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Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Meerkats

Welcome to our class page!

The full time teacher in Meerkats is Mr Marshall with Marie and Sandra as the full time TAs. Mrs Patterson teaches the Meerkats every Monday. 

Our UNICEF Class Charter is up and ready! It reminds us of our rights! Our right to feel included, our right to play, our right to be safe and our right to learn!

                       

Summer Term 2

Forest School

This term we have been spending every Wednesday morning up at Forest School with Andrina and Kirsty. We have been building dens, digging for fossils and climbing trees.

Computing

We have been focussing on coding in Computing lessons this term. Children worked on their own at first to write programs using Scratch Junior, experimenting with loops and conditionals. They then moved onto programming using the Lego WeDo kits where they needed to work in pairs to build and then program a device. We also practised coding with Coding Awbie and Coding Jam kits using tactile coding blocks.

Physical Education

It’s been a great term for PE and Sports with the lovely sunny weather. On Sports Week where we tried our hand at a variety of different sports and other physical activities including tennis and athletics. In our PE lessons, we have been doing gymnastics and playing field games including rounders and cricket.

 

Summer Term 1

We’ve had three exciting days in Meerkats this week. As half the class went to Blackwell, those that stayed at school made a lot of progress in their Do & Discover books as we got up to all sorts of exciting activities.

On day one we made rafts for Lego men before testing their seaworthiness (the Lego men mostly stayed dry). We also tore up the playground on a flotilla of bikes, scooters and trikes. In the afternoon, we had a competition to see who could make the paper aeroplane which flew the furthest.

On the second day, we made a tepees in the morning and spent the afternoon hunting for dinosaur fossils and making mud pies in Forest School.

On Friday, we braved the climbing wall and had a go at some orienteering: the children had to read a map of the school and find eight control points around the school grounds.

The class had a brilliant week and they all tried their very best with every activity.


Our current topic for this half term is Class Orchestra and our science topics are sound and electricity.

We made some amazing hats for the Easter Bonnet parade and also worked as a team with our treasure hunt!

                            

               

We have been making habitats as part of our science topic

     

We have been investigating 2D and 3D shapes!

    

 

We have been writing and performing Earth and Space acrostic poetry!

         

We have been making Jamaican flags as part of our topic!

 

                     

 

In Maths we have been making patterns in our environment!

             

 

Children in Need!

This week in Meerkats, we met Pudsey Bear! Check out the link on the left for more photos!

                         

       

                    

Forest School!

We had an amazing time building a den for anti bullying week! Check out our photo album to the left!