Hello from Class One!
We are the youngest class in school and we are made up of EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 children. Miss Kitchen and Mr Leeman are our class teachers and we have Mrs Bonnett, Miss Wright and Mrs Walsh as our teaching assistants.
Our Nursery has Miss Gallacher and Mrs Walsh as their Teaching Assistants.
- Spellings are sent home weekly, the children will receive new spellings every Friday and will be tested the following Friday.
- PE is every Wednesday, please ensure PE kits are in school for this.
- Mental maths tests for Year 1 and Year 2 are every Friday.
Download the 2 x table so you can practice! 2 x table.docx
Class 1 had a fantastic first term back at school, we have loved learning lots of new things, exploring new resources and being super creative!
Now onto term 2!
Into the Enchanted Woodland we go......
Below are our homework projects for this term, we would really appreciate it if you had a go at some of them.
Continuing with our science topic, we sorted plants into different groups depending on their type/ characteristics (plants we can eat, trees, flowering plants and non-flowering plants).
To understand which plants we can and cannot eat we tasted some. We tried: tomatoes, carrots, beetroot and celery. Some very funny faces were pulled during this activity!
This week's focus in English is poetry.
To begin our week we explored some poems and looked at the different types of poems we could create (rhyming, acrostic and shape).
The children even performed some poems to each other!
Today we celebrated Children in Need! We had a fantastic day of PE with Joe Wicks, Pudsey Bear arts and crafts and watching the duck race live on screen.
Thank you to all of you who donated money!
This afternoon, nursery and class 1 went on a woodland walk around Halton Holegate. It was a lovely sunny day with lots to see and hear! We spoke about the trees and discussed why the leaves are no longer green and a horse even came to the fence to see us!!
This week in maths, year 2 have taken their adding and subtracting skills even further and have been adding and subtracting multiples of 10 onto a number!
This week in maths we were solving problems that involve ordinal numbers. Firstly, the children put them in order and then played a throwing game, choosing the most appropriate ordinal number for the position they landed in.
Our focus in science this term is plants, we began by investigating the parts of plants (roots, stem, leaves and flower). The children certainly weren't afraid of getting their hands dirty!
Our focus in English this week is rhyming words!
We started our week by thinking of as many rhyming words as possible through playing games, then we used our listening skills to hear rhyming words in a story and by the end of the week the children were able to read a story and identify the rhyming words themselves!
Term 2 - Enchanted Woodland
On the last day of term it got very spooky in class 1!
To celebrate the end of term and get in the mood for Halloween we dressed up and had a day of Halloween inspired crafts and activities. The children's costumes were amazing and certainly gave me a fright!
The children have blown us away this term with the homework projects they have completed! Following our superhero theme, we have had costumes, dens, drawings and all sorts of creations brought in!
We are so grateful to all of the adults at home who have supported their children in completing homework and would therefore also like to say a massive thank you to you!
What an amazing effort Class 1!
Our focus in RE this term is friendship! We have discussed what we think makes a good friend and the ways in which we are good friends to each other and are now looking at how people in other cultures demonstrate friendship. We are focusing on Islam and have been learning about the story of the three friends as told in the Quran.
To really get to know the story we acted it out.
In science this week we focused on exercise and the ways it keeps our body healthy. The children chose some exercises and we counted how many we could do in 1 minute!
Our focus in maths this week is MONEY! The children in Year 1 and 2 have been busy investigating coins, notes, pounds (£) and pence (p) signs and even solving problems using money!
Over the last few weeks, the children have been doing some fantastic work in our art sessions. We began by discussing the materials we would need to make a superhero and gradually added to them. They turned out fantastic!
Here are some pictures of the children showing off their hard work!
The week that Professor Slime invaded Class 1!!!
When the children came into our classroom on Wednesday morning we discovered a huge mess! A note was left for us on the board from Professor Slime himself! He explained that he was starving and had been looking for food in our lunchboxes! After discussing a way that we could stop Professor Slime from eating Class 2's lunches, we decided to make him some sandwiches. The reception children helped the teacher make a sandwich while the Year 1 and 2 children used their knowledge of verbs and time conjunctions to put together a set of instructions.
What fantastic teamwork!
(Here are the sandwiches that Year 1 made using their verbs)
Continuing with our science this week, we looked at the different types of food that keep our bodies healthy. The children even got to try some different types of fruit!
We tried: peaches, papaya, kiwi, passion fruit, pomegranate and mango!
In English this week, the Year 1 children have been focusing on adjectives! First, we took our learning outside and looked at natural objects such as leaves, flowers and grass and described them. Tying in with Room on the Broom we decided to describe the witch. The children used their best handwriting to write down their adjectives, which are now on our display!
The Year 1 children have been investigating tens and ones this week, they have done a fantastic job!
In science we are focusing on our bodies and the ways in which we keep them healthy. To begin, we identified the main body parts and discussed our senses. Today we decided to investigate them a little further....
The children were very brave and used their senses to find out what was inside some mystery boxes! We even tried some new fruits (the children had very mixed feelings towards the grapefruit, passion fruit and figs).
Our focus in English over the next two weeks is the story of 'Room on the Broom', it has proved to be very popular with all of us in Class 1! On Monday, in order to really get a feel for the book we acted it out!
Here are some photographs of the children putting on a fabulous performance!