Telephone:

01454 867799

Email:

enquiries@barrscourtps.org.uk

Address:

Stephens Drive, Longwell Green, Bristol, BS30 7JB

Headteacher:

J Caunter

Sapphire

Name of Teacher(s): Mrs Quinton and Mrs Pearson

Name of Support Staff: Mrs S Perkins

Welcome to Sapphire Class.

Here you will find out about all the exciting things we have been learning each term, including photographs of us, our brilliant work and super displays.

There might be times during the year when you have a question or query: face to face drop in sessions would normally be available on Tuesdays for Mrs Pearson and Thursdays for Mrs Quinton straight after school but due to Covid 19 restrictions, we are currently unable to offer this. Messages can be left with the adult on the door at the start and end of each day. Otherwise, please use Google Classroom or your child’s planner. If the matter is urgent, please contact the school office to arrange a suitable time for a phone conversation.

Sapphire class have P.E on Tuesdays and Thursdays, children need to wear their P.E kit to school on both of these days.

Take a look at our work, displays and sometimes us. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.

Sapphire have had an excellent Term 1 and we thoroughly enjoyed our Savage Stone Age topic. Take a look at the photos below to get an idea of just some of the activities we have been doing:

In Art, we thought carefully about the colours we used and what we drew to reproduce cave art. We even got under the tables in the dark to give us an idea of how difficult it must have been for Stone Age people.

In History, we learnt key facts about the Stone Age as well as thinking about how we know about Stone Age life. We went out hunting and gathering around our school grounds.

We enjoyed reading the stories The Stone Age Boy and Ug as well as non-fiction books about the Stone Age. We loved using our story may to retell the Stone Age Boy.

In DT, we were delighted with our Stone Age houses which we made from natural materials found around the school . We thought carefully about the different shapes the houses were likely to have been.

We learnt all about rocks and soils in science and enjoyed getting hands on.

We had a fabulous Pen Down day with an Autumn focus:

We represented autumnal bird migration through dance and used beautiful, coloured leaves to create hedgehogs whilst learning more about them.

Finally, during Artwseek, we studied and took inspiration from Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’. We persevered with and conquered some very fiddly weaving as well as refined our painting skills.

We are already looking forward to what our new topic ‘All the Fun of the Fair’ will bring!