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.
Eco Spring Cleaning in Angelfish Class
This week in Angelfish Class we have been honing our Super Skills and putting some elbow grease into eco Spring cleaning. We have been learning how plastic pollution impacts on the environment and with this in mind, we decided to make our own ‘green’ cleaning products to make the classroom sparkle and shine. We started with some multi-surface spray made from white vinegar, lemon juice, baking powder and water. This works a treat on sticky tables! Next, we made some wood polish from olive oil, white vinegar, lavender essential oil and vegetable glycerine, sink scouring powder from baking powder and peppermint essential oil and window cleaner from white vinegar, cornflour and water. We also re-used old t-shirts to make cleaning cloths. Have a look at the recipes using the link below and try some eco-friendly, dolphin-loving Spring cleaning of your own!
This week 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?
In Angelfish Class, we work hard to be confident, independent learners. Super Skills helps us with this. We work with James (OT) who teaches us the skills we need to be organised, responsible and self-reflective. This term we are learning to be Home Heroes – we have learned how to sort our laundry ready for washing, how to turn clothes the correct way, how to pair up socks and fold our clothes so that we don’t lose anything when we change for PE or swimming.
We are reading ‘The song of the Dolphin Boy’ by Elizabeth Laird in Storytelling this term. It is a story about a young boy called Finn who feels different to the other children in the small Scottish village of Stromhead. He discovers that he is half human, half dolphin when he goes swimming in the sea for the first time. But his new friends are in danger from the plastic and rubbish pollution in the water. Can he save them with the help of the other children who have always been mean to him in the past. We would recommend this book to you – we are all really enjoying it.
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
This term our topics are:
Science – Properties and Changes of Materials
Geography – A Comparison of the Amazon River and the River Thames
PE – Dance
Children Around the World and Art – Brazil
Super Skills - Home Heroes
Knowing Me, Knowing You – Families
Computing – Word Processing