Welcome to Yew Class!
Yew class is taught by Mrs Rebecca Bilton and Mrs Wendy Densham.
The children are all in year 2.
Yew Class are dressing up as Victorian Children for the school production of "Christmas through the ages" on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th December.
Please don't go out and buy anything new, but use what you already have or can borrow. We also have some bits in school which we can lend to children, if you speak to us.
Here are some simple costume ideas:
Great for a reluctant-to-dress-up boy! Ruggedly cut the bottoms off some brown or grey trousers, which they can wear with plimsolls. Add a scruffy white shirt; you could dye one in tea to make look more authentic! (To do this add a tea bag to a bucket of warm water and soak the shirt in it.) Put some dirt or brown/black face paint on their face and hands to make it look like they’ve been up a chimney. Accessorise with a flat cap and, of course, with a 'sweeping brush' (a static duster would be perfect).
A long, dark-coloured dress or skirt with a long sleeved blouse. Add a shawl around the shoulders and a head scarf around the head to accessorise. If you can’t get a long dark dress/skirt for a child, get a knee-length adult one and tighten the waist with a belt. Plimsolls or ballet pumps on the feet would be ideal.
If you or a friend has taken a boy in a wedding and gone for the whole suited and booted attire you’ll probably have most of what you need for this to hand. Go for dark trousers, a dark coloured waistcoat and a white or cream shirt. Fasten on a bow tie or tie an adult tie into a bow around the neck. Make a paper top hat, or borrow a flat cap. School shoes on the feet would be fine.
This half term, our focus is on traditional/ fairy stories. We are finding out about materials in science and are linking this to houses in traditional stories, there will be work on directions and maps- hopefully including an orienteering session !
After half term, we will be investigating about the 'Great Fire of London'
The Yew class cake sale on Wednesday afternoon made £93.00 !
We were stunned by the amount of cakes brought in by the children- many thanks for your hard work.
An exciting new school year in a new classroom ! We are looking forward to learning about our bodies, and how we stay healthy through diet, exercise, good hygiene and using medicines safely. Details of the term are in the class newsletter (below).
PARENTS EVENINGS- TARGET SETTING....
Mon 21st and Tues 22nd Sept 3.30-7.00pm
HOW WE TEACH READING IN KS1..... AND HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR CHILD
Thurs 1st October, 2.30pm
SUMMER TERM 2015
Our topic in the first half term is 'Grow it, Cook it, Eat it'.
There are details of the curriculum areas we will be studying in the class newsletter (below)
This term, our topics are:
Before half term: Julia Donaldson- exploring her books.
After half term: 'What's in Stoke Canon ?'- a local study. We are finding out about the local facilities and comparing with what you might find in a town or city. We are also looking at a wider area and finding out where Stoke Canon is located in Devon, Britain and the world and looking into what you might find in other areas of Britain.
The final part is to relate our area of Britain to an area of Australia- in terms of weather, environment, lifestyle, transport.
Take your children on a tour on 'Google Maps' to zoom in on home! https://www.google.co.uk/maps
Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service operate the blood bike scheme- they transport blood plasma to and from hospitals when transfusions are needed. The children enjoyed hearing about what they do- and especially trying out the bikes !
Freewheelers EVS are all unpaid volunteers . We would like to thank them for visiting us !
This term, our topic is 'On the Farm'- we are learning about how farming has changed over the years and the importance of weather and the seasons to farmers. Have a look at our class newsletter.....
Over the last two days, the class have been working with the artist Lucy Jackson, to create large scale artwork for the Northcott Theatre. This will be displayed in the foyer during the production of George's Marvellous Medicine (in December).
The children made three large chicken sculptures, their own smaller chickens in pairs and made an animation of the story (see further down on the webpage)
A lot of learning and a lot of fun !
The children enjoyed feeding the pigs, collecting apples to make apple juice, chopping up pumpkins to make pumpkin soup. They found out much about life on the farm- vegetables and fruit grown in our climate, why bees are important- even why cow poo is important !
Over the last two weeks, we have listened to a range of poems and learnt to recite them expressively. We have even adapted poems- the children listened to a poem called 'My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes' and composed their own verses !
The cat from Jamaica
Was a very good baker (Lilly-May)
The cat from Peru
Needed the loo ! (Keira)
Year 2 are performing 'Move It' by Michael Rosen
Year 1 are performing 'The Alligator'
This term, our topics are:
'Habitats' (before half term) and 'Britain in Queen Victoria's Time'...... details in the termly newsletter below !