Autumn term 2:
This term Spaceship class have really enjoyed exploring our topic of fire and ice! We have been excellent scientists using thermometers and also ice excavating too. In Geography we looked into climate change and how we can help, as well as hot and cold climates, most preferring the hot places to live. When exploring the Ice age in history we had a great time becoming prehistoric people, hunting wooly mammoths, and creating our own caves to hide in from the cold.
Most of the Spaceships have really enjoyed our new swimming lessons in the big pool at the leisure centre, all of us have completed lengths, with some even doing breast stroke and front crawl on their own! Most of all thought the Spaceships have been really brave becoming accustomed to being fully wet and submerged.
In PE we’ve been getting very hot and sweaty, all the Spaceships have worked on their maneuverability and their stamina, with some doing some amazing walking obstacles, and others showing some brilliant skills on the apparatus.
We are all looking forward to celebrating Christmas and then some warmer weather in the spring term.
Spaceship Autumn Term
At the beginning of the new term, Spaceship class have been exploring our theme of Fire and Ice.
This has been really exciting to look into. As little scientists, we have explored the processes both can cause, looking at burning, freezing and melting, the latter being our favourite! We have also used fire and ice in our art work. Again we made excellent ice igloos, and some melted crayon art with the heat of a hairdryer.
In history Spaceships have been very interested in the types of people and animals that wold have been about in the Ice Age. We created our own ice age caves under our tables to decorate, and even made ourselves into dirty hairy ice age men. We worked together excellently to hunt out a woolly mammoth and made a fantastic example as a class.
In English and Maths we’ve been extending the ways we work, with some lovely independent and group working. Similarly in our communication sessions, it’s been great to see the Spaceships interact and form some lovely friendships.
Spaceship Summer Term
This term Spaceship Class have really enjoyed going outside to do some of their learning. They had great fun painting each other in our abstract art lesson, with some excellent decorated t-shirts being made. We also have been using the sensory garden as the basis for talking to our friends.
All of Spaceship Class got stuck in and helped with ‘Rushmoor in Bloom’ planting some beautiful flowers and getting a little dirty in the process.
We had a brilliant time at ‘Kids Day out’, where there was lots of fun had on the rides, the bouncy castles, eating from the BBQ, and playing with the animals. Though it was really hot day, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the cooling ice cream at the end of the day.
We have worked really hard on our ball skills this term and sharing our equipment with our friends. We loved building our own towers and using our ball skills to knock them down!
Spaceships continued to work on their swimming with lots of us being able to swim independently now. We were really good at delivering ‘treasure’ to our friends.
Overall spaceships have enjoyed all their topics from the summer term and we are really looking forward to our trip to Hampton Court and to show our parents our racing skills at Sports Day!
Welcome to spaceship Class.
Everyone has settled well into their new Spaceship class and enjoyed working with new friends. All the pupils have also enjoyed some of the new work we’ve been doing. Favourites have been making our own Playdoh in cooking and melting coloured Ice cubes in art to make amazing tie dye patterns. We also liked making snowmen and getting caught in a fake snowstorm the week we had snow! The Pupils have enjoyed exploring different materials in Science. We made some clay monsters, some of which were humorously called Ben! Most of all we have enjoyed getting a bit messy, especially when made the whole class messy splatting a huge egg made from paint.
We are continuing to develop our swimming in the pool, which of course involves lots of splashing which we all seem to be very good at. We have also taken some (rather chilly) trips out to explore some local parks and see the seasonal changes.
We are all looking forward to more exciting work and exploring as the term continues.