Class 1 Blog

Class 1 Blog

  • 20
    May

    WALT respond creatively to music

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In music this week, we listened to 'Son of Man' from the Tarzan soundtrack. We watched the clip from the film and spoke about what we saw and what the music made us think of. We had everything from brave to bouncing. The children were then tasked with putting their ideas onto paper, the children all drew fabulous pictures of jungles, snakes, and Tarzan inspired pictures. Well done Year One.
  • 17
    May

    Dictionary Work

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week we have been learning all about dictionaries and how they work. We practised the alphabet song then as a whole class we practised finding words in a dictionary using our knowledge of letters. It was a bit tricky to begin with but as we moved through the lesson I was impressed with how fast the children picked up the way a dictionary works and their ability to use them near enough properly.
  • 17
    May

    Striking and Fielding

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In PE this term we have been developing our throwing and catching skills. We have progressed to using bats to practise hitting as well. It all requires a lot of hand-eye coordination and so for some this has proved trickier than others. Overall, I have been impressed with their perseverance and resilience with practising this skill. I am hoping that for this coming week, we'll be able to play a game to utilise these skills which we have honed.
  • 17
    May

    Den Building

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    We joined up with Year 2 this afternoon and made some dens. The classes were split into 3 groups and each group was given cardboard, fabric and some clips and an area of the field to make their dens on. The children were imaginative, creative and collaborative. I was very proud of them.
  • 13
    May

    Sharing Equally

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    We have been looking at multiplying numbers in the past few weeks so this week we began looking at division. We were thinking about sharing equally and making sure we were making our groups the same as this is what equal actually means. We used counters and circles to separate our number getting progressively trickier. Great progress and perseverance.
  • 13
    May

    Leaf Printing

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    To link in with our topic 'Welcome to the Jungle' and to tick off a few geography, art and science ideas we did some leaf printing. We thought about what printing actually is ~ a copy of something ~ we have already made our own prints with paper and string and potatoes and today it was the turn of leaf printing. We discussed deforestation and how to protect the trees we need to make sure we pick leaves on the ground only and then we went and chose our leafs - at least five. Back in the classroom, the children were able to get as creative with their images as they could and I was impressed. We had rainbow leafs, multi-coloured leafs, we had multiple techniques going on and most importantly, we had a bit of fun.
  • 10
    May

    Dog Therapy

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    What a lovely, calm and relaxing day we had today started off with a visit from Maddie. The children were all quite excited to meet her and were very impressed with her various tricks including, sit, lie down, meerkat and remarkably staying completely still even when Jenny - her owner - left the room. She also performed her high-5 trick and the children were all excited to have a go. It was a lovely start to our relaxing day.
  • 10
    May

    Bubbles

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Who doesn't love bubbles?
  • 10
    May

    Art Therapy

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    As part of our mindfulness day the children were let loose with the paint. The children were tasked with using the sounds of the jungle to inspire some artwork. All the children had was a paintbrush and black paint. This meant that rather than focus on what they were painting, they focused on what they could hear or what their mind wanted to focus on. The children were amazingly focused and truly mindful.
  • 10
    May

    Mindfulness Colouring

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Whilst listening to some calming and relaxing music the children had the opportunity to colour in, they were able to clear their minds and just focus on the activity at hand.