Whale class is the lower key stage 2 class at Cambois Primary School. We are taught by Mr. Routledge.
In a morning we usually have a maths and literacy lesson, followed by phonics/spelling session each day. In spelling we are taught in small groups in order to help us make the most progress. We follow a creative curriculum in the afternoon.
As part of our talk 4 writing unit on the papaya that spoke, we were all wondering what exactly a papaya was. So Mr. Greenwood brought in a papaya for us all to try.
Today (30/11/16) we have been learning about dental hygiene. We have learnt how to keep our teeth healthy by brushing regularly and avoiding sugary foods. We also learnt about the different names of teeth and their jobs.
This term we have been working with coaches from Newcastle United. We have been learning about healthy eating and keeping fit. We have also been playing a range of games including football.
In science we have been learning about forces and magnets. We have conducted different experiments to investigate friction, gravity and magnetism. We have made predictions, formed hypotheses and have discussed how to make fair tests. We have evaluated our experiments and thought about how we could change them in the future.
As part of our topic on climates, we studied the work of Andy Goldsworthy to create our own art using nature. We used natural materials that are typical of autumn such as conkers and acorns.
In literacy we have been learning about non-chronological reports. We have used talk 4 writing to help us rehearse and act out our work before we write it. We were alarmed to hear about the scary Cambois flat-back dragon that was on the loose in the area. However, after doing some research we found that it was harmless. This gave us the idea to invent our own rare species of animal which we have collected in our own information book.