Hummingbird Class


    Miss Tempest & Mrs Straw       

          Welcome you to Hummingbird Class!              


Miss Tempest is our class teacher, she loves to read us super stories and teach us art and design skills!

Mrs Straw is our lovely teaching assistant who works in Hummingbird class everyday.  She is a brilliant artist and helps us all with our work.


We are lucky to be able to visit the local library every third Friday morning. We are always happy to have parent helpers to support the walk to the library. When we are there we get to listen to a story and choose our own book to take home. 

We are always happy to help if you have any questions!!

We have lots of fun learning in the Hummingbird class and our new topic is called:  

Spring Term 1 2019

                            Once Upon A Time


This half term we are focusing our learning on traditional tales. We will be reading a variety of different traditional and fairy tale stories, exploring each stories characters and setting. We will develop our understanding by participating in character role play and hot seating activities before writing our very own stories!  Our PSHE focus will be ‘Going for Goals’. We will be asking the children to set achievable goals related to school and also related to home. As part of Art and DT we will be making incredible Gingerbread Man sliders, delicious gingerbread men and designing a suitable waterproof coat for him using our scientific skills. We will also use our scientific reasoning to design a practical shoe for Cinderella!


We will finish this half term with an exciting 'Fairy Tale Ball' where we will dance the afternoon away with all of our friends!


Autumn Term 2 2018

                             Spotlight on Stamshaw!

In this exciting topic we will find out more about our local area of Stamshaw! We will be exploring the features and historiclandmarks, famous people and attractions Portsmouth has to offer and will be making a range of posters and leaflets encouraging others to visit our city!

Look out for your special letter from Paddington Bear he can’t wait to hear all the facts you have learnt about your very special town!

Within this topic we are delighted to be visiting the Spinnaker Tower! Children will be able to witness some of the exciting sights and attractions they have researched first hand and test their bravery by walking across the glass floor! We will also follow a treasure hunt through Gunwharf Quays searching for architecture and landmarks.

Autumn Term 1 2018

                                        Alien Invasion!

Welcome back, we hope you enjoyed the holidays! This term our topic is called ‘Alien Invasion’. To inspire our writing, we will witness the sighting of a spaceship in the sky! Where has it come from? Where is it going? Why did it travel here? We will be using our imaginations to draw and write about the creature, who is flying the spaceship. We will also be exploring our human body and the senses we use to understand the world around us. For Maths, we will be consolidating and refreshing our knowledge of the number system!

Alien Invasion Parents Newsletter

Topics from 2017-2018

Summer Term 2

                           Yo, Ho, Ho!


Our current topic is called ‘Yo, Ho, Ho!’ We will be exploring our planet by finding out about the seven continents and five oceans. We will be learning about some famous sailors from the past – pirates and a heroine called Grace Darling!

Throughout this topic the children will have lots of opportunities to develop their geographical and historical knowledge. They will earning their keep with Enterprise Week! The children will be scrubbing the decks, climbing the rigging and drinking grog (Fruit cocktail).

Summer Term 1

                       Amazing Animals!


This half term we are going to be learning about the Amazing Animals on our planet. We will be exploring the features and lives of many animals particularly those from hotter parts of the world. We will finish this topic with an exciting trip to Marwell Zoo, where we will have an opportunity to personally meet some interesting creatures!

Don't forget to join us on Thursday 24th May at  8.50-9.10 for an extended morning session. Within this session we will showcase all of our Amazing Animal learning including our fantastic animal sculptures and art work!

Spring Term 2

                     The Enchanted Woodland


This half term we will be exploring different trees, plant life, woodland animals and their habitats. We will be using our scientific skills and extending our vocabulary by recognising and learning the characteristics of decidious and evergreen trees. We will also be exploring the plantlife and wildlife that can be found in both the local and surrounding area!    


Please click here to view our Enchanted Woodland Newsletter

Spring Term 1

                             Once Upon A Time...


This half term we are focusing our work on Traditional Tales. We will be reading Traditional Tales, talking about the characters, performing role play and writing our own story ideas and doing many more activities related to these well known stories. Our PSHE focus will be ‘Going for Goals’. We will be asking the children to set achievable goals related to school and also related to home. As part of Art and DT we will be making incredible Gingerbread sliders,  clay Gingerbread men and delicious baked Gingerbread men too!

 We will finish this half term with an exciting Fairy Tale Ball celebration!



Autumn Term 2- Spotlight on Stamshaw!


To start this half term we will be learning about Guy Fawkes and the history behind why we have fireworks night. We will then develop our geography skills learning about Portsmouth and the surrounding area. We will explore Portsmouth’s famous landmarks, famous people, scenery, architecture and any other attractions. We will also find out about the traditional food, dances, music and local customs of the other countries within the United Kingdom!
Barnaby Bear will be sending letters home to the children to find out what they already know about the wonderful city we live in! We can't wait to hear the facts and information they have discovered.

Trip Update!

We had a fantastic time on our school trip to the Spinnaker Tower! We went up in the lift right to the top of the tower where we could see all the sights of Portsmouth. We were even very brave and lay down on the glass floor! . We also took a tour around Gunwharf finding different clues and artefacts. We all had so much fun!

Don't forget Christmas is just around the corner too! 

We will be practising our KS1 Nativity and class songs and dances ready for our big Nativity performance.

We look forward to seeing you there to help us celebrate this magical time of year!

Autumn Term 1-Our topic was... Alien Invasion!


                                                                                      What could it be?
A strange sighting in the sky was reported by Mrs Southall and Mrs Mitchell. We decided to use the Ipads to investigate and explore further. You wouldn't believe what we saw...!




 Don't forget that:


Please help Hummingbirds to learn their spellings and to look out for phonic sounds when they are reading ANY story book!!

Why not try playing a learning game on the internet Hummingbirds!