Class 1 Blog

Class 1 Blog

  • 02
    Dec

    Christmas Play

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    These unusual times, will not stop us from celebrating Christmas. As you have seen Year Six and Year Three have started an advent calendar for the school. This picture was taken after Year One had finished filming their section. We were celebrating (and warming up a tad too). Look out for the 4th day on the advent calendar.
  • 01
    Dec

    Reading Tally

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week we 81% of you managed to read at home at least three times a week. You are smashing it Year One! Keep it up.
  • 27
    Nov

    Artic Igloo

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    It seems like winter has really hit Year One! We now have an IGLOO in our classroom. The children are enjoying exploring the Igloo, going ice fishing, reading artic books and learning parts of the Inuit language. We have discovered that to say hello or welcome you use the word Atelihai, pronounced ahh-tee-lee-hi. We have been practising using it during the register. Have a go yourself!
  • 27
    Nov

    Polar Bears

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week we have been doing lots of work all about Polar Bears, we started off as labelling and writing short captions all about Polar Bears. We found out that a Polar Bears fur is transparent and oily, meaning that water washes straight off it. Later this week, we have learnt about cubs. We discovered that Polar Bear cubs are blind and deaf when they are first born. They also live in a den for 5 months, and during this time their mother does not eat anything! She still feeds her babies and can lose up to half of her body weight during this time. The children have been incredibly inspired by Polar Bears and have been writing loads! Well done Year One!
  • 26
    Nov

    Floating and Sinking

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In science, we have been looking at materials. We have thought about different kinds of materials we have all around us such as wood, glass and plastic. We have described materials using words like hard. Also, we have compared materials thinking about their similarities and differences. This week we were learning all about materials which may float or sink. We made some estimations, and then we conducted an experiment. We found out that objects materials made from metal are heavier and therefore was more likely to sink, and objects made from wood were lighter and floated. There were a few that were tricky like a cotton reel, and a paintbrush. Super Science Year One!
  • 24
    Nov

    Reading at Home

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    WOW Year One... We smashed it! 92% of you read at least three times last week. Can we make it 100% next?
  • 13
    Nov

    Colour Mixing

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week, as part of our work on Snail and the Whale we painted a snail using colour mixing. We learnt that red and yellow make orange, red and blue make purple and blue and yellow make green. We used our new knowledge to paint the snail mixing colours and using only our fingers, it was a challenge, but quite fun.
  • 13
    Oct

    Junk Modelling

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    What a busy afternoon we have had. The children were tasked last week with designing a house for the three little pigs, and today the challenge was construction. I was so impressed with the materials brought in (thank you to all) and with the thought and consideration for the designs. The children worked well using glue, sellotape and the help of a glue gun to provide a sound structure which could not be blown down by the big bad wolf! Unfortunately, not everyone was able to finish however, time will be provided another day.
  • 13
    Oct

    Secret Student!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    We have launched Secret Student! A name will be drawn each morning and if the secret agent manages to complete their mission, of having an excellent attitude to learning and models exemplary behaviour both inside and outside the classroom, then they will be awarded their certificate, have a dedicated shoutout and will be entered into the wheel of winners who have a chance of winning a prize! A big congratulations to Chloe who managed to successful complete her mission as secret student today!
  • 18
    Sep

    Maths - Ordering Numbers

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week in maths we have been focusing once again on our numbers between 0 and 30. At the end of the week we specifically thought about the numbers 0 to 20. We counted between 0 and 20 forwards and backwards. In groups, we then created a number line which we were able to put together ourselves. The children loved this hands-on maths learning and learnt a lot! Children were spotting errors in the numbers and estimating numbers too! Good work Year One!