Well what an amazing year Class 1! You’ve come to school each and everyday with excitement and enthusiasm for the day ahead and, as a result, you’ve learned an incredible amount. I feel extremely lucky to have been your teacher over the last 2 years. You are kind, funny, inquisitive and ambitious children and you’re so ready for the challenge of Year 2. Exciting times ahead!
A huge thank you as well to all the parents for your support over the last 2 year, it’s been truly great. I hope you all have a really lovely summer!
Please enjoy our highlights video and pictures from our party today:
Last week we celebrated Sports Week at Cathedral School. We did lots of fun activities including bat and ball skills with Class 5, running races, building poddley with Class 2 and of course Sports Day! The children brought huge amounts of energy and enthusiasm to the whole week and thoroughly enjoyed their first sports day. Thank you again to all the parents who came along to support!
Congratulations to all of Class 1 for your excellent collective worship this week. You were confident, clear and most importantly had big smiles on your faces throughout. Across the school, you’ve received endless praise for your performance too and you should all feel extremely proud of yourselves!
This week in maths, Class 1 have been learning part whole diagrams. The children have been revising number bonds to 10 as well as using the diagrams to find the missing number in addition and subtraction number sentences.
Well done Thomas and Joni – you worked hard to understand whole part diagrams and remember all of your number facts!
A huge well done to all of Class 1 for their hard work on the phonics check this week. It was so lovely to see the children confidently ‘roboting’ the real and alien words and feeling proud of all the hard work they’ve put in! We’re all really proud of you Class 1, Well Done!
Class 1 had their first visit to the CLC this week, as well as travelling on the tube as a class for the first time! At the CLC, we learned about robots and how to programme them to follow a set of instructions called an algorithm. The children worked hard directing Bee-Bots around squares, rectangles, s shapes and a treasure map. As always, Class 1 behaved exceptionally well and showed a great enthusiasm for the new skills they were learning – WELL DONE SUPERSTARS!
It has been a busy week exploring capacity in class 1. We explored different sized containers and sorted them based on whether they held more or less than 1 litre. We made estimates of how many buckets of water it would take to fill a paddling pool, and how many cups 1 jug of water would fill. We ended the week by measuring capacity using non-standard measures, in cubes and spoonfuls of rice!
Stars of the Week: Funmi and Charles
This week, Class 1 wrote their own fairytale stories including character descriptions, setting descriptions, a problem and resolution. Well done to Funmi and Charles who wrote excellent stories that were exciting and fun to read!
We were also lucky enough to visit the 6 chicks that nursery have hatched! The children were so confident and gentle with them, it was truly lovely to see!
Art lessons this half term are focusing on ‘Art in the Church.’ We’ve reviewed different art in churches such as sculptures, tapestries and stained glass windows. Yesterday, we began decorating our stained glass windows. We used tissue paper and PVA glue so that the sun will shine through our artwork once it’s completed and placed on the window – just like the stained glass windows at the cathedral!