Welcome to Miss McDougall’s class. We are a very friendly, kind class who try really hard with our learning, and have lots of fun too! We are a very artistic class and love to create different things. We are also very active, and love to go outside and play football. We always do our best and have fun with our learning, we work really well as a class team.
The adults in our class are:
Miss McDougall, who is the teacher. Miss McDougall loves animals, and has a dog called Bella! Her favourite subjects are History and English. She loves to read stories to the class.
Miss Walker is one of the teaching assistants in our class. Miss Walker also loves animals, and has a dog called Amber. She loves spending time with her dog and her little girl. She is very friendly and kind, and loves planning fun things for us to do for big choosings on Friday afternoons.
Miss Swann is also a teaching assistant. Miss Swann is very artistic, and loves helping us with our different drawings and art projects. Miss Swann also loves music, and is a very good singer. She has a pet bunny rabbit called Armin.
This term we have been reading the play ‘The Blood Brothers’. We have loved getting into character and reading the book as a class. Miss McDougall brought in some props for each part, which really helped us get into character! We have been having a think about what life was like back when the play was set (Liverpool 1960s-1980s), and really getting to know the characters. We have produced lots of fantastic written work on the different characters and themes of the play, with a focus on producing detailed PEE paragraphs (point, evidence, explanation).
In Maths, we have been looking at shape. We started off exploring the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, we made some models to help us with this. We then moved on to translation, perimeter, area and volume of shapes. This term we will be learning about fractions. Each child has a Sumdog login, which they are more than welcome to use at home to practice their Maths skills (www.sumdog.com). We also try to get lots of timestables practice in at school, and it would be great if this could be carried on at home.
For our last project we learnt all about Charles Darwin in order to answer our learning question ‘How did Darwin change our world?’ We particularly enjoyed this project, it involved putting ourselves in Darwin’s shoes and imaging how he felt on his voyage on HMS Beagle. We even built our own beach and boat in the classroom.
As part of this project we took a trip to the Deep in Hull, an aquarium which is home to over 3000 creatures! We had such a great day and even got to stroke a Madagascan hissing cockroach.
We learnt all about the history of Darwin’s life and wrote biographies. In science, we learnt all about Darwin’s theories/ ideas and also learnt all about DNA. We put all of this together at the end of the project and produced diary entries, imagining we were Darwin on his voyage.
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