Welcome to the Tomlinson Class Page.
Our Class Teacher is Miss Barker.
Our Teaching Assistant is Ms Heyes.
Did you know we are called Tomlinson Class after the author Jill Tomlinson? Jill Tomlinson has written lots of books including 'The Owl who was Afraid of the dark' and 'The Cat that wanted to go home'.
In maths we have been learning about 3D shapes. We looked in our junk modelling to see which shapes we already had and we tried to make them out of play do. Look at what else we have been up to in maths below.
In English we have been learning the story of room on the broom. We changed the characters in the stories and wrote our own version. As our story didn’t have an ending we had to write this as well!
On Thursday 18th June we had outdoor day. We spent ALL day outside! During this day we made bug hotels, learnt about different parts of the bodies in science and practiced our throwing and catching skills in PE. Look at the pictures below to see all the fun we had!
This term our story has been Handa’s Surprise. We had a surprise when some fruit was left for us to try. We had to cut, peel and chop the fruit before we could taste it. Some of us were brave and tried fruits that we had never eaten before.
In computing, we have been learning how to programme use a Beet Bot. We have set each other challenges on how to get to different places around the classroom before having a go at using the Beet Bots.
We have learnt loads in maths this half term. We started off by learning to count in 2s all the way to 100! Then we have learnt to recognise and know the value of different coins. Finally we have learnt about fractions, this was fun as we got to eat cake and use play dough!
During science week we completed loads of experiments. We started the week by trying to make a flower using just paper and no scissors or glue – it was tricky. Then we made a prediction as to what would happen to a paper flower if we put it in water. To our amazement it opened up. On Wednesday we started to grow our own cress, beans and carrots. We put one in the fridge, one in the cupboard and one with no water, we are still waiting to see what will happen to them. Our final experiment was with cornflower and water, we predicted what would happen and then had great fun playing with the slime!
It has been creative fortnight and in Tomlinson class we have had an AMAZING time! We had a theatre workshop come and show us a performance, a real deep sea diver come and tell us information about the sea and a junk modelling workshop – and that was only the first week.
In geography we have been learning about Letchworth. We loved going on the computers to look at google maps and we printed some maps off and labelled what we could see. We have learnt all about human and physical features and went on a hunt outside to see which of these we could find.
Crispy came to visit
On the 1st December a package arrived to Tomlinson class. We were all really excited to find that an elf (which we named Crispy) had come to stay. Every morning we rush in to find where he is hiding and we are always on our best behaviour as we know that he is reporting to Santa every night. We have created elf diaries to keep track of all the things he has been up too.
UFO seen at Icknield School
A gigantic UFO was spotted above Icknield School by Mrs Brooks. The children wrote questions and interviewed Mrs Brooks to find out exactly what she saw. Tiffany then came up with the idea of writing a newspaper and giving it to all the parents so that they knew what was going on. We learnt the newspaper using actions to help us.
On kindness day we wrote kind things about each other. It was really exciting coming back to our own piece of paper and reading what kind things everyone else had written about us!
This term we have been learning about pirates. At the beginning of the term we had pirate day where we dressed up as pirates. We watched a show and acted out being pirates. We have also made treasure maps and in history have learnt about a famous pirate called Captain Blackbeard.
We have completed lots of work outside some of the activities we have done include an autumn walk using our senses, a materials experiment and lots of maths work. Have a look at the pictures to see what we have been up to outside.
In Maths we have been learning about the value of different numbers. We have been using lots of different resources to show the same number. We have also been using positional language and putting toys in different places.
"Teaching is good. This is having a very positive impact on pupils' increasingly
successful learning.... Pupils feel safe because they know they are well cared for.
They behave well and have good attitudes to learning."
- Ofsted 2014
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