Hares

Welcome to Hares' Class!
 
Teachers: Miss Salmon & Mrs Williamson
TAs: Mrs Brine, Mrs Welsh, Miss  Murphy & Mrs Hulland 
(not all at the same time!) 
 
Academic Year 2021/22
Mrs Williamson continues to teach Hares' class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings, whilst Miss Salmon teaches on a Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. 
 
 
Our autumn term topic for the first half is the 'Stone Age'. The topic for the second half of term will be 'Chocolate'.
 
PE will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays - please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit  on these days. 
 
For more detail about what the children will be learning this term, please refer to Hares'Autumn Term 2021 Parent letter which was sent out at the end of week 1.
 
 
Home Learning
 
Useful Websites to support your child's learning:
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.
 
Primitive Skills Day Autumn 2021
As part of our Stone Age topic, we have had a very exciting day learning about primitive skills with Richard Irving. 
1. At the beginning of the day, Richard told the children a story about a rainbow and then the children explored the woodland, matching colours to their 'pieces of rainbow'. At the end of the story, a rainbow appeared in the sky!
2. The children then created their own magic potions using natural objects found in the woodland. They all smelt very different! At the end, they were allowed to throw their potions in the air!
3. After break, the children learned how to make fire. 
4. Later, the children stripped and cut willow branches ready for them to be put on the fire and turned into charcoal.
5. In the afternoon, we used the charcoal that we had made to draw pictures and we also enjoyed (well some of us did) a cup of mint tea!
6. Later, the children created their own woodland creatures using clay and sticks. After that, they twisted dough around sticks and cooked their own bread over the fire.
The Lost Words - Poetry English Sequence
The children have read a selection of poems from this beautiful book. They have been inspired to write their own poems based on British Wildlife.
 
As part of our English Sequence, the children have been learning about different Myths and Mythical Creatures. They have created their own Mythical Creature which will be the inspiration for their own Myth
Visit to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum to learn about Roman Exeter
Hares' Art Days
This term, the children have learned about colour. They have used their knowledge of colour to create mosaics and pointillsim style paintings.
Colour Mixing
The children learned how to mix the secondary colours using the primary colours.
Complementary Colours
The children learned about complementary colours. They learned that these colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel and make each other stand out.
Colour Magic
The children stared at the three primary colours for 30 seconds. They then stared at a white piece of paper. Something magic happened! They saw the complementary colour! 
Mosaics with Complementary Colours
The children created a mosaic using their own choice of complementary colours. 
Pointillism
The children learned about the artist Georges Seurat and how he used the technique, pointillism to create his paintings.
 
Dotty Fruit!
The children created their own pointillism painting of fruit. They used complementary colours.