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                     Welcome to Doves Class 

 

Air Ambulance Life Saving Skills - a snapshot of photos as many of the action shots were blurred!

MAP READING FIELD WORK

Please follow the link to view our Criminal Bear confessions!

https://semley-ce-va-primary-school.primarysite.media/playlist/doves

Experimenting with mark making as an exploratory task before our final nest observational drawings

Looking for animal homes as part of our new English hook: The Great Paper Caper

Happy New Year! Our Spring Term topic in Doves is called Eco-Heroes with a geography focus on protecting our Wonderful World. We are going to conduct investigations into Climate Change and carry out field work in Semley. We will be heading outdoors and undoubtedly getting muddy feet - sometimes in our school grounds and sometimes around the village. During their geography lessons, the children will be learning about the oceans and continents. If you have any photos of your child at an interesting location around the world, we would love to see them!

7.11.23 CHLOE CAME IN TODAY TO TEACH US HOW TO MAKE ANCIENT GREEK POTS. WE CAREFULLY CREATED OUR PINCH POTS AND THEN USED THE ANCIENT TECHNIQUE OF SCRAPING TO SCRATCH ON OUR GEOMETRIC PATTERNS. IT WAS LOTS OF FUN!

7.11.23 TODAY WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE A MAGICAL MAGIC LANTERN WORKSHOP WITH BRIONY. SHE TOOK US BACK TO THE ANCIENT GREEKS WHERE WE BROUGHT STATUES ALIVE AND BECAME ART DETECTIVES!

SOME OF OUR FANTASTIC FOREST SCHOOL ADVENTURES WITH MRS RUMNEY

SCOOTER WORKSHOP

OUR FINAL DESIGNS

WE WORKED IN TEAMS TO DESIGN AND BUILD OUR OWN PARTHENONS

OUR INITIAL (STICKY) EXPERIMENTS INTO PAVILION DESIGN

Welcome to Doves September 2023. Our topic this term is called Grand Designs and below you can find details about the curriculum subjects we will be covering this term. We have had a great start to the year by beginning to learn about the structure of the Parthenon and we are currently busy designing our own pavilions. Watch this space to see how they progress!

On Thursday, we met Penny Grist! We imagined we had the power to make one special wish come true. We printed oak leaves and then stamped our wishes on them ready to add to our school tree. It was an inspiring experience and a really easy technique to learn. Thank you Penny!

On Wednesday, we made cross section models of Neolithic round houses. It was lots of fun and very messy!

ON TUESDAY CHLOE CAME IN AND CHALLENGED US TO MAKE CLAY INSECTS FOR OUR WHOLE SCHOOL MASTERPIECE. WE LOVED WORKING WITH HER!

A VAN GOGH MAGIC LANTERN WORKSHOP WITH BRIONY WAS AS A FANTASTIC WAY TO START OUR ARTS WEEK! WE LOVED TRAVELLING TO VAN GOGH'S HOUSE AND HAVING ADVENTURES WITH HIM. THANK YOU BRIONY!

Doves meet the Incredible Sophie Kirtley! On Wednesday 21st June, Sophie came in to see us and lead a writing workshop based on The Journey to Impossible Island. We learnt about what inspired her as a child to become a writer and some of the adventures she went on. We then had the chance to create maps of our very own Adventure Islands - it was the best English lesson ever!

TADPOLE UPDATE! PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO 1. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO 2. 

Hi Doves, 

I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter break. Just to let you know, our tadpoles are thriving! I've been popping into school every few days to check on them and they have been really enjoying their pond weed and some fresh cucumber. Their bodies look bigger and although I can't see any legs yet, I think I can see where their hind legs will develop. They are swimming really confidently now (just like our year 3s!) and they are attaching well to their food.

I'm sure they are looking forward to welcoming you back to school on Monday and hearing about all of your adventures.

Take care and we'll see you soon!

Love Mrs Gambier

The Doves have had a brilliant Science Week. We started with a Circus Skills workshop (thanks Mrs Miles) to investigate forces - as you can see from the photos below, the force is strong with us! We have also been learning about how our tadpoles metamorphose into frogs and have taken bets as to how many will complete the process. We explored the fields around school looking for signs of spring and finally made some BFG toothpaste. We think we can make the next batch more explosive though! 

TADPOLES:OBSERVATIONS OVER TIME

LENT CHALLENGE: DOVES CAKE AND SMOOTHIE SALE FOR THE SYRIA AND TURKEY EARTHQUAKE APPEAL

SPINNING, HOUSE BUILDING, POT MAKING AND SCENT BAG FILLING WITH THE AMAZING ANGLO SAXON VISITORS FROM GOLD HILL MUSEUM

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO MR AND MRS ISGAR FOR BRINGING IN ONE OF FREDDIE'S LAMBS FOR US TO MEET AND PRACTISE OUR RESEARCH SKILLS ON. WE NOW HAVE ANOTHER CLASS MASCOT ALTHOUGH THIS ONE DOES NEED SOME TRAINING! THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE HONOUR OF NAMING HIM: TOBY

WE HAVE ALSO BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO MEET KATERINA HART WHO IS A PARALYMPIC LEGEND. WE CHALLENGED OURSELVES BY COMPLETING A FITNESS CIRCUIT WITH HER AND WERE REALLY INSPIRED BY HER ENERGY AND DETERMINATION.

WE HAD THE BEST SCIENCE EVER TODAY BECAUSE WE GOT TO MEET AND LEARN ABOUT BEARDY BOO-BOO CARDOZO. THANK YOU SO MUCH CHLOE FOR BRINGING HIM IN AND OTTO FOR LENDING HIM TO US. WE WOULD LIKE HIM TO BE OUR CLASS MASCOT!

Froggie Maths! Adding ones by leaping to multiples of 10

DOVES HAD A FANTASTIC AFTERNOON RUNNING OUR

OWN MARATHON TO SUPPORT MRS RUMNEY.

WE MANAGED TO RUN 513 LAPS OF THE FIELD WHICH IS 43 MILES!

CONGRATULATIONS DOVES AND GOOD LUCK NEXT WEEKEND MRS RUMNEY!

Welcome to Doves Class Page!

It has been wonderful to welcome the children back to school and find out about all the adventures they have been having in the holidays. We have already had an exciting start to the year getting to know each other in our Welcome Week. The children have been launched into our Autumn Term topic: Traiders and Raiders and will be learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We have been busy making dragons and creating our own (hornless!) Viking helmets.

We have so many exciting learning opportunities coming up - please read the class letter and curriculum map below to find out more.

 

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Tornadoes

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Ring of Fire! Part 1

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Building Volcanoes - we are waiting for the magma chambers to fill!

Making our own rock sculptures with Briony - inspired by Henry Moore

We hope you enjoyed our Fizz, Pop, Bang! Bath Bombs!

We have been busy conducting science experiments and starting out secret D&T project

We started the Summer Term investigating Shape

Hello Doves,

I am very excited to let you know that we have a summer term full of exciting learning and explosions ahead. Our topic is called 'Fizz, Pop, Bang!' and our key learning objectives can be found on the Curriculum Map below.

 

Science Week- Jet Engine Balloon Races!

Science Week- Planting and sorting seeds

Briony came in and gave us a wonderful Magic Lantern session about some of Henry Moore's sculptures. We are so excited about our visit to Roche Court next Thursday!

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Solving a Crime! Who took the trees? Exploring our English text: The Great Paper Caper

Welcome Back Doves! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your families. Please click on the links below for the Spring Term Curriculum Map and my start of term letter. We've got such a fun term ahead!

On Thursday, the Doves Class were lucky enough to have a special Magic Lantern workshop with Briony. She showed us some amazing art work from Ancient Greece and we even brought some to life!

Magic Lantern

We have had an exciting start to the year in Doves class. We have been busy trying to build structures out of paper cups which will take our weight, designing our own Doves of Peace and ordering ice creams in French!

 

Our topic this term is called Grand Designs and we will going back in time to Ancient Greece and learning about their architects, sculptors, artists, philosophers, inventors and engineers. Please see our Curriculum Map below for more details. We can't wait to welcome you into school for our Class Assembly and Open Morning on Monday 15th November so you can see what else we have been getting up to! 

 

Making Clay Pinch Pots from Leo and the Gorgon's Curse

Last week was science week and we had lots of fun! We explored lots of areas of science from light and dark to chemical reactions! Please see below for pictures of our week!