Welcome to our St Faustina Class Page. Mrs Pinchbeck and Mrs Garratt are the class teachers and Mrs McLaughlin and Mrs Lisek are the Teaching Assistants.
Spring 1 Week 1
We had a fun filled first week back talking about how we can look after our bodies, through diet, exercise and a positive mental well being. The children talked about healthy and unhealthy foods designing a lunch box they would be happy to have.
They did timed exercise challenges and looked at the effect on their bodies.
They did simple peer massage on their friends back if they wanted to.
We tried different breathing and relaxing techniques.
As usual they thoroughly enjoyed yoga.
The children also carried out a germ experiment using a slice of bread to predict which will carry the most germs. 1 slice was was touched by a gloved hand, 1 touched by the childrens hands and the last rubbed on the floor. We will monitor the bread and record the changes.
Autumn 2 week 7:
This week we have been busy creating and crafting. The children are very excited for Christmas and have made fabulous cards and calendars. They have also spent time designing a stocking which they then had to recreate out of felt, making sure their finished products matched their original designs. They have had to use a variety of different skills ; drawing, cutting, sewing and decorating. This has been quite difficult but they’ve persevered.
We have also been doing lots of practice for our Christmas Carol Concert which we’re positive you will enjoy.
The only thing left to say this half term is Merry Christmas to you all and thank you for your continued support.
Autumn 2 week 6:
Wow! What an exciting week we have had…we thoroughly enjoyed show-casing our Key Stage 1 performance ‘A Midwife Crisis’ and we particularly liked it when parents joined in with the last song.
On Friday we had an amazing time at The Snowdome. It’s a good job we were wearing our warmest clothes because it was freezing! We went sledging, whizzed down snowy ramps on inflatable tyres and watched a really funny show starring Santa and his hilarious elves. We were exhausted on the way back and some of us even fell asleep.
Autumn 2 week 4:
St Faustina class have been very busy indeed. Rehearsals are well underway for our Key Stage Nativity performance and so they have been practising, practising, practising!
They have also enjoyed learning about scale and distance in Geography, where we looked on Google Earth and managed to locate our school. We then looked at the surrounding area and we even followed along the Studley Road until we came to the Kingfisher Centre. The children were excellent at using the correct geographical language.
The children have also enjoyed learning about the Advent Wreath in their RE lesson and have written about what it symbolizes.
It has been a very hectic 8 weeks and we have been doing lots of hard work. It has been a big change from Reception but we have all settled well and are now used to our new routines.
This half term our new topic is ‘Winter Wonderland’ so keep a look-out for some class photos of all the fun things we will be doing!