Welcome to Class 1!
Our Class Structure:
We are currently a mixed KS1 class lead by Miss Aldridge. We have two TAs that help us with our learning: Mrs Bell and Mrs Atkins.
Wow! Our first two forest school sessions have certainly been exciting. We have created dens, learnt the skill of whittling, made character sticks and explored our wonderful area.
Foundation have had a really exciting first week back. They have all participated in balance bike ability this week. They have been working on their balance and coordination. They all did really well.
On Wednesday, Class 1 had a great history lesson learning all about The Great Fire of London and Samuel Pepys. The children worked together and used some books to find out lots of facts. They all worked really hard.
On Tuesday the children worked together on a chrome book to create a google slide about what their favourite subjects were at school. The children worked well together helping each other out with the technology.
Class 1 have now moved onto gymnastics in PE with Mr Gibbs. This week, they were looking at balancing and different shapes that they could make. Some of the foundation children became a human buckaroo where they had to hold as many cones as possible in a gymnastic shape. In health and nutrition it was the Year 1s turn. They were learning about long and short lasting energy.
In English, class 1 have been working really hard on their own mixed up fairy tale stories. The children have spent a lot of time planning, writing and editing their stories ready for our class book. I am really impressed how much effort they have put into this story.
In Maths this week, class 1 have been learning about fact families and seeing them in different representations such as the bar model and the part whole model. They have been answering lots of questions and being fantastic mathematicians!
This week Class 1 have started to look at our new English text 'How to wash a woolly mammoth'. The children had to follow the instructions and act out how to wash their animal. The children were brilliant and used their imagination to collect all of the items needed in order to clean their animal.
In Maths, the children have been looking at fact families and checking calculations using the inverse. They have been using the multi-link cubes, bead strings and counters to help them.
In History, the children have been carrying on with our topic 'The Great Fire of London'. This week, they focused on looking at what London is like today and what it looked like in 1666.
Yesterday afternoon it was that time of the week to get out the Bamboo Tamboo instruments. The children worked extremely hard to make their own rhythm and chant and performed it to the class. All of the children moved their names up and some children even got merits for their originality.
This week is Anti- bullying week. As a school we decided to wear odd socks on Monday. In each class, the children have had an assembly and a PSHE lesson to discuss what bullying is, the different types of bullying and why it is important to stop bullying.