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Apple Year 3/4

Hello and a warm welcome to the Apple class page.  Your class teachers are Mrs Ford and Mrs Hughes and your teaching assistants are Mrs Dulling and Mrs Walker.  We are proud to be working with the wonderful children in our class and we are working together to ensure they reach their potential, and to celebrate all their successes! Here you will find details of topics for the year, class news, special events and celebrations. We look forward to sharing the children's learning journeys with you. Please click here for our long term Curriculum Overview.

We have lots of fun learning opportunities planned for the Spring Term.  Take a look at what you can do at home to celebrate France!  

Click here for our medium term plan parent leaflet. 

Week Beginning 12th March 2018 - Forest School and French Cooking!

Oh my goodness, what an exciting and very busy week!

Wednesday morning - Forest School

Despite the wet and windy weather, Apple class were undeterred in making the most of the situation, and set about making shelters from the tarpaulins and ropes provided. It was tricky at times, keeping hold of the tarpaulins in the wind, but the children persevered and were able to make group shelters! Next, Mr. Blake threw a large rope over a suitably strong tree branch to create a swing. The children had great fun jumping on and swinging away! Finally, the kettle had boiled and some very keen helpers made some hot chocolate for the children to enjoy! Sekoni had a steady hand for pouring the milk, while Keane was in charge of stirring, using a carved out wooden stick as a spoon!  The children had a great time, despite being covered in mud!

Thanks to Mr. Blake and Mrs. Dulling for supporting us! We can't wait to visit again next week!

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Wednesday Afternoon - French Cooking at Lipson Community College

As if our morning wasn't exciting enough, during the afternoon we visited Lipson Community College to do some French cooking! This was a Design and Technology project linked with our French and Geography topic on France this term.  The children made two dishes - Clafoutis a pudding with fruit in batter and an easy version of Macaroons. The children all made their dishes successfully and I am waiting to here what the children thought about them. They certainly looked delicious! A big thank you to Lipson Community College for hosting and teaching our children. 

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Mosaics in Apple class


Following our topic work on the Romans, the children enjoyed taking part in a mosaic art workshop with Jane Stevens.  The children used small, square ceramic tiles to stick on to their chosen shaped tile.  The children were amazed by their achievements and thoroughly enjoyed their morning workshop.  It was great to see how creative the children could be and for them to have a sense of ownership over their artwork.  

Click here to see the amazing mosaics! 

 

Bootcamp in Apple Class

We have been learning new moves in PE and performing them with technique and balance.  The last couple of PE sessions have been quite challenging, with the children learning spotty dogs, burpees, tricep dips, bench star jumps, skipping, running squats and the plank!  We have been monitoring our heart rate before and after exercise and have been trying hard to improve our fitness levels. We have been scoring ourselves at each station and will aim to improve on these in the next few weeks.  Well done everyone!  

 

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