Class 1 Blog

This is the Class 1 Blog

  • 19
    Sep

    Labels, captions and lists.

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In literacy we have been delving into the world of labels, captions and lists. To link in with our topic ‘Thr Enchanted Woodland’ we have labelled many a woodland creature and written plenty of captions about The Gruffalo lurking in the woods. I have been blown away by the children over the past few weeks with plenty of capital letters, finger spaces and full stops making their way successfully into our work - we were even able to add adjectives into some of our sentences! Amazing work so far!
  • 19
    Sep

    Balancing Act

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In PE with Mrs Lanceley the children were practising balancing on one foot; they had to create a routine including different balances and movements. Having good balance is essential for everyday activities and building up these core muscles is important. I know that the children enjoyed their lesson very much and these gymnastics skills are going to be built on in the next few weeks.
  • 19
    Sep

    Place Value

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    We have done some much work on place value over the past few weeks. This work will be carrying on for the rest of the week and next before we move onto even more exciting mathematics! We have worked on number recognition, counting up, counting down, adding one, taking away one and so much more. The children have discovered my love for a good ol’ song to support our learning - I just need to work out my laptop sounds! We have done lots of practical activities with the children physically adding one, taking one and counting. Visuals at this age really help to cement the concepts which will be introduced later this academic year and as they progress through school.
  • 11
    Sep

    Labels

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week the children have started looking at labels. This a theme which we will continue throughout the week. We discussed where labels are used and found them on our clothing. We thought about what labels are for - what their purpose is. We decided they are to help us by giving us some information. We thought it would be a really good idea to label the room. Whilst there are labels on some things there isn't labels on everything so we went label crazy! The door was labelled, the floor was labelled even the children and adults were labelled!
  • 07
    Sep

    Woodland Art

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    With 'The Enchanted Woodland' as our theme Year One decided to trek down to the Woodland Area within school. We were on a mission to collect items from the forest floor; twigs, leaves whatever they felt like. I told the children that they were to collect 10 items so that they would be able to create a fantastic piece of art - I had no doubts anyway. I was so impressed with how the children were eager to make a unique creation. The children were so creative we had the children creating trees, words even a football boot!
  • 07
    Sep

    Well that's the end of the first week!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    What a fantastic week we have had. We have spent a lot of time getting to know each other and exploring our new classroom together. We haven't done much serious work... there is plenty of time for that! Just one to note; the children will be swimming on Tuesdays starting next week so please make sure they have their kits! Provide an extra snack too; the pool is a little chilly this time of year.
  • 07
    Sep

    Well that's the end of the first week!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    What a fantastic week we have had. We have spent a lot of time getting to know each other and exploring our new classroom together. We haven't done much serious work... there is plenty of time for that! Just one to note; the children will be swimming on Tuesdays starting next week so please make sure they have their kits! Provide an extra snack too; the pool is a little chilly this time of year.
  • 05
    Sep

    Welcome Back!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    A very warm welcome to all of the children. They have told me all about their holidays and I feel the holiday blues may be setting in for some. I am looking forward to getting to know the children during this week before knuckling down to the more serious side of school. The children have returned to a range of changes including Bertie the Bus; the house point system and a brand new environment which the children spent time exploring by going on a scavenger hunt! We have already discussed our starting topic, and I cannot wait to explore The Enchanted Woodland!
  • 17
    Jul

    SS Great Britain

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    Wow - what a fantastic day we had! The children were kept busy with guided tours and workshops which culminated in us travelling back in time to launch the ship in full Victorian costume no less! Class 1 were fantastic; answering and even preempting the answers to questions from the Great Britain staff using their prior knowledge and research. We saw the cabins and tried out the extremely narrow bunks, saw the animals on the steerage deck in the bow, watched the huge steam wheels turn and the incredible boilers being filled, watched the rats scurrying around the galley and witnessed an appointment with the ships doctor. What a fabulous experience we've all had. A big THANK YOU to all the helpers who supported us and to those who offered help.
  • 17
    Jul

    Sponsored swim

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    We swam the equivalent of 2.4 miles! Amazing contribution to the BSQ2BSQ efforts Class 1.