Welcome to Crich Class!
Please take a look at our class page to find out about all the exciting things we are doing in Crich class.
We will be going swimming on Wednesday at the Healthy Living Centre in Stavelely. Children will need to bring a one-piece swimming costume or trunks, swimming cap, a towel and googles. Please remember to remove any earrings.
Our library trolley day is on Tuesday, remember to bring in your library books to change on Tuesday.
Our spelling test day is on a Friday using spelling shed. You will be given new spellings every Friday via spelling shed. Remember to test yourselves as much as you can during the week
Our Learning this term
In our science this term, we are learning about forces.
We will learn:
How objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity.
Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces.
Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
In Geography we will learn about South America and the rainforest. We will learn:
- about the different countries and cities in South America
- the location of rainforests, The Equator, Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn
- compare England and Brazil
- explain how the Amazon rainforest is used by those who live near it
- explore the impact humans have had on the rainforest
In Maths we will be learning about:
Multiplication and Division
Fractions – converting, addition and subtraction
Decimals – rounding, ordering, decimals as fractions
Percentages- fractions, percentages of an amount
Algebra – forming equations
Measurement- converting units
Perimeter, Area and volume
In English we will be reading and writing about:
- setting descriptions of the rainforest
- a balanced argument about deforestation
- explanation texts
For more information about what we are learning, please click on the curriculum link below.
Our class novel this term is The boy who hit play by Chloe Daykin
Our Members of Pupil Parliament
Here are our representatives for Pupil Parliament. They share our ideas with the wider Parliament and help us to make decisions about our school.
Computing - using Crumbles
In our computing, we have been developing our programming by using algorithms to control crumbles microcomputers. We were able to create programs to control lights, buzzers and motors in sequences.
Science Investigation - Changing Materials
We carried out investigations as part of our science learning. We investigated how materials can change and looked at which materials were the best thermal insulators and conductors as well as how to separate materials.
Trip to Harry Potter Studios
We had a fantastic time visiting the Harry Potter studios near London. We really enjoyed finding out about how the films were made and we linked this to our own learning in computing/video editing.
We had a great time bouncing and dancing on the trampolines. It was very tiring though and a great way to keep fit.
Researching World War 2 evacuees
We used the internet to find evidence about what life was like as an evacuee during World War 2. We used the information to write letters as if we were evacuated.
Christmas Jumper Day
Visit to Newbold Observatory
As part of our Science learning into Earth, Sun and solar system we visited our local observatory. We learned all about the planets in the solar system and looked through the amazing telescope.
Halloween Dressing up day
We researched Ancient Greek pottery. We then designed and made our own pots out of balloons, papier mache and then decorated them using the images we had researched as inspiration.
Our Super Start Day
We dressed up as Ancient Greeks and learned all about Ancient Greece - we tasted foods, built Greek columns and carried out our own mini Greek Olympics.