Welcome to Denmark Class
We are a specialist Resource Base (SRB) providing specialist teaching for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). We work very closely with our speech therapy colleagues. Places at our SRB are allocated by the Local Authority.
Mrs King and Mrs Street are our part time teachers in Denmark class. Mrs Brown and Miss Maxam are our teaching assistants.
Our class is supported by a speech therapist for two days a week.
This week we took part in an obstacle race called ‘Browick Bootcamp’. This was a sponsored event run by the school. Denmark class absolutely smashed it and managed to run 31 laps between them! What a challenge but all of the children kept saying how much fun it was! It was such a hot day that the children got an ice lolly as a reward!
Well done Denmark Class!
Good morning everyone,
Well, we could not believe our eyes on Monday morning! We went for a little walk around our wildlife area and stumbled across………A BOG BABY! We have never seen one before and we were very excited but intrigued. There were all sorts of objects and clues as to what it could be and why he might be there. The children used their speaking and listening skills to explain their thoughts and ideas.
We came back to class the next day to discover there had been a delivery and inside was a book called ‘The Bog Baby’, and this gave us the information we needed! Problem solved! We listened to the story and afterwards, talked about what we liked and didn’t like about what happened in the story. The children thought that the Bog Baby sucking his toes was the funniest bit, but they also liked seeing hundreds of Bog Babies at the end of the story.
We love having visitors into our school and this week we took part in a skipping workshop. ‘Skip 2b Fit’ came in to school and talked to us about the importance of keeping our bodies fit and healthy. We were given yummy blueberries to try and they were delicious! We had a go at skipping which was a little tricky but great fun!
We have been learning all about the story of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. As part of our D.T topic, we had to design our own lighthouses and then make them using a variety of materials and joined them together using different techniques. We learnt about batteries and how they can be used to power objects. We explored our school to find the darkest room we could find and used battery-powered tealights to test out our lighthouses. They all shone brightly and looked like real lighthouses! We were so pleased with ourselves! Afterwards we had to evaluate our models and talk about what we liked about them, what we didn’t like about them and what we would change if we were to make them again.
We arrived at school on Monday to discover a surprise! We looked out of the window and noticed something unusual in the garden. We were puzzled, so we went downstairs to investigate. We saw a wire stretching from the window of the garden. There was a picnic spread all over the ground – it had fallen out of a basket! Some of the food had been eaten and there was a feather near it. We wondered what had happened!
We used of super speaking and listening skills to discuss what could have happened and who might have caused this mess. We used clipboards to draw or write down the clues and ideas.
“I can see a sandwich with nibbles in”.
“Maybe they don’t like that sandwich”
“I’ll open it up. YUK! It has mustard in”.
“Look! I have found this! It’s a thing that holds on and slides down the wire”.
The children then came up with the idea that it sounded like a story we heard the other week called ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. Well done, super detectives!
This week has been very exciting as we went to visit a local art studio. We met a local artist who explained to us how to use special techniques to draw the perfect picture using graphite sticks, paper and a picture. Once we created our outlines, we used acrylic paints and cotton wool buds to make a dotty picture. We had so much fun learning how to mix colours to get the perfect shades and we really concentrated and took our time. We cannot wait to see them framed in the exhibition!
We hope you like our creations too!
We have been very busy learning more about the Great Fire of London and we even discovered there was a Great Fire of Wymondham too! We created fact files to help us learn about the events and used these facts to write diaries and newspaper articles.
As part of our art lessons, we learnt about colour mixing and created beautiful and bright ‘fiery’ backgrounds. We made silhouettes of buildings and put these on to our fire backgrounds to create a ‘London’s burning’ picture. We think they look amazing.
As the fire started in a bakery, the children came up with the idea of making bread. We had to measure out the ingredients very carefully and we used a break maker to help create the dough. The children shaped the dough into balls and cooked them in the oven. When they were ready, the children cut them open and spread butter on them before tasting them. They all gave them a big thumbs up!!
This week we have kick-started our new topic on ‘The Great Fire of London’. We have used the internet and information books to find out what happened, why it happened, how the fire spread, and when did it happen. We then created one-page fact files based on what we could remember.
We then learnt about the job of an ‘architect’ and how they design all sorts of buildings. The children came up with the idea that they should be an ‘Architect’ and build a new bakery on Pudding Lane for Thomas Farriner. We used drawing pencils and rulers and the children came up with some fantastic designs.
Come and take a look at our fantastic work!
This week we have been polar animal ‘researchers’. We each decided on a polar animal to study and had to find out facts about their habitats, the food they eat and other interesting facts. We used this information to write our own non-fiction books. For Art/ DT we had a go at weaving polar landscapes. We looked closely at photographs of polar regions and discovered that the environment was made up of different shades of blues and whites. We collected different materials to weave and we concentrated hard as it was quite a tricky skill. We also used torn pieces of paper to create landscapes too. We learnt how to draw polar animals and stuck these on to complete our pictures.
What a fab week we have had!
Three children from Denmark class entered our writing competition and we are so proud of what they have created! They all thought very carefully about their sentences and remembered their capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
We are really proud of what you have achieved! Well done!