Welcome to KS2 - Yellow Class!
Your Class Teacher is: Mrs. Thompson
Welcome to Yellow Class !
Please let me know if you have anything you would like me to add to our class page.
Please ensure PE kits are in school all week. Additionally, as we will be going outside, it may be beneficial to send in some old joggers/ sweatshirt in case we go on the field and it is a bit muddy!
Water bottles should be filled at home and brought in daily.
Week ending 7.12.18
Another fun and very busy week for Yellow Class! The children had a brilliant start to the week with our trip to the Winter Gardens in Sunderland. They really enjoyed being able to experience what it might be like to be in the rainforest. We have been practising for our Christmas play and the children are doing brilliantly with their singing.... Beautiful voices! We are hoping that next week we can start practising without scripts! Exciting!
In Design Technology we have been decorating our frogs - they look great (see pictures)!! Now all that is left to do is evaluate them!
In Maths, we have been looking at placing 3 digit numbers on a numberline and we have explored subtracting a 2 digit number from a 2 digit number. We did this by thinking about counting up to the nearest ten and finding the difference.
In English, we are really enjoying reading stories based around letters. If your child would like to bring in a Christmas Story for us to read then this would be wonderful!
We are at Morpeth Leisure Centre on Wednesday (12th) morning to attend The Creative PE Festival. Please can children come in their PE kits but bring their uniforms to get changed into later. Another exciting event!
6.12.18 Decorating our felt frogs
Last week we did lots of sewing, this week we have been decorating our frogs and they are looking MAGNIFICENT!! The children have stuck to their original designs and colours. We will be evaluating them next week. What wonderful Christmas presents they would make!
3.12.18 Winter Gardens Trip
What a fun trip we had to the Winter Gardens in Sunderland! We learned all about the different layers of the rainforest and we got to explore the different plants. A big thank you to our adult helpers!! We really appreciated you coming!
Week ending 30.11.18
It's been a very practical week in Yellow class! We've been using measuring jugs and learning all about capacity. We made chocolate flake cakes and wrote this up the following day as an explanation text. For our Design Technology project we had some wonderful helpers in to assist us with sewing up our felt frogs. They look brilliant already and the children are really looking forward to decorating them next week!
Next week we are excited for our trip on Monday to the Winter Gardens to further our understanding of the rainforest!
We were joined by wonderful helpers on Wednesday afternoon to supervise us with our stitching of our felt frogs! Thank you so much to all the adults that joined us the children and I really appreciated you coming in!
Making chocolate flake cakes
As part of our instructions and explanations unit in English we have been making chocolate flake cakes this week! The children really enjoyed this and we learned all about what not to do as well as what to do.... which was brilliant for our writing!
This week in maths we have been learning all about capacity! We have talked about measuring in litres and mlililitres and compared different sizes of containers.
Week ending 23.11.18
A busy week in Yellow Class!
In Maths, we have been enjoying lots of practical work using rulers to measure in mm, cm and m and conducting our own investigations.
In English, we have been learning about imperative verbs for instruction writing. The children wrote some brilliant instructions on making the BEST EVER jam sandwich!
In Topic, the children learned all about and then discussed the effects of deforestation on the rainforests. They wrote some wonderful letters all about the impact this has on wildlife as well as the wider implications. They came up with some good solutions too!
In PE the children have had a great week learning Football skills, Gymnastics and Judo
In Design Technology we have been finishing our plans for making our own felt rainforest frogs. It would be wonderful to have helpers on Wednesday 28th November at 1.30pm to help with some sewing! Please let me know if you are able to help.
Thank you, Mrs Archer
22.11.18 Judo lessons
Lots of fun learning all about Judo on Thursday!
20.11.18 Investigating sound and vibrations
This week we started our new Science topic. We are learning all about sound and how it is created!
The children explored what happens when vibrations are created. We used different instruments as well as everyday objects to make observations. There were some really intelligent and observant comments about the ripple effect of sound waves and how the triangle stopped making a sound when it was placed in the water.
Lots of fun!
This week we have been really focusing on investigating length using mm, cm and m.
We have been improving our measuring skills by measuring to the nearest mm as well as cm.
The children also conducted their own investigations.
Is your arm span the same as your height?
Is the length from your wrist to your elbow the same as the length of your foot?
They found that both were false but the length from your wrist to elbow was very close to the length of your foot. Super investigating Yellow Class!
Ask your child to show you what they have learnt with a ruler or tape measure.
Week ending 16.11.18
This week Yellow Class have continued learning about poetry and exploring poems about different festivals from around the world.
The children have been brilliant at using fronted adverbials such as: At home, Suddenly, Gently, Before I go to school...... On Friday they created some fantastic poems about their favourite festivals using the skills they have learnt over the last two weeks. I was so impressed!
In Maths, the children have had great fun looking at money and exploring how to add and subtract amounts of money. They have especially loved using the coins. Ask them to show you what they have learnt with two sets of coins!
We have been talking about friendship a lot this week and the children have been giving each other compliments to make each other and themselves feel good. They have created a lovely display to show this.
Well done for all your hard work this week Yellow Class!
World War One and Remembrance Day Activities
On Friday 9th November, Yellow Class enjoyed learning more about World War One and Remembrance Day. They wrote really thoughtful prayers and poems and each painted a pebble with a poppy to remember a loved one or someone who lost their life in the First World War.
What a thoughtful class!
Yellow Class are really enjoying their gymnastics sessions so far! They have been learning about different balances and movements as well as how to hold a pose.
I am sorry I am unwell at present. I was enjoying getting to know you all and I will be back at school as soon as I am able to. I know you will continue to work hard for your teacher Mrs. Archer who is looking after you at present and I am getting regular updates and these make me smile I have put your spellings for the whole of the half term on the website and please remember to read and practise your times tables.
Week commencing 24th September
In Maths this week we looked at greater than/ less than, addition and subtraction of multiples of 10, written addition using partitioning and 5x and 10x table facts. Please try and help your child learn their times tables- it really will make a huge difference.
In English we looked at writing in the 1st or 3rd person, wrote descriptive phrases with the Newcastle uNited Foundation and planned and wrote our own original story. Everyone did so well ! I am so proud of their effort.
In Science we went to the pond area and pond dipped. We found lots of invertebrates and then tried to identify them back in the classroom. We are looking forward to documenting the changes in this habitat over the school year. In RE we learnt about Adam, Eve and the serpent and role played our own versions. We will be using our knowledge next week to write some persuasive language. In French we did listening and speaking exercises based on Ca Va.
Our school is situated in attractive and extensive well maintained grounds in a small housing estate, Lancaster Park, which is north of the town of Morpeth. The school first opened in 1972 and was formerly known as Wansbeck St Aidan Church of England Aided First School until it was renamed in 2001.Read More of the school welcome page