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Zircon Class

Welcome to the Zircon Class

Class Teacher:          Mr Fletcher

Learning Assistant:   Mrs Sees

Learning Assistant:   Mrs Reed

Mid-Day Assistant:    Mrs Faulkner

 

  

Homework will be set on a Thursday and the children will have one week to complete it.

 

PE is held on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure children have a PE kit in school on those days consisting of t-shirt, shorts, jogging bottoms, jumper, and trainers. The lesson will potentially be held outdoors so can get muddy.

 

Class Council:

Chair:         Mylee Mae 

Vice:          Daniel 

Secretary: Alexander

 

Class Ambassadors:

Rares and Anna 

 

Class Timetable

Our work- Spring Term:

Maths

We will be looking at fractions, graphs and measurement in Spring. Measurement ranges from length and mass to money and time so make sure you bring your brains with you!!

 

English

After writing some great non chronological reports over lockdown and narrating the Borrowers story, we will now be looking at persuasive writing (how to convince our friends to eat healthily), instructions, (how to build a moonlander) and some poetry.

 

I haven’t assigned a class book this term but when I do I will notify you on here. Below is some great work you produced last term.

 

Well done Zircon class, I have been so impressed with how you have worked in these difficult times. 

 

Our work- Autumn Term:

Maths

After successfully learning about addition and subtraction last half term, we will, this half term, be learning all about multiplication and division. We will be continuing to practice our 3, 4 and 8 times tables, while trying to gain a deeper understanding of what multiplication and division are.

 

English

After writing some great versions of The Croods last term we will be using the skills we learnt in different scenarios this term. We start off by looking at stories set in a familiar setting, by following the adventures of Barney in Stig of the Dump, both the book and the recent television series. We will be looking at diary entries, using Talk for Write and changing the characters and setting in the story. We will then be moving on to an Author study of Raymond Briggs, (The Snowman, Ug, Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas).

 

Our class books this term are:

 

  • The One and Only Ivan, about a Gorilla and his friends in a small circus.
  • Stig of the Dump, about a young boy who meets a real-life caveman.

Topic

We have been studying the Earth and its structure. We will be looking at topics ranging from the structure of mountains and volcanoes, to the cause of earthquakes and other natural disasters. Below you can also see where we looked at action art, in the style of Jackson Pollack, to create pictures of volcanoes using different methods.

For Harvest festival Zircon class were inspired by the artwork of Giuseppe Arcimboldo and his portraits made using food stuffs.

For Remembrance day we recreated poppy fields using a mixture of colouring pencils, pastels and tissue.

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