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Sunstone

Welcome to Sunstone Class

 

Class Teacher:         

Miss Thomas

Learning Assistant:  

Miss Royall

Student Teacher:     

Miss Dulwich 

HLTA:                       

Mrs Jordan

Midday Assistant:     

Miss Humphreys  

 

Homework and PE days

Homework is set each week on Tuesday and is expected to be completed by the following Tuesday. Spellings will be checked every other Friday. A homework blog will be posted on Purple Mash every Thursday, so they have an overview for the week.

 

Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday which are led outside, weather permitting. Please ensure your child has adequate footwear (a PE kit is optional) and a water bottle which they can refill themselves. No jewellery to be worn for PE lessons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunstone Class weekly timetable:

Class Councillor: Harmony

Class Ambassador: Joshua

 

Our work- Autumn Term:

In our English learning at the beginning of the year, we started by reading James and the Giant Peach.      This was used as stimuli for our writing involving narrative and setting descriptions. In our writing we’ve been focused on how to make our writing interesting to the reader by using adjectives, adverbs and fronted adverbials.

After half term, our writing shifted onto non-fiction writing. The focus was on sequence our writing using paragraphing. During this time, the children wrote non-chronological reports on elephants and dragons. Then they moved onto writing biographies about Marcus Rashford, David Attenborough before researching their choice of famous person and using their notes to write.

For Maths we started by learning about Number and Place Value. We have explored what each digit means and how to represent this, such as part whole models and using equipment.

After that, we moved onto measurement and perimeter before starting multiplication and division with a focus on tables and division facts.

During the afternoons, the children have been learning about many things, including: Ancient Egypt and Greece in history and ‘All around the World’ in Geography. In Science, the children looked at Classification and have since moved onto teeth and the digestive system. The children have enjoyed making Greek Masks in DT. This involved a process of designing, redrafting, scaling, modelling, creating and evaluating.

Sunstone also had an exciting visitor at the school which landed in our field- The Essex and Herts air ambulance! Fortunately, everyone at JDP were safe. The children were so enthusiastic about the helicopter that we decided to write a diary entry of our experience.

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