Class News 2022 - 2023

British Science Week March 2023
This week we have celebrated all things science! We used Explorify to look at objects close up to guess what they were, we have a trip to Forest Green Rovers, we made bug hotels in forest school and we had a visit from Gloucester Waste, who explained how they try to reduce impact on the environment. 
Safer internet day 6.2.23
As part of safer internet day, we looked at a scenario where we had to make choices about what happened online. We also invited the PCSOs to come and work with us. 
Book club Term 4
We did a big reveal and started our book club this term at lunchtimes. The book was called 'Twitch' by MG Leonard and we loved it. Some of us have even bought the sequel already! 
Forest School 14.2.23
For this forest school, we were using twigs and leaves to represent two-digit multiplication, and making pancakes! 
Mental health week 14.2.23
As part of thinking about mental health, we did a yoga session, which was great fun and left us all feeling very relaxed!
River models 19.1.23
We were learning about the different stages of the river, including the source, upper course, middle course and lower course. We compared the Severn and the Amazon and made these models, then annotated photos of these in our books. 
Visit to Wick Court Farms for City Children 
On January 17th we visited Wick Court. The weather was beautiful and we did activities such as mucking out the horses, counting sheep and pressing apples. We loved it!
Music in Squirrel Class
We have been learning how to play the glockenspiel and composed our own pieces!
Train trip 19.10.22
This week, we went by train from Gloucester station to Worcester, where we did a workshop looking at transport through the ages and even designed our own sustainable transport! We had a play in the park before returning home by train to Gloucester. What a great day! Two of the photos are recounts written by the children. 
National Poetry Day 6.10.22
This year's theme is the environment, so we wrote poems to an object from nature. This was the first step - contemplating and making notes about our thoughts and feelings. We then went back to class and wrote a poem called 'We are friends.'
September 15th Scooter Day
What a fantastic day! We heard how it takes resilience and perseverance to keep going and succeed at something, then we all had the chance to put that into practice. 
September 9th
We had a visit from Life Education. Anita talked to us about keeping ourselves safe and what we need to feel happy. 
September 6th
Today we started our wellbeing journals. The children have lovely notebooks and gel pens, and can draw, write or doodle their thoughts on a specific topic. Today we were reflecting on our holiday and thinking about our goals for the year ahead.