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 6
In Maths the children have continued to explore length and height by comparing and ordering objects as well as using a ruler to measure in centimeters.
The children have worked hard in all areas of curriculum and have had lots of fun this half term. We hope you all have a good break!
Spring 1 Week 5
In Art and DT the children had lots of fun making their superhero badges with clay. They used different techniques to mould and mark the clay before they were able to paint it. We were very impressed with their hard work, concentration and finished products. Well done St Faustina!
Spring 1 Week 4
In Art and DT the children have been busy using Plasticine to make a prototype of a superhero badge ready to make with clay next week. They’ve all done a great job!
In Science we looked at our bread experiment and discussed how it has changed. We also looked at our basic needs; next week we will be focusing on how to be healthy.
In History we have been comparing Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and discussing what they may have had in their nurses bags. We put the objects in chronological order and thought about how the items may have changed over time.
In Maths we have been practicing our addition and subtraction to solve problems. We have also began investigate length, please return the measuring homework to receive a sticker and move up the zone board.
Spring 1 Week 3
This week we learnt a ribbon dance for Chinese New Year. We had lots of fun! In Maths with Mrs Pinchbeck we continued our work on addition and subtraction and also looked at doubling and halving. With Mrs Garratt we made repeating patterns with 3D shapes saying what would come before or after in the pattern as well as naming and describing the shapes we had used. Return the shape homework to Mrs Garratt for a sticker and a house point.
In Science we learnt about the stages of human life, sharing our experiences and talking about our families. We ordered and matched pictures with statements about each stage.
In History we learnt about Mary Seacole and compared her to Florence Nightingale whom we discussed the previous week.
Spring 1 Week 2
Thank you to those of you who attended our phonics workshop on Wednesday. We hope this gave you some insight into how Read Write Inc is taught and how you can help at home.
In Maths we played games where our peers had to name the shape we were describing using our mathematical language to describe 3D shape properties.
We also continued our work on addition and finding number bonds within 20.
In Science we are learning about animals. For our first lesson we discussed and paired adult animals to their babies. We then chose an animal to write about how it changes as it grows.
In History we learnt who Florence Nightingale was and why she is remembered. We worked together to think of questions we would ask her and then asked our questions to our peers taking on the role of Florence Nightingale in our ‘hot seating’ activity.
On Friday we had a day for an early celebration of Chinese New Year. We had lots of fun doing a dragon dance, making lanterns, practicing Chinese writing, drawing pictures and playing games.
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!