Week Beginning: Monday 19th July 2021
For our 3 weeks transition we are exploring the Olympics. In PE we have been showcasing our individual skills and talents. We have been climbing, balancing and practicing our cheerleading skills. Everyone has been getting on really well and a team and praising each other for our amazing individual talents.
Week Beginning: Monday 5th July 2021
This week has been the first week in our new classes which has been very exciting.
We have been getting to know all our new friends and teachers and have enjoyed playing some games as a team.
We have been learning how to accept new people and how to overcome changes.
Welbeck have been fantastic and have tried really hard to work together as a team.
Welcome to Welbeck Class 2021 - 2022
This years team is:
We are really looking forward to seeing everyone in the next few weeks and have some fantastic topics to look forward to in September.
Week Beginning: Monday 21st June 2021
We have had a great week! Welbeck have taken part in Sports week and have had a fabulous time.
We started the week by going on the bikes which everyone loved. At the beginning of the week Amelia could not ride a bike but by Wednesday she was riding like a pro!
We also really enjoyed going to the Forest School and making a rope swing and a hammock, along with looking for bugs.
Towards the end of the week we took part in archery, hungry hippos and orienteering.
Week Beginning: Monday 14th June 2021
This week Welbeck have taken some time out to think about their mental health and wellbeing. We spent the afternoon looking after our lettuce plants and making the other vegetable beds look tidy and weed free. Everyone got really involved and enjoyed using the watering cans to water the lettuce plants. We also spent some time inside listening to music and colouring calm pictures.
Week Beginning: Monday 24th May 2021
This term Welbeck have been taking part in Independent travel with Mrs Wilkinson. They have been learning how to cross a road safely, recognise signs and look at the left and right indicators on cars. They take it in turns to go out as a small group to walk around the estate and build their road safety skills each week.
Week Beginning: Monday 10th May 2021
This term, Welbeck class have been exploring coal mining in our topic lessons. We started off by looking at how coal is formed underground over many years. We then moved on to look at the history of British mines and what the coal could be used for. This week we explored the history of miners lamps and how they developed and changed over time. Everyone was able to watch the PowerPoint and then sequence the lamps into a timeline. We then made some paper miners lamps which everyone was really proud of.
Week Beginning: Monday 26th April 2021
This week some of Welbeck class have started horse riding! Everyone was really excited to get out of school for the morning to focus on their mental health and wellbeing.
Everyone was allocated their own horse which they will ride each week.
The horses are called:
It was really good fun getting the helmets on and going for a ride through the woods and forest area.
We are really looking forward to going again next week!
Week Beginning: Monday 19th April 2021
We have had a really good week back after the Easter holidays. This week have have combined our maths lessons with mental health and wellbeing.
We have been working together in pairs and groups to solve problems using mathematical language.
Everyone has got really involved and it has been lovely to see them working together.
Week Beginning: Monday 26th March 2021
This week we have been exploring pop ART. We looked at different examples on the internet and looked at how pop ART can be set out.
We then looked at how we could recreated one picture 4 times using tracing paper.
We all chose a picture from the internet to trace over. We then traced that picture four times to create a piece of pop ART. We added lot`s of colour and made them look eye catching.
Week Beginning: Monday 8th March 2021
This term we are looking at how the roles of children, women and men have changed over time. We have explored how children did not to go to school unless they were from a wealthy family and that now all children have to go to school until they are 18.
This week we had to look at the information sheets and pick out the key information about how the role of women has changed over time. We found out about women in the Victorian times, WW1 and today.
Week Beginning: Monday 1st March 2021
This week we took part in world book day!
We all got dressed up and enjoyed taking part in some different activities.
Week Beginning: Monday 22nd February 2021
This week we decided to make pancakes in cooking as we had missed out last week.
Everyone had to have a go at weighing and measuring the ingredients. They had to mix the ingredients and then safely use a hot pan to cook the pancakes.
Everyone really enjoyed making the pancakes but more importantly they really liked eating them!
Week Beginning: Monday 8th February 2021
This term we have been reading the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We have read each chapter and then completed a range of work around each of the characters.
This week we thought about how different people felt about the chocolate factory closing. Who would be sad and who would be happy? We thought about how a Sweet shop keeper would feel and how a Dentist would feel. The children took place in a role play activity where they took it in turns to be a shop keeper and a dentist. They had to ask each other questions about how they felt and why it was good or bad that the factory had closed.
Week Beginning: Monday 1st February 2021
This term we have been designing our very own pot pot. We explored a range of materials and picked out the ones we wanted to use on our pots. We then designed our pen pot and labeled it so we had something to follow. This week we began to make our pen pot. We made sure to cover our pot to hide the writing of the jar and then started to add bits on. Everyone was really engaged and made a super pen pot!
Week Beginning: Monday 18th January 2021
This week we have really enjoyed taking part with the adventure service activities. We wrapped up warm and went outside to start making fires.
Everyone got involved with lighting the fires and then cooking some bread in a pan.
Week beginning: Monday 11th January 2021
This week we have taken extra time to focus on our health and wellbeing. We have explored different ways to settle back into school and to keep ourselves calm.
We have completed jigsaws, been creative with hamma beads and enjoyed some relaxation time.
Week beginning: Monday 4th January 2021
I`m not sure if I`ve said this before but I do think that Welbeck are the best class ever! I am so proud of everyone this week, with how well they have coped with the sudden changes to their education. Regardless if they have been learning at school or at home, Welbeck class have worked their socks off this week. They have completed a range of maths work involving using comparative language and questioning skills. They have designed and created their own theme park leaflets in English and explored a range of other subjects to. I have received some great feedback and photos from parents showing the amazing work that has been happening and this just shows what resilience and dedication Welbeck have to their learning.
Week beginning: Monday 14th December 2020
It is Christmas week in Welbeck! The final week before a much deserved 2 weeks of with family. We have watched The Grinch, made Christmas angels and still found time to complete some math work. On Wednesday it was Christmas dinner day and everyone got involved! (Even Jensen joined us on Microsoft teams) We spent the morning making placemats, party hats and decorating the table. At dinner time we all sat around the table and ate dinner together while chatting to Jensen on teams. In the afternoon we then watched a pantomime online, it was sleeping beauty and we had such a great time. Everyone got involved in the singing and shouting (oh no we didn`t). What a great way to end such a difficult and at times challenging term. Thank you to all Welbeck`s parents and families for supporting us in these difficult times, have a wonderful Christmas and we will see you all in 2021!
Week beginning: Monday 7th December 2020
What a week! With half of the class at home due to bus bubbles closing down and half of the class still at school, this week has been interesting to say the least. Even with all of the changes Welbeck have continued to learn and be absolutely fantastic. This week (at home and at school) we have been focusing on how to use inverse operations to check our answers in Maths and in English we have been looking at how to use adjectives and contractions within a sentence. Well done Welbeck, keep up the hard work!
Week beginning: Monday 30th November 2020
This term Welbeck have been exploring the topic "Walking with our Ancestors". We started by learning about the Ice Age and how they made shelters, clothing and hunted for food. We then moved on to the Stone Age, we made stewed fruit, drew on the walls outside with chalk and talked about how the Stone Age was different from the Ice Age. From the Stone Age we moved onto the Bronze Age and learnt about how bronze was made. We finished the term by learning about the Romans and how they took over parts of Britain and exploring the Viking Gods.
Week beginning: Monday 23rd November 2020
This week in maths, Welbeck have been working on telling the time and creating schedules. We have told the time on a analogue clock and began to draw hands on a clock to show a specific time. Everyone made a timetable to show what activities they could do in a morning, during the day and at night for each day of the week. At the end of the week Miss Wakefield told everyone that they could have a day off to watch TV! Using TV magazines everyone made their very own tv guide for the day, we had to think about how long programs were on for and make sure none of the ones we chose overlapped.
Week beginning: Monday 16th November 2020
This term in our Loving in the wider world lessons, we have been thinking about our future career options. We have used the internet to search for a range of jobs that we are interested in and to find key information within a job advert. Welbeck were able to think about how many days/hours they would want to work for and what wage they were looking for. We then thought about what qualification`s we would need to apply for our career of interest. We looked on the West Notts College website to search for courses that would support our chosen career path.
Week Beginning: Monday 9th November 2020
This week Welbeck have been completing their enterprise project. They have created 3 different gift tag designs and then packed them in to packs of 3. They carried out market research in maths to see how much other shops were selling gift tags for. They had to work out the price of 1 gift tag, how much our materials had cost and then work out how much we should sell our gift tags for to ensure we made our money back. It was really nice to see such great team work and everyone taking so much pride in their work.
Week Beginning: Monday 2nd November 2020
Welbeck have settled back into school really well after the 2 weeks holiday. This term we are looking at photo editing and social media. Everyone thought the photo editing on the Ipad was really funny and we thought we would share them with everyone.
Week beginning: Monday 5th October 2020
Welbeck have been looking forward to this week since we started back in September. This week it was our turn on the new climbing equipment outside! At playtimes and dinner times we went onto the climbing equipment and played some really good games. There was a lot of team games and helping each other on the equipment.
Week beginning: Monday 21st September 2020
In maths this week we have been focusing on counting forwards and backwards form any given number. We had spent the beginning of the week completing worksheets and playing games on the whiteboard. Towards the end of the week we played a game of hungry hippos in the hall. Everyone had a turn to collect as many balls as they could and then count forwards or backwards from a given number depending on the amount of balls in their basket. It was great fun and everyone asked to do it again next week!
Week beginning: Monday 14th September 2020
In Food Technology we are thinking about how to complete simple life skills. This week we have demonstrated how to make a hot drink. The pupils had to write instructions and then follow them to see if they were correct. Everyone had a really good go and a few people noticed that they had made a mistake with their instructions when they had cold hot chocolates!
Week beginning: Monday 7th September 2020
This week Welbeck have been making the mot of the nice weather outside. We have been playing lot`s of games including stuck in the mud, cat and mouse and ball games. This has also really helped with our mental health and wellbeing as we have been able to take part in activities that we enjoy in between completing work within the classroom.
Week beginning: Monday 31st August 2020
Wow! What a first week back. Everyone has settled back into school really well and has shown great enthusiasm to learning again. We have taken the time this week to get to know each other and focus on our mental health and wellbeing. We have enjoyed completing tricky jigsaws and making the most of the fresh air outside.
Week beginning: Monday 15th June 2020
This year Welbeck class have worked as an excellent team. They have looked out for each other and supported each other with different tasks. UNO has been a huge love in our class this year and we have often all played a game together which is lovely to see. We have supported each other when learning magic tricks, having fun in the snow and making shoe boxes at Christmas for a local refuge.
Although it has been a very strange few months I am really proud of all the achievements Welbeck have made this year.
Week beginning: Monday 18th May 2020
While the home learning continues Welbeck are doing a great job of completing their work at home. As well as completing their work at home, I have also been told about lot`s of helping around the house and trips out to the park. I thought it would be nice to have a look at some of the life skills we have taken part in at school since September.
This year we have looked at healthy foods in our healthy living lessons, made cups of tea and sandwiches in our New Horizon lessons and carried out little tasks like taking the register.
We have practiced crossing the road when out in the public and had a tour around our local morrisons where we were all able to have a go on the tills.
Week beginning: Monday 27th April 2020
Week 6 of lockdown and Welbeck class are still going strong!
I am really proud of all the hard work that I am seeing at home from all pupils. There has been a lot of children making the most of the nice weather with long walks and trips to see the ducks. There has also been a lot cooking and baking happening with parents and carers which is great to see.
On top of all that I can see that Welbeck class are also finding time to complete the maths and English work set for each day.
Above you can see a few more pictures of home learning taking place at the children`s and staff`s home.
Well done Welbeck and keep being fabulous!
Week beginning: Monday 30th March 2020
What a strange few weeks it has been with everyone staying at home, keeping themselves safe from the virus. Although it has been a completly new routine for us, I have been very proud with how well Welbeck class have been coping with the changes. I have had a lot of positive feedback from parents and carers about the quality of work being completed at home.
I have really enjoyed recieving the pictures and videos via SeeSaw to show what everyone has been doing. Above you will see some of the home learning that has been taking place by staff and pupils in Welbeck.
Well done Welbeck and keep up the hard work!
Week beginning: Monday 16th March 2020
With the growing increase of the Coronavirus, Welbeck class have been taking extra precautions to ensure that we keep ourselves clean to avoid spreading germs.
We have created posters to go around school and now have the hand washing symbols on our timetable.
We thought it would be a good idea to show everyone what we have been up to in a hand washing video.
Week beginning: Monday 2nd March 2020
Welbeck class have had lots of fun for World Book Day today. This year our book was Harry Potter.
This morning we took part in a variety of Maths and English activities based around Harry Potter and the wizard world.
This afternoon we traveled around visiting Newstead, Clumber and Bestwood classes and made Butter Beer, was all sorted into houses by the Sorting Hat and listened to a tale about three brothers.
Well done everyone for taking part.
Week beginning: Monday 10th February 2020
This term Welbeck class have bene looking at different job roles as part of our New Horizon topic.
On Wednesday we had a trip to our local Morrisons.
We had a tour of the store and got to learn a lot of information about the different job roles within the store.
We met the pizza man, Butcher, Fishmonger, Baker and Cashier. We were treated to our very own Bracken Hill Cookie and a loaf of freshly baked bread.
Finally before we left we were all able to have a go at using the tills! This was very exciting and everyone was amazing at scanning items through and understanding that you have to look for the barcode.
Week beginning: Monday 27th January 2020
This term in Healthy living we have been working on our skills in the kitchen. We have had a go at measuring amounts, mixing ingredients and using an oven.
This week we focused on a really simple life skill, making a jam sandwhich and a cuppa tea.
All the children were able to independently make a sandwhich and cuppa tea with close supervision. They were able to talk about how to keep themselves safe when using a kettle and could wash up after themselves too. Well done Welbeck class :)
Week beginning: Monday 20st January 2020
This term in science we are looking at light, dark and shadows.
We started off by sorting light and dark and talking about what objects produce light. We then talked about how shadows are formed.
We attempted to put up a tent on Monday afternoon, however it was a little challneging so we found a dark room instead. We turned all the lights off and then used tourches to make shadows.
Week beginning: Monday 6th January 2020
After the Christmas break everyone has come back in a really good mood and ready to learn.
This term Welbeck are taking part in the adventure service programme. They will be looking at how to work outdoors with a range of tools and equipment. They will be working together as part of a team to complete tasks and this week the children worked together to make a mallet out of a tree trunk. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and were keen to get involved.
Week beginning: Monday 16th December 2019
This week in Welbeck we have been celebrating Christmas!
We started by taking part in the Christmas concert with the rest of the school. We sang the 12 days of Christmas but in Shrek style with our very own Donkey (Mr Shooter). Everyone had a different part and a picture to hold up for each day.
For the rest of the week we took part in Christmas around the world, watched the staff school panto and enjoyed having a boogie at the school Christmas disco.
We hope you all have a really good Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)
Week beginning: Monday 2nd December 2019
This term in Science we have been looking at solids, gases and liquids.
We started off by looking at what a gas, liquid and solid is and how they can be changed from one to another.
We looked at how to turn solids into liquids and liquids into solids focusing on Ice cream, ice and wax.
Everyone was able to join and watching the different experiments and really enjoyed being able to eat the ice cream at the end.
Week beginning: Monday 25th November 2019
In our New Horizon lessons, Welbeck have been thinking about other people in our local community and how they may need help and support. We talked about children in need and then thought about children in refuges. We thought about how often these children are removed from their homes without any toys or teddies and what Christmas might look like for them. As a class we decided to make shoe boxes for the children in a local refuge for Christmas. Each child wrapped a shoe box and then thought of 5 items that they could go out and buy to gift to another child.
Due to the generosity of Welbeck class and their parents we will have hopefully made 10 children in refuge a little more happy this Christmas.
Week beginning: Monday 18th November 2019
As part of our Topic on World War and conflict, Welbeck class had the exciting opportunity to visit Eden Camp in North Yorkshire. Eden Camp is a history museum that occupies a former Second World War prisoner-of-war camp of 33 huts. After the prisoners left it was then used for storage and then abandoned making it the perfect place for a War museum.
It was a long day but everyone had a great time and enjoyed looking at all the photos from the war.
Week beginning: Monday 11th November 2019
This term Welbeck are beginning to look at World War 1, we are thinking about how it happened, who was involved and how it ended. This week was a perfect week to be talking about WW1 as the Monday was Remembrance Day. Everyone was able to take part in a 2-minute silence at 11am on the Monday. On Tuesday we had a walk to the cenotaph in Kirkby in Ashfield, everyone took turns in laying a poppy wreath and talking about what happens at a remembrance parade.
Week beginning: Monday 7th October 2019
Thursday 10th October was Mental Health and Wellbeing Day.
Through out the year we spend a lot of time thinking about ourselves and how we can keep ourselves, fit, healthy and happy.
We take part in different activties like healthy cooking, yoga, SMSC lessons and the daily mile.
This week Welbeck have made fruit Kebabs and Fruit smoothies, we have played a range of team games that involve everyone working together and being supportive. In PE we have taken part in boxercise activities and yoga.
Week beginning: Monday 30th September 2019
This Term in ART we have been exploring a range of crafts from around the world. We have looked at bristish party hats, Origami from Japan and Aboriginal art from Austrailia.
This week we made chinese lanterns.
The class all choose a peice of coloured paper and step by step were able to create our 3D lantern.
They were all able to cut and fold paper with some support and say what they were making when asked.
Week beginning: Monday 16th September 2019
This term in science we are looking at our digestive system. We have looked at the key parts of our body that help us to digest food and carried out an experiment to visually see what happens.
Everyone made a banana sandwich and then chopped it all up to show how the teeth work.
We put our banana sandwiches in a bowl and added washing up liquid to represent the stomach acid
Children then put the moshed up mixture into a pair of stockings and squeezed them really tight ot get rid of the mositure like in the intestines.
Finally a hole was cut in the end of the stockings and the children squeezed out the mixture to make a solid pretend poo.
Everyone had great fun and was able to undertsand what each part of the process was linked to.