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Bluebells Class 2022/2023
Welcome back to a new school year! The Bluebells team are very excited about the year ahead.
If you have any questions or queries about anything, then please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. If you would like to meet with me, Mrs. Bird, I am available most afternoons to discuss any worries or concerns.
The Bluebells team are:
Class teacher – Mrs Bird
Teaching assistants – Mrs Burgess (Monday - Friday)
Miss Clarke (Monday - Friday)
Mrs Deakin (Monday – Thursday)
Our PE days is a Thursday morning.
Toast is available to buy daily at a cost of £1 per week. Please send your child’s money into school in a named envelope.
This spring term we will be looking at the topic of 'Space' and 'Plants. During our 'Space' topic we will learn about important historical figures in the history of space discovery. We will learn who the first man to walk on the moon was; the name of the first British person to complete a space walk and the names of significant female astronauts.
After half-term we will be learning about 'Plants' - how they grow and where in the world some of our fruit and vegetables come from. There will also be an opportunity to partake in World Book Week when the whole school will be focusing on one book...watch this space to find out which book it will be.
We are starting the term by reading a selection of books about space (fiction, non-fiction and poems). The children will be sharing stories and learning interesting facts about space too. After the February break we will be listening to stories related to plants and where they come from.
This half term, we will be focusing on the place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and uses of money.
We will be learning about the season of winter and we will also focus on the human body (body parts and the importance of our senses). We will also be investigating what plants are and what they need to grow We will also be learning to classify materials and looking at the properties of materials.
Books we have read in class this half-term include:
The Three Little Pigs
The Three Billy Goat Gruffs
The Colour Monster
Below are some youtube links to share the story at home
Our art work
We looked at the art work of Kandinsky. We looked at primary colours and learned how to mix them.
What shapes can you see in Kandinsky's work?
Colour Monster Work
On our first week at school, we used the book 'The Colour Monster' to talk about feelings and emotions
The Three Little Pigs (material work)
In our English work we looked at the story of the Three Little Pigs and used this to help with our science topic.
In science we looked at different materials. We looked at which materials would be best to make homes for the pigs. We discovered that some materials can be smooth, transparent and flexible.
After reading the story of the Three Little Pigs we made a wanted poster to warn other characters about this wolf!
After hearing the story of Goldilocks we all watched Mrs. Bird make a large bowl of porridge.
We then got to taste porridge...it was yummy!!
We listened to the story of Diwali and looked at some of the patterns and colours which are used during the festival. We worked together in a group and made a large rangoli pattern.
We used coloured sticks and lentils to make our picture. Do you like it?
We also made small diva pots ( a clay pot for a candle).
Our Diva Pots
Mental Health Week
During Mental Health week we talked about objects, places and people who make us happy. We wore clothes to express our individuality.
I hope you all had a wonderful October break.
This half term we are going to be very busy! The first week back all the children in Bluebells (and across the school) will be studying the life of David Attenborough as our Enrichment topic. We will cover history, science, art and geography. We will be looking at who David Attenborough is and the lessons he has taught people for many, many years. The children in Bluebells will focus on 'Colour' in nature.
After David Attenborough we will be learning all about...DINOSAURS!
This will be an exciting topic where the children will learn about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. They will learn about timelines and how not all dinosaurs lived at the same time. The children will also be introduced to the life of Mary Anning through our history lessons.
This year, for our Christmas production, we are hoping to write and film a Bluebells production which we will be able to share with you. This production will form part of our learning - writing, reading, performing and singing as a group. I do hope you will be able to make (Date and time to be confirmed).
David Attenborough Week 1st November 2022
In class we shared this book and looked at the pictures. Click on the link below and hear the story.
We looked at how animals can use colours to camoflage with the environment. The children then made their own camouflage pictures using chalks and pastels.
Can you spot the animals?
Our Poem on colour
As a class we wrote a poem on colours. Click on the link to read it. What is your favourite colour? How would you describe the colour purple?
We looked at camouflage patterns and decided which one we liked the best. Can you see which pattern is the favourite? How many children like the giraffe pattern?
We looked at the colours of animals and insects and placed them in an environment which would keep them safe (survival and camouflage).
The children created a picture of David Attenborough and wrote sentences to show what they had learned about him.
To follow in David Attenborough's footsteps the children made some binoculars to explore the world around them.
We looked at a bird called the ptarmigan. The ptarmigan lives in the Scottish mountains.
Ask someone in Bluebells why this bird is special? What can it do?
Children in Bluebells discovered that some animals in the UK can change their colour to survive. The children also learned the meaning of the word camouflage.
Click on the link above and learn some facts about the ptarmigam. You can also hear facts from David Attenborough's 'Life in Colour' (episode 2 - on bbc iplayer)
Here is a link to a Cbeebies interactive story about David Attenborough you may enjoy.
This half term we will be reading the following books:
Munch, Crunch, Dinosaur Munch (poetry focus)
The girl and the dinosaur (poetry)
Stone girl, bone girl (history focus)
We learned about the fossil hunter, Mary Anning. She lived many years ago.
We learned a number of dinosaur names and discovered that not all dinosaurs lived on the earth at the same time!
Dinosaurs on a timeline
In English we will be sharing some of the following books to help us learn and to imagine what life in space could be like. Would you like to go to space? What do you think you would need? What might you see in space? Will there be air in space? Would it be warm or cold? So many questions and so much to discover...
Man on the Moon
The Way back Home
Here come the Aliens
We looked at the work of Vincent Van Gough. He was a painter who lived many years ago. One of his paintings is called 'Starry Nights'. We copied Van Gough's work - we looked at making swirls, mixing colours, the thickness of different textures and how using different paint brushes can change the thickness of lines and swirls.
Do you like our paintings?