Welcome to Bell class!
The children have been very busy since the start of term.
After some research, the children voted to call their class 'Bell' class after Alexander Graham Bell who was one of the first people to invent the telephone.
Please enjoy looking through our different activities.
We went to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
We had a fantastic time when we visited the Egyptian exhibition at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. What a great way to finish our 'Walk Like an Egyptian' Topic.
Bell class is very competitive! Children were cheering each other along and the afternoon was a great success. Well done to everyone who took part.
Look in my Book
Thank you to all the parents who came to 'Look in my Book.'
Eight Points on a Compass
We were learning about the eight points on a compass. The red needle always points to North no matter which way we turn!
We learnt about what happens during Ramadan when Muslims fast. At the end of Ramadan Muslims have a special festival called Hajj.
Art in the style of Giocametti
In Art lessons, the children created sculptures in the style of Alberto Giocametti. They used kitchen foil, scrunched it up and shaped long thin figures as if in movement. It was quite tricky!
The children had 2 minutes to turn a friend into a mummy! They did a good job!
We are learning about equivalent fractions. The fraction wall was a useful resource to see how and why they were equivalent.
We went to The Eden Project.
The children behaved beautifully had a fantastic time when they went to visit The Eden Project. The workshop was all about Puzzling Plants; after learning all about them, the children enjoyed searching for them in the Rainforest Biome. It was very warm!
A big thank you to all our parent helpers who came along.
World Book Day
The children looked amazing on World Book Day. Everyone had lots to say about their character and had made a fantastic effort with their costumes! Well done everyone in Bell class.
Dissecting a plant
In Science, we have been learning about plants. The children really enjoyed dissecting a daffodil and looking closely at the internal parts.
Set Up Safe
Thank you to all the parents who attended our 'Set up Safe' meeting. The mini police and e-cadets worked together to tell the parents about how to ensure their children stay safe online.
In Art, the children are learning to create tones and shades in preparation for reproducing Art in the style of Rousseau, the artist we are looking at this term. They will use this skill to create a jungle display outside our classroom in the corridor.
The children have been exploring 'Kodu', they have been using the different tools to learn how to add characters, create a setting and program the characters to interact with each other.
The children have been learning how to write a 'Rags to Riches' story. They had great fun in the hot seat pretending to be one of the characters.
Look in my book
It was very pleasing to see so many parents coming into the class room to look in the children's books. The children are always very excited to show parents their work. Look out for the next one on our newsletter.
During our Science lessons, the children have been learning about the human skeleton and skeletons of different animals.
Carnival in Bell class
Carnival time in our school is always very busy. The children plan how they could build a Carnival Cart, what it will look like and they have to think carefully about the different materials they will need. The end result was very good.
We have been using drama to learn a story from Poland. First of all we need to make sure the children know the story really well. They use a 'story map' to learn order of the story, then the children reenacted the 'Cobbler of Krakow' using plasticine figures.
Firework night always provides lots of opportunity for creative art. Here, the children are creating their own 'wax resist' firework picture.
Lego Mind Storm Robots
Building a Lego robot has created much excitement in Bell class. The children have worked tirelessly to build a complicated Lego robot that can be programmed. Well done to everyone.