Summer 2- Buckets and Spades (2022)
Martin Mere Educational Visit- 30/03/2022
The Children in Class 1 had lots of fun the whole school trip to Martin Mere. They enjoyed learning about Ava's Journey and participating in the activities to help Ava make her way home. We saw a variety of different birds and explored all of the grounds, despite the rain all the children had a fantastic day.
Summer 1- The Great Outdoors (2022)
Wellie Walk 2022
Class 1 enjoyed participating in the Wellie Walk to raise money for Christian Aid. The children walked 7 laps around the church grounds and they had juice and cake once everyone had completed it. The children had a great time and it was lovely to see them all in their wellies.
We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Summer 2022)
In our English lesson this half term we are focusing on adventure stories. The first story we are focusing on is 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt', so we started off the topic by going on our own adventure to find the Bear. The children enjoyed going around the garden through each obstacle and managed to not get caught by the bear. I don't think Class 1 will be going on another bear hunt any time soon.
The children in Reception and Pre- School have been exploring the different settings from the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. Each day the tuff tray was set up with different items relating to the settings; Grass, River, Mud, Forest and Snowstorm. The children enjoyed exploring and describing the different environments and the reception children wrote some sentences independently about each setting.
The children in Class 1 have continued to focus on the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' This week the children in year 1 have been busy planning and writing their own versions of the story. They are all very proud of their writing. The children in Pre-School and Reception have been exploring bears including what they look like, where they live and looking at new vocabulary such as hibernation and nocturnal.
Everyday Materials- Year 1
The children in Year 1 have been learning about Everyday Materials in their science lessons. They have explored a variety of different everyday materials, and identify which materials objects are made from. We have also looked at the properties of materials. We did a scientific investigation and explored different objects to see which materials have certain properties.
Forest School- Summer Term (2022)
Now the summer term is here, the children in Class 1 are back to having weekly forest school sessions. The children have been enjoying taking part in a variety of activities including; experimenting with tools, water play, den building, outdoor arts, imaginative play and much more. Through these activities children are learning vital skills such as; learning about the natural environment, Learning problem-solving skills, Building positive relationships, Improving communication skills and Encouraging emotional wellbeing. Forest school will continue throughout the summer term.
Spring 2- Healthy Humans (2022)
World Book Day- 3/3/2022
For World Book Day this year the children dressed up as their favourite book character, they all looked fantastic. As a class we decided to spend the day exploring books by the author Julia Donaldson. Some of the books we looked at included; The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Superworm, A Squash and a Squeeze and The Stick Man.
All of the children had the opportunity to make their own Gruffalo Character, and the children in year 1 wrote a character description of their Gruffalo. The activities continued throughout the provision areas around the classroom.
Phonics is a way of teaching children to read and write by blending and segmenting individual sounds. Every letter and different combinations of letters make particular sounds. Phonics sessions focus on key reading skills such as decoding to read words and segmenting the sounds in a given word to spell. During Phonics lessons we also teach children to read and write ‘tricky words’, these are words that you cannot sound out, therefore children are expected to remember how to read and write these words.
The children in Class 1 take part in daily phonics lessons where they are taught specific sounds. Phonics activities permeate throughout continuous provision in Class 1, providing many opportunities for pupils to deepen their understanding and apply their knowledge through various activities.
The Children in Class 1 have been enjoying their weekly library sessions with Mrs Hellon. During library time the children have the chance to explore new books and authors with their peers to enhance their reading, as well as contributing to their social development. The children enjoy listening to new stories each week and relish taking new books home to share with their families.
Spring 1- Burning Brightly (2022)
Fire Brigade Visit 02/02/2022
This half term the children in Class 1 have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. We had a special visit from the Fire Brigade to teach the children about fire safety. The children were able to have look round and sit in the fire engine and have a go at using the hose to put out a pretend fire.
In Class 1 we have been looking at a variety of different animals. We have been studying animal groups (mammals, reptiles, fish, bird and amphibians), their habitats and the countries animals come from. We have used globes, google maps and have also explored our local area to see what animals we could discover. We have also been exploring the terms herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and considering animals which come under each term. We investigated animal poo (play doh) to identify which animal it could have come from depending on what we found in the poo (grass, bones or both).
Construction Club: 08.11.21
In construction club this week, the challenge set for the children was to build a bridge. All of the children had great ideas and created fantastic bridges, using a variety of construction materials. The Children were very proud of their work.
Autumn 2- Carnival of Animals (2021)
Autumn 1- The Place where I live (2021)
Home Learning 05.07.21- 12.07.21
Victorian Day 28.06.21
The children in Class 1 have been enjoying taking part in outdoor learning on a Friday morning. They have been doing lots of different activities such as; den building, building fairy doors, imaginative play, experimenting with tools, water play, playing in the mud kitchen and story time. They have learnt lots of valuable experiences and how to assess risks in a playful manner.
After School Club
We have been having lots of fun at our Story Time After School Club. This week we read The Tiger Who Came to Tea, we made tiger masks and decorated cupcakes and afterwards we had a tiger tea party.
Home Learning 2021
Week 7 - 01.03.21
In week 1 we went on a bear, rabbit and elephant hunt!
Learning at Home
In these strange times when we are staying home and keeping safe, we are all missing school and our friends. The children in class 1 have been working hard at home and wanted to share some their work. We are very proud of them!
World Book Day
On World Book Day Class 1 :-
We hope you like our pictures.
The Little Zoo Company
On Monday 10th February 'The Little Zoo Company' brought some animals into Class 1. The children got to learn lots about the animals and even got to hold or stroke each animal. There was a rabbit called Peter, a snail called Michelle, a millipede, a tree frog, a snake and a tortoise called Zeus. We were amazed by the 200 legs on the millipede and the suckers on the tree frog which help him to climb up the trees. The snake had beautiful patterns on its skin to help camouflage itself in the forest.
The children said:
'At first I was scared but then I wasn't' B
'A frog needs to hide from predators' F
'Is it real or ist alive?' O
'The millipede tickles with its feet' M
Chinese New Year
Class 1 enjoyed celebrating Chinese New year and welcoming the 'Year of the Rat'. We enjoyed tasting the Chinese food too.