Swans Class Page
Welcome to Swans class page at Greenleas Derwent Road. The Swans team are pleased to welcome you to our class page. Please come and talk to us to discuss your children's celebrations, achievements and we are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please find below a photo learning journey that shows some of the exciting activities we have been getting up to.
We have been enjoying Forest School activities with Mr Norris. We have been exploring the Woodland Walk and have collected a stick to make our own journey sticks, collecting objects to add to our sticks like the Aboriginal people. They used journey sticks to more easily recount their journeys to other people upon their return. They found a large walking stick, collected materials found along the way, and tied them to the stick in chronological order.
Children in Need
On Children in Need day we brought our favourite teddy to school in return for a donation to charity. We learnt about the charity and how the money raised would be spent on children less fortunate than ourselves.
On November 14 we opened our classroom to parents, inviting them to share our phonics learning. Children participated in a phonics lesson and activities with parents to show how we teach letters and sounds at school.
British Values Day
On November 13th we celebrated British Values Day. The whole school voted for their favourite books to be purchased for the school the school library after listening to year four children canvas their ideas for joke, fantasy, sport and biographical themes. We then had a visit from Chief Inspector Loveless who explained the role of the police and his role in the British Transport Police. The children got to see Miss Bligh handcuffed and look at the different pieces of equipment an officer carries with them. All the children got to try on his hat and had a turn at sitting in a police car and testing the sirens!
We took part in different activities throughout the day linked to our values and gained a good understanding of the voting process and the role of a police officer.
On Thursday 19th October we celebrated Diwali Day. The children wore bright colours to school in honor of the celebration. Throughout the day the children were able to participate in many activities including; food tasting, sparklers, making Diva lamps, henna designs, Rangoli patterns and making cards. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about another culture and traditions.
On Monday 16th October we welcomed grandparents into our classroom. The children were delighted to share their learning and explore the activities with their grandparents and honorary grandparents. We finished off the visit with some songs including a traditional one that grandparents could join in with! It was a fantastic opportunity for us to meet the special people in the children's lives.
Edible Shape Robots
As part of our literacy learning we shared the story of 'Harry and the Robots.' We also explored 2d shape in the same week which presented an exciting opportunity to build our own shape robots using crackers, fruit and vegetables. Best of all we got to eat them at the end!
Walk to the post box
We walked to the post box to post our invites to grandparents and special visitors. On the way we looked for signs of autumn, numerals and writing in our environment. We learnt how our invites would travel to their destinations with some going as far as Poland!