Welcome to Aspen Class, and to what I am sure will be an exciting and successful year for us all.
Our Topic this term is Eco Warriors. Through this topic we will explore our natural world, and better understand the impact we have, and how to protect and nurture our environment.
Eco Warriors runs thematically through all of the core and foundation subjects. You can find out more about our Topic on our Curriculum Map.
We launched our topic by making Junk-bots from junk materials. We were granted permission by FCC Environmental to remove some of the discarded electrical items from the Sudbury Recycling Centre. The children worked in small groups to disassemble their items, and construct a purposeful robot. It was an engaging but often challenging project, and I am so pleased with the persevering approach and problem solving attitude the children demonstrated. This will be an essential element to successful learning in Year 6.
PSHE – Making Connections
Aspen Class will be considering our place in the Pot Kiln community and beyond. We will learn about making positive and lasting connections with others, and how these connections can enhance our lives. We are delighted to work with Mellish House as part of our community link. As part of our learning, we made ‘connections’ with members of the class, and saw how those connections brought us all together as a group.
Swimming will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
Please ensure your child has the correct kit, and that payment for swimming is made to the office.
ASPEN CLASS NEEDS YOU!
We have a number of trips and events scheduled and help is both necessary and appreciated. If you can volunteer any time to assist in our learning, please come and let me know.