Alder Class

Hello and welcome back to our class page.  This term we are continuing our topic ‘Active Planet’, the children are enjoying learning all about volcanoes and earthquakes.  We have been busy studying Pompeii and will be incorporating the theme in our music sessions with Dave as we recreate natural disasters using percussion instruments.

We took a fascinating trip to Digbeth in Birmingham to view the incredible street art.  We are going to be using some of the images we took to create our own Lichtenstein inspired light boxes as we start our new art topic. 

As we approach the SAT’s exams, we are working really hard on understanding fractions and decimals in preparation for the tests.  In our English lessons, we have started to read the Roald Dahl classic story ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.  We are thoroughly enjoying the story and it is providing us with a fantastic base for our creative writing.  The children have written their own stories using Dahl inspired names, they will be sharing their stories with our friends in Oak class as part of World Book Day,  are really excited to share our work with the other class! 

As we enter spring, we are taking advantage of our wonderful school site and will be heading down to the allotment to weed and prepare the patch for some vegetables, we hope that by the summer, we will be able to harvest our crop and cook some delicious soup!