Welcome to Crimson Class!
Our new topic for this term is ‘Plants and Food’, where we will consider the question, ‘Which plants give us food?’ This topic has a strong science and D.T. focus.
Children will name and learn about the structure of common plants, including trees. They will find out the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees.
Children will answer and ask many questions throughout this topic. They will then set up experiments to find answers to questions and make careful observations. Class questions include: Which parts of the plant can we eat? Where does our food come from? Can we grow new leaves from a lettuce heart? We will set up, ‘The Great Pod Race,’ asking questions such as which pod plant will grow the quickest?
During DT Children will learn how to evaluate and make healthy smoothies. They will have the opportunity to study and taste existing products, discussing and giving their opinions. Children will then apply what they have learnt when designing and creating a new smoothie recipe and an appealing label.
Our role play is a garden centre where we will be learning how to count out amounts of money. Why not set up a garden centre at home and practise using money at home too? Using just 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins helps to support children learning the two, five and ten times tables.
Crimson class is a wonderful, colourful, happy classroom for us to learn in. We have a comfy reading area, a role play, and a large carpet space with an accessible interactive white board. We also get the opportunity to work in our outside space. We work in several different groups throughout the week and have a new talk partner regularly so that everybody gets the opportunity to work with a variety of classmates.
In Crimson class as we love reading and we try to read as much as possible. We encourage parents to read regularly with their children and to record this in their reading record book. Each child has a banded book and this can be changed as often as necessary before or after school, the books are kept on the window sill in the classroom, but just one book at a time please. We expect children to bring their book bags to school every day as they are also good for transporting letters home.
Our PE days are Friday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor); however we like PE kits to remain in school throughout the half term so we can take advantage of opportunities on other days.
We also have 2 twin well-travelled friends in Crimson Class called Bella and Barnaby Bear. They have been to many different countries and places around the world, and are always looking for a new adventure. Bella and Barnaby both take turns to go home with different children for the weekend and while they stay with them, the children complete diaries to then share with the rest of the class on Thursday. Please bring them back into school by Wednesday at the latest.
In Crimson class, we try hard to be good friends and help each other learn. On the first day, we created our class rules these are displayed and remind us how to behave in our classroom so that everyone can be happy, safe and learn!
On Tuesdays, Crimson class gets time to explore and enjoy the school library and its numerous books. In this session children can choose 1 book to borrow from the library and this book can be returned at any time throughout the week by putting it in the book drop box in the library. These library books have a small barcode on the inside of the front cover.
We are really excited to be in Crimson class and are ready to learn and try our best!