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Cornwood C of E Primary School

Class 1

Welcome to Class 1!

 

 

Our Class Structure:

 

We are currently a mixed KS1 class, Foundation and Year 1 lead by Miss Aldridge. We have three TAs that help us with our learning across the day: Miss Baker, Miss Binden and Mrs Atkins.

Class Curriculum Overviews

Summer Term

 

12.7.24

Class 1 have had a great week swimming and completing lots of Foundation subjects ready for the summer. Year 1s have been working really hard on creating a kenning poem about a subject of their choice. Foundation have been working super hard with their reading and phonics. It has been fantastic to see them flourish in their phonics and have so much confidence when reading. Well done Class 1.

5.7.24

It has been great being able to get back into our amazing pool this week. All the children are becoming very water confident! Year 1 have been looking at money and finding different money amounts. Foundation have been working on sharing and grouping different objects. They have been super sharers often forgetting to include themselves.

28.6.24

Class 1 have worked really hard this week on their writing. Year 1 have been producing their final information text all about an animal. They have used pictures, labels, questions and more. Foundation have been wiring about their favourite vehicle and making sure that they use finger spaces. Well done Class 1. Keep up the hard work 

21.6.24

This week Class 1 have been working really hard on their Maths. Year 1s have been focusing on place value to 100 and Foundation have been using 2D shapes to create a picture. It has been wonderful to see all of the children so confident with their maths work. Well done Class 1. 

14.6.24

Class 1 have been fantastic this week. Year 1s were brilliant when they completed their phonics screenings. Foundation have been really busy writing about all of the animals at the zoo and Year 1s have been busy creating questions all about dinosaurs. 

7.6.24

Foundation had a lovely time in the garden this afternoon with Mrs Atkins. They planted french dwarf beans, peas, giant pumpkins, summer squash and radishes. 

 

It’s that time of year that we all love at Cornwood! Swimming time  The children were fantastic and super confident in the water.  Next week we will start to look at stage 1 and 2 certificate criteria. 

 

24.5.24

Year 1s have worked hard to complete their Fractions unit in Maths. We have been recognising a quarter and a half of an object and a quantity. After half term we will move onto position and direction. Foundation have been super busy reading their favourite 5 books. They are fantastic at answering comprehension questions about a specific text. 

 

17.5.24

This week, Class 1 have worked extremely hard and managed with a slightly different timetable due to Year 6s SATs. We started the week making our final DT project, a lever or slider. Then we moved onto writing job applications in PSHE, followed by looking at where different plants grow in our local environment. 

10.5.24

Class 1 have had a great week working really hard on writing their final stories. It has been lovely to see the ideas and perseverance of so many children in the class. They have been really proud of their work which is great to see. Foundation have been planting some seeds and beans. A huge thank you to the PTA for getting it ready for us. 

3.5.24

Class 1 have had a busy week. We have been focusing on writing and planning our stories based on Farouk fetch the water. The children have been putting lots of effort into them and I cannot wait to read their final piece. Foundation have been working on recognising numbers to 20. We have been playing lots of games. 

26.4.24

We have had a fantastic week in Class 1. It started with our Year 1 children starting their new Maths topic, Multiplication and Division. We have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Foundations have been looking at different patterns using actions, shapes and colours. We have also been looking at the lifecycle of a bean and have been tracking the growth of some seeds that we have planted. 

19.4.24

This week Class 1 have returned all very grown up. They have been working incredibly hard. Year 1s have finished off their Maths unit and are now starting multiplication and division. Foundation have been investigating 3D shapes. In Science, we have been looking at the difference between a seed and a bulb. The children have been turning over the beds and ready for us to start planting over the next few weeks. 

Spring Term

28.4.24

This week has been a very busy one! We started the week by finishing off all of our Foundation subjects drawing graphs in Science, writing our stories in English and looking at Pixels in Computing. The children then had an exciting Easter Egg hunt and had to find 50 eggs that were hidden in the Class 1 area. We also made some Easter nests and had a super end of term party! Well done Class 1. Enjoy the break. 

22.3.24

This week, Class 1 have been writing their own story based on the book How to hide a Lion at school. We have started our own story How to hide a Lion in Cornwood. We went on a little trip around Cornwood and took some photos. We then used these to make a story map and write our own version. 

15.3.24

This week, Class 1 have been looking at different flowers. They have been able to identify different characteristics of a plant and took photos using the iPads. In Maths, the children have moved onto their next Maths focus which is length and height. The children have really enjoyed this so far. 

8.3.24

This week,  Year 1 have been working on number to 50. The children have been using dienes, number lines and bead strings to partition numbers into tens and ones. Our Foundation children have been in a number hunt for numbers 9 and 10. They managed to find lots of the same object. During world book day, we went into the new library for a story and a chocolate biscuit. We read the Julia Donaldson book, What the Ladybird heard.  

1.3.24

This week Class 1 have been working extremely hard on their phonics and reading. Both in Year 1 and Foundation the children have now moved on to a new reading phase. It is so wonderful to see how many of them are reading at home. In Maths, Foundation have been working on time. They have been seeing how many of something that they can do before the timer finishes. We have then completed the task for a second time to see if we could beat our score. 

 

23.2.24

This week we have been working really hard with all of our learning. In RE, we were looking at lots of important Jewish objects. The children were able to identify the objects and explain what they were used for. 

9.2.24

This week, Class 1 have been busy working really hard. The children have been doing extremely well with their phonics and reading. It has been so lovely to see how many children have been reading at home  In Maths, Year 1 children have been working on doubling. We have used lots of manipulatives to help us. Foundation children have been discussing who their trusted adult is and how it is important to talk when we are feeling sad. 

2.2.24

We have been very creative in Class 1 this week. We started the week with Foundation making fat balls for the birds. The children enjoyed learning about different birds that we would see around our school. The children hung out there feeders in the trees on school grounds. Our Year 1 children have been very busy creating their instructions to make slime. The children created their slime from following the instructions. Great work Class 1 

26.1.24

This week, class 1 have been working hard. Year 1s have now finished their topic on place value to 20. We will be moving on to addition and subtraction next week. Our Foundation children have been working hard on recognising numbers 6,7 and 8 in a tens frame. In English, year 1s have been creating their own slime recipes. We will share our finished pieces next week.

19.1.24

Class 1 had a wonderful week learning lots of new things. Foundation have been learning about the vocabulary lighter and heavier and understanding that it is different from bigger and smaller. The children have been using the scales to help them find the mass of an object. Year 1 have been working really hard on identifying bossy verbs in our slime text. The children are very enthusiastic about making their own slime soon! 

12.1.24

This week Class 1 have had a great week. Foundation started the week by going to the park. We practised looking left and right. They had so much fun. Year 1 and 2 have been working on pixels in Computing. They used a 16 by16 grid to copy an image on the computer. They are also logging on to the chrome books independently. 

5.1.24

This week Class 1 have come back to school after the Christmas break and worked incredibly hard. We have started our new Maths topics, Place Value to 20 for Year 1 and numbers to 5 for Foundation. In English, Year 1s have followed instructions to make slime and Foundations have listened to the story of The Three Little Pigs. 

Autumn term

15.12.23

Class 1 have thrown themselves into the festivities this week. We have written our letters to Santa, enjoyed secret present room, designed our own place mats for Christmas dinner and even performed The Big Little Nativity. The children have worked really hard this term and we are so very proud of all of them. Have a wonderful Christmas break Class 1  

8.12.23

We have had a fantastic week in Class 1. We have been making Christmas shortbread, writing Santa letters and even started our last Maths unit on shape. We have all been really busy practicing our performance. We cannot wait to see you all next Friday in the church at 9:30am. 

1.12.23

Class 1 have worked really hard this week and finished our addition and subtraction unit. They have learnt so many different methods and are fantastic at using the manipulatives. We will now move on to our shape unit. Foundation have now learnt all of the phase 2 sounds. They have been working so hard with their reading. Keep up the great work class 1. 

24.11.23

Class 1 and the Year 2's really enjoyed the bug experience. The children had the opportunity to hold different animals, talk about their habitats and even feed them and talk about their diets. It was a fantastic opportunity and the children were so brave! Well done everyone and a big thank you to The Bug Man Dave for the experience 

17.11.23

This week, Class 1 went on a journey to the park. We took in all the scenery along the way. The children behaved incredibly well and enjoyed a little play in the new park. The children were so excited to go on their first class trip. 

10.11.23

This week, Class 1 have been very busy. Year 1s have started their new English text, The Train Ride. We created actions to help us remember the text. In Guided reading, Foundation read Funnybones. They all really enjoyed the song and during parts they could join in! In PE, Foundation have been working on rolling and throwing different size balls. They were brilliant and had great hand eye coordination. 

3.11.23

Class 1 have had a great first week back. Foundation have been working on their gross and fine motor skills by threading, riding bikes and rolling a ball. Year 1 and 2 have worked hard in PE. We have started our new topics, Dance and send and receive. We started by looking at rolling the ball and being accurate trying to hit other people's  balls.  

20.10.23

This week, year 1 and 2 have been working really hard in Science. We have been focusing on classifying animals according to their vertebrate group. The children sorted different animals into the correct classification. Year 1 children have been learning new vocabulary in our English lessons and learnt how to use a picture dictionary. Foundation children have been looking at the guided reading text Christopher Pumpkin  They predicted what might happen next, discussed new vocabulary and decided how they might be feeling. Have a wonderful half term Class 1. You have worked really hard! 

13.10.23

This week Year 1's have started to look at their new English text 'Hot and Cold'. We have started by discussing what is a fiction text and what is a non-fiction text. The children have mapped the text, created actions and labelled pictures. Foundation children have been subitising numbers to 5 and comparing number groups deciding whether they are more or less. 

6.10.23

Foundation have been on a big adventure this week. They have been going on a fairy hunt. They looked in the spirituality garden, the forest school area and even through the school and they found lots of fairies. They had to get through the long wavy grass and the trip trap bridge. We had lots of fun. Year 1 have been busy writing the story of the Three Little Pigs. They have used their sound mat to help them. 

29.9.23

Class 1 have had a very busy week. Foundation started their new English text ‘We are going on a bear hunt’. The children have listened to the story, acted it out and drawn a story map. Next week, we are going to make the cave and see if we can find the bear! Year 1’s have focused on capital letters for the beginning of a sentence and for names. This has been a tricky task. We have had to think really hard about where we will use a capital letter and what they look like. In Maths, Year 1’s have continued their Place Value unit. We have been focusing on one more and one less. The children have used manipulatives to support their learning. In Science we have been classifying animals. We have loved discussing how we could group all of the animals.

22.9.23

We have had another busy week in Class 1. We started the week with French day. The children helped create a model of the Eiffel Tower, learnt how to count to 10 in French and wrote a postcard about their holiday in France. Foundation have continued to look at the text 'We are family'. We have drawn where we like to go with our family, what makes us different from our family and how we live with. In Maths we have continued to count to 5 using one to one correspondence. In year 1 we continued looking at the text 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have focused on using a capital letter for names. 

 

Year 1 and 2 have enjoyed our gymnastic lessons. We have been looking at different shapes, jumps and rolls. The children have been creating sequences ensuring that they are stretching all the way through their performances. 

15.9.23

What a wonderful week we have had! Foundation children have been settling into their new routine exceptionally well. We have learnt two new sounds 's' and 'a' and been working on subitising to 3 in Maths. Year 1 have started their new English texts 'The Three Little Pigs' and we have been retelling the story. In Maths, we have started our place value unit focusing on sorting and counting objects. 

8.9.23

Wow, what a wonderful week to return to school! Fantastic weather and very excitable grown up children. It has been a pleasure welcoming our new children to our school. We have been really busy exploring our classroom, creating beautiful art work for the wall and making lots of new friends. Our Year 1 children have been super role models for our new Foundation children. They have enjoyed our science lesson about the human body, our Maths lesson all about sorting objects and our Music lesson where we sang a song. Well done Class 1, keep up the great work!

Summer Term

19.7.23

This week, class 1 have had a wonderful time with some fun activities. The children got to meet Pinky the pony! We learnt about how to brush a horse and how to be safe around a horse. A huge thank you to Primrose's mum and Gran for bringing him in. We also had a film party full of lollies and lemonade. 

14.7.23

This week Class 1 have been finishing all of their learning for the summer term. Year 1s and foundation have been focusing on Money. They have been identifying different coins, sorting coins into pounds and pence and having an understanding of the amount of money that each coin is worth. The children have been so enthusiastic about the whole topic. In funfit this week, the children have been following different directions. They have been directing children to certain places. 

7.7.23

This week, Class 1 have had a great week. Year 1 have started their new Maths topic, time. The children have been using vocabulary like before and after, reciting the days of the week and the months of the year and starting to tell the time. Foundation have been looking at sharing. The children have been using cubes to share the number of 'sweets' out equally to each other. 

 

30.6.23

This week Class 1 have worked really hard during every lesson! Foundation have been learning all about Mary Anning and fossils. The children have loved exploring the fossils. In English, Foundation have been retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The children have been sequencing the story, drawing and labelling what they would give to Grandma and describing the big bad wolf! Year 1 children have been focusing on their new English text Traction man. The children have been using capital letters and full stops correctly, making sure that they have actually written a sentence and being able to read that sentence to someone else! Year 1s have started their new Maths topic Time. The children have focused on what happens before and after school and reading school timetables. 

23.6.23

This week, class 1 have been incredibly sporty! We started the week off with a cricket session from Andy! Then we have been in the pool working towards our swim school levels! All of the children are so confident in the water  Foundations have been busy learning all of their numberbonds within 10. We have used numicon and cubes to help us remember. Year 1s have continued to work on their topic multiplication and division. They have all worked hard with the concept of grouping and sharing! 

 

 

KS1 went to Cornwood church on Tuesday afternoon for our RE lesson. Foundation focused on the font and used a baby to show that some people get christened in a Church. Year 1 and 2 children looked around the church finding different objects that are holy and sacred. The children had lots of fantastic ideas.

16.6.23

This week, class 1 have had a busy time with all of the sport they have been getting up to. The children have all been fantastic in the pool where they have been working on blowing bubbles and floating. In Maths, foundation have been working on odd and even numbers. They have started to recognise which numbers are odd and even up to 10. Year 1s have continued their multiplication and division topic focusing on arrays. We have used manipulative to help us. 

9.6.23

Class 1 were superb during their first swimming session. The children confidently got into the pool and even blew bubbles in the water. What a fantastic start to the term! 

26.5.23

This week, class 1 have had a fantastic week. Foundation have been working on creating patterns. They have learnt that they can make a pattern using shape, colour and even music! Year 1s have finished their place value unit in Maths and they are fantastic at partitioning a 2 digit number. In English, we have been looking at how to write instructions. We did this by making a jam sandwich . 

19.5.23

This week, Class 1 have had a really busy week. Foundation started their week with looking at different 2D shapes and exploring their properties. They made shape pictures, went on a shape hunt around the school and even created patterns using 2D shapes. Year 1 continued looking at numbers from 50-100. We have been looking at how we partition numbers into tens and ones. The children have loved using the diennes to help them with their learning. 

 

Class 1 enjoyed our PE lesson today with our friends from Shaugh Prior. We focused on changing direction when we travel. We played a game in teams where we had to collect lots of treasure!

12.5.23

This week, Year 1s have finished off our fractions unit and have worked really hard. In Maths, we are now moving onto place value and counting to 100! The children are really great at this and have a fantastic understanding of number. In English, they have finished their stories written in the style of Augustus. They are so good that we are going to enter them into a the south hams library competition. Well done Year 1s. Foundation have also been working really hard on their writing. Labelling things in the classroom, writing party invitations and lists. They have been learning about capacity this week in Maths. They have been using the vocabulary full, empty and half full. 

5.5.23

Class 1 have been working very hard this week. Foundation have been creating their own story. They planned the story using a story map and then used their sound mats to write their story. All of the children worked very hard. Year 1's have been focusing on Fraction. We have been looking at finding half of a number and recognising 1/4 of a shape. 

28.4.23

Class 1 have had another busy week. Our Foundation children started the week by looking at road safety. We discussed how we could stay safe in a car by wearing our seat belts properly to how we can stay safe when we cross the road. We used our bikes and trikes and drew our own zebra crossing to act out how to stay safe. Our Year 1 children have started their new Maths focus, fractions. We have looked at what is a part and what is a whole. We used examples from around the school to say what was a whole and what was a part. For example the field is a whole and the tree is a part.

21.4.23

This week, Class 1 have settled really well back into school life. Year 1 have started a new English text 'Augustus and his smile'. So far we have read the book and created actions, drawn a story map to remember the text, discuss our likes and dislikes about the book and made sure that we are using full stops correctly. In Maths, Year 1's have finished off their measure unit where we have been looking at volume and capacity. We are moving onto Fractions on Monday. In Maths, Foundation have been comparing numbers using the vocabulary greater than and less than. We have been encouraging lots of writing in our play and the children have been learning lots of new sounds in phonics. 

Spring Term

31.3.23

Class 1 have had a great week full of trips, Easter egg hunts, egg rolling, church service and finally a Roman day. All of the children have worked really hard this term. 

 

Foundation explored who David Attenborough was. They watched a video about him and had a group conversation about how we can look after the planet. We discussed what animal lives in which habitat and how humans are destroying their homes. 

24.3.23

This week, Class 1 have been very busy. Year 1 have been writing a letter to our friendly class Dragon. writing a non-fiction text about Dragons and they have even written a story about a Dragon. Foundation have been continuing with their English text 'Supertato'. They have created puppets and acted out the story. The children have continued working really hard during their phonics and English lessons and are really progressing with their writing. In Maths, Foundation have been learning all about the number 10. They have been finding lots of objects to make the number 10 and have also been on a number hunt. 

 

We also had a surprise visit from two baby lambs on Thursday. Very kindly Mrs Skelley brought in some of her hand reared lambs. The children loved seeing and holding them. 

17.3.23

Class 1 have had a very busy week. We started the week off by creating our own class dragon poem. The children used our previous learning to make sure that we had used adjectives, different sentence starters and varied our sentences. Foundation have been making their own superhero story. They have been using 'supertato' to help them with their ideas. The children have enjoyed making Mother's Day cards this week. 

10.3.23

This week, we have been working really hard in class 1. Foundation have been looking at their new text ‘Supertato’. They have also been to the pond where they have explored the wildlife. We found frogspawn and learnt about the lifecycle of a frog. Year 1’s have been learning all about relative facts and have been using a number line and different resources to help them. 

3.3.23

Class 1 have been very busy this week, enjoying our outside space in the sunshine. Foundation have continued with their Room on the Broom story, they have written about their favourite part and designed their own magnificent broom! Year 1's have been looking at the Tell me a Dragon text which is beautifully illustrated with some amazing language which they have been working on. In Maths the foundation children have been learning all about the Number 7 this week and Year 1's have been getting to grips with the concept of subtracting and finding the difference between 2 numbers. Everyone looks absolutely amazing on Thursday for World Book Day, thank you to all of our children, parents and carers who have worked so hard in making their costumes. A big well done to Nieve who won the best costume.  The children have worked incredibly hard this week and I am very proud of them all.  

 

 

Our amazing PTA have been at it again and we have been gifted with a new top for our sand pit this week. We are very grateful thank you so much. We filled the pit with some new sand that Mr Atkins kindly sourced for us and the children have been enjoying it all week. 

24.2.23

We have had a very busy week in Class 1! We all took part in Balance bike ability where we learnt how to put on our own helmets, looking at how to get on a bike safely and make sure that we are always looking out for other people. The children loved their sessions with the bike-ability people. We continued writing our non-fiction text in English. The children made sure that they included the features that they had seen from our text Penguins and even remembered facts from our Paignton Zoo trip. In Maths, the Foundation children have been learning all about the number 6. They have been using a dice to play simple games, drawing six objects and writing the number 6 in digits. Foundation had a lovely afternoon on Tuesday. They learnt all about Shrove Tuesday and had the opportunity to try pancakes. They had a choice of Lemon, sugar or chocolate spread! Some of them even had all three toppings! 

10.2.23

This week, Class 1 have worked really well during all their lessons. Year 1 have worked together to create a non-fiction page all about Meerkats. The children worked really hard to research Meerkats and presented them in an interesting way. Foundation children learnt all about how to brush their teeth correctly. They had a go at brushing them for two minutes. 

3.2.23

This week, we have had all of our children back in class 1. Foundation have been tasting new foods, following a recipes to make rice crispy cakes and looking at our new story 'Rosie's walk'. Year 1 children have finished off their Maths topic 'place value to 50'. We have also been looking at our non-fiction text penguins and looking at the features of the text. 

27.1.23

It has been a quiet week with lots of the children off with chicken pox. The children that have been at school have been working very hard. Foundation children have been learning about the story Handas surprise. They have been tasting all new fruits like pomegranate and grapefruit. They were all very brave in trying new foods. In Maths, we looked at the whole getting smaller when we subtract. Year 1s have started their new English text Penguins. 

20.1.23

This week, class 1 have been working incredibly hard. In Maths, Foundation have been looking at the number blocks stampolines and have been working out different ways to make a number. Year 1 have been looking at ordering numbers and using dienes to help them. In English, year 1 have been working hard on creating their own story and drawing a story map. Foundation have been drawing a story map of Handas surprise! They have enjoyed looking at all of the different fruits. 

13.1.23

This week, Class 1 have been working really hard in all of our lessons. Year 1 have been looking at Place value in Maths and identifying how many tens and ones make up a particular number. Foundation have been looking at how to count objects systematically to get an accurate amount. In English, Year 1 children have been carrying on with our text 'A mouse called Julian.' We have been thinking about using 'and' in our sentences and making sure that we use capital letters and full stops correctly. Foundation have been sequencing the story of 'The very hungry caterpillar.' During their independent time, the children have been exploring clay and what it can do. 

6.1.2023

Class 1 have settled straight back into school life. This week foundation have been looking at threading to make pasta necklaces, building models of their happy place and recapping numbers 1-5. The children have started to learn their new text 'The very hungry caterpillar. They have been acting it out in groups and then taking this to their provision areas. Year 1 have started their place value module in Maths this week. They have started to understand how many tens and ones make up a number. We started our new English text 'A Mouse called Julian'. The children have acted out the story and drawn story maps. Well done class 1. 

Autumn term

16.12.22

Class 1 have had a very exciting Christmas week. We started the week off cooking our chocolate christmas cakes. The children had to measure out the ingredients and follow the recipe. We made Christmas cards for our families and enjoyed creating our place mats for our Christmas dinner. We ended the week with a fantastic performance of 'Away in a Manger.' The children were all fantastic. Beautiful singing, dancing and acting. Well done Class 1. I hope that you have a great Christmas holiday. 

9.12.22

This week Class have been finishing off our Maths topics. Year 1's have been investigating 3D shapes and foundations have been looking at how to make 5 using our Christmas tree. We had lots of fun. In English, foundation have drawn a story map to show where the jolly postman visits and year 1 have drawn their own version of Baboon on the moon. 

2.12.22

This week, class 1 have been working really hard. They have been working hard with there maths. They have been sorting shapes, recognising them around the school and even looking at their properties. Foundation have been looking at number bonds to 5. They have been using Numicon and cubes to help them. 

 

 

Year 1 and 2 had a great RE lesson. We looked at why Christians are thankful at Christmas and created a paperchain of all our thoughts . 

 

25.11.22

This week, Class 1 have been working really hard. In English, Foundation have been making up their own adventure stories. Year 1, have been learning about their new English text ' Man on the Moon.' The children have been looking at the different emotions characters have. In Maths, Foundation have been exploring a part whole model. Year 1 children have finished their addition and subtraction unit and will be moving onto shape next week. 

18.11.22

This week, Foundation started their new English text 'we're going on a bear hunt'. The children have really loved this story. They have been acting it out, drawing story maps and using the tuff tray to retell the story. Year 1 have written their own instructional story as their final task. They used imperative verbs, capital letters and full stops and have been really trying to use their phonics knowledge to help them with spelling. In Maths, Foundation have been learning to order numbers 1-5. They have been using concrete objects to help them. Year 1's have been comparing number bonds using the symbols greater than, less than and equal to. Keep up the great work Class 1. 

11.11.22

This week, Class 1 have had a very busy week. They started the week off with a school trip to Brixham to visit the Golden Hind ship. The children learnt all about what is would have been like to be on the ship including their clothes, living conditions and the cramped conditions. The children  explored the boat and had to find 8 different stamps. It was a fantastic day. The children even received some treasure. 

4.11.22

This week, Class 1 have settled straight back into learning after having a lovely October half term.In English, Year 1's started their new text, How to wash a woolly mammoth. The children have acted out the story and ordered the steps. They have learnt that some instructions must be completed in a specific order. Foundation have worked hard looking at their new English text Funny Bones. So far they have listened to the story, acted it out and drawn a story map. We have also learnt about November 5th and Guy Folkes. Some of the children have created firework pictures. 

Foundation were very lucky to have the story 'The smartest giant in town' read to them in our lovely library. The giant even left his clothes for them to try on. 

21.10.22

This week, Class 1 have had a very busy week. Year 1's started the week by looking at a new text 'Oi Frog'. We acted out the story, found rhyming couplets and created a rhyming string. The children loved this story and have been talking about it a lot.  Foundation, have been working on their English text  'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. They have been drawing the characters and labeling them with the initial sounds. 

14.10.22

This week, Class 1 have had a really busy week. The Year 1 children started off the week by looking at ordinal numbers in Maths. They were really interested about where we use ordinal numbers in our everyday life. Foundation have been looking at the number 3 and comparing the different numbers up to 3. 

 

7.10.22

This week, Class 1 have worked really hard in Maths. Foundation children were focusing on number 3. They found different objects that represented number 3. Year 1 children have been ordering numbers to 10 using manipulative. 

30.9.22

Class 1 have had a brilliant week. They have been working so hard. Foundation have been retelling the story of the Three Little Pigs by making houses out of sticks, straw and bricks. They have also been learning all about the number 2. Year 1 children have written their final write of Little Red Riding Hood and their stories were amazing. We have now started our new text, Mixed up Fairy tales. In PE, we all learnt how to roll a ball accurately, had a go at bouncing the ball on our rackets/bats and then had a go at hitting the ball. Well done Class 1, keep up the great effort. 

 

23.9.22

This week, Year 1 have been working really hard in Maths. We have been looking one more and one less than a given number. The children have been using manipulatives and a number line to help them. They have been giving some great answers for the reasoning problems. Foundation have enjoyed listening to their new English text, The Three Little Pigs. They have acted out the story with puppets. 

16.9.22

This week, we have been very busy in Class 1. Year 1's started the week counting forwards and backwards writing numbers in digits as well as words. They were able to explain that the numbers were getting bigger when we count forward and smaller when they are counting backwards. In English, we have been continuing with our text Little Red Riding Hood. We have been looking at the different types of sentences and have explored some of the verbs that they use in the story. In Foundation, the children have been learning all about the number 1. They have continued with their daily phonics and consolidated the first few sounds 's,a,t,p'. In English, they have been drawing their own Colour Monster. During their free play, the children have been creating crowns to remember the Queen. 

9.9.22

Class 1 have settled into school life incredibly well and I am very proud them all. This week, the foundation children have explored our learning areas, learnt some new sounds in phonics and started our new English text 'The Colour Monster'. In Year 1, we have worked really hard too. In English, we have started our new text Little Red Riding Hood. We have acted out the story and created a story map. In Maths, we have been sorting objects and representing numbers using objects. In the afternoons, they have been joining the Year 2 children for Foundation subjects and so far have started our Geography, RE and PSHE topics. Well done  Class 1. 

Summer Term

22.7.22

Class 1 have had a lovely week finishing off all of their work. They have created beautiful kenning poems, completing reading assessments and our final tasks in Maths. We loved our trip to the beach, the party and ice cream. Have a wonderful summer class 1

15.7.22

Class 1 have had a very busy week. We started the week creating rhyming couplets. We used our school for inspiration particularly the Forest school area. In Maths, we have been looking at shape. We have been exploring repeating patterns, lines of symmetry and the properties of a shape. Foundation have been looking at position and direction. They have been using the vocabulary forwards, backwards, left and right to move a B-bot to the treasure. 

8.7.22

Class 1 have had another busy week. We have achieved so much! The foundation children have been learning all about rhyming. They have been reading the book 'Oi Frog' and seeing if they're able to make any rhyming pairs. They have spent the week making very creative dens and enjoying the outside areas. Year 1 and 2 children have been busy creating similes and alliteration in their sentences in English. In Maths, we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. The children have loved playing guess the shape game. In Science, we have observed and collated data about how many plants, animals and minibeasts we could find in and around our school. The children filled out a tally chart and then compared it to the chart we completed back in January to see the differences in the environments in each season. Our Foundation children have loved growing strawberries this year. They tasted super yummy. 

1.7.22

Class 1 have had a really busy and exciting week. We started the week off by taking a trip to the Church where we learnt all about the Bells and the Organ. We were shown all of the ropes, a model of the bell and had a go at call changes with the hand bells. We all got to have a go at playing the organ and had a sing song. Thank you again Mike and Kerry, we really enjoyed ourselves. On Tuesday, we went on a school trip to the Synagogue and the Box. At the Synagogue the children had the opportunity to dress up and handle some of the important objects including the shofar. Some of the children even manage to make a sound out of it. We then moved onto The Box. The children had the opportunity to go into every room and explore the history and artwork. They had a trail to follow that Mrs Goldsmith had kindly made. It was a fabulous day. On Wednesday, we had a swimming lesson with Mr Varley and were working on our backstroke. The children had to really concentrate to ensure that they had straight arms and were kicking those legs. All of the children have made super progress in the swimming pool. On Thursday, we started to plan our own Lord of the ....... story. The children had to choose what animals they were going to see on the way. They created a story map and will be writing them today. Well done Class 1, what a fantastic week!

24.6.22

This week, Class 1 have worked incredibly hard. In History, we have been looking at comparing photos of the royal family. The children have been looking at the changes in the royal family over the last 50 years. Together we looked at some photos and recognised who was who. In Science, we have been looking at the seasons. We have reminded ourselves of each season and the special events that happen. The children were fantastic at remembering the months of the year that each season is in. In Maths, Year 1 and 2 children have been telling the time. Year 1's have been telling the time to the hour and half past. Year 2 children have been telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Keep asking your child what the time is at home to help them with their learning. Foundation have been learning about money this week. They have been recognising basic coins and using money to buy treats at the Class 1 shop. 

17.6.2022

This week, Class 1 have had a very busy week. We started the week creating actions to remember the story Lord of the Forest. In Science we started our new topic Seasonal changes. All of the children were able to tell me what season we are in now. In RE, we continued to look at the religion Islam and looked at why the prophet Mohammad is important to Muslims. In Maths, year 1 and 2 children have been looking at telling the time. Foundation have been identifying shapes and going on a shape hunt. Well done Class 1, keep up the great work. 

10.6.2022

This week, Class 1 have been finishing their English writing about the Queen. They have completed a double page spread on 'Our Queen' and had lots to add from their jubilee celebrations at the weekend.

27.5.22

Class 1 have worked extremely hard this week finishing off all of our topics. On Monday, they had their last cricket session with Andy. The children played lots of mini cricket games and had lots of fun dodging the rain. Thank you Andy for all of your support. In Geography, the children have been learning all about maps and the importance of a scale. The children drew a scaled map of the trim trail. They all did extremely well as this is a very difficult concept. The children then went on to look at digital maps. They had a play around with looking on google maps and digimaps. They had lots of fun. In Science, the children continued to observe their Cress. The children wrote a list of what a plant needs to grow and to stay healthy. Fantastic work this half term Class 1, enjoy your holiday!

20.5.22

This week, class 1 have been very busy working hard in every lesson. In geography, we have been looking at creating maps with a simple key. We made our own fairy garden and created a map with a key for it. Andy came back again this week for another fantastic cricket session. The children were learning how to bowl over arm accurately and played a game at the end of the session. Thank you for another great session Andy. In Maths, the Foundation children have been looking at weight and using vocabulary like heavier and lighter to compare items. In PE, Class 1 started off with The Bear Game, using their listening and recall skills as well as their running skills. Then it was target practice, aiming for the cricket stumps and cones - throwing over or under arm and rolling the ball. Defenders were then introduced to make the task more challenging. Please can all children make sure that they have their PE kit and water bottle in school everyday. 

6.5.2022

Class 1 have had another busy week. We started the week looking at maps in geography. We were comparing different maps to see the similarities and differences. In science this week we looked at a garden bulb and a seed. Lots of the children thought that a bulb was a potato or an onion. We learnt that a garden bulb will grow into a mature plant. In English, we have been continuing with our text The Dragon Machine. The children have been looking at past tense verbs and prepositions in the text. They have then been writing fantastic sentences with the word banks. Foundation have been working really hard in Maths comparing numbers. They have been using new vocabulary such as greater than and less than. Keep up the great work everyone 

29.4.2022

This week Class 1 have had another busy week. They have all come back to school extremely well and have worked very hard. We have started our new English text, The Dragon Machine and looked at the likes, dislikes, patterns and puzzles of the text. In Maths, Year 1's have continued with the place value unit looking at comparing numbers. Year 2 children have started a new unit of addition and subtraction. We have started to learn to draw visual aids to help us answer the questions. In Music, we listened to a song and drew a picture to show how the song made us feel. Also, we moved to the music in different ways depending on the beat. 

Spring Term

8.4.22

Class 1 have had a very busy week finishing up with all of our subjects. In History, we created an information poster with all of the facts that we have remembered about Nelson Mandela. The children did a fantastic job and had remembered so much about the events in his life. In Science, we completed our final task. The children were very competent about what an evergreen and deciduous plant is. In ICT, we discussed how to keep safe on the internet and created a list of rules of what we should not do. In English, the children finished their information books about plants. They have been working extremely hard on them making sure that it has the features of a non-fiction text. Foundation have been very busy writing facts and learning about the number 10. Well done Class 1, enjoy the Easter holidays, you have worked very hard over this term. 

Class 1 enjoyed their Easter egg hunt today. They had to follow the clues to get to the secret location. The children worked in year groups and found some yummy treats in the baskets. 

1.4.22

This week Class 1 have been working hard in English looking at different types of sentences. The children have been focusing on writing questions, commands and statements all about dinosaurs. In Maths, the children have been using dienes to work out how many 10's and 1's a number has. The foundation children have been going on a number hunt finding the number 10. In Science the children were classifying Plants using a dichotomous key. The children worked hard to create the key and used the plants that we have found on the Cornwood school site. 

25.3.22

This week, Class 1 have been working hard with creating a timeline of the events that have happened in Nelson Mandela's life. They were great at remembering the dates that he was born and when we became president of South Africa. In Science, we continued to look at plants and trees. We were focusing on identifying trees in our school area that were evergreen and deciduous. In English, we have started our new non-fiction text, Creature Feature Dinosaurs. The children have really enjoyed it so far and have been fantastic at identifying noun phrases.

18.3.22

This week Class 1 have had a very busy week. We started the week off looking at Nelson Mandela's background in History. The children were really great at remembering some of the key bits of information. In Science this week we continued to look at plants. Our focus this week was looking at comparing flowers, seeds and leaves. Foundation have been learning all about the number 8 in maths. The children learnt some new vocabulary too. In English, the children have been working hard planning their own stories. They have been trying to use conjunctions and noun phrases in their writing. Keep up the great work Class 1! 

11.3.22

In History, class 1 have continued to learn all about Nelson Mandela. The children watched a video about him and learnt lots of interesting facts. In Science we continued to learn about plants and this week we identified lots of common plants that we would find in our local area. In PE, the children continued to work well together in gymnastics. They were learning how to get the mats and benches out safely with the correct number of people holding the equipment and they were working on their balance whilst walking along the bench. 

4.3.2022

Class 1 have settled right back into the school routine this half term. We have started our new Science topic focusing on plants. The children had to identify and  name common parts of a plant. The children went around the school grounds and took pictures of the stem, petals, leaves and roots. In English we have started our new English text, Mrs Amitage and the big wave. The children have really enjoyed the story so far and they are able to identify the noun phrases in the book. We discussed some new vocabulary too. 

11.2.22

Last Friday, class 1 had a great number day. We started the day off with making cakes for every child in the school. We realised how much maths was in a really fun activity: weighing out the ingredients, using an array ( bun tin) to find out how many cakes each team can make and counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. Our next activity was a card game. Foundation had to find two cards that made 5, Year 1 had to find cards that made 10 and Year 2 had to find cards that added up to 20. It was a great investigation and used cubes to help us if we were not sure. Our last activity was to create a picnic blanket in our outside area. We used different colours and shapes to create repeating patterns. We finished off the day with a fantastic tea party where we ate the cakes and drank the mocktails that KS2 made as one of their Number day activities. 

 

This week Class 1 have continued to work very hard. We finished our multiplication and division focus in maths and have now moved onto fractions. In our English, as a class we created a fantastic non-fiction text about Sumatran Tigers. In ICT, we continued to learn about digital writing and how to change the text into bold, italic and underline the text. We also found out how to make the text bigger and smaller and change the style. Lots of children received merits for login on independently. Well done class 1, keep up the great effort.  

4.2.22

This week, Class 1 have worked really hard. We started the week looking at our text Reptiles and knowing the difference between fact and opinion. We have also been looking at using conjunction in our writing. In Maths we continued to look at making equal groups by grouping and sharing. Foundation have been looking at the composition of numbers 1-5. In Science we have been looking at creating a weather forecast. The children made a script and props to perform to the class. 

 

The foundation children have been learning lots about Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the Tiger. The children have made lots of lanterns. 

 

28.1.22

This week Class 1 have had a busy but exciting week. In English, we started our new non-fiction text, Reptiles and started to look at some new vocabulary. The children created some actions to remember word definition. In maths, we have been carrying on with multiplication and division. The children have been making arrays, doubling numbers and sharing equal groups. They have all worked extremely hard even when it has been tricky. The Foundation children have been busy learning the composition of numbers 1-5. They have been learning that parts make up a number. In phonics they have been learning some new sounds, ch, sh and new tricky words. They are all working so hard. 

 

In RE we have been looking at how Christians believe they can talk to God. The children created freeze frames of different ways that Christians can talk to God. In music, we continued to learn about pitch. The children used different musical instruments and followed dot notations. Keep up the great work Class 1. 

21.1.22

This week, Class 1 have been working extremely hard. We have started planning our own version of 'The Disgusting ...........'. The children went around the school in small groups and decided where was best to get their food, the most disgusting and what animal wouldn't mind eating it! Look out for some of their stories next week. In Maths, Foundation have been working on the arrangement of numbers 1-5. The children have been watching the Numberblocks video stampolines and have been stamping numbers in their books. They have been exploring how the number looks in different ways. 

 

We started our music topic for this term which has a focus of pitch. We played a few games, listened to a few songs including Do-re-mi and spoke about when the notes were higher and when they were lower. We then moved on to instruments. We used our new African drums to see if they made only one sound. The children were playing a game of repeating the pattern back to their partner making sure that you could hear the difference in pitch. 

14.1.22

This week, Class 1 have been working extremely hard. We have been exploring the text, The Disgusting sandwich and looking at the adjectives that they use to describe the sandwich. In Maths, the Year 2 children have been looking at arrays, the multiplication symbol and repeated addition. They have been using stem sentences to help them. Year 1 children have been working on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. They have been using bead strings, 100 squares and number lines to help us count. In ICT this week we learnt all about the keyboard and created a sentence. 

7.1.2022

Class 1 have settled back into school life really well. We started the week by writing all about our Christmas holidays. The children had some wonderful presents and experiences. In Maths, we have started our new topic multiplication and division. The children have been working on counting in 2's and making equal groups. 

Autumn Term 2021

17.12.21

This week, Class 1 have had a very busy week. We have been continuing to make our Christmas cards and present tags, practising the play with our costumes on and finishing off some work. 

We started the week with a visitor. It was a local author called Rob Holmes. He talked to the children about how to write a book and played some mindful games with them to inspire them. The children were very interested and enjoyed listening to the story. 

 

In RE this week we have been looking at the different symbols that represent Christianity. The children were discussing the meaning of the symbols and where they have seen them before. 

 

Class 1 performed the play brilliantly despite all of the disruption. We thank you for your continued support and hope that you enjoyed our virtual version. 

 

We finished off the week with an auctioned packed party full of food, dancing, singing and Santa letters. Well done Class 1 for all your hard work this term and I hope that you all have a fantastic Christmas. Stay safe 

10.12.21

Last Friday, Class 1 were lucky enough to go and see a play at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth. It was performed by the stuff and nonsense theatre company and this year it was called 'The Man who wanted to be a Penguin'. The children loved watching the performance. They were so excited to be going on a school trip and laughed and giggled with their friends all afternoon. A massive thank you to the PTA who paid for our bus to get to the Theatre. We had a great afternoon. 

 

This week in Maths, the year 1's and 2's have been looking at money. They have been recognising and counting coins and notes. I wonder if they could help you when you go shopping now or count out your piggy bank for you!?Foundation have been looking at number 1-5 and putting them on a number line.  In English, we have continued to work our new text 'How to catch Santa'. We have had a letter from Santa himself. He has lost one of his Elves and has left with a whole sack of presents. He was last spotted over the moors. Please let Class 1 know if anyone spots him. We need to come up with a plan of how to catch him. 

3.12.21

This week Class 1 have had a very busy week. They started the week finishing their maths sequence on addition and subtraction. All of the children have worked very hard to remember their number bonds and relative facts. We are moving onto money next so be prepared for your children to help you when you go shopping!

 

In English, the children finished their own version of Fatou fetch the water. They used their very detailed plans to write their stories. We have now moved onto our next text which is 'How to catch Santa'. 

 

In ICT, the children have been learning to use the paint tool to create a Kandinsky painting. They have been learning to log on to the chrome book independently and have been exploring the programme to find the best tools. In Music, the children have continued to learn 'dippydoo' and have been working on listening to different music and finding the beat. Yesterday, they used African drums to create a beat of 8. 

26.11.21

This week, Class 1 have been working really hard. In RE we were looking at who made the world and then we became creators ourselves. We built our own model and then we talked about breaking the model. We discussed how we would feel. We then talked about if God made the world how would he feel if we are constantly breaking it. The children then made a table with ideas of what would make God happy and what would make God sad? 

 

In DT, we played a game of food bingo. We discussed which foods are healthy and should be in our packed lunches and which foods should we only have as a treat. 

 

19.11.21

This week, Class 1 have had another very busy week. In Science, we started the week looking at our baby and toddler photos and discussing the different stages of a human life cycle. We all looked at each other's pictures and guessed who was who. We looked at animals and their offspring. The children had to match the adult animals to their offspring in groups. In History, we started to compare Victorian toys and modern day toys. We discussed the difference between the material used for the different eras. 

 

We were very lucky to have an author visit us on Tuesday. Claire Welsh came  to Cornwood with her newly published book Scissorella. The children were lucky enough to listen to many of her stories and see how she was inspired to be an author. They attended a workshop where the children made their own puppet silhouettes and then were able to put these under the light box and see what they looked like. All of the children had a fantastic time and they were encouraged to make up their own book title. I know that many of the children have been inspired to be an author when they grow up. 

 

On Thursday, Class 1 had a visit from Alex at Devon Waste Education team. The children started the workshop talking about where waste goes and what we could do instead of it all going into landfill. They discussed the 3 R's. Recycle, Reuse, Reduced. They then went on an adventure and boarded the Black Pearl. They started off by finding a turtle with a plastic bag around its neck, a seagull on an island sitting on his nest made of plastic bags and a seal with a coke can plastic around her tail. All of these animals were incredibly sad. The children freed the animals and decided that the best thing to do would be to recycle, reuse, and reduce. They sang the pirate song. Plastic isn't fantastic! Save our seas. 

 

12.11.21

This week Class 1 have been very busy back in our normal classroom. We continued to look at our English text ‘Fatou fetch the water’ and focused on the nouns and noun phrases in the book. We also explored a setting and describe the pictures using adjectives. In Geography, we have been comparing London and Nairobi and discussing why tourist visit both places. The children had remembered lots about each place.

5.11.21

Class one has been busy this week working on solving maths problems in their groups using different resources. The children were also excited to see the new carpet in their classroom and are looking forward to moving back next week.

15.10.21

This week Class 1 have been very busy reading the story of the Three Little Pigs. We have been looking at precise verbs, noun phrases, capital letters for pronouns and lots more. The foundation children have been making Horace and Boris' houses out of straw and sticks. In Science we have been looking at classifying animals. We discussed some of the characteristics of a mammal, amphibian, fish, bird and reptile. In Maths this week, year 1 children have been focusing on comparing numbers and objects using language like greater than, less than and equal. Year 2 children have been working on ordering numbers and putting numbers on the number line correctly. Foundation have been exploring the numbers 1, 2 and 3 and playing lots of different games. 

8.10.21

This week, we have been working very hard to classify animals in Science. We have been reading the story of the Three Little Pigs and acting it out, creating story maps and using our senses to describe what the Wolf and Pigs are thinking. In Geography we looked at different pictures of Nairobi and London and discussed the similarities and differences. In PE, the children have been looking at creating gymnastic sequences. They have included jumps, rolls, shapes and different ways to travel. 

1.10.21

This week, Class 1 has had a very busy week. We have been creating our own poems in English based on noises in the classroom. Year 1's have been counting forwards and backwards to and from 20. Year 2's have been recognising how many tens and ones are in a given number. We have been learning about senses in science. We tasted food, listened to some sounds, smelt some foods, felts some textures and looked around the room for different colours. All of the children understood what part of the body the sense is associated with. The children had great fun. In Geography this week, we have been learning about where we live and where Kenya is on the world map.

24.9.21

Class 1 have had a very busy week. We have had many visitors including Mrs Hawker who very kindly brought in nine two week old chicks for all of the children to hold. The children loved holding the animals and created names for them. Thank you Mrs Hawker for bringing them to see Class 1. 

 

In PE this week with Mr T, Class 1 were focusing on different ways to roll. All of the children created a short sequence that included a travelling move, a shape and a roll. 

 

Foundation enjoyed the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. They were able to follow the book, turning the pages at the correct time and predicting what was going to happen next. 

 

Please remember to write in your child's link book when they have read. They need to have read 3 times at home to get a golden ticket. Keep up the great work! 

 

17.9.21

This week Class 1 have had a busy week. We started our new English text 'What I like'. We have been thinking about our senses, creating actions to the text and looking at rhyming words. In Maths we have been looking at numbers to 20 making sure that we can write them in digits and in words.

 

Foundation have been looking at the song 5 little ducks and 5 currant buns. They have been singing these rhymes and creating puppets to remember the song. 

 

In Science, we have been looking at basic human body parts. The children labeled each other and were able to explain the use of each body part. 

10.9.21

Class 1 had a lovely start to the new term. All of the children have settled in very well and have made new friends. We started the new term with a PE lesson taken by Mr Teague. The focus for this term is gymnastics and the children started learning all of the shapes and linking them together.

We created a display full of ‘our happy places’, explored our classroom and enjoyed playing with all of the children in the school during break and lunch time. Well done Class 1.

Summer Term

22.7.21

Class 1 celebrated the last week in style! We began the week finishing our swimming lessons where lots of the children achieved their stage 1 certificate. We continued to have lots of fun with our friends by playing in our learning areas. We had a pool party with music, party games and lots of food and finished the week with a film and ice cream. Well done class 1 you have worked really hard this year. I hope that you all enjoy the summer.

16.7.21

This week, we have been working hard finishing off our Science work for this term. We made a double page spread of all of the things we have learnt about plants.  In English we made a potato and cheese pie and wrote some class instructions. We used lots of imperative verbs!