Yuck!
In English we have been following recipes to make things from Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipe book.
The Enormous Crocodile,
Mr. Twit's Beard Food,
Bruce Bogtrotter's Cake and
Our Spring 1 topic was Rio de Vida.
We would like to thank you for coming to our carnival to listen to us sing and watch us dance. We hope you all enjoyed the Brazilian sweets we made as well as looking through all of our work.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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