We had our first introduction to dinosaurs today when Mrs Burden kindly brought in her own children's fossil collection and images, and shared them with the children. She even had half a real dinosaur tooth which was amazing and everyone had a chance to hold it!! She is very knowledgeable and answered lots of enthusiastic questions.......What do dinosaurs eat? Why do they have sharp claws? Do dinosaurs have hair?.....and this has proven to be a great start to our topic and art work which we will begin with earnest! Watch this space.
We've had a wild start to the new term as we've been reading Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak. We've been writing a character profile of our own version of a Wild Thing and made masks in preparation for our own wild rumpus. We've also been looking at different classifications of animals and focusing on addition and subtraction using the part/part/whole method (ask the kids!).
Well done to all our fantastic elves in this years Christmas performance, you were super! Thanks to all who came to support the children (and adults!), it was much appreciated, and the children looked fab in their costumes. Santa would be proud We had a lot of fun putting on the production for KS1 and the children worked hard to make a show they could be proud of. More photos to follow.....
Christmas preparations have begun! Today we made tree decorations based on the story The Queens Knickers by Nicholas Allan. The children found this highly amusing and produced some great designs for our wonderful school tree in the hall. We're thinking we might even send a letter to the Queen to see if she likes them!
We enjoyed using our maths and reading skills this week to make scary Halloween biscuits.
We all had fun raising money for Age UK today as we 'Slipped into our slippers/ PJs'! Great effort Year One
5 October 2018
We've had a very busy few weeks learning about numbers, verbs and our environment. We've had fun playing games with number lines, adding and subtracting, and finding numbers that are less or more than each other. We have been reading the story Peace at Last and finding out why Mr Bear couldn't get to sleep, while also in Topic lessons discovering what causes shadows and why they change.
We've had a great first week in Year 1 settling in and learning our new routines. Thank you for helping the children to settle so quickly.
We've been helping our brains grow, discovering how we can make different numbers using our new maths trugs and learning lots of inspirational maths, we've been retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood and in phonics we've all been working very hard to improve our reading. We sure do work hard and if that wasn't enough, we've been dancing, printing, learning about the weather and enjoying learning about our world!
PE days- Thursday and Friday
We all hope you have a fabulous weekend and the children can rest ready for a busy second week!
Well the summer holiday has nearly finished and our exciting new school year is just about to begin. We are really looking forward to seeing you all again (we bet you've grown) and beginning all of our new topics. We know you are all going to learn lots this year and we can't wait to get started
Please remember your PE kits on Thursday as well as a water bottle with your name on it, and look out for some funny pictures of us both reading over the holidays on here or in the classroom!
See you on Thursday.