Our Topic: Amazing Places and Spaces
Welcome to Beech Class!
This term, we will be finding out about our amazing school, the people in it, its history and also the local area. The children will be listening carefully and asking questions to help them do this. We will use our writing about our topic to make an information booklet for visitors to our school; we need to let them know how amazing Springfield House School is! The class will be getting out and about and using aerial photos and maps to identify physical and human features in our environment. At times, our class will be regularly gazing out of the window too, but don't worry, it will be to describe what the weather is doing!
As part of our investigation of the school environment, we will identify the materials things are made from. We will learn to describe materials and sort them according to their properties (hard, soft, stretchy, strong, bendy, waterproof, etc). Then we will use our knowledge to investigate which material would make a suitable umbrella.
Our children will be sharpening their pencils and their observational skills to sketch self-portraits and the school buildings. We look forward to getting hands on with clay too to produce our own Springfield House Tiles. Artist Arthur Ellersley has a connection with our school, so we will be finding out more about that.
Jo, Julie, Roz and Bhavna