Welcome to Jet Class
Teacher: Miss Green
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Smallwood
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Our topic homework link: Egyptian Homework
In Jet class, our final week of term was a very busy one! At the beginning of the week, we finished our own diary entries, written in the perspective of Howard Carter. We practised our dictionary and thesaurus work, whilst editing and wrote them up neatly, in the hope that some of us will be earning a pen licence.
We all loved making paper fortunes in history this week! On Thursday afternoon, we discussed the roles people played in Ancient Egyptian society, from slaves to pharaohs. We then chose some of the roles to put on our paper fortunes and played them to see what roles we would be!
On Friday afternoon, we celebrated the first half term with a gem party! We elected to watch a film and Miss Green brought in some cookies too!
It has been a very busy week for us in Jet Class. In maths, we have been revising and assessing our knowledge of addition and subtraction - ready to sink our teeth into some investigations, reasoning and problem solving next week. In English, we have continued to plan our diary entries in the perspective of Howard Carter, during his discovery of Tutankhamun. We all loved our music lesson this week too! We learned the sign language to Bon Jovi's 'Livin' on a Prayer'. It was very fast but we look forward to learning more next week!
I do apologise for speaking 'at' you! I wanted to make sure you heard everything you needed to hear in the time we had, so thank you for listening and sticking to the timing. If there is anything we didn't cover or if anything ever crops up, then feel free to let me know via email or catch me at the end of the day.
I have absolutely loved my first term with Jet class and I look forward to another fantastic term ahead!
Take care and have a lovely weekend,
This week in Jet Class, we have been busy continuing our topic 'Mysteries of Ancient Egypt'. We created a class story map of Howard Carter's great discovery, King Tutankhamun's tomb. In groups, we took freeze-frame pictures, representing significant moments of his excavation. Our maths this week also linked with our Egypt topic, as we were introduced to number pyramids and tried to solve them using inverse operations.
During our guided reading this week, we have practised using pictures to develop our inference skills. Miss Green was very impressed with our ability to use evidence to support our answers.
This week in Jet Class, we have been continuing our poetry unit, based on Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky. We had a go at writing our own narrative poems that told the story of our class book, Varmints. In Maths, we impressed Miss Green with our addition and subtraction skills. We all remembered how to exchange/regroup when using column method!
In history, we continued our exploration of Ancient Egyptian artefacts. We discussed why sources of evidence are so important to help us discover more about life in ancient Egypt and defined the word 'significance'. We also developed our understanding of chronology by creating a timeline of ancient and modern history. We included some of the historical periods we learned about in previous year groups such as the Anglo-saxons and Victorians. This helped better our understanding of just how long ago Ancient Egyptians lived.
We have had another brilliant week in Jet class! In English, we have been exploring narrative poetry, using Lewis Carroll's 'Jabberwocky' poem as our model. We had a go at making our own dictionaries based on the portmanteau he uses and created story-maps to tell the story of the Jabberwocky.
On Friday, we had a great time introducing ourselves to our new topic, The Mysteries of Ancient Egypt. During our WOW, we had a go at some hieroglyphics code breaking, explored and researched Ancient Egyptian artefacts loaned to us by Somerset Heritage and even had a go at mummifying apples!
W/C 07/09/20 and W/C 14/09/20
What a super start we have had to the new school year! Jet class have settled in brilliantly over these past two weeks and we have all been working hard to follow this term's core value, independence. This week, we have been using our class text, Varmints written by Helen Ward, to revise our English knowledge. We all drew some fantastic characters and settings based on the book and wrote some great expanded noun phrases to accompany our pictures.
In maths, we have been revising our knowledge of place value. Miss Green was very impressed with our understanding of number! We ended the week with a place value hunt around the school field. It was great fun but also very tiring!
Hello Parents and Children of Jet Class!
I hope that you have all had a fantastic summer! I cannot wait to hear all about your last few months at home and I am extremely excited to get to know you all over the coming weeks. At school, all of the staff have been very busy preparing for your arrival. I understand that you may have mixed feelings about coming back to school, as it has been a quite a while since we saw you. However, I am sure that once you have been back for a few days, you will feel more confident and ready for a great year!
Along with Emerald Class, you need to arrive at school between 8:40 and 8:50am each morning and make your way around the side of our building, entering the classroom through the fire exit. I will be there to meet you.
Make sure you get a good night sleep on Sunday, as I hope to see lots of happy, energetic faces on Monday morning!