Welcome to Vivaldi class.  Have a look at what we have been doing .....

September 2017 - July 2018
Summer term

This term we have been growing beans.


Photosynthesis is how plants make their food and chlorophyll is little bits in the plant. They are green. Photosynthesis is starting and the bean is starting to grow.  Then the petals start to grow.

 Emily C


We really enjoyed our trip to Wandlebury where we continued our science learning.
Previous Learning

History workshop

We enjoyed our Florence Nightingale Workshop, where we acted out the story of Florence Nightingale’s life. We learnt about her childhood, how she held onto her dream of being a nurse.


We learnt about her journey to Scutari in Turkey and how she improved conditions in the hospital for the soldiers.


Florence Nightingale was awarded the Royal Red cross by Queen Victoria. She died when she was 90 years old.



We really enjoyed the snow days and learning about winter and how to stay safe.

We have been learning about space.  We have learnt about the different planets, stars and what it would be like living on the International Space Station.  We had a visit from the Astronomy Roadshow.

Internet safety day

We read the story of Penguinpig.

This highlighted to us that not everything on the internet is true and we need to tell our grown up if we are worried.  We drew our own made up creature.

Around the World


Our topic is ‘Around the world.’ 

We learnt about the different places that we visited during the holidays.

We found out about the different continents and oceans and different cultures.

We travelled to Africa, North and South America, Europe, Australia, Antarctica and Asia.

We read lots of different stories linked to the places we visited.  We thought about what we would take with us travelling.

We have been learning how to work together as a team and look after our classroom.


We learnt about the Great fire of London, Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Fireworks night.  We had a visit from the Firemen to tell us about fire safety and show us their fire engine.

 We had our Christmas Nativity – The Christmas Rose,  which we did with the whole school –


Our Topic

This half term our topic was ‘Terrific Toys.’
We have been learning about old and new toys. We had a toy workshop. We investigated the different toys and found out that older toys were made out of wood or tin.

This term we have been learning to use the paint program 2Simple. We have learned about the line, shape, pen and fill tools. We have made Christmas pictures using the different tools in the program.

Our Topic

This term our topic is ‘Down on the Farm.’ We went on a trip to Wimpole Home Farm with Holst class. We enjoyed seeing all of the animals. We were able to feed the pigs! We also had fun playing on the ride on tractors.

We have also made our own bread. We had lots of Mummies to help us! We made the dough ourselves and then made it into different shapes such as snakes, hedgehogs and snails. We were very proud of our tasty bread.

Outdoor Sculptures

We have been looking at the work of British artist Andy Goldsworthy. We made our own sculptures using objects from nature in our garden. 

Where in the World?

This term our topic is ‘Where in the World’. We are finding out about our local area this half term. Next half term we will be finding out about contrasting localities.

So far we have filled in a plan of the school, found out about the use of some of the rooms in our school and carried out a travel survey.

Check back later in the term to see pictures from our village walk and our 3D map of the street outside our school.


In Literacy we have been reading stories with a pattern. We read ‘The very busy spider’ by Eric Carle. We have retold this story in pairs. The pattern helps us to remember what to say.

We have written our own ‘Very busy spider’ story as a class. Please come in and see our work.

Stomp in the swamp - Fossils

This week we have been learning about fossils. We found out that scientists who study fossils are called palaeontologists. 


During the second half of Autumn term our topic was Festivals. Bonfire night inspired us to create different artwork. We studied some paintings by Jackson Pollock and Wassily Kandinski. Then we created firework pictures using their style of painting.


During maths we have been learning about repeating patterns and symmetrical patterns. We painted symmetrical bugs and created symmetrical patterns using the computer. We used sponges to print repeating patterns and decorated cupcakes in a repeating pattern. This was our favourite activity!

Stomp in the Swamp

This term our topic is called ‘Stomp in the Swamp’. We will be learning all about dinosaurs. We have created an explorers tent in a dinosaur jungle in our role play area. We are hunting for dinosaurs in our role play are and are recording notes on the things we find in the jungle.