Welcome to Smetana Class
Teacher: Mrs Boulby
Hello and welcome to our Year Five class, taught by Mrs Boulby (more commonly, Mrs B!), with Mrs Sykes (and Mrs Martin on Fridays). This year all our classes are named after famous artists - we are called Eareckson Tada Class, after evangelical Christian author, radio host and founder of Joni and Friends - Joni Eareckson Tada.
We are the oldest class in school, so as well as the usual work we also have lots of responsibilities, such as being Play-leaders, setting up the Music and Computer for Collective Worship, looking after the Library, working with Reception as Shared Reading partners and so on. We also get to go on the best trip in school – Robinwood activity centre in Todmorden.
Our classroom is bright and cheerful, with lots of interactive displays, and different learning zones. We do lots of different topics: this year this includes Ancient Greece, Space, Water and Victorians: A Time of Change. We have fun, as well as doing our best work. Some of the best bits in our class are the theme days: on Greek day, we try lots of Greek food and have an Ancient Greek Top Model catwalk challenge! On Victorian Day, we all dress up - teachers included - and pretend to be in a Victorian classroom and do old-style Reading, wRiting and 'Rithmetic, as well as PT and sewing (girls only of course).
Mrs B has been teaching for a long time and loves working with older KS2 children, encouraging us to develop greater independence, responsibility and prepare us for our move on to Middle School. She aims to stimulate a love of learning, and help us develop into “confident, switched-on young people with a good work ethic and respect for others.”
We believe our classroom should be a safe and happy environment, where everyone is respected and feels able to try new things, offer suggestions and learn through making mistakes. We want to get the most out of our last year here at Scissett CE Academy – and give something back as well!
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Asher Smith class have visited with their twinned school. Before we met our new friends, we exchanged mind maps showing parts of the facts and characteristics which made each of us special. It was exciting to receive these in the post. We then designed and created a box to show our partner facts about ourselves. This was a way to discuss and share facts. Our boxes were fantastic. Abi C created her bedroom inside hers. Malachi had objects including a cricket ball in his. Maisie W had to have a pink one and Alfie C had a special hidden compartment in his. The visit was exciting and we were really happy to meet our new friends in person. There was a lot of good talking going on and it was amazing to see how much we all had in common. Thank you to Healy school for a great day and we are definitely keeping in touch