Denmark Class – SRB

Denmark

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. Hunter are our teachers. Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Slaney are our teaching assistants.

Our class is supported by an NHS speech therapist at various times across the week.

Summer 2 2024

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A Shipwreck at Browick!

April 19, 2024

The class were so excited to stumble across a shipwreck in our outdoor classroom!  Amongst the broken boat, the children spotted lots of different objects and items.  One by one the children took it in turns to talk about what they could see and collected the item.  Back in the classroom, we made a list of all these curiosities and discovered that they made a poem!  The poem is called ’10 things found in a shipwrecked sailor’s pocket’ by Ian McMillan.  We will be using this poem as our model text and we will be innovating our own version based on the things we may find in a fairytale land!

A visit from Ted – The office dog!

March 15, 2024

In English, we have been learning about information reports – what they are and why we might use them.  As part of our innovation stage, we had a visit from the Ted the office dog so we can write an information report on dogs.  Beforehand we thought about some questions we could ask the owner such as where does it live and what does it eat.  The children drew symbols to represent the pieces of information they learned.  Next week, the children will use these symbols to help them make substitutions to our class text map, before writing their own versions.

Science week – Mary Anning workshop

March 15, 2024

As part of science week, we welcomed a scientist to our class to talk about ‘Mary Anning – The Lady of Paleontology’.  She demonstrated how fossils are made by using clay to imprint into and plaster of Paris to create a ‘cast’.  She then took us on an immersive drama adventure to tell the story of the ‘life of Mary Anning’.  It was a great workshop and a lovely way for the children to revise what they have been learning about in history – lives of significant individuals.

Forest School Fun!

March 15, 2024

What fun we have had in Forest School this week!  

We had lots of fun with Jules Jackdaw exploring different habitats and what might be living there.  We also spent time creating safe bug traps.  We created a jam jar trap and managed to catch a centipede!  The frogs in our pond have been very busy and lively these last few days.  We even managed to hold a few and look at them up close.

Denmark Class Healthy Eating

March 4, 2024

In science today we learnt about how to stay healthy and how we need water, exercise, a balanced diet and good hygiene to remain healthy.

We talked about foods having different jobs and that some foods help us with our health, some foods give us energy and other foods help us grow. We sorted a selection of different foods into these three groups and then planned our own balanced snack using at least one food from each group. Once the children had planned their snack they demonstrated good hygiene by washing their hands and then prepared and ate their snacks.

Denmark Class at the Synagogue

February 13, 2024

Today we joined Year One for a trip to the synagogue. The children carried on from their RE learning this term about the Jewish day of rest- Shabbat. They also learnt more about other important objects and traditions within the Jewish faith. They enjoyed tasting challah bread, practising writing in Hebrew and trying on a tallit (shawl) and kippah (head covering).

Final Art Piece: Printmaking

February 8, 2024

The children felt so inspired based on last week’s visit from Amelia Bowman, we spent the afternoon creating our very own printmaking inspired art.  We revised our knowledge on the different techniques we could use, such as: overprinting, stippling and stencilling.  The children came up with the idea of printing different fruits to link in with our story of ‘Handa’s Surprise’.  We loved being free and creative and the children said they were “proud” and “excited” about their work!

Local Artist comes to visit the SRB

February 1, 2024

We were very lucky to have a special visitor come to our SRB to demonstrate ‘printmaking’ to us.  Over the last half term, we have been learning all about printmaking and have experimented with different objects to create printed pictures.  Amelia Bowman is a local artist who lives in Wymondham and specialises in creating collagraphs as part of her printmaking art.  She showed us how it works step by step and the children were amazed at the colourful pictures she can create.  

The class got to collaboratively work together to create their very own collagraph plate using cut out flower templates.  Each flower represents the children and staff in the setting.  It is a lovely piece of printed art that we will cherish forever!

Denmark Class Science

January 30, 2024

In science we have been learning about animal groups. This week we have been thinking about similarities and differences between animal groups. The children could identify that reptiles are similar to birds because they both lay eggs but reptiles are different to birds because reptiles have scales and birds have feathers. The children worked in pairs and used picture supports to identify similar or different animal characteristics and then had to complete picture sentences to compare two animal groups.

Denmark Class – Fruit Tasting

January 9, 2024

In our English lessons we have just started to read ‘Handa’s Surprise’, a story about a little girl who takes a selection of fruit to her friend as a surprise. 

Today we had the chance to sample some different fruit and the children were really enthusiastic to try something new. In Handa’s Surprise the author used some great adjectives to describe the fruit and we used our senses of sight, touch, taste and smell to come up with our own adjectives. The children explored and tasted pineapple, mango, kiwi, banana, orange and avocado and used great adjectives such as “juicy”, “bumpy”, “hairy”, “spiky” and “sour” to describe them.

8-12 Browick Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0QW

Telephone: 01953 603061

School Administrator: Miss Paula Bilverstone
Email: office@browickroad.norfolk.sch.uk

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SENDCo: Miss Vicki Wild
Email: senco@browickroad.norfolk.sch.uk