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  • 13
    Nov

    Road Safety

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Yesterday we were thinking all about Road Safety. We discussed why it is important to carefully cross the road and we thought about a saying that could help us remember - Stop, Look, Listen, Think. We said that you should always stop at the edge of a pavement, you should look both ways, you should listen in case there are cars you cannot see, and finally we should think; is it safe to cross? We then discussed how fast the cars should be going if they are driving past the school. We then designed a road sign. The police came in a few weeks ago and told the school about a very exciting idea. They wanted the children to design a road sign for 30mph - the speed limit around the centre of Berkeley. The winning design would be made into a road sign and would be up and around Berkeley. A very exciting prize!
  • 10
    Nov

    Exploring the field.

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In literacy we have carried on with using the senses to help us. We began creating word banks which we will be able to use later on when we are writing our own poems. We learnt what the five senses were last week, so it was time to use that knowledge and relate it to our topic theme - the woodland. We donned our coats and went and explored outside. We thought about what we could see, hear, smell and touch.
  • 10
    Nov

    Firework Art

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Our art lesson this week was broken up into two parts. After painting with the class in previous weeks it was clear that the children were unsure of how to mix colours. So we started off with looking at the three primary colours, I tested their knowledge to see if they knew which colours to mix together to get our secondary colours and they all were confident with that. When it came to mixing those colours, the story was a little different. Paint brushes were being put into any colour without being washed so naturally it wasn't going well. After discussing how to mix colours - with a big emphasis on cleaning our paintbrushes - the children made a fabulous colour wheel. Once we'd practised mixing colours we created some firework art! Bright colours and excitement all around.
  • 10
    Nov

    Shapes with Miss Lanceley.

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    The children have been exploring shapes with Miss Lanceley this week and I happened to pop into class. The children were busy sorting shapes depending on how many sides they have. It was pretty impressive! Very confident shape sorting. Well done!
  • 10
    Nov

    Subtraction

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In numeracy this week with myself the children have carried on with our work on subtraction. We began by practising using a number line, we then found the difference between two numbers, and then we finished off with comparing number sentences using greater than (>), less than (<) and equal to (=) symbols. This was incredibly tricky but the resilience and perseverance was impressive. I challenged them and pushed them all to the maximum and wow was their focus on point. Well done Year One, fantastic numeracy focus!
  • 10
    Nov

    Historical Drama

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    We carried on with our History topic - The Gunpowder Plot - by doing a bit of drama. We discussed the fact that a letter was sent a few days before the plot was planned warning the King of the plan. With this event happening what could the plotters do next? That was the task. The children did a fantastic job of thinking of innovative ideas as to what they could do instead of the gunpowder plot and where they should place the gunpowder instead of underneath. I think the children are really enjoying the topic so far, and I am excited to see where our learning takes us next.
  • 10
    Nov

    Enrichment is back!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week marked our enrichment activities starting. Once again I am doing cooking/baking/food based activities just with a new group of children. Our activity this week - fruit kebabs. It was lovely to see the Year Five children helping the younger children and to see them so excited and enjoying themselves.
  • 10
    Nov

    Parent Helpers

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Hello! I am sending this message just to see if there are any parents who may be able to help in class during Guided Reading sessions - from 10:30 - 10:55. I would also love it if there are any parents who may be able to help us in the afternoon by listening to some of the children reading on a 1:1 basis. Even if you could help one day a week it would be very welcomed and very much appreciated. If you could help that would be amazing! Please let the office know if you can help and when you can. Thank you, Miss Fitzgerald.
  • 02
    Nov

    Special Gifts

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In Religious Education (RE) this term we are thinking about the Christmas story... I can't believe it's that time of year already! We were thinking about gifts that we have received which are special to us. I told the children about one of my most special gifts I was given at around 6 years old. My Baby Born Doll Lisa. The children were all excited to share their gifts and the reasons why they were special. We will be carrying on with this theme linking it into the gifts that Jesus received from the Three Wise Men.
  • 02
    Nov

    Classifying Animals

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In Science this term we are looking at animals - including humans. We will link this in with our theme 'The Enchanted Woodland' we started off by thinking about different animal types and the children were introduced to words like amphibians and mammals. Some of the children were shocked to find out that humans are a type of mammal alongside lions and orcas! We then thought about other ways we could group animals and thought about by where they live and about how many legs they have.We settled on the latter. We'll continue to explore this theme for the rest of the term.