L Sto Tarantula
ZG The rain Forest Macaw Parrot
Examples of work from this week (week ending 12th February)
With it being children's Mental Health Week this week, we have been looking at what makes us happy.
We then planned a series of actions/choreographs linked to Pharrell Williams song 'Happy'.
Check out some of our examples compared to the original.
TM's take on her own 'Happiness'
ZG take on 'Happy'
Some of the activities we have been doing this week
L and W enjoying Foundation of Light PE sessions
JG and NG walk in the local park looking for unusual sights.
Pupil walks around the local area.
Our task on Monday was to create a fitness circuit based on the 7 times tables.
Pupils had to write the times tables in their red book and the exercise next to it which they would do.
1 x 7 = 7 (press ups)
2 x 7 = 14 (lunges)
Up to 12 x 7
Ideas were: Press up, squat, high knees running on the spot, jumps, star jumps, lunges, squat thrusts, dancing, hopping, burpees, skipping, running on the spot…
Pupils had to choose whether the answer was actual exercises or seconds.
It will be a good idea to do the ones you find hardest at the beginning because there will be less reps of each exercise or less time to do them in (for example, would you rather do 7 press ups or 84 press ups?/7 seconds of press ups or 84 seconds of press ups?)
GG and LSc delivering their 7 x circuit via video
KWC 7 x tables circuit
Our very own Joe Wicks!!!
More pictures of our Joe Wicks PE lessons
Here are some of our Joe Wicks PE lesson plans
An amazing report about Coronavirus from LA
Working hard at home
Fun in the snow on Friday 8th January.
Because of the snow we changed our plans slightly and included a Snowy maths/PE challenge also
(see the attached Snow Challenge document).
This was the Snowy Maths and PE investigation the pupils had to focus on today.
JG and NG snow ball shot and sled race
JG and NG Sled Race
Videos of our investigation today.
CO taking part in the investigation.
CO Snow Ball target
Fun in the snow
The investigation for Science
The force is with you ZG
Examples of pupils work this week. GREAT WORK EVERYONE
Thursday 17th December
Opal Class Christmas Party
Monday 14th December
Opal Class - Festive Forest Session.
Today we made a fire and then roasted marshmallows on the fire.
We then enjoyed our marshmallows with a drink of hot chocolate.
Thursday 10th December
Opal Class Santa Dash!
All classes in school are performing the Santa Dash as part of the Sunderland Active Schools Award. Here are some pictures from Opal's dash.
Thursday 26th November
Our reading this week has been based around the Folk Song 'No Man's Land' by Eric Bogle.
Here are some of our responses to the song.
Friday 13th November
Thank you for all your donations to Children in Need Opal Class.
Wednesday 11th November 2020
Opal Class recited the famous World War 1 poem 'Flanders Field' for Remembrance Day this year.
Check out the 3 videos below for each verse of the poem.
Tuesday 23rd September
Our amazing Forest School session
Friday 18th September
Here are some of our pictures from our outdoor athletics PE session today.
What a great return to school we have had in Opal Class. All of the children have returned cheerful, healthy and happy.
We have been very busy since our return, learning about the Coronavirus and how to keep safe. The children have been incredibly sensible and thoughtful during our discussions about the current situation we find ourselves in.
We have also been learning how to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. In maths we have also been looking at numbers up to 10 000. All the children have worked amazingly hard and have tried their best.
In literacy we have been looking at the story, Here We Are. We have then conducted our own research about planet earth and produced some fantastic pieces of descriptive writing about earth and the solar system.
We are also going to be learning about the Anglo-Saxons in history this term. The children have already showed amazing understanding of how to order a historical timeline (see below).
As we near the end of our first full week back, I would just like to say how brilliant each and every one of the children in Opal Class has done. Keep up the good work.