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Welcome to Amazon Class. 

We love learning and growing together and would like to share that with you here on our blog.

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  • If you went down to the woods today...

    Published 16/07/21

    ...you would have found the whole school there!

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  • Our trip to the STEAM Museum

    Published 16/07/21

    On Tuesday, Amazon class went on their long-awaited trip to the STEAM Museum in Swindon, to continue their learning all about Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his achievements. 

    The children were so excited to go on a trip after such a long time and even the coach was an exciting highlight for many!

    We had the whole museum to ourselves (due to Covid restrictions) which meant the children were free to explore after taking part in a highly enjoyable and informative workshop. Did you know, Brunel wore a top hat to make himself look taller, and he was even known to store his lunch in his hat too? Brunel's hat was particularly taller than other hats, to resemble the funnel on a train. 

    The children had a go at becoming little engineers and built their very own trains. There was lots of dressing up and role play and lots of clambering on trains too. We met lots of realistic wax work models and learnt that life on the railways was not always enjoyable.

    The staff at the museum were so impressed with the children's behaviour, manners, respect and enthusiasm for their topic. We couldn't have been prouder of the children and can't wait to venture out on another trip next year. 

    Well done Amazon class, we are so very proud of you!

     

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  • Super Sport's Day!

    Published 02/07/21

    All the children had a fantastic time at Sport's Day today!

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  • Armed Forces Day!

    Published 25/06/21

    Today Darling and Amazon Class celebrated Armed Forces Day!

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  • I Want My Hat Back!

    Published 20/06/21

    Since returning to school this term, the children have been exploring Jon Klassen's fantastic, 'I Want My Hat Back'. This is the highly entertaining story of a bear that has lost his hat and ventures out to try to find it. This book lends itself so well to developing children's inference skills and reading body language and facial expressions.

    Before delving into the story, we looked at the front cover to predict what this book might be about and discovered a red cone-shaped object left in our classroom. We used our powerful imaginations to predict what we thought the strange object may be. We had an array of ideas from an ice cream cone for a giant, an elf's or gnome's hat, a ball catcher, a powerful drill and a spinning top! 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It wasn't until we read the story the following day that we soon realised this funny red cone was actually a hat from our story. After meeting the characters within the book, we held group discussions to debate our viewpoints of one particular character. The children's debating and discussion skills are developing so well. 

    This week the children are excited to start writing their own stories in the style of Jon Klassen, with an aim to entertain our readers. We look forward to sharing this with you soon.

     

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  • Our Super Hero Puppets!

    Published 19/06/21

    Before lock down #2, Amazon Class were making puppets of superhero women in history.  We have finally finished them!

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