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Chameleon HQ Blog

Welcome to Chameleon HQ

The children in Chamleon HQ are supported by Mrs Sparks, Mrs Day, Miss Gregory, Miss Judge, Mrs Brown and Mr Treasure.

Our school day starts at 8:30am and we finish at 3:25pm

Autumn 2

Our English learning consisted of daily reading on MyOn, weekly Spellzone sessions and developing our newspaper and persuasive writing skills. 

Maths topics included measurement - (length, time and capacity) and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

Our Science topic was the human body and we learned about the muscular, skeletal and digestive systems.

For Art, we learned about the artists Maria Merz, Vincent Van Gogh, Geroges Seurat, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol and Gustav Klimt 

In Geography we learned more about the countries of America, Italy, and Austria.

In Cookery we learned how to make pizza, Dutch apple cake, croque monsieur, pancakes, club sandwich, spiced biscuits, and hot chocolate stirrers.

Autumn 1

During the first half of the autumn term we have studied a different country and artist each week. So far we have learned about: Switzerland & Paul Klee, Russia & Wassily Kandinsky, The Netherlands & Piet Mondrian, Nigeria & Yinka Shonibare, France & Henri Matisse, and England  & Chris Ofili

In our English lessons we read and write every day.
Our classbooks have included Fantastic Mr Fox and George's Marvellous Medicine by the wonderful Roald Dahl. The children also use the school library to choose their own book and use MyOn to support their reading skills.
In our writing we have learned about adjectives, time connectives, punctuation, adverbs and used all of those skills to write spooky stories.
Our topics in Maths lessons this half term have been:
Place value, rounding and comparing numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We use TTRockstars to support the children's knowledge and understanding of times tables.
In Science we have learned about different life cycles
We have studied the life cycles of amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds and insects.
Each week we spend time in the cookery room.
We have made chocolate chip cookies, cheese straws, fairy cakes, bacon twists, mini quiche, scones and biscuits.