Welcome to Whales Class. We get our name from the Bible story Jonah and the Whale. It is a story of compassion and never giving up - values which are very important to our class. We encourage, respect and love sharing ideas with each other!
We are made up of Year 2, 3 & 4 children and we enjoy our calm, cosy classroom which sparks our curiosity and thirst for knowledge! There is a large creative area with art, craft and construction resources. You could even snuggle up in our brand new teepee or on our comfy sofa - a great way to support our wellbeing and mental health.
In Science, Whales have been learning to group and classify living things. We have learnt new vocabulary such as vertebrates and invertebrates. Through the exploration of classification keys, we have been able to group and identify a variety of living things in our local environment.
In Design Technology, Whales have been evaluating a range of pop up books and have been exploring different pop up techniques. Through practising ways to make these mechanisms they have found ways to strengthen and reinforce these ready to inspire their own pop up books, where they will carefully consider the design criteria and intended … Read more
We continue to explore our Welly Day area weekly. Our focus has been on teamwork, building independence and resilience. We have also been exploring ways to make structures secure and withstand any weather conditions.
Our Art Book Hook ‘Little People, Big Dreams: Georgia O’Keeffe’ has inspired our artwork last half term. We learnt all about her life and how she was inspired by the little things around her. We explored complimentary colours, oil pastels and then recreated a close-up, large scale flower painting, with stunning results!
Whales class went on a knowledge finding mission to conclude our History learning last half term. In our outdoor area, lots of information was hidden for the children to find all about life during the Iron Age. The children recorded the information, discussed their findings with their partner, and then shared their new knowledge with … Read more
Each class enjoyed a session of calmness thanks to the Small Schools Partnership hosting a Day of Calmness workshop at our school. We learnt some techniques to help us maintain peace and relaxation that we can do everyday.