Class 5

Class 5 Update - March 2019

March has been really busy with lots of fun activities taking place. Everyone enjoyed our pancake making and sensory play. World Book Day was a great success, and we loved having some of the older pupils in to read to us. We also read to some of our younger friends. We wore green for St. Patrick’s day and made a lovely craft. We have been learning about the season of Spring. We have completed beautiful art work for our wall display, enjoyed lots of different activity based learning and made bird’s nests in cookery. In maths we started work on measure. Continuing with our transport theme we completed a floating and sinking activity. We also celebrated two birthdays this month.

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Class 5 Update - February 2019

This month we have been busy learning about vehicles on land and sea. We have discussed, painted and completed work related to them. We thoroughly enjoyed completing a traffic and car colour survey. We investigated the importance of wearing bright clothes at night. In cookery we have made chocolate cars, trains, traffic lights and jelly boats. The pupils did lots of valentine activity based learning - counting and making sets with hearts, number recognition, fine motor tasks & threading.

We have completed our work on money and have enjoyed reading and word/sentence building work.

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Class 5 Update - January 2019

We have been learning and exploring through the topic of ‘Winter’. We made hot chocolate and s’mores in cookery and they went down a treat!! We made patterns using shaving foam, shades of blue paint and glitter. We also used various textures to create winter clothes and played with arctic animals and ice in the water tray. In Literacy, we continued with our reading, but also completed lots of winter fine motor tasks. We counted buttons for snowmen, pompoms for penguins and used money in the shop.

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Class 5 Update - November 2018

Another very busy month for our pupils. In Numeracy, we have been learning about time and sequencing our day and how to make toast. We have also done some data handling work - and made a pictogram to show our favourite characters. In Literacy, we have been retelling, sequencing and acting out the fairy-tales ‘Goldilocks and the 3 Bears’ and ‘The 3 Little Pigs’. In World Around Us, we were learning about the properties of materials and sorting items that were hot/cold or hard/soft. In Art, we created bear faces using a fork, big, middle-sized and small mosaic bowls for the bears, the little pigs house from tetra packs and blow panting. This month in Cookery, we made bear toast, porridge with different toppings, pigs in blankets and piggy biscuits.

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Class 5 Update - October 2018

Everyone has been busy bees this month in Class 5. In numeracy, we have been sequencing numbers, completing autumn themed sets, addition and subtraction. We have also set up a shop in our class and everyone is working with coins of varying amounts. The pupils have done lots of fine motor tasks and have read new books. In World Around Us, we were learning about autumn, harvest and started our topic ‘Fairytales and Castles’. They have been studying ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ & ‘The Little Red Hen’. We planted beans seeds and are hoping they turn into beanstalks! We have sequenced the stories and learnt how bread is made. In art, we created our own beanstalk pictures, have created textured red hens and painted with wheat. This week we have been enjoying lots of Halloween table top activities, hammered nails into pumpkins, used orange playdough, made witched potions and did some spooky art and cookery. One girl turned 7 in our class and everyone enjoyed a party in school. Happy Birthday!!!

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Class 5 Update - September 2018

Welcome back to another year in Class 5. The pupils have all enjoyed getting back into routine, and our two new pupils have settled really well into our class.

We have been carrying out assessments this month alongside fine motor tasks, sensory play and listening games. The pupils have enjoyed art activities and cookery sessions.

We also wish a girl in our class a very Happy 7th Birthday!!

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Class 5 Update - April 2018

Another busy month for everyone in Class 5. The pupils have been enjoying role-play as Jean the cook and Chris the caretaker. We started a new numeracy topic of measures and the kids have been organising themselves from biggest to smallest/smallest to biggest. We all performed at Portadown & Newry Music Festival, and went to Solitude Park as a treat. Our class have started swimming lessons this term.

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