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!
This year, Whales consists of Year 3 and 4 children.
Mrs Hunter will teach the class everyday, Mrs Cairns will teach the class on a Friday morning.
Mrs Fleming will support the class Monday - Friday (mornings)
Whales led their own Assembly to showcase their fantastic learning this term. They planned the whole Assembly; writing their own scripts, organising all of the props, setting up the hall and producing the slides to accompany the Assembly. It was wonderful to have our parents in the audience too! Well done Whales! I am so … Read more
Sheep and Whales had a fantastic trip to Cromer Museum and Cromer Beach. We learnt so much about fossils found in Cromer, handled various fossils and then went on our very own fossil hunt on the beach. The children were absolutely amazing and we had a wonderful day!
We have been busy developing our running skills over the past few weeks; improving our techniques for running over obstacles and running for distance. In our other PE session, we have been developing our agility and static balance skills!
We are well underway with our new Computing learning this half term. We have been making our own E-Books based around the theme of ‘Going for Gold’. We have taken and inserted our own photographs as well as writing about a sport or sportsperson who inspires us. We are going to keep adding to our … Read more
As part of our new English unit, we rehearsed the poem ‘The River’, found the shapes and performed it to our class. We learnt even more about rivers and new vocabulary such as ‘meander’ ‘tributaries’ ‘vexed’.
Whales have been working hard on perfecting their C chord and A-minor chord over the past few weeks. They are amazing as they play – it is great to capture the concentration on their faces!
As part of our Experience Day, we gathered lots of chocolatey vocabulary, including using a thesaurus to find synonyms for our sentence stacking lesson. What better way to be inspired than to make and taste test our very own hot chocolates, of course we needed lots of cream and marshmallows too!
Through drama, using sources as evidence and detective work, we were able to work out how William the Conqueror became the first Norman King of England. We then learnt about his reign and discussed the statement ‘William the Conqueror was a successful king.’
We have been learning about States of Matter in Science so far this half term, with a focus on observational and fair testing. This week, we learnt about changes of state and decided to investigate the melting point of chocolate and developed our skills of taking accurate measurements.