It has been a very busy half term in Tiger class. We have welcomed our new teacher Maria to Cliffdale Primary Academy and we have especially liked showing her around and introducing her to all our friends!!
The New Year started by learning all about our new topic, Danger. When the emergency services came to visit Stefan climbed inside the fire engine and was allowed to squirt the hose at the side of our classroom. Luckily he missed all the adults watching! Isaac enjoyed meeting the air ambulance mascot and wearing a pilot’s helmet. It was amazing to meet and learn about all the people who help us and we would like to thank them for coming in to school. We also learnt about how to stay safe in the kitchen. Shannon concentrated really well to cut up different fruits all by herself to make her fruit kebab and Mason used the toaster independently to make himself a snack.
In English we learnt all about the Great Fire of London. We found out how the fire started and why it spread so quickly. We have made our own houses that look just like the ones people lived in in 1666 and we really liked telling everyone what the houses were made of! We even practised writing with a quill and ink, just like Samuel Pepys did in his diary. Mohammed and Billy worked especially hard to keep their writing neat. Maria was so impressed when we wrote our own diaries that she put them up on the wall for everyone to see.
In Maths we have been practising our adding and trying to use our improved skills to solve problems. We have been keeping a record of the weather each day and using this information to make our own bar graphs. In Tiger class we like learning and using new words so we have been practising using our mathematical vocabulary to describe what we are finding out. Mazin has been measuring capacity using cups and was so proud when he could show how much water his bottle held all by himself.
At the end of January we took part in our second Modern Foreign Language day. We all practised saying “je m’appelle” to introduce ourselves. We learnt about the famous French artist Claude Monet. Alfie and Niamh used finger painting to help make our own version of his famous painting “The Water Lily Bridge”. However our favourite part of the day was when we got to try lots of different sports including Parkour.
As you can see it’s been a very busy few weeks. Maria is so pleased with us. She can’t wait to see what we will amaze her with next!
Amazing Autumn Term!
Wow, Tiger class have had a very busy Autumn term; swimming, Forest schools, language and RE days, J Rock practice and all the exciting activities we have been doing for our topic ‘Fun, Family and Food.’
In English we have been reading a variety of stories including ‘The Scarecrows Wedding’, ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’, ‘I Want My Monster’ and learning to recite poems including ‘The Hairy Scary Castle’. We have also been learning about letter writing and instruction writing. In Maths we have been learning what different coins look like and practising paying with the correct coins. We have also been learning how to order numbers and how to use resources to add and subtract.
As part of our ‘Food, Family and Fun’ topic we have been learning about different kinds of celebrations including Weddings, Birthdays, Diwali, Bar Mitzvahs, and Christmas. We have been thinking about what to wear to different celebrations and where to host them. Tiger class went to explore the local park to assess its suitability as a venue for a picnic. We were pleased to discover that the picnic benches and bins made it a good spot to choose! As a class we have been improving our hosting skills, inviting other classes to join us for snack. We have been learning how to look after our friends by offering them drinks, showing them to seats and teaching them to play new games.
We have really enjoyed swimming this term and our confidence has grown in the water. We have learnt new games including holding our breath to fetch a weighted toy from the bottom of the pool!
For our language days we have learnt the colours of the French flag, how to say hello, goodbye and thank you in French. We enjoyed tasting French food and we are now all very keen to visit France! We have also begun to prepare for JRock and have been working hard to learn new dances and acting parts.
Welcome to Tiger Class
Hello from Tiger Class!
This year in Tiger class we have twelve children, 4 girls and 8 boys all from years 5 and 6. The class teacher is Gemma and the teaching assistants are Andy, Louise and Gail. It is going to be a busy term, Tiger class have already started to go swimming and to Forest school each week. At Forest school they go with the teacher ‘Forest Fran’ to explore and learn about the natural environment, as well as developing team work through activities like den building.
This term Tiger class will be learning about different festivals and celebrations through the topic of ‘Food, Families and Fun’. The children will be learning about where and why different celebrations are held, what food is eaten and how people dress for the occasion. They will design and make decorations and host some celebrations of their own.
Tiger class are looking forward to: performing in the two school shows, taking part in ‘Jrock’ dance competition and going on residential. There will be two trips to Fairthorne Manor this year, one for the year 5s and one for the year 6s. On the residential trips the children will get to experience a range of exciting activities including zip wires, climbing, abseiling and campfires. It is going to be an action packed year and we hope you follow our adventures on the school facebook page.