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IRIS: Class 1

 

To view the New Curriculum, which will come into effect from September 2020, for the Lower School (Years 3 and 4), please take a look at the Curriculum Information page which can be found under School Information - Key Information from the Home Page.

Iris Class: September 2020 - July 2021

Sandwich Station 

Iris class were busy enjoying Food Tech this term and enjoyed creating some delicious looking sandwiches, that they also got to eat at the end of lesson.

Starting from Monday 8th March, we will be returning to the below class arrival and departure times. Iris class PE days are Tuesday and Thursday, so please come in wearing your School PE Kit.

 

Remote Learning Work

The children have brilliantly adapted to their remote learning lessons and curriculum work via Microsoft TEAMS. Mr Hadlow has been in his class with those children in school and together they have all managed to interact and enjoy some lessons together.

 

It is obviously not the same as all being together in person, but lovely to see the technology working in practice!

 

Scroll down to discover the children's work, pictures and videos as well as education resources.

Family fun in the snow

Our very own 'Angelina Ballerina'

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Q&A: Have you ever made Stone Soup!!!

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Q&A: Did you have any family in the war

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Is it going to explode....watch this video

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TT Rockstar January Winners


The January Times Table Rockstar results are in. Lots of you have been working hard at home and in school to gain as many points as possible and to practise your times tables. 

 

The winning class for January was Tulip Class with an incredible 189,000 coins in one month!

Special congratulations go to our Times Tables King for January - Leo in Tulip Class who helped to accumulate nearly half of their class coins!

Meanwhile the other class champions were:

Bluebell Class - Sam

Dahlia Class - Barney 

Iris Class  - Amelia

Poppy Class - Lily

Sunflower Class - Ruby

 

Congratulations to all of these class champions - your teachers are very proud of your efforts on TTRockstars.com

Keep practising in February and maybe there will be a new winning class and Times Tables King or Queen...

Charity Hair Cut!

Darcey was very brave at the weekend and chose to have her very long hair cut off! She had a total of 12 inches cut off, so it can be sent to a charity that make wigs for little girls who lose their hair due to illness. Well done Darcey, what a lovely thing to do.

 

 

Learning Links

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Term 2: Look what we've been up to!

Dear Families of The Endowed - Iris Class

 

I just wanted to say a massive Thank you for all your help and support with the Nativity on Friday! 

 

Without your support with costumes, learning lines and songs, it would have been impossible for it to go ahead!  The children are an absolute credit to you and I am so immensely proud of everything that they did in such unusual circumstances! 

 

We will be hopefully posting the video of the Nativity on "Teams" tomorrow, all being well!  You can all have a well earnt rest from the Nativity now, me and the other staff in Iris class included and we hope that you all enjoy watching it as soon as possible. 

 

Thanks again, Mr H.

Tuesday Treat!

During an afternoon of reading and drawing, Iris class enjoyed a Tuesday treat of hot chocolate with marshmallows. What a lovely winter warmer! 

Thanks Giving Assembly

A huge well done to Molly who gave us a brilliant assembly to her classmate on Thursday all about Thanksgiving. As her family celebrate it every year, she shared a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and told them all about it.

Term 1: Look what we've been up to!
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Lower School Remote Learning
(March-Aug 2020)

Scroll down to discover fun learning activities, teachers messages, children's pictures, resources and lots more! 

Photo Gallery

We really enjoy looking at your home learning exercises, artwork and all the activities you do. 

Take a look at Noah's science sound skills video!

 

 

Children's Home Videos


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Quarantine Question Time!

Does Mr Hadlow find it easier to teach Lynx Class or his own children and what is his embarrassing disco move! Can you guess what Mr Baker's favourite Lockdown Lunch is and what new skill has he learnt. What animal would Miss Braid like to keep as a pet in her back garden and is there a rainbow in her window? To find out, click on Mr Hadlow, Mr Baker and Miss Braid's Quarantine Question Time video as they reveal all!  

Quarantine Question Time!

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PDFs of activities and booklets you can download and print 

Create a time capsule

 

We are in the middle of the most significant planet-wide event since The Second World War.  Our children are living through a period which will be taught in schools in years to come. And when their own children have 'show and tell' it's kind of both cool and humbling to think of their classmates looking back in time through items, photos and notes deliberately selected by us, right now, as being representative of our hopes and fears and everyday life in lockdown.

Click on the below link:

https://letsembark.ca/time-capsule​

VE DAY Podcast

Podcast explaining the importance of VE Day and why we celebrate it

Reading, Audio and Art

Oxford Owl: Free ebooks

Miss Braid has set up an account on the Oxford Owl website. The company that made this site are the people who publish all the "scheme" books we have at school so it will be particularly helpful for those of you that are on stage books. That said, the "e-books" on offer in their "e-library" are appropriate for those up to age 11 so you 'free readers' will find it useful too!

 

Get onto website using this link https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ then click on "My class login" at the top of the page.

 

Log in using the username: Endowed Hedgehogs and the password: missbraid (Miss Braid originally set this up for her class before realising how many others may need this too!). You can browse the e-books by age range, series or theme. You can turn the pages just like in a real book, and even have a narrator read along with you! Such a great resource, I hope you get lots from it.
 
Please read Charlie's amazing stories and Patrick's fact finding Indian and Saxon Projects

Stories Recorded by Maxim

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

TERM 5 Times Table Rockstars

 

 

Hello all of you Times Tables Rockstars! 

It's been four weeks since our TTRockstars Championship winners were announced and we've been keeping count of all the coins that you've earned since. 

 

This term's class winners are Lynx Class with an impressive 96,361 coins.

 

A massive well done and thank you from all of the Lynx Class goes to Lily who earned 45,712 coins on her own! An amazing achievement, beating some of the other classes' combined scores! This means that Lily is our TTRockstars Queen for Term 5. Congratulations Lily!

 

Kurt in Year 3 put in a valiant effort, earning over 18,000 coins for 2nd place and Stuart in Year 6 finished 3rd with over 12,000 coins. 

 

Well done to everyone who took part this term and don't forget to keep practising over the next few weeks! Perhaps the TTRockstar trophy can move from Lynx Class next term - it's becoming part of the furniture in there!

 

 

Learning links!
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September 2019 - July 2020

Class Exhibition

24 January 2020

Christmas fun!

Illustration Masterclass

June 2019

 

Walliams Class would like to say a big thank you to Quinton (Mae's Dad) who came in to talk to the children about his job as a professional illustrator and artist.

 

Quinton is the Illustrator of New York Times Bestseller, and Children’s Book of the Year 2018 Specsaver’s National Book Award Winner, ‘Stories For Boys Who Dare To Be Different’, by Ben Brooks.

Also colourist for 2017 Eisner Award nominated 'Clean Room' (DCVertigo Comics).

 

It was an exciting and creative afternoon with the children learning about all the techniques he uses and creating their own self-portraits.

 

 

Pizza Fun!

Thursday 7 February

We had such fun making pizzas at Pizza Express on Thursday. We learnt how to make the bases, chose lots of yummy toppings and then once they had been cooked we bought them back to class and enjoyed eating them.

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