Autumn Term

A very warm welcome to Obama Class.

On this class page you will be able to see some of our wonderful learning across the curriculum. We hope you enjoy it!

Obama class are taught by two teachers, Miss Turner and Mrs Webb, who operate a job share. Miss Turner teaches Obama class on a Monday and Tuesday, with Mrs Webb teaching on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Randell and Mrs Fleet also work in Obama class each morning and we are joined by Mrs Brown every afternoon with the exception of Friday.

Just a polite reminder that PE/games sessions take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon so please ensure that your child has the appropriate kit in school on these days. Please your child with dark shorts, a white t-shirt, a tracksuit or other suitable warm clothing especially as Autumn is looming and named trainers.

We are sure that you will agree it is important that we encourage the children to be both independent and responsible for themselves, their belongings and their actions. We are sure that we can rely on your help and support in this matter. Your continued support in the education of your child is both valued and much appreciated.

If you wish to discuss anything or have any concerns regarding your child please do not hesitate to contact us through the school office. We will be more than happy to talk to you at a mutually convenient time.

Kind regards,

Team Obama.

Obama class enjoyed a fun filled afternoon of party games (17/12/19) whilst wearing our Christmas jumpers to raise money for Parkinson's disease. The children took part in musical statues, pass the parcel and snowmen building. As you can see from the smiles on their faces, great fun was had by all!

Obama class have been very creative and have produced two amazing pieces of art connected to their 'Rumble in the Rainforest' topic. First, the children created a whole class rainforest display made from collage. Each pupil produced a tree for the display taking into consideration the specific rainforest layer. After studying rainforest animals, each pupil then designed and created a diorama based on their chosen animal. They thought very carefully about each habitat and the results were fantastic! Please take a look at the pictures below.

On Monday the 2nd of December, Obama and Malala classes had an exciting visit from some very special rainforest animals: a skink, a chameleon, a millipede, a stick insect, a royal python and a tegu. We thoroughly enjoyed their visit and were very brave to hold and stroke them. We learned about where in the rainforest they could be found and how they have adapted to live in the rainforest. 

Our Choc-tastic day!

On Friday 6th September Obama and Malala classes visited Cadbury World in the village of Bournville, near Birmingham.

The trip was planned due to our study of a history topic based on the Ancient Mayan Civilisation. After a two hour coach journey, we all arrived, excited and ready for our chocolate adventure.

First we explored the exhibition whereby we discovered the origins of chocolate and how the Mayans influenced the chocolate we know and love today. We saw how the Mayans lived and how their civilisation grew.

After hearing about the history of Cadbury chocolate, it was time to visit the factory. The smell of chocolate filled the air as we walked alongside chocolate being packaged ready for distribution and saw the expertise of Cadbury’s employees demonstrate how chocolate was made and filled. We even got to taste our own pot of melted chocolate…complete with a selection of toppings. Yum, yum!

Lunch was next, followed by our educational talk on The Maya. We saw some wonderful animations, got to hold replica Maya artefacts, grind cocoa beans and adorn headdresses. We found out lots of new information including identifying hieroglyphics and facts about the Mayan Gods.

Finally we enjoyed a fabulous 4D cinema experience titled ‘Chocolate Adventure’, not once but twice! During our cinema experience, we met many familiar chocolate characters, screamed with delight on the chocolate roller coaster and dived into a huge pot of chocolate! Caramel bars fell from the sky and a great time was had by all.

The children were impeccably behaved both on and off the coach. They were a credit to their families and were fantastic ambassadors for the school. Well done! 

We all had a wonderful day, full of fun….not to mention chocolate!

Mrs Webb, Miss Turner and Mrs Wright