Welcome to Whitby Class!
Summer Term 2022
We have been really busy so far this term reading our new class book, The BFG, and enjoyed writing descriptions of the BFG and we are now writing our own adaptations of the story opening.
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Spring Term 2022
Welcome back to all our Whitby class children and parents / carers. We hope you had a fantastic Christmas break! We are now raring to go with our learning in this Spring term!
Whitby Class Stars of the Week! --- Whitby Class Stars of the Week! --- Whitby Class Stars of the Week! --- Whitby Class Stars of the Week! ---
Friday 18th March - Fergie-Rai and James for super Science!
Friday 11th March - Jude-Jaxx and Kamile for marvellous maths!
Friday 4th March - Harry and Perrie for perfect PE!
Friday 25th February - Arthur and Ryley for dexterous DT!
Friday 11th February - Talaia for dynamic diversity learning!
Friday 4th February - Abel and Romeo for wondrous writing!
Friday 4th February - Play Leader award - Drew!
Friday 28th January - James and Reuben for heroic history!
Friday 14th January - Fergie-Rai and Tallulah for fantastic French!
Design & Technology
Whitby Class are learning lots of skills in our DT lessons and we are currently part way through our motorised train build. Children have cut the wood and constructed the frame and wheelsets and next will look at building the gear box and motor assembly to power their train!
Here are some photos of the build process so far...
For the first half term, our class book is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. In the story the Iron Man is trapped in an underground pit by a local farmer's boy called Hogarth. We have written our own accounts of this event from the point of view of the Iron Man and tried to capture in our writing all the emotions and feelings that being trapped and then getting free might bring!
In Science we have been building on our knowledge of volcanoes from last term by looking at the different types of rocks, the rock cycle and how fossils can unlock the secrets of the past. We have also made our own cast fossils using a special 'rock mix' and a range of shells!
For our History lessons, we have travelled back in time thousands of years to Ancient Egypt. We have looked at the beginning of Egypt, the importance of the river Nile, Egyptian life and customs including designing our own sarcophagus' and making miniature mummies!
We have enjoyed exploring different ways to move in our PE lessons this term. We have created our own gymnastic routines with a variety of different movements and explored the apparatus!
Autumn Term 2021
A warm welcome to Whitby class from Mr McCormack, Miss Phillips and Miss Sellars!
Whitby Class - Christmas 2021
This half term, the children have been extremely busy finishing reading our class book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We have used the story as inspiration for writing adverts for Spectacular St Alban's School and the magical land of Narnia, as well as one of the most important letters of the year to Santa!
Children enjoyed creating festive artwork for display at the Doncaster Wool Market where members of Whitby class sang Christmas carols to a wide audience! You can re-live their stunning performance on the Mini-Vinnies page - CLICK HERE
Art and Design
In art we have been looking at the work of Stephen Wiltshire and using his pen drawn cityscapes as inspiration to create our own 3D calendar designs. We have also experimented with carved foam printing to produce an inverse nativity scene for the front of our Christmas cards. We hope you enjoy them!
Whitby children have had a fantastic start to the new school year and are enjoying the transition into KS2. We have made a good start on our class book 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' and the children are starting their first piece of descriptive writing about the character Mr Tumnus.
We are looking at maps of the world in Geography and will soon be looking at how we can use our map skills to make our own maps, and travelling back in time to look at how people lived during the stone age! Hopefully we will uncover some fossils of our own!
WHITBY STARS OF THE WEEK! --- WHITBY STARS OF THE WEEK! --- WHITBY STARS OF THE WEEK!
Friday 10th December: Callum and Edith for exciting writing!
Friday 3rd December: Reuben and Sofie for fantastic PSHE!
Friday 26th November: Edith, Elsie and Georgia for awesome art and DT!
Friday 12th November: James and Jude-Jaxx for being Super Scientists
Friday 5th November: Abel and Martynca for reflective RE
Friday 15th October: Elsie for being a great geographer and Reuben for being a heroic historian!
Friday 8th October: Arthur and Sebastian for being musical maestros!
Friday 1st October: Callum and Jamie for being Super Scientists
Friday 24th September: Edith and Georgia for impressive speaking and listening skills
Friday 17th September: George and Kamille for being remarkable readers!
Friday 10th September: Briella and Elsie for an impressive start to the school year!