08/01/18 - The Gingerbread Man! We have worked so hard to role play, repeat story phrases, sequence story events and rewrite the story. We enjoyed biting off the ginger body parts and collaborating to complete a chart to show the amount of body parts eaten first. We made ginger dough balls and shared them equally between the story characters, designed and made our own gingerbread man. Got lost in out own imaginations in the bakery, where we wrote some fab shopping lists. We even attempted to make our very own bridge for the ginger bread man to cross the river upon... however as pointed out by Elacie "He fell in and melted!"
03.01.18 Welcome back! Our first few days back were filled with number recognition, counting and revision. We looked at nonsense poems, continuing a rhyming string verbally and in written form. We LOVED 'On the Ning Nang Nong' and showed great humour with it. It's good to be back!
13.12.17 Christmas Craft Sharing Afternoon: Thank you to all who attended and got stuck into the crafting! The children really loved sharing their class time with their families and some spectacular crafts were created.
14.12.17 - THE ZOO! We could not of had a better day at the Zoo! It was wonderful! We helped the elf to fix Christmas, met Father Christmas himself, met some gorgeous penguins! It was all Magical. We then explored the zoo further, fed the rainbow birds, checked out the elephants, ate our lunch in the giraffe hide out and boarded the train. Needless to say we were all tired from such a fun-filled, fact-filled day! Thank you to all who helped, to the children for being super and the parents and pta for enabling us to go.
December 2017' Class 1 and 2 did themselves incredibly proud with their performance of 'A miracle in town'.
Week beginning 20.11.17 - Shadows: This week we have been learning about shadows, why they happen and how to make one. The children had tremendous fun making their own shadow puppets and creating a wonderful performance in the shadow puppet theatre-den. The children showed off their fab skills of expression and intonation. We lit up the dark night playdough with glitter stars, sorted sources and non-sources of light, loved our phonics as always and continued with time-related language associated with our daily routine. Another fabulously fun week :-)
Writing in both Year 1 and Reception is coming along well. Writing here about Night Monkey and Day Monkey
Week beginning 13.11.17 Night Monkey and Day Monkey - In Maths we have been learning about time, we were able to sort activities into day or nights, we made watches, role played what we do at different times in the day, retold the story, counted, looked out into the sky, experimented with lights and refective materials, and had another fab week!
This Thursday 9.11.17 Class 1 and Class 2 went to Our Lady Queen of Heaven for a very special occasion - The Baptism of Baby Joseph. Joseph walked to church with his proud parents Paige and Logan. The congregation respected the Lord's house upon entry and used the Holy water to make the sign of the cross. God parents - Max, Laurence, Lola and Hollie answered "I do" when asked to guide baby Joseph. Father Edward used a shell to pour the holy water on and went on to put oil on his chest. The congregation cheered and also prayed for him. God mother Hollie lit the candle to symbolise the light of Christ leading the way. Joseph was then changed into his white garments to symbolise his purity. We then returned to school to celebrate Joseph's beglonging to Jesus' family.
Fantastic shape animals and patterns from our Year 1s - 8.11.17
week beginning 6.11.17 - 'Shape' spray the shape and name it, peg board shapes, interactive shapes, 3d shapes computer programme, build a lego shape, shape printing, draw a shape in foam and nocturnal animal shape pictures... not forgetting the 3d shape 'cone noses' ;-)
Week beginning 6.11.17 - 'Owl Babies' Owl crafts, mixed media pictures, owl-nest writing den, nocturnal animals in playdough, twig thread-winding, enjoying our outside literacy shed, snap cards and just lots of fun!
Autumn Colours - week beginning 30.10.17 Mark making in Autumn colours, weighing pumpkins, making playdough and stick hedeghogs, Autumn pictures and labels, outside phonics, camera and action time
Autumn Colours - Autumn Leaves were falling down in our dance session! We loved making leaf accessories, Autumn inspired writing dens, pumpkin counting, making, measuring! As well as acorn quantitiy and numeral matching.
Our 'Baptism' Topic has begun. We have baptised our own baby in class - blessing it in the name of the Father, the Son and The Holy Spirit. We celebrated by wearing our favourite clothes and making food.
The Fire Station trip was AWESOME! We had our very own go at using their hose, we sat in the fire engines and listened so well to the firemen.
Week Beginning 20.10.17 - FIRE FIRE! The children were fantasic with their role play, even making their own fine engines. Maths was hot with number recognition and formation.
13.10.17 Fruit Salad making - YUM!
13.10.17 - A wonderful time was had by all on our trip to the 'Dovercourt Friday Market'. The children selected and ordered their fruit and even handed over the cash!
11.10.17 Our first official trip out - Limecourt. We wowed the residents with our singing and put huge smiles on their faces.
Week beginning 9.10.17 - It's been a fruity kind of week..... Fruit sketches, fruit printing, fruit patterns, fruit counting, fruit shop, 'release the iced veggies', make a fruit/veg man and carrort pens!
Year 1 happily completed their 'halving task' - halving with equal parts.
We brought the jungle from 'Monkey Puzzles' into class. Role play at it's best, talking tubes for speaking and listening, letter recognition, fine motor tweezer task, jungle sketches like Henry Rousseau. We're a Clever bunch!
We have been looking at shapes, symmetry, information texts, puzzles and animals from around the world, building castles, creating our own animals and role playing. We had a good focus on washing our hands sufficiently and the Gerbils had their bedding changed.
wk beginning 25.9.17 - Year 1 Measuring each other using hand span and measuring skeletons in cubes - recording the heights.
Week Beginning 25.9.17 - Funny Bones - We have been learning about body parts and bones, retelling and acting out the Funny Bones story, writing our names, enjoying phonics, ordering skeletons according to size, playing doctors, playing the 'who is the hiding hedgehog?' game and enhancing our throwing and catching skills.