Astronaut class has continued to have a fantastic term. This half term we have been learning about animals that live in icy countries like the arctic. We have learned lots about polar bears and how they keep warm. Did you know that a polar bears fur is see-though? We carried out an experiment in science to see how a polar bear keeps warm, we put our hands in icy water - we couldn't keep them in there for long! We then put gloves on and covered them in fat to represent a polar bears blubber. Once they were covered in fat we could keep them in the water for a lot longer!
We have started to design and make Christmas crafts and gifts to take home to our families for Christmas day. We are all really looking forward to Christmas activities over the last couple of weeks. Especially our trip to the Panto to see Beauty and the Beast. A big thank you to the PTA for paying towards our very special Christmas trip!
We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and looking forward to the new year...and warmer weather!
Welcome to our new school year!
We have had a great start to autumn half term and have already made great friends and learned so much.
Our topic this term is 'Ice and Fire'. We have looked back into history to see what we could find out...so far we know that different animals used to live on Earth when it was covered in ice. Too cold for us!! We made our own woolly mammoths and teeth for a Saber Toothed Tiger. We have been exploring ice in many different ways, we had our own ice dinosaur eggs that we had to smash to find the dinosaur! We had lots of fun doing this and got ice everywhere!
In science, we did an experiment with ice. We added salt and paint to blocks of ice, it was really interesting to watch the salt melt the ice, when we added the paint it ran through all of the craters that the salt had created.
We have looked at fire too...We had a BBQ with Spaceship, Comet and Satellite class. It was delicious! We cooked sausages and ate them outside in a hot dog.
In history we have been learning about the Great Fire of London that happened in 1666. It all sounded very scary so we have been learning about what to do if we see a fire and how to stay safe.
Have a look through our pictures and see what fun we have been up to this half term, we hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
Astronaut class have had a fantastic summer! We have been so lucky with the weather!
This term we have been on some lovely trips - we went to Bordon Country Market to see where all the crops are grown, it was such a good day. We especially liked having our packed lunch under a HUGE oak tree.
We have also been to Wisley Gardens, this linked nicely with our literacy story of The Secret Garden. We saw lots of beautiful plants and flowers.
Our end of term trip was a fantastic trip to the seaside! We had a yummy fish and chip lunch and for dessert we had an ice cream! Yum!
Before we had to head back to school we got to see the hovercraft - it turned around and got us all wet!!
We hope you enjoy the photos of our lovely trips.
Fire Engine Visit
Recently we had a fire engine come and visit the school!
We had such a great time, we dressed up as fire fighters and even got to have a go with the hose!
Welcome to Astronaut class Spring term!
We have had a fun filled, busy first half term! In literacy we have been reading stories linked to 'smells' such as Smelly Louie, Whiffy Wilson and The Bath Monster. These stories are very funny, and have helped us to practice our writing and reading skills and we are doing so well!
We have been learning lots in maths too! We have been learning about 2D shapes, telling the time and adding and subtracting number.
Our afternoons have been great fun too! In Geography we have been learning about volcanoes. We have made our own volcano paintings and watched volcanoes erupting. We have learned where volcanoes come from and more about what is beneath us in the earth. We are looking forward to making our own explosive volcanoes!
In computing we have been using the iPad's to make green screen pictures and videos...we have put our pictures in front of castles, beaches and with our favourite characters from the television.
We are looking forward to warmer weather, and have been preparing our outside area ready for spring by cleaning old pots and putting new soil in ready to plant seeds.
Astronaut class have had a great first half term. We have all become good friends and are learning to play really well together. We have learned so much already! This term we are learning about the Romans, we have learned that the soldiers were very strong and fierce, and that they liked to eat a lot of food! We are looking forward to having our own Roman banquet with the other key stage 2 classes.
We have enjoyed our weekly shopping trips to Sainsbury's. We have our own shopping bags and lists, and are getting to know how to shop with not much help from the grown ups! We learn about what we are cooking during the week and try and work out what ingredients we will need to buy. So far we have made lots of healthy snacks!
Summer Term 2017
Astronaut Class have had a very busy but fun term! We have enjoyed learning about Kings and Queens in history, we have learned all about the crown jewels and what it is like to be in the royal family. We really enjoyed our trip to Hampton Court Palace with Spaceship and Rocket Class. We got to see where King Henry VIII had his dinner cooked, where he slept and the beautiful gardens he used to walk around. We even had time to relax on the deckchairs!
This term we have also been making lots of delicious healthy snacks. We were very lucky to have some lovely hot weather but we did need cooling down! We made our own ice lollies using berries and orange juice. They were delicious!
We have had a great final term horse riding and were really proud of ourselves for getting certificates. Matthew and Harry even got a trophy to take home! After our horse riding celebration we went to Alice Holt and had a great time playing together to celebrate how hard we have worked.
We have all had a busy year and are looking forward to a nice relaxing break over the summer. Have a great summer everyone!
Spring Term 2017
Astronaut Class have welcomed four new pupils this term, and everyone has settled in really well. We’ve been having lots of fun in the last week of term – we went to McDonalds and bowling, a trip to Alice Holt park, and had a visit from Blake’s dog to class!
We were all very excited to go bowling, and couldn’t believe our luck when Ashlie said we were going to McDonalds too! Bowling was great fun – we were very independent at using the ramp and enjoyed cheering for each other.
At Alice Holt, we loved exploring the habitat trail and all the different materials used to make the play equipment, and using the adventure playground! We also had a funny game of ‘Duck, duck, goose’ which had us all laughing! Special well done to Harry, who walked all the way round the park all day!
We were all excited for our visit from Blake’s dog, and everybody (even those who were a bit nervous) managed to hold the lead and take the dog for a little walk in the sensory garden. Thank you to Blake’s mum for bringing him in – we all really enjoyed it!
As you know – I am sadly leaving Henry Tyndale at the end of the term – good luck Astronaut Class! I look forward to hearing about all your successes in the future from your new teacher, Kayleigh. It has been a pleasure teaching you all.
Autumn Term 2016
Astronaut class have had a fantastic first half term together! Some of the things we have enjoyed learning about are: colours and light in science, travelling and balancing in PE, and the lives of children during WW2 in History. Some of our favourite activities have been: making air raid shelters using paper mache, exploring the effects of different coloured acetate on torches in a dark room, using the Beebots (especially one shaped like a digger!) to be 'colour explorers', and cooking lots of colourful recipes in DT! We've been working really hard to develop our communication skills too. In our shared attention sessions, we've been learning to work as a group, sharing funny moments together (such as when Ashlie splatted shaving foam eggs everywhere, making a huge mess!) and developing our independent work skills. Recently, we enjoyed making playdoh monsters, talking about them, and laughing together when they looked funny!