Welcome to Class One!

From settling back into the school routine to finding a dinosaur egg in the classroom… Class One have had a very busy and exciting start to the new term!

 

In our  first Talk For Writing unit, we looked at the story of ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’. To begin this unit, we explored a crime scene in our classroom – someone had broken into the Bears’ cottage and eaten Baby Bear’s porridge! Luckily, they had left some clues behind to help us determine who it could be! We found a lock of golden hair, a necklace with the initial ‘G’ on it and some small sticky handprints which led us to believe that the porridge thief was Goldilocks!

 

 

We enjoyed learning the actions to our story and making innovations to our story map… we changed the Three Bears to the Three Hotdogs who lived in a bakery on a submarine! Last week, we innovated the text independently – can you tell your grown up about your story? Who was in your story, what did they find in the bowls and what happened at the end?

 

Our story map for Goldilocks and The Three Bears 

 

This week we started our new T4W text, ‘The Squeaky Story’ – can you retell the story to a grown up using the picture of our story snake? 

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In Science we have been busy making weather stations to help us to measure rainfall and wind direction.

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Our ‘Dino Discovery’ topic began with the exciting discovery of an egg in the classroom! We discussed what could be inside and learnt about animals that can lay eggs (oviparous animals) and animals who do not lay eggs (viviparous animals). Last week, we noticed something different about our egg… it had hatched! We found big footprints and lots of mess in the classroom which helped us to conclude that whatever came out of the egg was very big. We examined the footprints and discovered that there were three claws- just like a Tyrannosaurus rex! 

 

 

* Learner of the Week W/C 21.09.20 *

Our Learner of the Week last week was awarded to Savannah for trying really hard with her writing and putting her hand up to share lots of ideas. Well done Savannah! 

 

Notices

Snack – This is a reminder that children do not have to bring in a fruit snack – for those who want one, a school fruit snack is available.

 

Reading – The days for changing reading books are MONDAY and FRIDAY. Please ensure that your child has their book with them in their bookbag each day, especially on these days.

 

Painting – please can children bring in an old t-shirt, preferably an adults’ one, to be used as an apron to cover their school uniform when painting. This will stay in their locker and will only be worn by them. Thank you. 

 

Home learning will usually be posted on this page on a Monday (for spelling) and a Thursday (for maths).

 

This week’s spelling looks at the digraphs ‘sh’, ‘ng’ and ‘th’ which we have been learning in school.  

 

What to do: 

  1. Read the words to your grown up. Remember to use your robot arms to help you  break down the sounds (e.g. sh-o-p = shop)
  2. Can you spot the digraph (sh, ng or th) in each word? Add the sound buttons to each word (e.g. shop – 086)
  3. Challenge – can you write any of the words in a sentence? (e.g. I went to the shop.)

home learning

 

 

W/C: 23/11/20

We’ve been having quite a busy few weeks in class 2 with our Nativity rehearsals. The children are doing so well and can’t wait to film it next Thursday.

We have also been busy working on our multiplication and division, as well as completing our hot task in writing. Next week is assessment week, so pupils will be taking some past SATS papers in reading, SPAG and maths.

In reading, class 2 were very eager to talk about the pictures of their books that they posted to google classroom last week. Some pupils even came up to the top of the class and told everyone about it:

*Learner of the Week W/C 16.11.20*

Our Learner of the Week this week was awarded to Alistair for trying really hard with his writing and for persevering and not giving up even when it was tricky! Well done Alistair!

20.11.20

We have had another lovely week in Class R. We have been learning all about Elmer, which fitted in really well with anti-bullying week – we learned that we are all different and we are all special. We have all finished our sewing and everyone was really brave with their flu spray – well done!

Our Learner of The Week is Helena, who has been trying really hard with her reading and has contributed some great ideas in class discussions.

Next week we will be learning some poems from Rumble In The Jungle and the song Animal Boogie. We are also learning the songs Little Donkey, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Love Shone Down in readiness for filming in the next few weeks – if you would like to practise these at home, that would be great.

Below are some photos of our reading characters, if you would like to reinforce these, and some photos of our PE session today, where we were focussing on high and low.

Friday 20th November

This week we have continued with the Highwayman in English and multiplication in maths. Please show your child the method you would use and see if you use the same. Your child should understand your way of working as they have looked at a variety of methods. This week pupil of the week goes to Summer-Rai. I am always so impressed with her presentation and her books look fantastic! Attached is a piccy from our Anti-bullying day!

Anti-bullying week!

Yesterday, we had lots of fun wearing our odd socks for ‘Odd Socks day’ in support of Anti-bullying week. We talked about how each and every one of us is special and although we might not all like the same things, enjoy playing with the same toys or wear the same clothes (including socks!) we can still be friends. We talked about what makes a good friend and how we can look out for each other inside and outside of school.

 

*Learner of the Week W/C 09.11.20*

Our Learner of the Week this week was awarded to Ozzie for working really hard with his phonics and for his fabulous writing about the elves! Well done Ozzie!

13.11.20

Another busy week in Class R. We have made up and acted out our new versions of the story Walking In The Jungle, done some brilliant paper pattern weaving and we are working really hard on starting to build our words. On Pattern Day, we sorted ourselves into different groups according to the patterns on our jumpers, copied and continued patterns and drew some animal patterns. The children also wrote a wonderful class prayer for Remembrance Day – all their own work!

Dear God

We remember all the brave people who fought in the war.

Thank you to everyone for keeping us safe. Please help the doctors and nurses to help people get better when they get sick.

Help us to be respectful and kind and helpful.

Help us to be always there for each other.

Amen

Next week we will be learning all about Elmer the elephant.

Thank you so much to Patrick and Halle’s mums for reading the class a story – we loved watching you on the screen. If anyone else would like to do this, please send a video of yourself to the office.

Our Learner of the Week this week is Hope. She shows great perseverance when completing ‘jobs’ and is trying really hard to build her words when reading.

Last week our Learner of the Week was Evie, who had shown a great attitude to learning during the week. Well done!

Friday 13th November

This week we have been having fun solving problems in maths and we are continuing to work on multiplication methods. In English children are starting their reinventions of the poem ‘The Highwayman’ and in RE we have introduced the concept of pilgrimage. Olivia wrote a lovely piece on a trip to Paris and is this week’s pupil of the week, as long as she promises not to show me another play for a week or two with the gang of girls!

Bright Lights, Big City!

Class 4 have commenced their new project, ‘Bright Lights, Big City’. As well as learning about the history and significance of our capital city, London, we have been creating electrical circuits in preparation for our computing unit, in which we will be using ‘crumble’ circuit boards to program light bulbs. We will be incorporating these into our 3D models of famous London buildings!