Keyboard Assembly

What a wonderful surprise we had this afternoon… We were invited to watch a keyboard performance of lots of Christmas songs. We don’t know about you but we are feeling so very festive.

The children did so well. A very big well done.

EYFS Sing-a-long

What a lovely treat we had this morning, we were invited to the dress rehearsal of the EYFS sing-a-long. We saw beautiful stars, angels, Christmas trees, snowmen, reindeers and the nativity characters.

You are in for a real treat!

Christmas Countdown…

What an exciting day we have had in school! Everywhere has felt so festive and it’s definitely been a hygge moment for me. The Christmas spirit is firmly in full flow and everyone is spreading Christmas cheer.

We had a gorgeous gift service this morning, the Christmas carols and performances from the Salvation Army were beautiful and the gifts the children brought in were very overwhelming. I know they’ll make so many children very happy.

Marvellous money

This week we have been learning all about our 8 coins. We have been focussing on the coins shape, colour and value. We have sorted them by size, shape and colour and we have ordered them by value. Can you remember what coins are bronze?

We have also used our knowledge of coins to complete lots of problem solving challenges. Take a look at our “how many ways…” work.

Blogging with Deputy Mitchell

This week we have been working with the blogging guru Deputy Mitchell who has been sharing all of his wonderful expertise and skills.

Our children loved learning from Deputy Mitchell and were fascinated by the fact that people all over the world read our blog and replied to our posts.

The children were also very proud of themselves for blogging independently, take a look at the “all about me…” posts, I’m sure they will make you smile.

Blue Moose Dance Workshop

Today we were transported back in time to 1666 on Pudding Lane where the Great Fire of London started.

We imagined that we were candles, flames and sparks moving in the wind and spreading along the streets of London. We also imagined that we were a baker, wooden houses falling down, panicked people trying to escape the city and following the kings orders by rebuilding the city once again.

The children were fantastic in their expressive movements, take a look at their wonderful work.

Show and Tell

Every Friday afternoon our class looks forward to show and tell where they get to share their exciting news, broadcast their hidden talents or talk about an object or picture that is special to them. The children are enjoying working on their speaking and listening skills and are becoming increasingly confident when speaking aloud and in front of an audience.

This week we were particularly impressed with our superstar singer who would give any of the X factor contestants a run for their money! Simon Cowell look out for this further star in the making…

Anti-Bullying Week

This week we have been supporting anti-bullying week and we have been discussing the theme “all different, all equal”. We have been helping our children celebrate what makes them, and others unique and help them understand why it’s important that every child feels included in school and is able to be themselves without fear of bullying.

We have also been discussing the features of bullying and how this differs from teasing and from those instances where we make the wrong choices.

We have also been acting out some scenes of bullying, take a look at our fantastic acting skills…

Fire fire!

Our new connector this half term is called FIRE FIRE! We have been very busy reading the story of Frances the Firefly and we have written our very own fire safety code.

We have also been imagining what we could see, hear, smell, taste and touch on bonfire night and we have used our wonderful ideas to write a firework poem.

We have also created some beautiful firework art using lots of different media such as chalks, ict and paints.

Marvellous Maths

The children have been working really hard to sort various shapes, numbers, objects, calculations and dominoes into a carroll diagram.

They even came up with their own criteria to sort the objects and were challenged to sort them in as many ways as possible. Take a look at their fabulous work.

Our Farm to Fork Trail…

We had a wonderful trip to Tesco on Monday in support of our geography unit of work “where does our food come from” and our DT unit of work “how to make a fruit salad”.

The children were fantastic and super ambassadors of our school. They enjoyed going on a store tour and loved seeing the fish counter and visiting the chillers… I on the other hand was very cold!

Take a look at what we got up too…

Road Safety

This week we have been very busy completing our stage 2 road safety. We have talked about the importance of stopping at the kerb, looking left and right and listening for traffic and we have identified the dangers with wet roads and rainy weather conditions.

We have also spent lots of time looking at the features of instructional writing, and we have been writing our own instructions for crossing the road at a zebra crossing and with a lollipop person. We also had lots of fun with the small world road mats and cars where we had to give instructions to the pedestrians!

On Thursday we met our school lollipop man Jim who helped us to cross the road safely. We loved spending time with him. Take a look at our super work.

The Journey of a Banana…

In geography we have been looking at where our food comes from. The children were fantastic at identifying fruits and vegetables that grow in hot and cold climates together with foods that grow above or below the ground.

We also looked at the journey of a banana and the children created posters to retell this long journey… Can you remember what happens first, next, then and finally? Who is the most hardworking in this journey. Who deserves to be paid the most?

Take a look at our super work…

Black History Month

In honour of black history month, we have been very busy looking at the life of Martin Luther King. The children were shocked to hear about the inequality and unfairness black people suffered all because of their skin colour. We talked about what it would be like to grow up in this period and we decided as a class that it must have been a very upsetting time.

The children were so proud of Martin Luther King for standing up for what he believed in and for campaigning to make a difference. The world is definitely a better place as a result of his strength and courage. The children believe everyone should be treated with love, kindness and respect and that you should treat others as you wish to be treated.

Take a look at our dreams for the future…

Our cheeky monsters…

As you have probably been told we have gone Not Now Bernard crazy in Year 1!

We have been busy talking about the characters, the story setting, how the characters might feel and what they might think and say, we have sequenced the story and re-enacted it using our drama skills, we have created WANTED poster for the mischievous monster and we have created our own monsters out of 2D shapes!

Take a look at what our pesky monsters got up to… they have tried to lead your little learners astray! I’d watch out if I were you…

2D Shapes

This week we have gone 2D shape crazy…

We have been busy naming, recognising and sorting 2D shapes by colour, number of sides and corners. We have been busy making regular and irregular 2D shapes using our geo boards and we have been focusing on our “reasoning skills” where we had to say what shape we think we could see in our shape pictures and give reasons for our decisions. The children were very good at explaining their reasons and saying whether they agreed or disagreed.

Not Now Bernard

This week we have started looking at the story Not Now Bernard by David McKee. The children made predictions about what the story might be about and have talked lots about the characters and setting. Can you remember who the characters are? Who is your favourite character and why?

We also had lots of fun creating WANTED posters for the cheeky, mischievous monster.

Parents and children beware… if you see a purple furry monster with beady eyes and pointy teeth contact 1 Park ASAP!

Art Attack

This week in Art we have been learning all about primary and secondary colours. Can you remember what the primary colours are? Can you remember what the secondary colours are? Can you remember what colours make black? Isie told us this useful fact.

We have also learnt a song to help us remember the colours of the rainbow that Charlotte learnt with her Grandma 🌈and we have been working on our brush techniques and we have been trying hard to paint using vertical brush strokes.

Happy and Healthy

This week in Science we are learning all about ourselves. We have looked at our bodies and named our body parts, we have drawn our skeletons for our Funnybones display and we have started looking at our five senses. Can you remember what our five senses are?

Yesterday we carried out a sense of touch investigation where we had to identify different textures. Everyone loved feeling objects that were fluffy, squidgy and bumpy.

We have also been comparing ourselves and have worked hard to identify similarities and differences. Can you suggest some similarities and differences?

Jujitsu Fun

Today we have been very lucky as we were given the opportunity to take part in a Jujitsu taster session.

We had lots of fun and the children were extremely enthusiastic!

If you would like your child to attend this after school club then please return the letter that will be sent home tonight.

Our Merit Winners

I cannot believe how tricky it was to choose our very first merit winners. Every member of our class deserved to be chosen and I feel very lucky to work with such a delightful class.

That being said I chose the following two superstars for their impeccable manners, kindness,and thoughtfulness and for being wonderful role models to the rest of the class. Well done 😉

Our First Week in Year 1 Park

What an exciting week we have had in school… we have become familiar with our new classroom environment, we have made class promises and set a target for the upcoming school term, we have shared our holiday news and made birthday cards and we have been looking at recognising, ordering and writing our numbers to 100. I’m exhausted just typing that all!

Your little learners have coped miraculously with this change and have had a seamless transition. You should be very proud of them.

I’m sure they will want lots of rest and recuperation this weekend (just like the teachers 😁).