What a fantastic day! We have had a visit from Isambard Kingdom Brunel (from Blast from the Past) who told us a lot of facts and information about his life, his work and his legacy.
The children listened really well, learned a lot and had many interesting questions. Then everybody took part in a quiz about Brunel's creations - it was amazing to see how much they had all remembered and got quite competitive!
Later, the children took part in a bridge building workshop. Creations were made from paper or card but then had to be strengthened. We tested the bridges by adding trains and weights. It was a lot of fun!
After lunch, the children played a "Brunel" board game in groups. There were lots of facts to read along the way and everyone enjoyed the game. We finished the day by looking at a number of Victorian artefacts and had to write down what we thought they were used for. Much to the amusement of the adults, what the children thought was a "soup bowl" turned out to be a chamber pot! The children certainly found it interesting to discover what life was like in Victorian times.
A big thank you to Mr. Chapman for coming in and inspiring us today.
We were really lucky to have a visit from Oliver's Dad today! He brought some propellers and a model boat to show us. This links with our learning on Isambard Kingdom Brunel that we will start next week! Oliver became the class teacher and told us all lots of information about the propellers, how they work and how the model boat was made. There were lots of interesting questions and facts! Thank you, Oliver! And thank you to Dad too!
Summer Term spellings (all weeks)
Summer term curriculum overview
Summer term letter to parents
To one small step for man, one giant leap for Herons Class...
On Friday, we had a visit from Space Odyssey. It was a very exciting afternoon! We got to go inside the space dome where we learned a lot about life on a space station, astronauts and space history. After this, we were taken on a tour of the planets and stars and looked at their sizes in relation to our sun and the earth. It was really amazing to learn that there are other stars in our galaxy which are 6 billion times larger than our own sun! Finally, we looked at the phases of the moon and some of the constellations in the night sky. So in one hour, we traveled millions of miles and made lots of discoveries along the way.
What an exciting day at Paignton Zoo! We had a super time and got to see lots of animals, some relating to our Rainforest topic and some some extra ones too. Some of the highlights of the day were the giraffes and elephants, the rhinos, the cockroaches in the Reptile house, the red panda and, of course, the wobbly bridge (which was so much fun that we had to go on it twice)!
Thank you to the children for their great behaviour, and thank you to staff and parent helpers who supported our visit.
World Book Day 2019
Creating comic strips
Spring Term Spellings (all weeks given)
Spring term overview
Spring term letter to parents
Useful information for Herons:
PE is every Wednesday - please bring your kit.
Spelling homework is set every Friday. Please complete at least 5 good quality sentences which are due in by the following Wednesday.
There is also a project-based homework linked to our topic on rainforests. You can choose how to present this! This is due in by half term.
Weekly spellings are tested on Friday morning. The common exception words are tested termly.
If you have any questions, please come and ask.
Welcome to The Herons' Class Page!
Class teachers Mrs Becky Everitt (Mon-Tuesday) & Mrs Louise Sewell (Wednesday-Friday).
Mrs Keren Young Learning Support Assistant.
Welcome to Heron Class - Summer Term 1 2018
Our new topic is 'Save Our Seas' with a geography/environmental focus
20.04.18 - River Walk Clean Up
Summer 1 Homework and Letters
Welcome to Herons! Spring Term 2018
This term our topic is 'African Adventure'. Please scroll down to see some of the learning we have been doing.
The Lion King Performance!
Spring 1 Spellings and Times Tables
Practising our Times Tables
Making 3D Shapes from Nets
Year 4/5 Maths Investigation
Music with Mr Wilkes!
Learning about Harvest
Welcome back to school after the lovely summer holidays. We hope you are all refreshed and are ready for learning. We can't wait to start our new topic Kings and Queens!
Learning about Victorian and contemporary toys
Herons have been learning about Victorian toys and comparing them to the toys of today. The children looked at pictures of some of toys and had to work in teams to decide whether they were authentic or modern day toys. They also looked at the materials used to make them, presenting their findings back to the rest of the class
'Fantastic Mr Fox'
In Herons the children have started a new Literacy unit about Roald Dahl's 'Fantastic Mr Fox'. They have been familiarising themselves with the story, using drama to get to know the characters, focusing on expression and the projection of their voices.