Welcome to Doves Class at Greenleas Derwent Road. Mrs Silverton (Class Teacher) and Mrs Cordes (Class Learning Support Assistant) are pleased to welcome you to our class page. Please come and talk to us to discuss your children's celebrations and achievements and if you have any questions and queries. Please find below a photo learning journey that shows some of the exciting activities we have been doing.
Polar Bear Wow!
We had great fun on Wednesday when we started our new topic 'Polar Bears and Penguins'. As well as painting polar landscapes and hand printing polar bears we did some baking. We worked as a team to make fairy cakes and once they had cooled we decorated them to look like polar bears. Mrs Silverton was very impressed with our baking knowledge and skills and thinks we may have some future 'Bake Off' champions in our class!
We hope you enjoyed our performance of The Nativity. We were very proud of all of the children and would like to thank you for supporting them to learn their words, providing costumes where necessary and your general support and encouragement on the day.
In science we have been learning about winter and the weather. First of all we made windsocks and then we headed outside to record the direction of the wind. Luckily we picked a sunny but breezy day.
In Design and Technology we have been designing and making shadow puppets linked to the Funnybones stories. We enjoyed adding new accessories and using the puppets to retell the story.
We had great fun during our firework afternoon. We learnt about the Gun Powder Plot and had the chance to use our art and design skills to complete some firework themed arts and crafts. We also enjoyed a mini hot dog and a sparkler biscuit which we had made. We also spoke about ways to keep safe on bonfire night.
We have really enjoyed Forest School and it has been wonderful to see the children enjoying the outdoors. They have had the opportunity to climb trees, build dens, relax in hammocks, use tools and make forest themed crafts.
In Science this half term we have been learning about our bodies. We drew around each other and then labeled the body parts we knew. We also used our sense of taste and smell to describe different foods. We had to guess the flavour of the crisps by tasting them which was particularly good fun!
In Science we took advantage of the wonderful sunny autumn weather we are having and went outside to learn all about shadows. We mapped a shadow over the course of a day to see how it changed and then had fun making our shadows in to shapes for our friends to draw round.
In PE we have been exploring how to pass the ball to each other, how to control a ball when passing and how to stop a ball.
We took a walk to our local postbox to post our invitations for Grandparents' afternoon. We looked at the information on the front of the postbox and we now know that our letters will be picked up today at 5pm and be making their way to our Grandparents.