Welcome to Hares' Class!
Teachers: Miss Salmon & Mrs Williamson
TAs: Mrs Welsh, Mrs Marsh, Miss Loader and Mrs Hulland
Spring Term 2020
Mrs Williamson continues to teach Hares' class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings, whilst Miss Salmon teaches on a Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday.
This term, the pupils have voted to study the Romans in Britain, and will research all aspects of Roman life from Roman soldiers to Roman baths. Our topic kicked off with a trip to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter where the children participated in a number of Roman-related activities that hooked them into their learning. For more detail about what the children will be learning this term, please refer to the Long Term Project Plan and the Spring Term Parent letter.
PE will again take place on Mondays and Wednesdays - please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school on these days.
Stone Age Place Value
In Maths, we have been learning about Place Value. Our Topic is The Stone Age so we decided to combine the two subjects and have fun with Stone Age Maths!
The children used sticks, leaves, matchsticks and raisins to represent the thousand, hundred, ten and one digits.
The children learned about Stone Age cave art and they recreated their own scenes using similar techniques and colours.
The children learned about Stonehenge and the different stages of construction. They learned about the different stones and where they came from. They then tried to rebuild Stonehenge using a variety of biscuits - it was great fun!
Keeping Safe Online
Numerous children across the school are regularly using social media inappropriately. Please visit https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ for guidelines to age appropriateness of most sites. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Youtube all have age limits of 13 to be able to sign up. If your child is signing up for this without your permission they are breaking the site’s rules. Any unsupervised use of Youtube in particular is greatly discouraged – we consider the quantity of inappropriate content that children have access to through this website to be grossly unsuitable. We advise using the ‘Youtube Kids’ app or only using Youtube in family rooms/with supervision. Please monitor and vet your children’s devices – you are helping to safeguard your child’s wellbeing by doing so, it is not an invasion of their privacy.
Useful Websites to support your child's learning:
Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy
The children have been learning about the artist, Andy Goldsworthy. They have created their own 'sculptures' using natural objects.
Stone Age Day
As part of our topic, The Stone Age, the children spent a day in our woodland with Richard Irving (a Forest School Teacher) who taught the children a variety of 'Stone Age Skills'. It was a fantastic day and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.
Wall Art in the Style of Banksy
After completing their cave art, the children learned about the wall art created by Banksy. The children have made their own wall art depicting their lives today - just as the Stone Age people did.
Spring Term 2020 - Visit to RAMM Exeter
As an introduction to our Romans in Britain Topic, Hares class visited Exeter Museum. They learned about the Romans in Exeter, Roman home life, Roman clothing, mosaics and they created their own design of an oil lamp. It was great fun and the children are excited to learn more about the Romans.