Class 1 Blog

Class 1 Blog

  • 24
    Feb

    Welcome Back!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    I really hope everyone has had a good half term. It has been lovely hearing about all of the places you have been, activities you have done and all of the weird and wonderful reading locations you found from a donkey to mud! Just a few housekeeping reminders: please ensure all snacks are nut free, any where the contents are unknown will be held back until the end of the day. Please ensure all children bring their snack in a named tupperware box, this ensures that the correct child eats the correct snack. Please remember that all children should have their PE kits with them in school, PE will again be on a Wednesday with Mr O. As a reminder children should bring in daily: water bottles and reading records. Thank you.
  • 24
    Feb

    New Class Text

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    To go with our new topic 'When I Grow Up' we are going to begin a new class text. We shall be reading Peter Pan by J.M Barrie a story about a boy who does not grow up. To go with our topic we shall be - nearer the end of term - create our own Neverland. Please can you put aside any cardboard boxes, newspaper and 500ml bottles (empty) for this project. If you would like to read the story alongside us in school you are very welcome.
  • 11
    Feb

    Victorian Toys Collage

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    We were challenged on Monday to used paper, card, straws and sellophane to complete a picture of a Victorian Toy. The children had the materials on their table, some PVA and some scissors. I encouraged the children to not only use scissors but to tear the materials to create a rough image - nothing to neat or perfect. The children had great fun and I saw lots of imagination and innovation - cutting straws through the whole to create a flatter shape, using wool for the dolls hair. Amazing work, as always!
  • 11
    Feb

    Safer Internet Day

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Today marks safer internet day so this afternoon we spent some time thinking about technology we use in and out of school and how to make sure we are safe. Smartie the Penguin took us on a story which informed us that a few things may happen on our devices such as an advert pop up, talking to people online and if something has changed e.g. somebody else has used our device and not returned it to its original settings. We learnt that when adverts pop up - you should tell an adult and get some help, if someone is talking to you and they either are an unknown person or they are being mean - you should tell an adult and get some help and that if a device is confusing us then tell an adult and get some help. Mummy Penguin taught us a song which goes 'Before you tap and click... you need to stop and think... and tell someone'. The children busied themselves making posters explaining this.
  • 11
    Feb

    Friendship Web

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    We have spent lots of time talking about friendship and discussing what being a good friend looks like and what being an unkind friend looks like. The children all concluded that friends look out for us, they are kind to us, they say kind words, use kind hands, they play with us, share with us I could go on... This afternoon we created a friendship web, we chose someone in the circle to roll some wool too and we said 'It's easy to be friends with..... because...' the children then saw how we are all linked together and how we are all friends in our classroom. We shall try to remember our friendship web when it may not be easy to show friendship - which as I explained - is okay and does happen.
  • 09
    Feb

    Computers!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    We have been learning all about coding this term. We thought about what an algorithm is - a precise set of instructions - and how computers and other forms of technology use algorithms to work - it is what programmes follow to work. We have been following a set of instructions and following algorithms and on Friday we decided to become programmers - rather than follow an algorithm create our own one. It was a bit of a challenge but the children worked hard in pairs to create their own programme.
  • 06
    Feb

    Victorian Toys

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This term has been all about toys of the past. We have explored many toys and thought lots about how toys have changed from Victorian times to today. We thought about how 200 years ago children didn't have toys that used technology, they didn't have toys which were plastic. We talked about and learnt that 200 years ago boys were supposed to play with 'boy' toys and girls were supposed to play with 'girl' toys. We produced some drama to show some of these changes. It was tricky but the children were up to the challenge and all did a great job!
  • 04
    Feb

    Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Our science this term has seen us investigate animals. We have named common animal, thought about the words mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds and compared some common animals. Our task today was the identify and name common carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We learnt that carnivores eat meat - think chilli con carne (a meat dish), herbivores - think herbs are plants, and omnivores - om nom nom they eat everything. Working in groups of four the children were challenged to organise the different animals. They gave it a good try and were really thinking about why some animals may only be able to eat fruits and vegetables.
  • 04
    Feb

    Stretchy Flowers!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), we have been thinking all about our dreams and our goals. We have set ourselves small simple goals like tying shoe laces and colouring in the lines. We have also thought about class goals and had a challenge to get a jingle bell around the carpet without any noise. We noticed that we often have to try and try again when we want to succeed. We also realised that giving up does not help us when we have a goal to achieve. We have said that we can have goals in each lesson, in each hour and even each minute. We have spoken about the process our brain has to go through in order to help us achieve our goals - we have to stretch our brains to allow us to learn and achieve. As a result we made stretchy flowers, they represented our brains stretching but they also caused a bit of a stir when challenged to attach a pipe cleaner to some paper without glue...
  • 03
    Feb

    Repeating Print Patterns

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In Art we have been investigating the Victorian artist William Morris. He basically invented patterned wallpaper. He felt like Victorian England was a bit drab so made it his mission to decorate home using inspiration from nature. A lot of his work features trees and wildlife, all of this was based on inspiration for decorating his own London home. We decided to create some repeating patterns - as that what wallpaper is - and used a few different techniques. Firstly, we used styrofoam, it was tricky making sure that the paths were deep enough to leave a print. We also used leaves, as William Morris was inspired by nature and so were we.