Welcome to Dragonfly Class!
Mrs Cook teaches Dragonfly Class on Mondays and Tuesdays. Mrs O'Brien teaches on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Miss Forsey is our teaching assistant. Mrs Hill and Mrs Hackett teach music, R.E. and French to the class each week.
We have P.E. on Tuesdays and Fridays. We visit the school library on Mondays.
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Follow our Learning Journey this year...
Willen Lake 27/11/18 - The children enjoyed sketching the Stone Circle at Willen Lake.
Design Technology - Our Moving Dinosaurs! 22-10-18
Visit to the Natural History Museum 18-10-18
16/10/18 - We all decorated our dinosaurs today as part of our DT project. Everyone enjoyed using the glue gun!
2/10/18 English - We all enjoyed being detectives today! We looked around school to find answers to questions about dinosaurs. We will use the information to write a non-fiction text about dinosaurs.
1/10/18 Science - We enjoyed testing rocks to see if they were strong and waterproof.
25/9/18 - Today in gymnastics we practised making shapes on the apparatus and jumping off safely.
Oliver and Demi are our school council representatives.
Ancient Egypt - Summer 1
This half term we have been learning all about Ancient Egypt and the what life was like during the time of the Pharoahs.
Spring 1 and Spring 2 African Adventure
This term we will be learning about the continent of Africa and some of the 54 countries within Africa.
Ms Hughes has taught us to play recorders this half term. We performed three songs for our families and friends!
We blended primary colours to create these African sunset pictures.
In Science we have been investigating the effects of different liquids on tooth enamel and have discovered that orange juice can damage the enamel on your teeth!
We looked at climate data and created our own weather map for Africa.
On Africa Day we learnt some African dances, made 'Jollof' rice, and used traditional African patterns as inspiration for our African animal pictures!
Autumn 2 Frozen Planet
This half term we will be learning about the Arctic and Antarctica and finding out about the animals that live in these regions. We will also be finding out about Antarctic exploration and the people who live in the Arctic circle.
Learning to use compasses like the Arctic and Antarctic explorers!
We used a variety of different media to re-create the Aurora Borealis.
Global warming is causing many problems for the Arctic and Antarctic regions. We used stop frame animation software on our Learnpads to create a short video to explain this.
Making polar bears from clay.
'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers tells the story of a boy and a penguin. One day the boy opens his front door to find a penguin standing on his doorstep. He decides to help it find its way home even if it means rowing all the way to the South Pole across stormy seas. The children took to their 'boats' in the classroom and with the help of a video of a storm at sea, sound effects and a hand held water spray, experienced the boy and penguin's journey!
Autumn 1 - Rainforest Explorers
We made our own rainforest shelters.
Our Rainforest Shoeboxes!
Using dienes apparatus to help us with addition.
Living Rainforest Trip
Dragonflies visited the Living Rainforest and learnt about some of the amazing plants and animals which live there. Our Guides told us about the plants which we use for food eg ginger, coffee, bananas and cacao (chocolate). They also showed us some of the plants which we use for medicine.
In 'Kick-start' week we had lots of fun using atlases to find where the rainforests are and then making 'saltdough' maps of the continents to mark them on.
The 'Body Coach' helped us with our exercises in PE!
We made some biomes to act like rainforests and investigated if seeds needed light to germinate.