Welcome to the Angelfish Class Page! This is where you can find out about what we’ve been up to recently in Angelfish Class, read our newsletter and see some examples of our work.
Speech and Language Therapists:
Penny Bailey - Key SLT
Learning Support Assistants:
We work together as a team in Angelfish Class and this helps us to earn Petrol Points:
Last half term we filled up the petrol tank and earned a Petrol Party. We had a train-themed afternoon and made car sandwiches and traffic light chocolate cakes.
World War 2
We are learning how it might have felt to be an evacuee during World War II. This week we role played our own evacuation in school. It was NOT much fun! First we had to pack our suitcases with the following:
Packed lunch including a Spam sandwich and a drink of condensed milk!
Change of clothes
We had to remember our gas mask boxes and name labels in case we got lost.
Next we had to leave school and walk to the train station before walking to our new school in the countryside. We are NOT used to walking this far!
When we got to the school in the country, we were met with a very cross host, Claire from the Office. We don’t think she was very pleased to see us! We had our picnic lunch in the classroom – Spam sandwiches and condensed milk – YUCK!
It was really hard to imagine living in the 1940s as the grown ups were very strict. But we are working hard on empathising with others and this links to out TLG target: Understand more tricky feelings like guilt, embarrassment and distress.
One of the children very proudly brought in his Grandad’s medals to share with us.
Our evacuees have begun to Dig for Victory on our allotment!
Today the Angelfish Land Boys and Girls planted their first crops! We are looking forward to harvesting some lovely juicy tomatoes.
Litter picking at Ottershaw Memorial Park
This week we road-tested our new litter pickers in Ottershaw Memorial Park. We used all the skills we have learned in Super Skills of how to keep safe, look after our environment and work as a team. It was hard work followed by some outdoor Storytelling!
Eco Spring Cleaning in Angelfish Class
Last term in Angelfish Class we are learning why it is important to recycle plastic so that it does not end up in landfill sites. For homework we had a challenge to rescue a piece of plastic that was about to be thrown away and make it into something new. Look at our ideas. What do you think?
We wrote persuasive letters to our MP asking how we can reduce plastic waste.
Points of View
Angelfish Class are learning to think about current issues such as how plastic is polluting our environment and causing harm to wildlife. In ‘Points of View’ on Monday mornings we read about these issues and then talk about them as a class. We are learning that everyone has different opinions and that this is OK. It is important that we think about why we believe something is true or not so we practise using conjunctions such as ‘because’, ‘but’ and ‘so’ when we are making our sentences. The next step in our learning is to share our opinions with our friends which helps us to practice effective listening skills, describing, reasoning and justifying our ideas. These are important ways for us to build social skills and understand that everyone has the right to be heard.
Look at our work. What do you think about plastic pollution?
Talk, Learn, Grow
In Angelfish Class, we are working hard on our targets to develop our independence, become effective communicators and grow as responsible individuals. Our targets are taken from the Meath School Talk, Learn, Grow curriculum intent and help us to focus on ways in which we can build our resilience in our learning. We share these at the beginning of each learning session as part of our introduction including the WALT (We are Learning To) when we take it in turns to lead the class in Colour Words (see the Meath School specialist approaches) Have a look at your targets:
This term we are sharing the brilliant Codename Bananas by David Walliams. It is the story of, Eric, a young boy who is orphaned during The Blitz in World War II. He lives with his fearsome grandma close to London Zoo where his best friend Gertrude lives. But Gertrude is no ordinary friend – she is the star attraction at the zoo, a VERY large, VERY furry and VERY gentle Gorilla! Eric’s Uncle Sid is the oldest keeper at the zoo and Eric loves nothing more than sneaking in the back entrance after school to visit the animals, most especially Gertrude. But the war is bringing its own problems. Gertrude’s very existence depends on the courage and cunning of Eric and Uncle Sid to rescue her from certain death either from Frederick Frown, the Director General OR will Hitler’s bombs be the end of our gorilla?
Visit from Freddie the dog
28/04/21- Our school dog Freddie came to visit us this afternoon. Freddie was very obedient and even listened when he was asked by one of the children to ‘sit’. It was very exciting but we kept calm and quiet so that we did not scare him.
We are learning to touch type using this website:
Log on and practise your skills and speed!
We log on to Seesaw for home learning:
What will you do on Seesaw this weekend?
We log on to Reading Eggs to enjoy more books:
We love reading in Angelfish Class
We use Snappy Maths.
This helps us to practice finding halves and quarters of shapes.
What does it mean to be a Muslim?