Welcome to Holly!
Mrs Adamson, Mrs Baxendale, Mrs Blundell, Mrs Smith
CLASS WEB PAGE UPDATE
9th October 2020
What a busy start we have had to Year 1. The children have settled quickly and we have fitted lots of learning into our first term so far.
In Science, we have been learning all about our bodies and our senses. ‘Simon Says’ has been a popular game, thinking about all the different parts of our bodies whilst also developing our listening skills. We have been using our senses to explore the world around us. We recently enjoying a walk around our woodland area, thinking about texture.
In History, we learned about the Victorians and how things were very different for children in the Victorian times. We decided the teachers were far too strict although we had lots of fun playing with Victorian style toys. During Discovery Time, we played with hoops, skipping ropes, our dolls house and some other toys that were popular in Victorian Times. Some children also chose to play ‘kings and queens’ after learning about Queen Victoria. A feast fit for a queen was created in our ‘Creative Area’!
Discovery Time in the afternoon has also allowed us time to practise skills we have learned in Maths. From sorting dinosaurs in size and colour, to practising using our part- whole models with green gems, the children have been developing their understanding.
A couple of reminders:
- PE is currently on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. Children should come into school in their PE kits on these days. Thank you for remembering this so regularly.
- Reading Records are sent home each night. Please ensure you are hearing your children read regularly, it helps them to share a book and aids their understanding when they are able to discuss the story with an adult.
- Please ensure children have appropriate clothing as the weather turns colder. We try to get out for play as much as possible so a warm, waterproof coat is very useful.
Updated 2nd October 2020
Owing to the situation with Covid19 the Year 1 Trip to Dinton Pastures planned for March 2020 was cancelled and the children were sadly unable to attend.
We have been able to claim back the money for this trip and are now in a position to provide refunds to everyone that had paid.
If you would like to receive this refund by bank transfer please complete the refund form below and and email it to: email@example.com
Please allow 14 days for us to process the refund; we will email you when the refund has been sent.
Thanks and regards
The Finance Office
9th March 2020
Hello from Holly!
We have had such an exciting term so far. Holly class have been busy doing lots of different activities; we are having a go at making our own kites in our DT sessions and will try them out soon to see whether they can fly; we have also planted our own beans in Science and are learning about how to keep them alive:) - I wonder who will look after their plant properly and whose plant will be the tallest by the end of the term?
In English, we have been learning a lot about pirates and not only created our own dangerous and thrilling pirate stories but also advertised the job to others, by writing leaflets and sticking them on the walls around the school, how to be a passionate pirate!
In Maths, we are currently working on our counting skills and trying hard to memorise how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s forwards and backwards. We will also learn about telling the time to the nearest half an hour and do some work around fractions later this term.
In PE we had some really fun lessons when the wall bar was set up in the hall and we could try out climbing all the way to the top and across while we were using our balancing skills.
We also celebrated World Book Day last Thursday, when we dressed up as a character from a book. It was so lovely to see all the children taking part by choosing their favourite book characters and parading around the classroom proudly showing their costumes to each other. We were also very lucky to have a chance to visit our local library and meet Nick Sharratt, a very famous British illustrator and author of several children's books. Nick read some of his books to us and showed us how to do some funny illustrations. We had so much fun!
Upcoming events: now we are very much looking forward to next week for having our school trip to Dinton Pastures on Wednesday 18th March and welcoming our mummies in to school on Thursday 19th March for our annual Mums in School day. We are really excited to spend some time with them and work together on our projects :).
Just a gentle reminder: PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays this term and we need both our indoor and outdoor PE kit every week as we try to use the outdoors more often now the weather is improving.
That's it for now. Check back for more updates next term.
Library Day is: Thursday
PE Days are: Tuesday & Wednesday