Uh oh! There’s a DEMON TEACHER in your classroom! Whatever you do, don’t open the door!!
Well, what do you think the children of Quartz class did? Yes, you are right they opened the door!! Inside, they found a very angry, wild and frustrated teacher. Each table completed an activity to try and cheer the teacher up. Finally, the last table saw the mess on the floor and quickly sorted it out which seemed to make the teacher return to her normal self.
This was our English ‘hook’ lesson to introduce Tom Fletcher’s interactive books series.
As part of our PSHE lessons this term, we have been talking about the ‘positives’ and how it is often hard to think and say all the positive aspects about ourselves. To help us with this, we created our own ‘positivity jars’. Using glass paints, we decorated them using colours, patterns and pictures that make us feel happy. Inside our jars, are lots and lots of positive statements all about ourselves. So when we are feeling a little low or just need a reminder of how wonderful we are, we can open up our jars, sit and read them.
We had a great day, dressing up in red and taking part in a range of activities to support Comic Relief. As a class, we listened to some great jokes and even enjoyed a delicious cake thanks to GW’s mum for baking them for us. We also enjoyed some ‘red nose and spoon’ races!
What a messy day we’ve had!
It’s been brilliant to get back together and we’re really proud of how well Quartz settled back together as a team. We built giant cardboard sculptures, painted a class mural and enjoyed some wet and wild obstacle courses.
It’s been a busy week so far, with lots of sculpting, printing, drawing and bird feeding happening.
To celebrate the end of the first week back together, we incorporated baking into our maths lesson. Just look at our yummy creations!
On Wednesday, we took time to stop, think and reflect about all the men, woman and animals who have lost their lives serving their country. The children produced some amazing artwork to create a couple of remembrance displays.
We had great fun today, creating our own World Book Day characters using potatoes. Can you guess who they are?
Thank you for everybody who made a rubbing and collage bird for art club.
The range of textures, colours and snipping is wonderful and I can’t wait to add them to our whole school display.
Don’t worry if you haven’t made yours yet- visit our school YouTube channel to watch Mrs Jowers’ tutorial and then make a bird of your own to post in our school letter box.
This morning we set off down to Capel’s Mill to begin our canal walk. We walked all the way to Wallbridge Basin, where the Thames and Severn Canal meets the Stroudwater Canal.
Can you remember the place and meanings of these canal terms?
Quartz are in the process of writing and publishing our own story books. We look forward to sharing these in the coming weeks but in the meantime, here we are making print blocks which will be used for printing designs on our books’ front and back covers.
With parents’ evening approaching, we thought it would be lovely for you to see what your children have been up to. We may not be able to meet face to face but both myself and Mrs Jowers look forward to talking with you all over the phone both Tuesday and Wednesday. I hope you are as proud of your children as we are. They have settled in quickly and are already producing wonderful pieces of work.
To celebrate ‘World Maths Day’ we took part in a range of activities. Have a look at our photos to see just how much fun we had!
Inspired by our class book “A River” by Mark Martin, we have published our own concertina books.
We wrote about a journey along the Stroud canals and then made multi-media illustrations using pastels, inks, collage and tape. We also designed and printed our front and back covers.
Here are the beautiful results!
This term, the children have carried out a range of experiments looking at materials and their properties; thermal conductors and insulators; electrical conductors and insulators; dissolving and irreversible changes. The children are beginning to use scientific vocabulary to explain their results. It has been a great topic for us to get into this term. Just have a look at how busy we have been and how much fun we have had learning all about materials.
Over the last few weeks, we have been looking at the digestive system. We also looked at the functions of all the basic parts of the digestive system in humans. To consolidate our learning, we took part in an extremely fun yet messy experiment. This experiment showed us just what goes on inside our bodies.
Cookies!! Yum Yum!
Have a lovely Easter and Half Term!
01 April 2021
Well we made it!! I just want to say a huge ‘WELL DONE’ to all the children (and parents) for settling back to school life so quickly. Just look at the amazing art work Quartz class have created over 4 lessons! I hope you all have a wonderful Easter (enjoy the chocolate!) and we all look forward to seeing you all in Term 5. Mrs Barrett x
Don't forget your self portrait objects...
27 March 2021
On Tuesday, we will be having an exhibition of our finished self portrait boxes.
These are inspired by the shadow boxes of the American artist Joseph Cornell. He made his artworks using collections of objects, known as assemblage.
To complete your box, please bring in a selection of objects which represent who you are. These might include photos and postcards, souvenirs and treasures.
IF YOUR OBJECTS ARE PRICELESS, DON’T BRING THEM TO SCHOOL- WE WOULD HATE FOR THEM TO GET LOST. Perhaps you could bring a drawing or photo of the object instead.
I can’t wait to see your finished artworks.
99 Club and TT Rockstars!
26 March 2021
Well done to all the children who received a certificate this week for completing ‘their club’ in our 99 club challenge and to those children who have increased their times tables recall speed in TTRockstars. Well done to you all!
Uh Oh! There's a DEMON TEACHER in your classroom!!
25 March 2021
This week, we have begun looking at Tom Fletcher’s series of interactive books. To hook us in, Mrs Barret became a teacher on the ‘edge’!! Just have a look at the gallery to see how much fun we had and ask your children at home what happened.
25 March 2021
Over the last couple of weeks, the children have been creating their own ‘positivity jar’. They have decorated it using glass paints with images or colours that make them feel happy. Inside the jars, each child has written lots of positive statements about themselves. These jars will be used often and are a great reminder of all the positive elements of ourselves. Well done Quartz class, Mrs Barrett :)
First Week Back
14 March 2021
What a great week we have had! It has been so lovely to have the whole class back together. Myself, Mrs Jowers, Mrs Ward, Mrs Morris and Miss Haines are all super proud of how well the children have settled back into school life. We had lots of fun on Monday followed by baking yummy cookies on Friday with some work in between :) Please can we remind you to bring in an empty, clean jar ready for our PSHE lesson taking place on Thursday 18th March. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday x
World Book Day!
04 March 2021
I hope you have enjoyed the home learning ‘World Book Day’ themed activities today. We have had a great time listening to lots of authors. We especially enjoyed Tom Fletcher, Humza Arshad and the draw along with Rob Biddulph. In the afternoon, we had great fun creating our World Book Day Potato Characters. Please do send us photos if you made one at home. Also, if you entered the ‘book token’ competition, don’t forget to bring it into school next week for us to send off. Mrs Barrett xx
TTRockstars Gloucestershire Championships 2021
04 March 2021
I have just been on to check the scores from the competition and want to say well done to you all for taking part. We came 43rd out of all the schools taking place :) A special round of applause for our very own GW who was the top scorer for our school. Well done, we are very proud teachers :)
Quartz Team Meet-up
01 March 2021
We’re looking forward to seeing you tomorrow for our final Teams meet-up.
You’ve all been sent an invite for our meeting at 11am tomorrow (Tuesday).
Please bring pencil and paper with you as we’ve got lots of fun games lined up. To help us celebrate World Book Day this week, you can also bring your favourite book to show us.
See you then :) Mrs Jowers
Coming up this week...
28 February 2021
Hello, only a week to go until we are back together! :) Both me and Mrs Jowers cannot wait to see you all! A few reminders for the last week of remote learning. This week, you have a Teams meet up on Tuesday 11-12. On Wednesday, I look forward to seeing you all at our PE session with Vinny 10:30-11:30am. We also have two KS2 assemblies taking place on Wednesday at 1pm and Friday at 10am. Finally, there are two more days to earn points in the Gloucestershire TTRockstars Championship that takes place between 1pm and 5pm. Have a great week Quartz class, Mrs Barrett x