Larch Class

I’ve seen the Queen!

Today we were very privileged during our history lesson in Larch class to have a special visit from not one, but three famous Queens! Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II all came to visit and tell us more about their lives. We learnt lots of interesting information and even asked them some questions! We then made a poster about the three different Queens.

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Lots of learning in Larch

We’ve had a busy week with lots of brilliant learning.

On Monday we did a science experiment to look at how food is broken down in our bodies:

Last week we tasted and evaluated three different types of sandwiches in DT:

We heard some exciting news this week, that Joe has modelled for Amnesty International’s new range of T-shirts! Here he is modelling, and then proudly showing his poster to Mrs Myers and Lexi:

Well done everyone in Larch class for a fantastic couple of weeks!

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Kings and Queens

In history we are going to be learning about three important British Queens. Yesterday, we learnt about the word ‘monarch’. We discussed the role of a monarch and decided we’d like to be monarchs! We made some crowns to wear and pretended to be a King or a Queen. Do you think we look majestic?

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What lovely teeth you have, my dear!

We have been learning about the human digestion system. We started by learning about our teeth, and the role that they serve. We looked inside our mouth and made a model of our teeth!

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Larch trip to the Enchanted Wood!

We had an amazing time today visiting the ‘Enchanted Wood’ (by the River Rother). This was our class treat and also linked to our English work.

Ben: ‘My favourite thing was playing with the Enchanted wood toys and the bubbles’.

Ashton: ‘My favourite thing was just walking around and exploring’.

Jack: ‘My best thing was finding the hole at the end of the slippery-slip’.

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New Resources!

We were really excited to be able to spend the money which Ashton’s Mum raised on some new sensory resources for Larch. Here are some of the things that we bought. The RDA were also very happy to receive a donation!

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Joint Learning Session

We love sharing what we have been learning with our parents, and we were really privileged to have four parents come and join our English lesson on Monday for our joint learning session. We all listened to the next chapter of The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton, and then talked about our own experiences of ice and snow. We then got to play with some pretend snow and wrote some sentences about it using time connectives. Below are some photos of us playing with the pretend snow!

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Super Sponsorship!

A huge thank you to Ashton’s Mum, Gemma who sneakily did a sponsored walk for Larch class in the Summer and to my huge surprise, presented me with a cheque for nearly £450 earlier this week! She was keen to support us with some sensory resources for Larch class and also give some money towards the RDA for horse-riding. We are immensely grateful and have already planned with Larch children what we should buy… watch this space for photos of what we have spent the money on!

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Funny faces!

In PSHE this half-term we are learning about ourselves! We are communicating our likes and dislikes and thinking about the similarities and differences between us and other people. Last week we made some ‘self portraits’ using collage and colouring – do you like them?

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The Enchanted Wood

In English we have started a new unit, ‘The Enchanted Wood’. Yesterday we heard a rumour that there was something mysterious about the tree outside our classroom. When we went outside we found a fairy door! We think there could be elves or fairies living in the tree. We wrote some sentences about what we thought might be in the tree, using lego bricks to help us structure our sentences. Today we read the first chapter of The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton. We were excited to find out that Frannie, Beth and Jo have found an enchanted wood. We learnt that enchanted means magic and discussed what we thought might be in the enchanted wood.

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