Toucan Class

Mrs Gibbs and Mrs Ingle

Welcome you to Toucan Class 

 

 We look forward to seeing you at our Alien Invasion assembly on Thursday 18th October, 9.20am in the school hall!

      

 

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Spaces available for the Breakfast and After School clubs. Please contact Reception for details.


Our exciting topic for next half term is...

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

Image result for once upon a time for kids                              Once Upon a Time!
 
To start this half term we will be learning all about traditional tales. We will develop our story telling skills with drama and roleplay. We will then retell and rewrite many tales, creating our own stories too! We will also be exploring multiple versions of the same tale and enjoy mixed up versions! 


Image result for fairytale ballWe will be celebrating the end of the topic with a Fairytale Ball! We will inform you of the date and other details, nearer to the event. We look forward to seeing your fairytale costumes!

 

Spinnaker Tower trip!

 As part of our Spotlight On Stamshaw topic last term, Toucan class experienced a fantastically exciting trip to the top of the Spinnaker Tower! After we had researched the Tower and the local area - we left school for the trip as experts! We explored Gunwharf Quays and then climbed the tower. We were able to see all the local geography that we had learnt as well as walking across the glass floor! We earnt our Self Belief badges that day!

                                 


Our Autumn Term 1 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...!