classes - thringstone
classes - thringstone

Classes

Wolves     Skylarks      Polar Bears      Tigers      Cheetahs      Snow Leopards      Dolphins

Wolves

The members of staff  in Foundation Stage are Miss Taylor, Mrs Elton and Mrs Johnson.

In the Foundation Stage  we focus on making the children feel ‘at home’ by providing familiar games and activities with their friends. We have an open door policy where parents are welcome into the classroom, and forge close links with home.

We experience the festivals of Diwali, Chinese New Year, Bonfire Night and Christmas, through making and tasting traditional foods, dressing up and role play. The children also develop their creative skills using a range of media producing: cards; lanterns; dragon masks; and paintings to music.

We enjoy exploring the local area and we have visited the church, post- box and woods to support our learning.

Important things your child should have in school:
• A drinks bottle
• A PE bag consisting of any plain T-shirt, a pair of shorts, plimsolls
• A bag to carry a reading record
• Appropriate clothing for the weather
(as we play outside every day whatever the weather!)

Please ensure all your child’s things are named as a lot of school clothing is the same.

Exploring the different sounds musical instruments make.

Matching objects to captions in a guided reading session.

Using our self-control muscle in a character developing lesson.

Role play in the fruit and vegetable shop. 

Combining media to make musical shakers.

Using different body parts to balance on the equipment.

Programming Bee-Bots to move in different directions.

Visiting the school library.

Skylarks

The members of staff  in Year 1 - Skylarks are Miss Wharton and Mrs Kinsey.  The children will also be supported at times by Mrs Harkins and Mrs Coleman.

At Thringstone we follow a topic and creative based curriculum, using year group objectives from the National Curriculum.  Throughout the year topics are varied to meet the objectives and maximise children’s interest and learning.

We have an open door policy where parents are welcome in school, and this helps forge close links with home.

We expect all children to read regularly at home each week and learn their number bonds. We also encourage children to carry out weekly homework where they apply their learning, understanding and skills.

Important things your child should have in school:
• A drinks bottle
• A PE bag consisting of any plain T-shirt, a pair of shorts, plimsolls
• A bag to carry a reading record
• Appropriate clothing for the weather
(as we play outside every day whatever the weather!)

Please ensure all your child’s things are named as a lot of school clothing is the same.

Team games in PE developing ball balancing skills while moving.

Playing fun games during a PE session.

Making bird feeders in Science for the birds until the berries begin to grow.

Using school maps to solve clues and find orienteering points.

Using secateurs confidently to clear brambles ready to plant our new saplings.

We made moving pictures for the front cover of 'Whatever Next!'

Finding the best material to make a house for the Three Little Pigs.

We enjoyed Science Day learning about chemical reactions!

Polar Bears

The members of staff  in Year 2 – Polar Bears are Mrs Walker and at times Mrs Harkins and Mrs Coleman.

At Thringstone we follow a topic and creative based curriculum, using year group objectives from the National Curriculum. Throughout the year topics are varied to meet the objectives and maximise children’s interest and learning.

We have an open door policy where parents are welcome in school, and this helps forge close links with home.

We expect all children to read regularly at home each week and learn their number bonds and times tables. We also encourage children to carry out weekly homework where they apply their learning, understanding and skills.

Important things your child should have in school:
• A drinks bottle
• A PE bag consisting of any plain T-shirt, a pair of shorts, plimsolls
• A bag to carry a reading record
• Appropriate clothing for the weather
(as we play outside every day whatever the weather!)

Please ensure all your child’s things are named as a lot of school clothing is the same.

We carefully toasted squidgy marshmallows on an open fire in Forests Schools, they were yummy.

We planted saplings for Science Day in our Forest School area.

Cleaving ash to make a peg using a 'froe' was exciting.

We all enjoyed measuring capacity in Maths and got a bit damp!

Dinosaur Day was amazing and we had the chance to become enthusiastic palaeontologists

In computing we have enjoyed writing and debugging our coding.

Art is exciting and we created beautiful dinosaur silhouettes on a sunset sky.

In Science we made sure we were thorough when we tested our materials.

Tigers

The members of staff  in Year 3 – Tigers are Miss Morgan and at times Mrs Rafferty, Mrs Loakes and Mrs Sibson.

At Thringstone we follow a topic and creative based curriculum, using year group objectives from the National Curriculum.  Throughout the year topics are varied to meet the objectives and maximise children’s interest and learning.

We have an open door policy where parents are welcome in school, and this helps forge close links with home.

We expect all children to read regularly at home each week and learn their number bonds and times tables. We also encourage children to carry out weekly homework where they apply their learning, understanding and skills.

Important things your child should have in school:
• A drinks bottle
• A PE bag consisting of any plain T-shirt, a pair of shorts, plimsolls
• A bag to carry a reading record
• Appropriate clothing for the weather
(as we play outside every day whatever the weather!)

Please ensure all your child’s things are named as a lot of school clothing is the same.

Stretching, jumping, rolling and balancing in gymnastics.

Exploring 'twisted tales' from the Library Service.

Learning about the Easter story at St Andrew's Church.

Practising our real life drawing skills by recreating daffodils in pencil.

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Fielding practice at our first cricket workshop on the MUGA.

Making folding books to show favourite settings on World Book Day.

Fantastic singing at our collaborative Vocalease performance.

Tigers' and Cheetahs' Spring performance of Hansel and Gretel.

Cheetahs

The members of staff  in Year 4 – Cheetahs are Mrs Hallam and at times Mrs Rafferty, Mrs Sibson and Mrs Loakes.

At Thringstone we follow a topic and creative based curriculum, using year group objectives from the National Curriculum.  Throughout the year topics are varied to meet the objectives and maximise children’s interest and learning.

We have an open door policy where parents are welcome in school, and this helps forge close links with home.

We expect all children to read regularly at home each week and learn their number bonds and times tables. We also encourage children to carry out weekly homework where they apply their learning, understanding and skills.

Important things your child should have in school:
• A drinks bottle
• Change of shoes for inside school – eg plimsolls
• A PE bag consisting of any plain T-shirt, a pair of shorts, plimsolls
• A bag to carry a reading record
• Appropriate clothing for the weather(as we play outside every day whatever the weather!)

Please ensure all your child’s things are named as a lot of school clothing is the same.

Collecting natural materials for our habitat home designs.

Developing our cricket skills with our cricket coach.

Creating bird feeders ready for the RSPB Big School Birdwatch.

A fantastic performance from all in our Hansel & Gretel concert.

Full of character to celebrate World Book Day.

Having fun during our Year 4 Collaborative Life Skills Day.

We took a step back in time when we visited Warwick Castle.

Our enterprise project cake stall was a great success. 

Snow Leopards

The members of staff  in Year 5 – Snow Leopards are Mrs Baugh and at times Miss Jones and Mrs Loakes.

At Thringstone we follow a topic and creative based curriculum, using year group objectives from the National Curriculum.  Throughout the year topics are varied to meet the objectives and maximise children’s interest and learning.

We have an open door policy where parents are welcome in school, and this helps forge close links with home.

We expect all children to read regularly at home each week and learn their number bonds and times tables. We also encourage children to carry out weekly homework where they apply their learning, understanding and skills.

Important things your child should have in school:
• A drinks bottle
• Change of shoes for inside school – eg plimsolls
• A PE bag consisting of any plain T-shirt, a pair of shorts, plimsolls
• A bag to carry a reading record
• Appropriate clothing for the weather(as we play outside every day whatever the weather!)

Please ensure all your child’s things are named as a lot of school clothing is the same.

Seeing spots for Children in Need!

Feeling festive in our sewing club.

Investigating air resistance in our Science topic on Forces.

Exploring levers in our Science lesson.  Can we make the weights balance.

Show casing our Djembe drumming skills to our parents and the school.

Balancing weights using levers.

Remembering the Unremembered.  We created a special wreath which will be displayed in London as part of the Remembrance Day commemorations.

Taking a step back in time to meet Sophie the T Rex!

Dolphins

The members of staff  in Year 6 – Dolphins are Mrs Hammersley and Mrs Nash.  At times the children will also be supported by Miss Jones and Mrs Loakes.

At Thringstone we follow a topic and creative based curriculum, using year group objectives from the National Curriculum.  Throughout the year topics are varied to meet the objectives and maximise children’s interest and learning.

We have an open door policy where parents are welcome in school, and this helps forge close links with home.

We expect all children to read regularly at home each week and learn their number bonds and times tables. We also encourage children to carry out weekly homework where they apply their learning, understanding and skills.

Important things your child should have in school:
• A drinks bottle
• Change of shoes for inside school – eg plimsolls
• A PE bag consisting of any plain T-shirt, a pair of shorts, plimsolls
• A bag to carry a reading record
• Appropriate clothing for the weather(as we play outside every day whatever the weather!)

Please ensure all your child’s things are named as a lot of school clothing is the same.

Investigating mirrors and lights by making periscopes in our LIGHT Science topic.

Decorating our Christmas Cakes.

Meeting Sophie the dinosaur.

A selfie with 'Sophie'  following a great assembly about fossils and dinosaurs.