Wrens 20/21

Welcome to Wrens Class Page.
 
Wrens is taught by Mrs Stanton. 
 
This term our topic is 'Where We Live ', click on the Topic Web link  to find out what we will be doing this term,
 
Welcome back, Wrens!
 
I hope you have had a great Half term break and are ready to enjoy the learning I have planned.
 
This term we will be doing outdoor learning on a Wednesday afternoon and PE on a Thursday afternoon. This terms focus in PE will be athletics.
 
Please remember appropriate named clothing for each lesson.
 
As the weather has improved they the children will need a hat and sun lotion for protection.
Our weather can be unpredictable, to ensure children have the opportunity to go outside during breaks please ensure they have a coat each day. 
 
 
Look out for photos of the children's learning experiences below.
 
In English this week we have been listening to and performing poetry. The children were inspired by Michael Rosen's poem, 'The Rhythm of life' and have written their own versions. These are some of the children performing their poems. (July 21)
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What an exciting visit we had this week to the Forest Bakehouse, the bakery opposite our school. The children have been learning about the local area this term and finding out about jobs in the locality. Each child prepared questions to ask Matt, the baker, about his job. Matt was very impressed with the children's range of questions! Although I don't think they fancy his early start!
We learnt how bread is made, watched some wheat being milled and even tasted different types of bread. We thoroughly recommend their bread, it was delicious! (June 21)
This week we visited our local church, we went on a fact finding mission to see if we could find things to show that the church is important  and sacred to believers. The children each thought of a question to ask Lara our vicar and we found out lots of interesting information about the church, the job of a vicar, some of Lara's favourite things to do in her job and lots more! (June 2021)
After walking round the local area the children have studied maps and looked at images of the human and physical features that we observed. Back in school they have been busy constructing 3D models and drawing their own maps with keys to show the route that we walked. Here of some of the finished maps. (June 2021)
The children have enjoyed learning about the life cycle of a butterfly by watching the process in our classroom. Not long after we took delivery of the butterfly eggs they hatched into caterpillars and quickly grew in size during half term. They soon turned into a chrysalis  and we waited patiently hoping for our butterflies to emerge.  This has been an exciting week as we arrived in school on Tuesday morning to find they had undergone complete metamorphosis and two butterflies were in our net! After feeding the butterflies with sugar and water we released our butterflies on the top playground on Wednesday.  The weather was perfect and some of the children were lucky enough to have them rest on their hands. Lets hope they stay local and we see them again! (June 2021)
To start our new topic about the local area we have been looking at maps and plotting where we all live. The children have been interested in comparing how far away from school they live and the size of the radius they each travel from. We have compared how we travel to school and discussed the physical and human geographical features that we see on our way to school. ( June 2021)
The children have enjoyed finding out about the United Kingdom this term and I have been impressed by the depths of their knowledge. We have had some great discussions about national foods and traditions. Here are some of the posters the children have produced which are going to form part of a display in school. I will share a photograph of the finished display at the beginning of next term. (May 2021)
In RE we took some time to think about four different kinds of peace: peace in our own lives, peace with other people, peace in the world and peace with God for Christians. (May 2021)
In maths this week we have had fun describing turns and position. (May 2021)
As mathematicians we have been working out halves and quarters of amounts, these are some of the ways we have been using resources to help us.
In English this week we have been writing setting descriptions. During outdoor learning the children created their own settings, have a look at their imaginative creations.
In PE this term we are developing our athletic skills. So far the children have been learning how to move efficiently at different speeds and along different pathways. This week we have had great fun starting to develop our jumping skills. Have a look at the photos which demonstrate we have some great kangaroos in Wrens!
In science the children have had great fun observing the changes in our tadpoles. We have been learning about the life cycle of a frog in preparation to write an explanation text. Here they are practising what they are going to write about.
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In Maths we have been learning how to make arrays by making equal groups and building them up in columns or rows. We have used a range of resources to help us, which the children have loved.
In Outdoor learning we have been observing how the trees have changed from Spring to Summer. We have also been looking closely at an area on the ground to see what is living and what is dead. 
Spring Term 21
 
It is lovely to have the children back in school again. Over the last few weeks we have been settling back into school routines and the children have been busy with our topic- 'Not All Superheroes Wear Capes'
 
On the first day back each child placed a photo of themselves in the remembrance garden, you will have seen these outside school, the display is still there and is a lovely symbol of us coming back together after such challenging times.
 
Take a look at the photos to see what we have been up to during the last few weeks of the Spring Term.
As mathematicians we have been estimating, measuring and comparing capacity and volume. We have also been developing our knowledge of larger numbers and our addition and subtraction skills.
In English we have been using the story of 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson , our author of the month, to inspire our writing. Here is a link to listen to the story and share the book.
 
 
In Science we have been learning about worms.
In outdoor learning we went on a worm hunt, spotted a variety of minibeasts in the school grounds, went on a beautiful Spring walk with Woodpeckers and made Easter gardens at the end of term.
 
 
 
In outdoor learning the children considered routes and mapping in miniature. They were challenged to think about the detail that they could see, the panoramic views, the paths, climbs and tunnels that they may be travelling through all from the perspective of an ant. (June 2021)