Here you will find all the news and events from Pine Class. If you have any feedback please let Mrs Dix or Mrs van de Graaf know!
Tree planting was such good fun today. Pine Class were so excited to be a part of the future of Hollingbourne Primary School. We can't wait to see how they grow.
Pine Class made our own fraction walls. We used them to help us to order, add and subtraction fractions as well as to become more confident with naming and using fractions. We ended up being able to subtract fractions from whole numbers. How amazing to see our confidence with fractions grow!
Pine Class have been learning about Growth Mindset. We thought about how we face challenges and looked at some fixed and growth mindset phrases. Our aim is to use phrases like 'This might take some time', 'Mistakes are ok, I can learn from them', 'I can always try Plan B' and 'I'll try a different strategy'. Our challenge was the make an origami penguin. Can you see how some of use changed from fixed to growth mindset during this challenge?
Key Stage 2 residential March 2019. We faced all challenges with enthusiasm and bravery. We can't believe how many amazing opportunities we have experienced. Here are some of our favourite moments.
Hoodwinked by the amazing actors and singers in Pine Class.
Out in the forest, out in the night, something is happening, happening tonight. It must be our hero, Robin Hood. He's always trying to do some good.
"Why is he called Robin Hood?" "His name is Robin and he wears a hood Sire."
We have been polishing our dancing shoes, warming up our voices and learning our lines. Props and costumes are ready for our performances next week. Don't miss this fantastic performance of Hoodwinked.
Pine Class had lots of fun at Maidstone Museum learning all about children's lives in the Victorian times. We wrote using chalk and blackboards, used Victorian copy books, played some Victorian games and enjoyed dressing like Victorian children. We also learned about a local Victorian explorer called Julian Brenchley. Have you heard of him?
Pine Class enjoyed our Victorian day. We tried to write in the Copperplate style, we located countries that were in the British Empire and found out their capital cities. We had a go at reciting and remembering a Bible verse that was often used in Victorian classrooms. In maths we chanted some times tables. We learned about some forms of punishment that were used in schools, such as finger stocks and made our own. We also enjoyed playing some games that were popular with Victorian children.
We created a seasons tree for our calendars. We thought carefully about the colours that represent each season and tried to incorporate them into other seasons.
We learned about electricity and electrical circuits in Science. With our knowledge of electricity and electrical safety we designed and made a shoe box room. We used switches and bulbs in a circuit to light our room. Some of us used motors to make fans and even a wrapping paper machine for Father Christmas.
Pine Class created a seasons tree for our calendars. We love the use of the colours for the seasons that we mixed and incorporated across the 4 sections of the tree.
Term 2 2018-19
Fun in Science exploring sound vibrations