Welcome to Tiger Class
Happy Easter holidays!
Our Teacher is Miss Ellis
We follow our 3 Golden Rules:
1. Follow instructions straight away
2. Care for everyone and everything
3. Show respect and good manners at all times
Summer Term 1 begins - Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Poetry Slam, Chilton Trinity - 6 pm -Monday 29th April 2019
History Day - Friday 3rd May 2019
Bank Holiday - Monday 6th May 2019
Bishop Peter WVPS visit - Monday 20th May 2019
Half Term begins - Monday 27th May 2019
Star of the Week! 05.04.19
See the photograph below to find out who is our Tiger Class 'Star of the Week'!
TIGER NEWS HEADLINE!
WVPS Poetry Slam 2019
Today was our Poetry Slam!
Tiger Class performed two poems - both by the Cornish poet, Charles Causley.
Next term, we will be performing them at the big Poetry Slam at Chilton Trinity.
World Book Day!
Today, Tiger Class dressed up as a favourite character from a story! We were visited by Harry Potter, The Highwayman, Percy Jackson, Malfoy, Mog, Hermione, a Unicorn, Elsie, Matilda, a Fox, Alice, a Tiger and Sunset.
After our whole-school assembly, Miss Ellis told us that our learning objective was to use a well-known story book to help us write a non-fiction text. Miss Ellis read us 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' by Judith Kerr. Reece, who was dressed as the tiger, did the actions to the story. Afterwards, we discussed all the fictional things about tigers in the story.
Next, we made a list of all the facts we knew about tigers. We knew 15 facts!
Miss Ellis explained that we had 2 1/2 hours to get into groups, and design and create a poster-size information fact-sheet about tigers.
We will present our non-fiction tiger texts in the whole-school sharing assembly at 2 pm.
SCIENCE-BASED DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
During Week 5 of this Spring term, Tiger Class researched sketched, designed and built model birds. The project was organised by North Somerset schools and the winning model will go forward to a final competition in Bristol in March.
Only one team from Key Stage 2 can earn a place in the final. Before our Tiger team can get there, we must enter a Key Stage 2 'heat' on Monday 11th February at WVPS, and then the winning team from each class will have to be judged by the Dragons during the WVPS final on Tuesday 12th February!
We worked as teams and tried our best!
During Autumn 2, Tiger Class celebrated History Day by focusing on World War 1.
In the morning, we got into groups and made World War 1 information sheets.
In the afternoon, we had a visit from Sam Upsall and his father. They brought in lots of objects connected to their grandfather's war experience. We even got to try on soldiers uniforms, web-packs and hold their guns.
We can't thank them enough - we had such a great time!
This half term, our Topic is 'The Highwayman – How does it sound?'
This is a poetry-based unit which will be linked to a narrative poem and will be based upon our class text: ‘The Highwayman’. Children will explore the history of highwaymen and the geographical locations within which they operated.
In addition, children will write their own poems for a Somerset Literacy Network competition and prepare a performance poem for the school Poetry Slam during the last week of term.
In PE, children will enjoy dance linked to both the poem and other genres of creative dance.
In RE, we will be finding out how people express their different beliefs, focusing on Judaism.
Core Learning Skills!
Our Core Learning skill this half term is 'Knowing Me, Knowing You'. Pupils will be focusing on developing their personal and social skills. Lessons will involve self awareness, managing feelings and understanding and supporting the feelings of others . We will explore the importance of being a good friend and listener and help to develop the children's abilities to make good choices. There is a Core Learning Skills lesson each week and there are opportunities to practise our Core Learning Skills all week across the curriculum and during whole-school assemblies.
Our PE lessons are on Monday and Thursday, so please have your PE kit in school on these days. As the weather gets colder, trackies or leggings can help keep children warm. This term we will be doing Dance.
Tigers will get their new spellings on Monday and they will be tested on Friday. Each student will receive between 5 and 10 spellings per week. In addition, students will practise their spellings each day during a Spelling Skittles session.
Tiger Home Learning Challenges!
Each half term, Tigers receive a Home Learning Challenge.
Home Learning Challenges aim to link school learning to home learning and provide an opportunity for parents and carers to share their child's school experience by supporting learning at home.
Each Home Learning Challenge will contain a mixture of Maths, English and Topic challenges, designed to enhance each student's learning experience.
In addition, Tiger students are expected to read for a minimum of 15 minutes each day. Please aim to support your child's development of reading - reading is the gateway to all learning - research shows that the more a student reads, the more successfully they can access the whole school curriculum.