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Class 1

Welcome to Class 1!

 

 

Spring term overview

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. 

Forest school:

 

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. 

 

 

Summer Term

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! 

9.7.21

This week, Class 1 have been very busy. We started the week looking at our new English text, 'Outdoor Wonderland'. We have looked at the very technical language and used a dictionary to help us define the new vocabulary. In Maths, we have continued looking at our shape topic. We looked at creating 2D and 3D patterns and looking at how many lines of symmetry each shape has. 

 

On Wednesday, Class 1 were very lucky to go on a school trip to Wembury beach. All of the children had a lovely time. We started the day by looking in the Marine centre, playing games with Mr Gibbs and looking at the human and physical features at the beach. After lunch, we went rock pooling, paddled in the sea and had an ice lolly. All of the children were a credit to the school with their impeccable behaviour!

 

Butterflies

The parish council bought Class 1 a butterfly kit as they are creating a butterfly garden by the public toilets in the square. Last Friday a group of children released the butterflies to their new home. The children got the opportunity to hold the butterflies before they flew off. Thank you to the parish council for this opportunity. 

2.7.21

This week, class 1 finished writing their own story based on the story 'A boy who cried ninja'. We started the week by planning the characters who would be in our story and then chose a title for our stories. The children then used their story map that they had drawn to write their stories. They are fantastic. The children have used lots of devices that we have learnt in English this year. Well done Class 1. 

25.6.21

This week, Class 1 have had an action packed week. We started the week looking at the lifecycle of a seed. The children have been monitoring their seeds that they have planted and placed in different amounts of light. We also looked at our strawberry plants and picked our first strawberry! In Geography we have been looking at human and physical features. The children had a feature that they had to place in the correct column. The children really enjoyed this activity. On Wednesday, we continued with our swimming lessons with Mr Gibbs. All of the children have improved their water confidence already and are getting stronger lesson by lesson. On Thursday afternoon, it was time for the rising 5's to join us. This week we read the story 'The tiger who came to tea' and then made biscuits for the tea party and made paper plate tigers. We all had so much fun. The children also had the opportunity to explore our learning areas in our classroom including the bubble station which they all enjoyed. In English, the children have been starting to plan their own story of ' The boy who cried Ninja' so look out for those stories to read next week. In Maths we started a new topic, shape. The children have been learning lots of new vocabulary like vertices, edges, faces and many more. Great work Class 1. 

18.6.21

Class 1 have had a lovely week. We have continued to look at our English text "A boy that cried ninja.' The children have been writing questions, punctuating them correctly, using conjunctions and adjectives to create very interesting sentences. Next week the children will be thinking about making their own story. In Science we have been creating an experiment to find out how much sunlight a seed needs to grow. Next week we will be looking at the life cycle of a seed. 

11.6.2021

This week Class 1 have had a very busy week back. We started the week looking at our new English text 'A boy who cried ninja.' So far we have read the book and created actions, used a dictionary to find out the meaning of some new tier 2 words and finally we have drawn a story map to remember the text. In Science we looked at different parts of a tree. The children loved labelling the trees. In Maths we have continued working on telling the time. We have played time bingo, used the mini clocks to tell the time and been able to complete some reasoning questions about time. All of the children have really enjoyed the pool being open. We started our lessons this week working on water confidence, blowing bubbles in the water, floating and playing team games. The children were fantastic at listening to instructions. 

 

Class 1 really enjoyed swimming club and using the new inflatables! 

28.5.21

We have had a very busy week in Class 1. We started the week by creating a double-page spread on the Seasons. The children had to research the season using books, the internet and their own knowledge. They also created a glossary of terms. In science, the children participated in an experiment to see what the  purpose of the stem is. The children predicted what would happen. In DT, we made fruit kebabs the children had to design, research what fruits grow in Devon and taste lots of different fruits. We finished off the week with a picnic. 

21.5.2021

This week we have been continuing with jumping in PE with mR Gibbs. We were super agents and we were running through the jungle being chased by the wild animals. The children had to ensure that they had fast feet to get away in time. In Maths the year 2 children have continued to work really hard drawing and interpreting data from tally charts, pictograms and bar charts. Foundation have mastered position and direction and can now give directions to the playground. In English we have worked hard to research information for our group write about England. We are creating a double page spread that will go in our class book. Next week the children will write their own book about Seasons. 

 

14.5.2021

This week we have been learning about the different plants that are around our grounds. We also looked at deciduous and evergreen trees and the difference between them. Foundation created a dinosaur garden. In PE this week the children were throwing and catching different size balls. Four children were rewarded with merits for creativity, self motivation, respect and resilience. All of the children have worked really hard this week. Keep up the great work. 

7.5.2021

This week Class 1 have been very busy writing their own story based on the structure of Augustus and his smile. The children have drawn a story map, created a mind map of superlatives and comparatives and thought about the different habitats that animals live in. In PSHE we have been thinking about who can help us in different situations. This week we had some scenarios that we discussed and decided who was best to help us. The children came up with some great ideas. 

 

30.4.2021

This week Class 1 have started to look at their new Science topic, plants. The children created a mind map of all of the things that they already knew about plants. They have brought in some lovely homework as well with pictures of the flowers that they knew and had in their garden or spotted on a walk. In Maths this week, year 2s have been adding 2 digit numbers using the formal column method. They have been learning the importance of ensuring that the numbers are in the place value column. In Geography we have been learning about the four countries of the United Kingdom. The children drew the flag, national flower and remembered a fact about each country. In PSHE, the children thought about people who help us. We spoke about what they would say and how they can help us.

23.4.2021

This week, Class 1 have settled back into the school routine extremely well. We have started our new English text 'Augustus and his smile'. The children have read the book, created actions and drawn a story map to help them remember and retell the story. We also explored the new vocabulary within the book and used dictionaries to help us find a definition. We also created an action to help us remember the meaning of the word. In PE with Mr Gibbs this week we were focusing on jumping for distance. The children had great fun on the field competing against their peers. In Maths this week we have recapped addition. Year 2's have been focusing on bridging through 10 and year 1's have worked on number bonds to 10. Foundation have been looking at weight and capacity in their Maths lessons. They have been using the vocabulary equal, lighter and heavier to describe what has been happening. In ICT this week, we have been looking at coding. The children had to block code a car and drive the vehicle to its destination. The children had to debug the programme if they went wrong. They worked extremely well in pairs working out the codes for each level. 

31.3.2021

Class one had a well-known visitor to their class this week to help with their science topic. Mrs Williams came in and talked about her animals and answered questions. Annabelle shared about her baby lamb.

 

Today the class had Easter fun making their cards and Easter nests and planting their sunflower seeds before going on an egg hunt this afternoon and taking part in the egg rolling some for the first time.

26.3.2021

This week, Class 1 has worked really hard in all of their lessons. In Maths, the foundation children have been on a 2D shape hunt. They were looking around the school and finding different shapes and telling Mrs Bell about their properties. Year 1 and 2 children continued to work hard on finding a quarter of a shape and numbers. 

In English, we have continued with our text Penguins and we have been looking at the features of a non-fiction text as well as finding the verb in a sentence. Next week we will be writing our own non-fiction text. In Science, we looked at food chains on a farm and where are produce comes from. Some children were very knowledgeable and others learnt lots during this lesson! 

 

19.3.2021

Class 1 have had another busy week. We continued looking at fractions in Maths where we have found half of an object and number. We learnt some new vocabulary numerator and denominator. In English we have started our new text, Penguins, this is a non-fiction text. We have started by learning the difference between fiction and non-fiction and we have written some questions that we hope the book will answer. A couple of afternoons this week we have played cricket. The children have been working hard on their hand eye coordination. They have practised throwing, catching, holding the bat correctly and hitting the ball. For our warm ups we have been working on our fundamental skills. Our focus has been working on the quality of our movements rather than how fast we can do them. For National Science week last week, we have been planting seeds. The children have learnt about why we plants seeds, what time of year we need to plant seeds and what they need to stay alive. The children have all planted cress this week and they have taken them home. 

12.3.2021

It has been lovely having all of the children back together this week. We have had lots of time to talk and play with all of our friends. We had great fun painting pictures, building dens and playing some cricket as a class. The children have settled back in really well and I hope they have all had a great week. 

5.3.2021

This week, Class 1 has been very busy learning about the seven continents and five oceans, The children loved listening to the songs and were able to answer the quiz. In Maths and PSHE, we continued to look at money and made a board game.

The children were looking at the different coins and notes. In Science we looked at the food chains and made sure that the animals came from the same habitats.

As part of our World Book Day yesterday during forest school we made book characters out of different materials.

26.2.2021

Class 1 have settled back nicely after the half term. We started to look at money in Maths and recognising the different coins. Linking to our Maths topic, in PSHE we looked at where money comes from and the different forms money comes in. For example: cheques, gift voucher and credit cards.

 

In English, we had a lovely surprise. The dragon egg hatched and a dragon teddy and letter was left.

 

In science the children have been looking at food chains, what is a producer and what is a consumer? The children were thinking very carefully about making their own food chains.

 

Well done to our toilet roll book character winners. At school well done to Tia for a fantastic crocodile and at home the winner was Tomas for a great minion character.

12.2.2021

Class 1 started the week learning about habitats. We made our own habitat boxes. The children thought carefully about what features they must have for the animal to survive. The children had great fun. On Tuesday we completed our DT project. We made our vehicles and tested them on water and snow. The children filled out an evaluation form and decided what was really good about their vehicle and what they would improve next time. On Wednesday, we made dragon nests and learnt about Chinese New Year. The children were mesmerized by the celebrations that happen every year. Yesterday we finished learning all about Scott of the Antarctic. The children were able to remember a lot of information and wrote a diary entry about the trip. Have a lovely half term Class 1.

5.2.2021

This week, we had a mysterious egg appear in our classroom. Miss Aldridge was leaving the classroom on Wednesday evening after the staff meeting when she heard a noise and saw a dragons egg. The next morning she checked the classroom camera and had seen a dragon! We have continued this week to write instructions about how to look after a dragons egg and created actions to the book and drew a story map. 

 

In Maths we have learnt that divide means sharing. We have been looking at different calculations and methods to solve them. In DT we have mad e a prototype and tested it. The children at home have made some fantastic models. This week, we have also been thinking about our mental health. We have done lots of different activities to make sure that we are looking after ourselves. It was lovely to have story time with Mrs Baker this week and loved that it was a dragon story. 

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