Henry Tyndale School

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Comet Class

Welcome to Comet Class

Autumn 2022

Wow, what a start to the year in Comet Class,  already so much done and it's not even Christmas yet!


Comet Class have settled into the new school year amazingly quickly adapting to their new classroom environment,  routines and peers. Our overall topic this term is 'Fire and Ice', and our main focus this half term has been on 'fire'. In history, we have been learning about The Great Fire of London, where we re-enacted being 16th century firefighters. We had great fun pulling buckets of water around the the playground trying to put out mini fires (fake of course!) and getting very wet in the process. In English, we've been reading about a little dragon called Crispin who every time he went to breath fire, breathed out everything other than fire ('Not Your Typical Dragon'). The students have worked hard on their story narratives, constructing some fantastic sentences. 

We have also relished our weekly adventure offsite to Camberley Leisure Centre for swimming as well as trips to the local park.  

Comet Class look forward to updating you later on in the term, about our exploration of 'Ice'! 

Comet Class Autumn 1 2022

Autumn 2021

This term Comet class' topic has been about Robots. We have read lots of books including 'Fixer the Robot', 'Izzy Gizmo' and 'Nobot the robot with no bottom'. We have used the 'Beebots' to learn about direction. 

The whole class went to Winchester Cathedral to be part of the Special Schools Carol service. We dressed up and were part of the procession through the cathedral. We also entered the competition to design the front cover of the order of service. We were very proud of Lewis in our class who won the competition to be on the cover and also Blake who also had his picture published inside the booklet.

We also enjoyed a very yummy Christmas dinner together in the hall.


Wishing you all a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year!

Comet Class team and pupils

Summer 2021

This term Comet class had the opportunity to hatch our own chicks in the classroom via the 'Living eggs' project. We hatched all ten eggs (we were very lucky to actually capture a video of one of them hatching!) in the incubator in the classroom and when they were ready children from other classes took them for a visit. We really enjoyed having them all out in a tray and holding them and learning about their life cycle.

At the end of the term we had to say 'Goodbye!' to two children from Comet who have gone to new schools. We wish both Matthew and Rohan lots of luck and hope they manage to come back to visit to tell us how they are getting on.


Spring 2021

This term Comet class have been learning about 'Zones of regulation'. As part of this we have discussed what makes us happy and all had our photo taking with our best smilie happy face smiley

Autumn 2020
The staff and children in Comet class wish you all a very Merry Christmas XXX
In Comet class our topic has been toys. We have investigated the different ways to play with toys such as which ones can be pushed or pulled. We also looked at toys from different parts of the world and had a go at playing with them.
We celebrated Jeans for genes day. We looked at the differences between all of us in the class and made our own pairs of 'mini jeans' that we have decorated and hung on our class washing line.
In Maths we have been working very hard on  our measuring.
Summer 2020

What a term! Who would have known at Christmas that we would be in these strange times. The Comet children have shown great resilience amongst the changes, we are very proud of them smiley. Over the term we have had new children join the class, birthdays, fun in the sun, eaten ice cream, zoom calls with our friends who were not in school and worn our lovely PPE.


We wish everyone a happy, safe and healthy Summer holidays.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in September.


Best wishes

The Comet Team.

Spring 2020

Class display made after the farm visited

We were very lucky to have a farm visit us at school.  We all enjoyed being outside with the animals and giving them a stroke and feeding them.
In cooking we have made different recipes using fruit and vegetables. The whole class worked very hard peeling, grating and chopping the vegetables to make vegetable soup.
Autumn 2019

In PE this term we have been working hard to improve our climbing and balance skills and our stamina during physio.

Our topic in cooking has been biscuit making.  We now know how to make the mixture...

We can roll out the mixture and cut out biscuit shapes...

We are now experts at icing them...

Summer 2019

In Comet class we have been making the most of the lovely weather.  We have been outside on the astro-turf where we all enjoyed the trim-trail and outdoor gym.

All of Key Stage two joined together to have an ‘Islam’ Day.  We made our own prayer mats using strips of paper and material to look like we weaved them. We used material and blankets to make our own ‘hijab’ to see how it feels to wear one.  We also made biscuits in the shape of the Islamic symbol; crescent moons and stars.

Comet class wish you all a peaceful Summer and are looking forward to seeing you in September.

Spring 2019


This term in Comet class we have been focussing on the environment and recycling.  We have learned how important it is to reuse items rather than throw them away and also how to recycle correctly.

Sorting our rubbish

Making our own compost in 'Rot pots'

Plastic bottle bird feeders

We were very lucky to have the new born ducks visit our classroom. They were very soft and fluffy, we enjoyed stroking them and watching them swim.

Autumn term 2018

This term the topic in Comet Class has been ‘Fire and Ice’. In History we learned about ‘The Great Fire of London’, the children all collaged their own burning house.

In Science we have investigated both things that burn and how ice melts. We have had a BBQ in our class outdoor area, cooking hotdogs which we loved eating with lots of ketchup. We visited ‘Runways End’ and all toasted marshmallows on a fire. In class we have looked at ways to melt ice and also how fat keeps animals warm when they live in cold climates.

In DT we have investigated ice cream. We have looked at the ingredients, how it is made both now and in the past and also made our own ice cream which was very hard work! Our favourite part of this topic was designing and making our own ice-cream sundaes which we then ate in class…yum!

We have recently been on a trip with Satellite Class to the Winchester Carol Concert for Special Schools. The children all dressed as nativity characters, joined the procession and sang and signed along with the other schools from Hampshire. We were very proud to find out that Casey had won the competition to design the front cover of the program. Casey was presented with a certificate and voucher for her hard work. Well done Casey!

All of Comet Class hope you all have a fantastic Christmas break and wish you a Happy New Year!

Comet Class 2017-2018


Hello and welcome back after having a great summer off!


We have been working really hard making mosaics in history, practicing our number work, having fun in music and much much more! Have a look at some of our pictures from the first half term!


We hope you enjoy them.


Comet Class smiley

Spring Term in Comet Class!


So far in the Spring term we have learnt about our bodies and performed a show (we hope you all enjoyed it!), been working really hard in out Maths and English lessons, have danced our way through PE and even managed to become palaeontologists digging out our own fossils. But our favourite thing to learn about so far has been volcanoes! We learnt all about them and watched some clips on volcanic eruptions! We then made our own using sand, bicarbonate or soda and vinegar. It was great seeing them erupt! We have now started making stronger volcanoes out of mod-rock that we can take them home and show our families how to make them erupt! Check out our pictures below!


Enjoy smiley

Summer Term in Comet Class!


This term in Comet Class we have been working really hard and enjoying the sunshine lots too. Everyone has done their best the whole year and as a treat for the end of the year and for working so hard we took a trip to Southsea promenade. It was a lovely day for it and the sun was shining at the beach. We had a fish and chips lunch on the promenade, a walk around to see what we could find and we found the hovercraft! We watched it take off for a trip and all got sprayed with sea water from the air which cooled us down! It was great to see. We also enjoyed an ice-cream, ice-lolly or donut as an extra treat. It was a trip enjoyed by all and ended the year in a lovely way with all our friends. On behalf of all the staff in comet class I would like to thank you for all your support this year and we hope you have a lovely summer holiday!


Enjoy smiley

Comet Class Astronauts!


During the Autumn Term Comet Class turned into astronauts for our space show. Everyone worked really hard and made some great props including rocket packs, star bands, light-up stars and their very own astronaut helmets! Everyone looked great and we had a great show singing and signing to lots of space songs! Have a look at some of the pictures below! We hope you like them as much as we do!