Mrs Hammersley’s Class

Welcome to our class webpage!

Key information

The adults in our class are Mrs Hammersley, Mrs Whitehurst, Mrs Elkes (Tuesday PM), Mrs Knowles (Wednesday all day)

PE days are Mondays and Thursdays

Homework given out on a Friday and marked on a Wednesday

Reading books changed on Mondays

Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Hammersley if you have any questions.

Spring Term 2017

As we begin the Spring term our learning will centre around Africa. Our class books are ‘The Masai and I’, ‘The Leopard’s drum’ and ‘Bringing the rain to the Kapiti plain’. We are going to be focusing on the traditions in Africa and learning about the location of the country on a world map. We will be having a go at constructing our own building, this could be a house or a mud hut or animal shelter. Our role play area has turned into an explorer’s hide-out where the children can imagine they are in different locations e.g. jungle, safari etc. Alongside this, our Art will link to the use of patterns and lines in African art. In our Maths we will continue to develop and apply our skills in Place Value, Addition & Subtraction, Mass, 3D shape, Money, Multiplication & Division. In our writing we will be learning how to write an adventure story and will be writing postcards from Africa. I’m sure it will be a very exciting and busy term for us all.

Autumn Term 2016

In the Autumn term we were extremely busy settling in the Reception children and learning about the Rainbow fish and Guy Fawkes. During November, Guy Fawkes visited us to link with our learning. In Art we created some fantastic charcoal portraits and a giant collage of the Rainbow Fish. In Maths we developed our skills and fluency in Place Value, Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, fractions and 2D shape. Alongside this we had a challenging Maths problem to solve each week. In our Writing we  wrote newspaper articles and chronological reports. In the lead up to Christmas we were busy reading poems and then had a go at writing our own. The poems were great and the children all got very carried away with their new found rhyming skills! Our trip to the theatre to see The Snow Queen was enjoyed by all, especially those who had not been to the theatre before.