Class 1 Blog

Class 1 Blog

  • 07
    Nov

    100!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In maths we are beginning looking at bigger numbers, we are practising counting to and across - slightly - 100! The children are all very excited and have a mini-celebration every time we make it! We have been doing 'active counting' exercising whilst we count in the form of bunny hops, rope climbs, Frankenstein walks to name a few.
  • 06
    Nov

    Science

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In Science this week, we are continuing our investigation into materials. We thought today about what objects are made of and tried to recognise what different objects are made from e.g a shed is made from wood. Next week we will try and sort objects based on what they look like or how they feel.
  • 05
    Nov

    Welcome Back!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    I hope everyone had a restful half term filled with fun and fright! I hope many of you enjoyed the Halloween celebrations and are looking forward to the next celebration - no not Christmas... Bonfire Night! To mark the annual event as a class we listened to the story of Guy Fawkes. We learnt that he decided with some friends to blow up the Houses of Parliament because King James I was not kind to some people. We also learnt that Guy Fawkes put 36 barrels of gunpowder underneath King James' chair and were ready to set it alight but were captured and their plan foiled. We learnt this story through Talk for Writing, something we do in literacy where we use actions and pictures to remember stories.
  • 05
    Nov

    Firework Art

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    To go with our Bonfire Night theme, we created some firework art! We achieved our look by taping straws together and bending them out to make a device to print with, the children were very enthusiastic and were eager to add glitter - free reign wasn't given just yet, we'll wait until December for that.
  • 05
    Nov

    No Nut Reminder

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Please remember that our school is nut-free. This means that any food brought in from home should not contain nuts. Lunchboxes and snacks will be checked daily and if there is an item with nuts in then they will be removed from your child's lunchbox or from the snack box, with an explanation, and returned to parents at the end of the day. This is a strict policy because of children within school with severe nut allergies. Thank you for your understanding.
  • 16
    Oct

    Mixing Colours

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    As part of our art work we are exploring using paint and the wonders that includes. We have been looking at mixing paint and finding out which colours can be made from our three primary colours. We discovered that blue and yellow make green, blue and red make purple, and yellow and red make orange. We practised mixing colours and being considerate to others by not mixing too much and keeping colours as they should be. We then put our painting skills to practise and painted a map of the UK. Each person had a section to paint and when it was dry we have made an amazing display - we have had many admirers!
  • 16
    Oct

    Capitals and Full Stops

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    We have been working really hard on distinguishing between capitals and lower case letters. We have been also working really hard to remember to use them. This week we ventured outside of the classroom and used the playground and some chalk to practise, practise, practise. I must say I was impressed with the effort all children put in.
  • 16
    Oct

    Body Percussion

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In music we have been learning all about rhythm patterns and body percussion. We have thought about different parts of our body which make noise and discovered that we can make music with our hands, arms, feet, shoulders and knees. The children were then challenged to work in threes to create a short piece of music which they then performed to the class. We are going to move onto fish, tadpole and frog - I'll leave that one a mystery for now...
  • 16
    Oct

    Map Skills

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In Topic we have been looking into explorers, we discussed that explorers would use maps to help them know where to go. With this in mind we have been making maps galore, we have made messy maps and gridded maps. We have done this by investigating our surroundings and looking at what is there. This week we began looking at map symbols. We are going to have a go at making our very own map creating our very own symbols just as explorers would have done hundreds of years ago.
  • 24
    Sep

    Bring A Bulb

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Please could all children bring a bulb to school on Tuesday 22nd October. The children will all be planting their bulbs in the large planters at the front of the school. We are hoping to create a beautiful Spring surprise with lots of different flowers and colours. Thank you very much.