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.

Communicating with each other to build a model together.

Experimenting with changes on Science Day.

Exploring colour - and getting messy!

Showing care and concern for living things.

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Having fun exploring sound.

Reading clues to find the Easter eggs.

Retelling the story of The Three Little Pigs.

Having fun with friends!

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.

Keeping the Three Little Pigs safe from the Big Bad Wolf!

Making cleaving wood look easy in our woodland workshop.

Meet our friend, Sophie the Dinosaur!

Making fortune cookies to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Our mini palaeontologists a work.

Story stepping helped us to retell the Easter story.

We can find and match halves of shapes.

We enjoyed taking care of and having cuddles with the chicks.

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.

Creating shadow puppet theatres to learn about light, inspired by our Space topic.

Ready to go canoeing at Beaumanor.

Enjoying archery at Beaumanor Hall.

First moon landing at the National Space Centre.

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Designing, testing and adapting kites as part of our DT lessons

Measuring ingredients to erupt our model volcano. Thanks to all the parents who came to this lesson.

Learning about anti-bullying week, choosing respect and treating everyone equally on odd sock day.

Safely using tools to construct and create as a team during forest schools.

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.

Learning about the Vikings

Deciding what to trade during our Viking workshop morning

We made models of Viking Longboats

We are very proud of our Longboat models

We made our own ice-cream during our study of the book 'Harry Miller's Run'

We enjoyed tasting our homemade ice-cream

All dressed up for Roald Dahl day.  Do you like our Esio Trot tortoises?

Roald Dahl Day - can you guess our characters?

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.