Wow! What a busy first few weeks we have had since starting the new school year. The children have already learnt lots of new things.
We have enjoyed the Elmer story in English. The children have acted the story out and imitated it. So we started with a patchwork elephant called Elmer and now have a spotty tiger called Strike.
In Maths we have been working on number bonds to 10 using a part whole model and 10 frame.
We have been on a nature walk looking for natural materials. The children found lots of different things like leaves and sticks. They really enjoyed doing this and were very enthusiastic when they had found something interesting.
Our trip to Sudbury Hall was fantastic. The children had a great time looking at and playing with the different toys. They played with toys old and new. We discussed about the different materials each toy was made from and how they would play with them. The children had to sort out the toys into three groups regarding how the toys moved.
This week the children have taken part in a fantastic harvest performance at the church. They all sang beautifully and remembered all the actions. Well done to all the children. Also the children had a wonderful creative open afternoon. They made lanterns, hedgehogs and did some great colouring.
Well done to all the children in Green Class who have got 100% attendance this term.
The children have written the beginning, the middle and the end of their story about Strike the tiger. They tried really hard and they produced some amazing writing.
Have a wonderful half term.
Miss Timbrell and Mrs Baxter
The children have come back after half term and have been working hard. On the first day back the children brought in their own favourite cuddly toy from home for our teddy bears picnic. The children enjoyed a biscuit and some milk with their cuddly toys. The children also took their favourite toy on a tour of school.
We have had a special visitor in Green Class, called Snowflakes. They arrived with an important letter, asking the children if they were good at following instructions, working as a team and solving problems. The children wrote a letter back and posted it in the letter box at school. Whoever dropped Snowflakes off and the letter left snowy footprints along their way.
In English we have been looking at instructions. We have made split pin elves and written a set of our own instructions. We had great fun making the elves.
In Maths we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes.The children enjoyed this and worked very hard. They used the shapes to make repeated patterns. Also we have been working on numbers 11-20. We have used cubes, counters with ten frames and dienes to help us. They have worked their socks off.
For the last couple of weeks the children have helped create a beautiful workshop display for our classroom door. Some children decorated an elf and some children coloured in pictures of toys. We all had great fun helping to create something so magnificent. Well done to everyone.
On Wednesday this week the children all enjoyed a Christmas dinner and wore their lovely christmas jumpers. They all did so well and looked fabulous!
Don’t forget about our Christmas performances on Thursday 19th 10am and 2pm. Slips will be given out on Monday with your allocations. The children have worked so hard and are looking forward to performing.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Welcome back, we hope you all had a magical Christmas!
Before we broke up for the holidays the chrildren had such a busy week. They completed their Santa sacks, they made Christmas cards and they made some beautiful calanders. They also took part in not one but twin fantastic Christmas performances. Well done children.
We also had a very special visitor, the children were so excited.
Green class have had a very busy week. The children have been on a plane around England looking at landmarks. They had to hand their passports to Mrs Baxter and then be shown to our seats by MIss Timbrell. The children had a great time and sat beautifully.
The children got to taste some tradtional English food. Scones with butter and jam. Yum!
Over the last couple of the weeks the children have learnt about Scotland and Wales. They have really enjoyed learning about the capital city of both Scotland and Wales. They now know what the national flower is and who is the patron saint. They have learnt about the different landmarks in both countries too and the food and drink that they enjoy. They even got to taste some of the food and drink. When learning about Scotland they tasted shortbread biscuits and got to taste Iron Bru. Not all the children liked the Iron Bru but we were so proud that they tried it. When learning about Wales the children tasted Welsh cakes and Caerphilly cheese. Yum!
This week in English we have been learning about information texts. The children have learnt lots about the Queen and her family. The should be able to tell you that the Queen was born on 21st April 1926 and that she is 94 years old. They know when she became Queen and who will be on the throne next. They have learnt about her four children and her eight grandchildren and what their names are. They know that the Queen has three dogs. They have learnt about the different castles she lives in and likes to visit. They know that she was homeschooled and what her favourite things to do were. Well done Green Class you have worked so hard with your writing.
What a very busy week in green class. The children have worked so hard in English and in Maths. Well done to everyone.
Also this week the children brought in the models they had made at home of landmarks in the UK. They were all fantastic and we could see that the children had worked very hard on them. Thank you grown ups for all your help.
We had a rocktastic Maths day on Thursday. The children looked like proper little rockstars. We did lots of different Maths activities and had a great day. The children listened to rock songs and did some amazing dancing.
In Maths the children have been learning their times tables, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Some children found it helpful to whisper the odd numbers and say the even numbers out loud when counting in 2’s. When counting in 5’s they held one open hand up for numbers ending in 5 and two open hands for numbers ending in 0. They clapped the 10 times table.
Also the children have been ordering numbers and have done amazingly well at this.
The children this week have been measuring objects using cubes and have been comparing the length of 2 different objects.
In English we have been looking at a journey story called Handa’s Surprise. The children have loved this story and have innovated it this week and made the story their own. So there was a spiky hedgehog instead of a cheeky monkey taking the soft banana. There was a orange eyed owl instead of a tall giraffe taking the spiky pineapple. The children decided that instead of a clumsy goat bumping into the tangerine tree, some wanted to have a smelly, stinky skunk bumping into an apple tree and making the apples fall off into Handa’s basket. Fantastic use of adjectives. The children have really impressed us this week and we couldn’t just have one writer of the week. We decided that everyone deserved it, so everyone got a certificate. Well done!!!
World book day was fantastic. Everyone came in comfy clothes and shared their books with their friends in class. The children got to pick and take a swap book home too. Don’t forget to bring it back into school to swap again. As a year group, year 1 looked at the author Julia Donaldson. Green Class read the Smeds and the Smoos. The children drew their own aliens. What a lovely book and what a great day.
Sports relief got us all moving. The children had to run around the field and had to do different things as they went. They had to run, crawl and shuffle on their bottoms they had great fun. Teachers all joined in too. They also took part in a mini sports day on Friday afternoon. Through the week house points were collected and totalled up. Meteor got the most so well done to them. But well done to everyone, we all had a great time. A little mud never stopped us.
It was also science and engineering week this week and Green Class made Lava lamps. We followed instructions step by step.
Well this week in Green Class we have done some fantastic writing again. Everyone’s writing is coming on beautifully. We are so proud of each child. A big well done to you all.
In Maths we have continued to count in 2’s,5’s and 10’s. The children are doing amazingly well. Keep practising at home.
Don’t forget to work through the first pack we have sent home and continue reading your reading books. You are all fantastic. Keep safe.