Happy Easter Holidays!
Well done, everyone! You have survived the first week of this new adventure. I have loved seeing photos of you all on Facebook. As soon as we are back, I think Liam should bake us a cake, Isaac should build us a den and Lara can read us all her lovely story about 'Love Birds'. Keep sending me photos of what you are up to. I love seeing them.
Ralph and I have had a quiet week. We've enjoyed going for long walks from our house so far we have found a hidden beach, a secret forest and lots of nice houses! On Thursday, we joined our neighbours on our doorsteps to clap the NHS workers. Some people even let off fireworks. Over the weekend, I am going to plant some flowers and bake a cake.
I am missing you all so very much and can't wait to be back with you all soon. Stay safe, stay home!
Love, Miss Gilberthorpe
Hello Class 1, Mrs Boulton here!
We’ve made it through our first week! I hope you are all well and have been enjoying the lovely sunshine we’ve been having.
I’ve been keeping busy at home with my little family. George has been full of energy as usual and I’ve been helping Phoebe with her home learning- it’s been very strange swapping a classroom for the kitchen table! Every morning we’ve been joining Joe Wicks for his live PE lessons to keep us active and get us motivated for the day. We’ve also been enjoying a bit of baking and having lots of fun in the garden!
I’ve loved seeing all the photos of what you’ve been getting up to at home on our Moorsway Federation Facebook page - keep them coming!
I’m missing you all lots and am looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
Have fun and stay safe! x
Home Learning Adventure - Week 1
Hello Class One!
This is a very odd Monday morning and not the one any of us could have imagined! I always tell you I want your learning to be an adventure so let’s make the next few weeks just a different kind of adventure. I hope you all celebrated your lovely mummies yesterday for Mother’s Day! I had a lovely day with mine in the garden planting some flowers and seeds. Ralph was very clever and even managed to write a card!!
I have given mum and dad some ideas of things that you can do this week to start us off on this adventure. You might have to take my job as teacher some of the time to show mum and dad how we do things in school! Make sure you listen to them and work as hard for them as you do for me! They will tell me if I need to add another pomp pom to our party jar!!
If you have anything you would like to share with me, Mrs Boulton, Mrs Josee or Miss Hawke just ask an adult to email or message the Shaugh Prior Facebook page and I will be sure to reply! Have fun and stay home! I want to be back in our classroom with you all as soon as possible!!
Miss Gilberthorpe x
Welcome to the Spring Term!
This term, we are going to develop our knowledge of multiplication and division. We will use a range of images, resources and manipulatives to support our learning and explain our understanding to our friends using the correct vocabulary. We will count in 10s, 2s and 5s and apply this to real life problems.
We are enjoying developing our writing through a range of activities. We are learning to write instructions for other children to follow and writing a stories to engage and entertain our friends. We are all working very hard on our handwriting and editing our work to make sure it is the best it can be.
To celebrate the Mayflower 400, we are going to learn about the adventure from Plymouth to America. We will role play, learn about how boats have changed and learn about some of the passengers on the boat.
This term, we will learn about wild and garden plants. We will explore the local area and collect data about the most common plant. We will learn about what plants need to grow and investigate the best conditions for growth. We are excited about planting out our vegetable garden again soon and look forward to using our produce to cook delicious meals.
Our New Classroom!
We are so proud to present our new classroom to you all. After months of planning and building, the classroom is ready for our children. As a school, we worked hard to create a calm, engaging classroom where all children would be inspired to work and play. Displays are used to present the children's learning and next steps and bases have been created for children to explore areas of learning.
The Bossy King!
This December, the children performed their annual nativity for family and friends!
This term, is all about adventures! We begin the term taking a trip into history as we explore how transport has changed since 1900. We will look at pictures, watch videos and ask our family and friends what they remember from the past. In English, we will be reading stories, poems and information books about cars as we inspire ourselves to write our own texts! We are very excited about our federation trip on a train in October.
After half term, we continue our topic by exploring our local area as we investigate the weather and seasons.
Have a a look at our topic web!
This term, we are going to be learning about plants, seeds and trees. We will learn name of different plants that we find in the wild and in our very own gardens at home and school. We will take part in planning our very own investigations to find out what plants need to grow.
We are very excited to have our own vegetable patch in our garden. We are planning on growing vegetables and flowers that we can use in Forest School recipes and in our lessons.
In English, we are going to learn the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and use the structure to write our own rags to riches stories.
We can't wait to get started on our topic for this term, 'Out of This World'! Please take a look at the topic web below to find out more about some of the fantastic learning opportunities planned for everyone to enjoy!
Maths in Class 1
We love maths in Class 1, whether it's numbers, weight, shapes or measure - in fact, just anything MATHS!
How to Catch Santa!
This term, we will be counting forwards and backwards in ones, twos, fives and tens. We will be consolidating our knowledge of place value and the value of each digit in a 2-digit number. In addition to this, we will also continue to practise our addition and subtraction skills and we will begin to use simple multiplication in the form of repeated addition. We will be securing our recall of basic number facts. Also we will learning about money including making amounts in different ways.
Little Red Riding Hood!
This half term, we are enjoying learning the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We love using giant story maps to retell the story or acting it out in our very own role play room!
We have a great time in Class 1 - just look at our smiles!
Autumn Term 2018
We have been learning the story ‘The Enormous Turnip' and to help us learn and remember the text we take part in lots of fun activities to help us internalise the language . So far, we have used actions to help us remember the tricky parts, made salt dough characters to use in our small world area, had a giant tug of war to imagine pulling the enormous turnip out of the ground, hot seated some of the characters to find out more about them and, finally , retold the story in our very own Enormous Turnip books!
Children in Class One enjoyed a journey through our deep dark woods, making sure all members of the group were feeling safe. We worked hard to find the safest way back to the rest of the class.
Here are some of the other fun things we got up to!
We had great fun learning outdoors and thinking about how the windy weather affects what we wear. We used all of our senses to work out how we know the wind exists even though we can’t ’see’ it!
Happy Birthday, NHS!
For the remainder of the summer term, Class 1 will be learning about the NHS and celebrating its 70th birthday!
Please click on the link below to find out more about this fascinating topic!
This term, our topic is 'Operation Survival'. We will learn about the trees and animals in our local woodland.
We have spent the last few weeks, learning about Easter. We have learnt why and how Christians celebrate the festival. We have designed our own Easter gardens, made Easter cards for our neighbours, bakes hot cross buns and created some rather spectacular Easter bonnets for our parade.
This term, we will be looking at the continent of Africa with a particular focus on Kenya. Please have a look at the topic web below for more details of the aspects we will be learning about.
During December, we learnt about Christmas and the ways people celebrate. We worked hard to learn our lines for the nativity 'A King is Born', enjoyed a special Christmas dinner with our friends and had a great time at the theatre watching a show. On the last day of term , we had a great Christmas breakfast with our elf Wilf.
A King is Born - Class 1 Nativity 2017
Below are some photographs of our Nativity, 'A King is Born,' that we performed for our friends and families at St Edwards Church in Shaugh Prior.
Learning Makes Us Happy!
The Great Fire of London!
This half term, we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. We have learnt about how the fire started in a bakery in Pudding Lane and spread across London burning down thousands of houses. Our photos below show our exciting learning journey.
Welcome to the autumn term!
During the autumn term, we will be learning about food and the food we can eat to keep our bodies strong and healthy. We will investigate lots of different food from all over the world and from a range of cultures. With the help of local producers, we are looking forward to finding out where our food comes from. We will design, make and evaluate recipes for our friends and families to enjoy.
In maths, we will practise counting in lots of different ways from lots of different numbers. We will practise writing numbers in words and numerals up to 100 (20 EYFS). We will learn to represent numbers though drawings, objects, pictures and the number line. We will learn to add and subtract numbers and recall our number facts.
In English, we will write for a range of purposes. We will write recipes, labels and menus for our friends and families. We will read recipes to help us create some tasty treats to help us grow up big and strong. Each day, we will take part in phonic activities to help us recognise letter sounds to help us read and write. We will enjoy guided reading sessions with our friends, giving us time to talk about what we have read.
Have a look at our topic webs for the autumn term;
Introducing the newest members of Class 1!
This September, we have welcomed 4 new children into our class. We cant wait to share our learning journey with our new friends!
The Summer Term in EYFS/KS1!
This term, we learnt all about Shaugh Prior. Over the term, we have explored and investigated the local area by creating our own maps and recording the weather each day. In Science, we continued learning about plants and trees and tended to our vegetable patch.
This term, we developed our knowledge of numbers to 100. We learnt to recognise, order and identify missing numbers in order to support our knowledge of place value. We continued to develop our ability to understand addition, subtraction, division and multiplication using one and two digit numbers. We spent time exploring money to help us by ourselves a delicious ice cream at the Eden Project.
In our English lessons, we will wrote poems about the sounds of Shaugh Prior based on the poem 'Noises off' by Gervais Phinn. We wrote letters about our school and asked questions about other schools to see if we had any similarities. By the end of the term, we created a fact file on Shaugh Prior to encourage more people to come to the area.
What a term it has been! Well done to everyone for their hard work!
We had a wonderful day at the Eden project to celebrate the end of another fabulous year. We searched the biomes for Moana from the recent Disney film. We found her house, boat and even her dirty washing! We loved waking on the wobbly bridge. Our feet were very tired by the end of the day so we jumped on the land train back to meet class 2.
A gentleman summed up our year perfectly;
'What a lovely, happy class. You are a very lucky teacher" (Eden project visitor)