Welcome to Bassoons Class!
Welcome to Bassoon class! In our class there are class there are 31 caring, enthusiastic and ambitious learners who are not afraid of a challenge and have a positive growth mindset!
Our Teacher this year is Miss Topping and our Teaching assistant is Mrs Charnock.
Our P.E days are Monday and Tuesday, so on these days we need our P.E kits in school. We are very excited this year as we also have Mrs Darby to teach us French on a Wednesday afternoon!
We want to say a big Thank you to all the adults that help us with our Spellings, Times tables, My Maths and Handwriting homework that we get each Friday to hand in the following Thursday.
The Iron Man - Spring 2
We will be exploring themes within the book, 'The Iron Man', written by Ted Hughes. This text will provide the stimulus for learning in other subjects. In Science, we will be learning about forces through exploring how different surfaces affect movement and developing our understanding of magnetism. We will be raising and testing our own scientific questions linked to these areas. In DT, we will be designing, making and evaluating linkages and levers which we will use to create a pop-up book to retell the story of The Iron Man. An exciting half term awaits....
Safer Internet Day, this year, focused on empowering the children to take control of their digital lives and consider how consent works in an online context. We explored how to ask for, give and receive consent online. We learnt to recognise situations where we may need to give or receive permission online and we understand that choices we make online are important and can have meaning for others too. We thought about how we take and share images and videos and how we manage our privacy and data. We devised our own pledges to help us keep safe online.
Spring 1 - Rock & Roll
Through our theme work this half term the children have developed their working scientifically skills by becoming 'Rock Detectives’. They have found out everything they can about: Rocks - their properties, where they come from and how they are formed; Fossils - what they tell us about the past; and Soil - what soil is made up of and how soils can be different.They have investigated earthquakes and volcanoes: what they are; why they happen; and how they affect the landscape and human activity. The children have developed their methods of historical enquiry, and learnt how evidence is used to make detailed observations to find out answers to questions about life in Ancient Britain. We welcomed a geologist, Steven Wright, who came to work with us to enrich our learning in these areas.
Stone Age Theme Day - February
Year 3 and 4 have let their imaginations run wild as they stepped back in time to the Stone Age. Wearing stone age attire, they have spent the day being hunter-gatherers. They have foraged for wild berries and stewed them with honey - enjoying it with a little ice cream (a modern day treat). They have made bread using a Stone Age recipe and techniques. They learnt how important fire was to early humans and built their own fires. They have explored how cave paintings give clues about life in the past and have designed their own to tell a Stone Age story. They have written a diary entry in role. We've had a fabulous day!!
Working with Steven Wright - a Geologist
We have had a very exciting start to our topic this half term. Steven Wright, a Geologist, has been working with us to develop our understanding of volcanoes and the properties of rocks and soils. In addition, we worked with the year 3 and 4 teachers to explore soil samples and make 'dirt puddings' to represent what lies beneath our feet. A fabulous, creative and inspiring day...
Walk of Our Local Area
Bassoons really enjoyed their walk of our local area.We did a fantastic job of tracking the journey on our maps. We had lots of opportunities to stop and look at the human and physical features within the local area, and compare different part of Tarleton. We observed more human features in certain area of Tarleton than others and discussed why this might be.
Our Walk was part of our "There's No Place Like Home" theme where we looked at the geography and history of our local area.
Three Little Birds
This half term in music we have been looking at reggae music, in particular "Three little birds" by Bob Marley. We have used this music to look at beat, tempo, pitch and texture of this genre and how it compares to other song within this genre and other genres. The children have enjoyed applying this knowledge to song and play along to the music.
This half term the children have been learning Tri Golf as part of their target games skills in P.E. They have been learning the names of the clubs and when they would use them as well as building up the skills to choose the correct club and accurately play a shot towards a target.
The children have started their science work. We have been looking at skeletons. So far they have learnt the different types of skeleton, as well as building and labeling a human skeleton.
Bassoons have been exploring the outdoors taking part in lots of team building activities that tested there communication, problem solving and teamwork skills.
Bassoons loved designing, making and trying their soup. Luckily most of them loved it!
The children were very excited to be invited to the world of Narnia. They LOVED it!
Bassoons had a great time during enterprise week designing, making and even testing our products. We made sugar scrub and bath buddies.