Spring 2- Week 6

Stars of the Week: Evelyn and Ezra

This week in Maths we have been practising counting in tens and ones. We have been looking at two digit numbers up to 50 and describing how many tens and how many ones each number has. We enjoyed using dienes and working with our partners to make the number on a place value chart.

Class 1 have had an excellent 4 weeks back at school. We are looking forward to lots more exciting learning opportunities in the Summer term!

Spring 2- Week 5

Stars of the Week: Justin and Zoe

On Wednesday Class 1 showed some impressive racket skills in PE. Everyone enjoyed counting how many times they could hit their beanbag into the air without it falling off!

In Computing this week we started learning how to use the Paint software on our laptops. The children worked brilliantly in partners to create a title page for a traditional tale. We will continue working on these next week.

We enjoyed spotting signs of spring in our local area and creating some artwork to express what we saw. We have produced some lovely paintings of daffodils, spring blossoms and trees with green buds to brighten up our classroom!

Well done to everyone in Class 1 who worked so hard on their assessment booklets in English and Maths this week. You should be proud of your determination and persistence.

Spring 2- Week 4

Stars of the Week: Miriam and Albert

We have been working hard on writing our own versions of The Three Little Pigs this week. It has been wonderful to read the creative ideas Class 1 has come up with. We have been thinking of interesting adjectives to describe our new characters and remembering to read our work back to check it makes sense.

In RE this week we have been thinking about the events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Class 1 had some thoughtful opinions on how the disciples would have been feeling.

Look at these photos below of us working well with our partners in Maths. We have been using part whole models and counters to partition numbers. We worked together to find the different addition and subtraction number sentences for each part whole model.

Our dance this week was based on April showers in the season of spring. We learnt about dancing in unison and what it meant to improvise.

Spring 2 – Week 3

Stars of the Week: Everyone in Class 1!

Well done to all the children in Class 1. Everyone has settled back in to school so beautifully, you should be proud of yourselves.

This week the children have been working hard on addition in Maths. We are getting confident with our number bonds to 20 and using a number line to add. In English this week we have been learning the story of The Three Little Pigs. We will be writing our own versions of this traditional tale next week.

The children enjoyed their first lesson in our dance unit based on the seasons. We watched an ice dance and tried to move our bodies in similar ways; leaping, spinning and balancing!

Autumn 2- Week 6

Stars of the Week: Heidi and Kayden

Well done to Heidi and Kayden who have demonstrated some wonderful work as learning partners this week. They have been sharing ideas and working brilliantly together, particularly in our subtraction lessons in Maths. What fantastic role models!

Class 1 have been enjoying their outdoor PE sessions and working hard on their fitness this half term. This week in PE it was clear to see the progress that has been made! Can you guess any of the exercises they have been working on from the photos below?

This week the children in Class 1 wrote some very thoughtful Christmas prayers. Have a listen to a selection of them on our blog next week. They thought carefully about what they were thankful for, and considered those who are less fortunate than them who may need our prayers.

Autumn 2- Week 5

Stars of the Week: Evelyn and Samuel

Class 1 have been getting into the Christmas spirit with some wonderful crafting this week. Our classroom is looking so cheerful and festive! Have a look at the photos below to see what we have been making.

In Geography this week Class 1 have learnt about the seven continents and have been working on labelling them. We listened to a catchy song to help us remember them all! Next week we will be learning to name the world’s oceans.

Well done for another week of hard work, Class 1. You are nearly at the end of your first term in Key Stage 1!

Autumn 2- Week 4

Stars of the Week: Malique and Ruby

It has been a busy week in Class 1. In Geography we have been learning how to identify map symbols and even designed some of our own. Ruby drew a fantastic symbol to represent where to find a zoo on a map!

In outdoor PE we have been working on our attacking and defending skills. We focussed on making sure we were marking our partners, were facing the person throwing and had our eyes on the ball ready to intercept it. Malique was able to demonstrate all of these skills- well done!

In RE we have begun learning the Nativity story. We thought about how Mary would have felt when the Angel Gabriel delivered the message that a special baby would be born. We also started learning The Rocking Carol. We have nearly learnt all of verse 1.

Next week we are looking forward to some exciting Christmas craft activities!

Autumn 2- Week 3

Stars of the Week: Lola and Joshua

Well done Class 1 for your hard work in preparing for our Collective Worship. We are ready and excited to perform. Lola and Joshua have been saying their lines so confidently and with a lovely smile on their faces too! Thank you to all the grown ups who have been helping children learn their lines at home.

One of the highlights of our week was making marmalade (or jam) sandwiches. We followed the instructions step by step and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, especially getting to eat the sandwiches!

In English we have been writing our own versions of the Paddington story. Check back next week for some examples of our wonderful writing and creative ideas.