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Class Blog 18th January 2019
This week we had a hula hoop workshop with 'The Hoop Guy'.
We learned to hoop traditionally; hoop whilst turning around; to do the ally-oop (jumping while hooping); to do criss-cross (jumping and crossing and uncrossing our legs); turning 180 and 360 degrees while hooping and kneeling down and standing up while hooping.
Some of us showed what we had learnt in a special end-of-the-day assembly before 'The Hoop Guy' showed us his audition on Britain's Got Talent!
We all had a great time!
Class Blog 11th January 2019
This week has been 'Eco Week' and Meerkats have been learning all about the environment and how we can help to keep it clean and safe. We have learnt about what happens to our rubbish, where we should put our rubbish and which materials can be recycled and made into something new.
On Wednesday we took a 'Litter Walk' around the area, to see how much litter we could spot. Unfortunately we saw lots of rubbish and only 2 bins!
In the afternoon we had our 'Big Up-cycle Event'. We were challenged to make something new out of plastic bottles and other recyclable materials. We had some wonderful parents come in to help us make some amazing inventions such as wales, fish tanks, turtles, rowing boats and many more!
Class Blog 21st December 2018
This week Meerkats class have had a super busy week with lots of exciting activities!
On Tuesday we had a visit from Rev Andy who shared the Christmas story with us, before answering some of our questions.
On Wednesday we had parties in our classrooms and we even had a special visit from Santa! We must have been good this year because he brought us all a present - I wonder what it might be?
Then, after school some of us went to the school disco and did lots of fun dancing!
We have worked very hard all year and are now ready for an exciting Christmas break.
Class Blog 14th December 2018
Meerkats class have been practising their art skills this week.
We have used our Science knowledge of the different seasons in the year to create a calendar. The calendar shows how the seasons affect a tree and it's leaves.
We will be bringing our calendar home next week to use after the new year.
Class Blog 7th December 2018
This week the school embarked on the annual tradition to see the Christmas pantomime - this year it was Dick Whittington.
We hopped on the coaches and sped over to Rotherham, promptly finding our seats once we arrived.
The performance was very funny and had lots of songs for us to join in with. Some of us were even invited up onto the stage to do a performance - it was so much fun!
Thank you to all the adults who came with us to help, we couldn't have done it without them :)
Class Blog 30th November 2018
This week the class were very lucky to have a visitor from Dance Daze to teach us some street dance.
We learnt some different moves and routines before putting our break dancing skills to the test and performing for our class.
We had a great time and may even pull out some of our moves during our disco for golden time on Friday.
Class Blog 23rd November 2018
This week for Aspirations we have been learning all about Egypt. We learnt about Pharaohs, the River Nile and the great pyramids - we even had a go at making our own - before creating booklets and posters with our information on.
We also tried to write our names in hieroglyphics, can you guess who's names these are?
Class Blog 9th November 2018
On Thursday this week all the children at Birk Hill took a trip to India. First we hopped on a plane and then we went through passport control, before arriving in our classrooms for a range of different activities.
In the morning Meerkats class completed Rangoli patterns using different seeds, decorated the Indian flag, made Diwali lamps using clay and even tasted some traditional Indian food, such as poppadoms, curry sauce and samosas.
In the afternoon we learnt some Indian dance moves and put it all together to create an Indian dance.
Class Blog 26th October 2018
This term Meerkats class have been using the iPads and learning all about computing. This week we had an online safety lesson with all the children from KS1 to learn why it is important for us to be safe and what we should do to be safe if we use the internet.
Some of the top tips we learnt to help us stay safe were;
- Keep your personal information private
- People you don’t know are strangers, they’re not always who they say they are
- If you get that ‘uh-oh’ feeling always tell an adult
- Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground
Class Blog 19th October 2018
A big thank you to all of the parents and carers who attended Meerkats Class Assembly this week. The children worked really hard and delivered a fantastic performance with very clear and loud voices and beautiful singing.
They shared some of their work from English, Maths, Science and Computing from this term so far.
Class Blog 12th October 2018
This week we have been practising for our class assembly on Wednesday - we have been learning our class song and we all have some lines to say about our learning this year so far.
We are looking forward to sharing our work with all our families.
Class Blog 5th October 2018
Meerkat Class are ready to go with their great book reading challenge! Well done to all the children who have already read some of the books. We will be reading lots of books in class together and ticking them off as we go.
Many of the books on the list can be viewed on Youtube, often read by great authors or actors, so do have a look at some of those too.
Class Blog 21st September 2018
In Art this week the Meerkat class have been looking at work by Guiseppe Arcimboldo. Guiseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portraits from fruit, vegetables and flowers. Here are some of the class' re-creations.
Class Blog 14th September 2018
This week to celebrate ‘Roald Dahl day’ we have been looking at the story of 'The Enormous Crocodile.' We have read and watched the story in English, before re-writing it including the main details. We also made our very own 'The Enormous Crocodile' bookmarks to use in our reading books at school.
Class Blog 7th September 2018
After a long summer break the Meerkat class have got straight back into their learning.
This week in PSHE we discussed how to be a good friend and what we can do to be a caring class. The children came up with some excellent ways to be caring, which we then stuck to our 'Caring Tree' along with the children's names.
The Caring Tree is now on display in the classroom as a reminder to the children on how to be helpful, kind and caring.