Welcome to Byland Class!
Watch this space for what we are learning and doing in our class!
September 2019 - 2020
Hello and welcome to Byland Class!
This half term, we will be learning a lot! Have a look at what we will be getting up to:
English - Descriptive Writing
Maths - Place Value
Science - Light
Topic - The Victorians
RE - Why is Jesus seen as an inspiration?
Computing - Online Safety
PE - Team Games
Check our page regularly to see what we have done each week!
Mental Health Awareness Day!
As well as knowing how to look after our bodies, it is just as important to be able to look after our minds.
Today, the children in Byland class created a booklet all about themselves.
We discussed what mental health was and the different ways we can look after ourselves.
We then created drawings of ourselves with happy, healthy brains.
Thank you so much to Izzy, Daisy and Sophie from Rievaulx for listening to Ruby and Tymon read today.
The older children are so dedicated to helping others in the school.
They have organised this themselves. Amazing, well done!
Keeping Safe Online
Byland class proved today that they know how important it is to keep safe online.
Have a look at the rhyme they created about using search engines correctly.
I am very impressed!
In English, we are learning to improve our writing by using adverbs to describe verbs.
We completed an adverb hunt around the classroom, linking them to verbs and creating interesting sentences.
We now know how to effectively use adverbs in our writing.
Darragh created this fantastic sentence: 'I tiptoed up the old, creaky stairs silently'.
Mixing English with P.E
Byland class have had great fun in P.E. They have been building different letters using their bodies.
They had to work well in a team and communicate clearly and quickly.
Their challenge was to build the letter 'Y' in complete silence.
Have a look at their success below:
Today, the whole school completed a sponsored walk.
In total, Byland walked over 60 miles! Well done!
Black History Month
On Monday 30th September, we began our celebrations for Black History Month.
We created four different pieces of artwork based on Abdul Karim, who worked closely with Queen Victoria during her reign.
Abdul Karim was originally from India, but worked hard to become successful in England.
Take a look at the beautiful pieces of art Byland class have made:
Victorian Street Descriptions
This week, we have been writing some fantastic descriptions about a Victorian street setting.
The children have used adjectives, similes, metaphors, personification AND expanded noun phrases to describe their street. Wow... what a list!
I am so impressed with the work they have produced.
If you would like to read them, take a look at our display in the entrance hallway.
Byland class have been learning about the various jobs children in Victorian England had to do.
Each group created a freeze frame to represent a different job.
Have a look at the children's facial expressions and body language.
Do you think they're enjoying their new employment?
Byland Class Trip - Royal Armouries
To support our learning about the Ancient Greeks, we visited the Royal Armouries where we took part in two workshops. It has been an absolutely fantastic day!
Our Digestive System!
Our PSHCEE day has been very busy! We have learnt about money and banks as well as budgeting and charities.
Red Nose Day 2019
Our superstar class mates have worked hard to write comics and stories. One of us has also designed and made a board game inspired by his story! We can't wait to have a read and a play! Well done!
Hot Seating the Creation of the World
A super example of our Computing unit - We are researchers! We can now change a slide background, choose a font type, add animation and copy and paste pictures from the internet. Super Job!
Byland Class Blueprints
We know how to stay safe online!
Knowing that choices have consequences
Byland class has been learning about persuasive texts and we have learned about the different elements that are involved in writing a good argument. We have also used adverts to identify how companies try to encourage us to buy their products.
All through November, Byland have learned how to use Bar models when solving word problems. We have learned that we can use them for addition, subtraction and multiplication. Super Job!
As part of our geography project, we learnt about volcanoes and how they are formed. We then designed our own volcano and researched some ingredients we could use to make it erupt! On Italian day, we all gathered together, prepared the materials and our volcano erupted magnificently!