Welcome to Ash Class 2016/2017 We hope you enjoy looking at all the fun learning we are doing!
Our project for this week is 'Take One Piece' we are looking at the performance: In the Hall Of The Mountain King from Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg. Its really exciting and it gets very loud! After listening to the piece of music once we wrote from our own imaginations - some very scary stories. This afternoon we have learnt a lot of new musical words to describe volume (dynamics), repeated rhythm (ostinato), speed (tempo) and tone (timbre) of the music.
Please have a listen to the music on the BBC: http://bbc.in/1zmKlzH
The Karate Kid
The kid starts by punching,
Followed by some kicking,
His opponent attacks but the kid did some blocking,
The kid, jumping forwards,
Bouncing up and down.
The kid sparing, pounding his opponent ...
down to the ground!
We are starting this term with two weeks learning a Tale in our Take One Tale Storytelling event. Our tale has a clever moral - can you spot it?
Then we will be learning all about rivers and water in our 'River Journey' project. During this time we will be reviewing our learning and have our second Parents Evening of the school year.
The children thoroughly enjoyed performing to the rest of the school and parents. Some of their comments were:
"That felt scary!" "I am so proud of myself" "I feel great!" "When can we do that again?" "I've conquered my fear" "I really enjoyed it!"
"My favourite bit was singing the Three Bear Rap!" "I enjoyed getting notes out of my cornet" "I liked singing with Willow Class"
We would all like to thank Mr Probert - his fantastic tuition has given the children the confidence to enjoy playing their instruments and perform in front of an audience. All of the children have made so much progress and look forward to our lessons on Monday mornings!
A great big welcome to Ash Class - all the children have worked so hard this week in getting to know each other - what an amazing team we have!
Being a part of Ash Class is important because we learn about our new topics in interesting ways, mainly by doing things and visiting new places.
Our teachers help us to learn by knowing what we are 'smart' at and encourage us to work on the things we need to improve on to achieve our next target. We all know what our next steps will be because we write the steps to success for each task together. We use computers, resources and lots of fun to help us learn!
"Being in Ash Class makes me feel happy because I know everyone will support me in my learning."
"Our teachers help us to learn in very special ways."