Welcome to Buzzard class!
Welcome to Buzzard class with Mrs Cartwright and Miss Rose.
Buzzard class have been finding out why we observe Remembrance day and the significance of wearing a poppy. On the 11th November, we printed poppies using apples and carrots. We discussed the conditions experienced by the soldiers fighting in the trenches during World War 1 and found out what it would be like to wear a steel helmet and scratchy wool uniform. At 11.00 we played the last post and held a two minutes silence for those who have fought and lost their lives fighting in wars. You can see lots more photographs by clicking here.
Welcome back, Buzzard class!
We watched the video below, then searched for clues to our new book in the wildlife garden. It didn't take long to work out the answer, it's Room On The Broom!
We have an exciting half term ahead and some fantastic new books! We watched this video for clues to our first book. I wonder if your family at home can guess?
Looking at photographic evidence to learn about the past!
As part of our topic about food, we have been investigating the diet of children at our school 100 years and comparing it with our diet. We also used photographic evidence to help find out more about our local area and how it has changed, especially the market.
When looking at the photographic evidence we noticed how different peoples clothes were over 100 years ago, and wondered what it would feel like to be dressed as a Victorian!
Fatima, bravely volunteered to try on a VERY tight fitting corset!
We recreated a Walthamstow street scene from over 100 years ago! We imagined we were elegant ladies, flower sellers, market traders and crossing sweepers (all the horse drawn traffic meant there was lots of horse manure to collect!).
Where did you get that hat girls? Hoe St?
Buzzard class had their own World Food Day!
As part of our topic 'Food, Glorious Food' we recently celebrated the rich, cultural diversity within Buzzard class with our own World Food Day. We had a fantastic day and would like to thank all our families for providing the children with some delicious smelling foods that were representative of their cultural background. From Anzac biscuits, popular in Australia and New Zealand, to Adobo, a famous delicacy of the Philipines, the children relished the opportunity to discuss and describe their food to their classmates. Here are some of the photographs taken, celebrating a really memorable day.
Thank you, parents for helping to make it possible.
Mrs Cartwright and Miss Rose
We danced to a range of world music styles, from Latin American salsa to Indian Bhangra.
We also worked as a team to build a giant jigsaw puzzle of planet Earth.
We looked at flags of the world and designed some of our own. We also coloured different textile designs from around the world.
We had a fantastic World Food Day!
Miss Rose and I are really impressed with the way all the children in Buzzard class have settled into Year 1. They have been amazing!
Here are some photographs that we would like to share with you from our first couple of weeks together. There is also a short film of some giddy Buzzards, and two videos which we watched together in class celebrating our Wonderful World.
Mrs Cartwright and Miss Rose
We used Google Earth to get a birds eye view of Mission Grove school. (We also visited Australia and Antarctica!)
Scientists at work on a classroom scavenger hunt.
Buzzards are fancy fliers!
In Nature Studies, we have been using our senses to explore the wildlife garden.
In Literacy we have been re-enacting the story of The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr.
Here are some of our classroom displays featuring Buzzard art work.
A very short video featuring a giddy Buzzard class exploring Our Wonderful World!
Here are two videos which we really enjoyed watching in class. We thought you might like them too. Do you have a favourite?