Week commencing 14/05/2018
Hello everybody. Welbeck Class have had an adventurous few weeks in school. In Maths, we have been learning about money and time. As part of this activity we went to the shop to pay for items with the children's money. At the moment we are learning time up quarter past/to, and will begin learning digital times next week.
For English we have just finished the story of Macbeth. As part of our learning experience, Macbeth came into school to answer questions - at this point he had just met the three witches in the story. The children then took part in hot seating activities, dressing up as characters themselves from the story to answer questions from the audience.
As a class we took a trip to the Samaritans in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, to find out more on volunteering. The class were very well behaved and asked lots of insightful questions. The friendly people who volunteered at the shop provided a wonderful experience for children and couldn't have been helpful enough.
Week commencing 23/04/2018
Welbeck class have continued to learn about money in Maths, counting up in 1 and 2ps to work out change. On Thursday, we went to the shop to spend money on treats - putting our practice into action. Every child was brilliant on the trip and very polite to the shopkeeper. Next we will be learning about sequencing numbers before going onto to learn time.
In English, our class have been learning the story of Macbeth. The class have learnt and taken part in a role play based on the story. The performances of the children were excellent and their confidence in playing the roles they did was great to see. On Wednesday this week, Macbeth came into school to answer questions based on how he was feeling after his ordeals. Next week, the children will be taking part in the hot seating activity themselves and will answer questions from their peers.
We have just planted seeds for Science. Mrs Seaford kindly brought in salad seeds for the children to plant, as well as wild flower seeds. We look forward to seeing how they grow in the next few weeks.
Finally, in SMSC we have been learning about volunteering. The children have asked members of staff at the school to find out whether or not they volunteered. It turns many did, and the children enjoyed listening to what they used to do. On May 9th, the class will be walking to the Samaritans Charity Shop in Kirkby to find out why people volunteer there.
Week commencing 19/03/2018
Welbeck class have been learning about counting money, using our 2, 5 and 10 times tables to count our money and then spend the money at Welbeck Superstore. We will continue with this until half term - the children are making great progress from where we started and their knowledge of different coins and their worth is very good.
In English we are currently in the process of making our shape poems. The different topics for our shape poems include rugby, a sowing machine, Ben the dog, laptops and Aubameyang
( a footballer ).
The children have been learning which content to include in their poems and in which order to put this content.
Welbeck class were involved in a battle this week as they used their training to go into formation for a battle against the Ancient Romans. We have studied different defense techniques and why these are effective.
Finally, the children made chocolate cornflake cakes as part of their science investigation to find which amount of water would melt the chocolate the quickest.
Have a nice half term
Week commencing 12-03-18
As part of our Healthy Eating lessons, we looked at healthier breakfast options. Together, we chose a drink and a meal from the breakfast menu on the 'Change4Life' website. Then we made our 'Blueberry and banana smoothies' and 'Carrot and sultana pancakes'.
Everyone worked together and enjoyed trying new healthy food.
If you would like to explore some more healthy food options, have a look at this website:
Week commencing 05-03-18
Welbeck Class celebrated World Book Day in style with lots of different characters coming into class. There was a unicorn, wizard, witch, minion and a princess. Mrs Seaford and I dressed up as Dalmatians, whilst Mrs Wilkinson dressed as the evil Cruella Deville.
We have really enjoyed learning and researching poetry by the brilliant Michael Rosen, including the poem 'Don't' which the children have really liked and enjoyed creating actions to. We are currently innovating the poem 'Shark Attack' using our range of vocabulary to alter the poem. We have been learning about shape in poetry - we have now moved onto coordinates. This week we will be playing battleships and completing a treasure hunt to test our knowledge.
We have just began a new Topic: Ancient Rome. The children have learnt the interesting story of how Rome was created by two brothers Romelus and Remus and have been completing work based on this myth.
It was nice to see you at parents evening.
Week commencing 12-02-18
Hello everyone. This week we have been on a trip to Beeston Hindu Temple to learn about the Hindu Gods. This is part of our Key Steps qualification which our class are working towards. The children explored the artefacts within the centre and asked some interesting questions relating to Hindu culture.
In English we have just finished our guinea pig care leaflets. We have looked at what makes a good leaflet and used examples from pet shops to create our own for our beloved pets. They are now placed above the cage for anyone to read should they need advice. In Maths, we have been learning about how to create bar graphs using accurate measurements. Some of the bar graphs created could be confused for art work - I am really pleased with our Maths group for their attention to detail.
Finally, in Topic we finished learning about France by creating art work based on 'Pointillism'. The children enjoyed using cotton buds to complete a piece of art work linked to France and these are now displayed outside our classroom. The results of a simple technique are stunning and the children are very proud of their masterpieces.
I look forward to seeing you soon for parents evening.
Have a lovely half term,
Week commencing 29-01-18
This week we have been learning about materials and their properties in Science, sorting the materials into different groups and using teamwork to do this. We have finished our class book, Fantastic Mr Fox, and have completed a book review for it. The children have been learning to use contractions and exclamations in their writing.
For Maths we have our new scheme of work - measurement. We started off by recapping our lefts and rights and then moved onto measuring different items in the classroom to practice our skills.
Finally, we celebrated Mrs Wilkinson's 50th birthday on Monday. In the afternoon we enjoyed a lovely fruit platter and cake.
Have a lovely weekend
Week commencing 15-01-18
Welbeck class have been quickly back in the swing of things following the Christmas break. In English, we have continued to read Fantastic Mr Fox and are now moving to the end of the story as things get interesting!
We have been recapping our number bonds in maths, using Numicon equipment to help practice our basic addition. Welbeck class enjoyed trying a variety of french foods as an introduction for our new topic, based upon French culture. Also, our class have been learning about creating patterns through sowing - this relaxing activity has been very well received by our class!
It was nice to meet some of you at the Christmas Fayre and concert for the first time. We look forward to seeing you again soon and updating you of your child's progress.
Week commencing 06-12-17
It has been a very busy few weeks for Welbeck Class as we head towards the Christmas break.
For Maths, we have been recalling our multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and the regular practice is really paying off now as the class become more comfortable using resources to count and answer questions. Prior to this we have been learning how to tell the time to o'clock and half past.
In English, we have started a new book - Fantastic Mr Fox. We have been learning about how Mr Fox protects his family and the evil ways of the three farmers. Brandon and Leo were exceptional in the role of Mr Fox as they were put under scrutiny by a tough class!
We have been playing and learning Basketball in P.E, and our class particularly enjoy getting the chance to practice their passing and shooting skills using the new techniques learnt.
On Monday (18th December) our class is part of the school nativity play, singing 'On A Starry Night'.
If you would like a sneak preview of the song before Monday you can click the following link:
We look forward to seeing some of you on Monday.
Week commencing 06-11-17
Welbeck Class have settled back in well following the half-term break. We have been enjoying learning about the Stone Age, researching what a typical Stone Age diet consisted of and creating clay pots similar(-ish!) to those of our ancestors.
For Maths, Mr Groves's group have been learning about shaping, getting hands on and creating both 2d and 3d shapes from scratch. We have been learning testing ourselves and each other, learning about the properties of different shapes. In English, we have been learning actions to the Judith Nicholls poem 'Wind Ways' and linking it it our senses. Whilst looking at relationships, we have been looking at both the life cycle and the relationships we share with other people. Our class made a chain of Welbeck talents, reflecting on their own talents and recognising each others.
I am delighted to say we now have Mrs Wilkinson working as part of the Welbeck Team and the children have welcomed her to our class in a very friendly manner.
Our Star of the Week is Lauren. Lauren has been putting lots of effort into her handwriting and it has really shown this week. Well done Lauren.
Have a lovely weekend,
Welbeck Class week beginning 2nd October - 11th October
We have had a really interesting and fun week in Welbeck class, with lots of activities and learning taking place.
As part of our team project, we are renovating the garden outside our class to become an area of peace and relaxation specifically for the younger children in our school to come and enjoy. We have started today by sweeping and weeding the area. We have lots of work ahead of us and the class have really enjoyed being outside together and working as a team.
As part of our 'Daily Mile' challenge, we have been doing laps of the field. The classes challenge is to do as many as possible in 10 minutes. So far, we have an elite of six athletes who have each pushed themselves to do 9 laps in this time. We are looking forward to seeing who will be the first to make 10 laps. For our art challenge last week we made 3D hedgehogs! Please see the pictures below of creative art work taking place in our class.
In English, we have exploring two different books in our groups; Grandpa's Great Escape and The Lion Inside. We are now up to the part where they have just sent Grandpa to a nursing home, so no spoilers please anyone at home! We have been looking at the different between short and long vowel sounds, and how this alters the spellings of words. For Maths we have been continuing our work on number bonds and dice arrays, and the children have been immersing themselves in quick prediction activities and games of dominoes.
Finally, I am please to say Taras was our Star of the Week. Taras has been given this award for showing good manners and trying hard to think before speaking when it is necessary. Well done Taras!
My name is Mr Groves and I am the new Class Teacher of Welbeck class. Together with my wonderful Teaching Assistants, Mrs Seaford and Mrs Stanton, I am looking forward to a brilliant year. We have a wonderful class of 11 children, as well as our class guinea pigs, Buster and Ginger, who have been warmly received by the children.
We have been reading Grandpa's Great Escape in English and have really enjoyed the book. We have been creating more wacky recipes to go alongside Grandpa's infamous 'Spam a la Custard', recreating scenes from World War Two and we have created 'Wanted' posters for Grandpa who has gone missing!
In Maths we have been doing addition, whilst in Science and Topic we have been learning about the human body and robots respectively. We have learnt a catchy song to remember our five senses, I wonder if the class children can tell you at home?
Already we have had three birthdays in our class for Chloe, Marissa and George respectively. Mrs Seaford very kindly provided birthday cake for each child and we celebrated by playing party games in our classroom. It is wonderful to see how well the children have settled in and I look forward to a great year teaching Welbeck Class.