Another week in 1B has come and gone. Our brains have been zapping and growing with all the learning we have been doing. We have been persevering in Maths when working out how to find the difference between numbers. We used multi link cubes to help us work out the answers. We also know that we can use our counting to help us work it out.
We also investigated darkness and what it is. We made a den and used torches to shine through the darkness inside the den. When we were building the den we used our team work skills and thought about how we could make it as dark as possible.
We have started our topic of dance in PE. Magic dust has been touching parts of our bodies which bring them to life and make them dance. Ask us to share some of our moves with you!
Please could you save any small - medium size jam jars and bring them in please. The jars need to be big enough to put a tea light inside and the lid isn't needed. We will need these for the Christmas craft afternoon next Friday, 23rd November. Thank you!
The weeks seem to be flying by in a flash. The children have had a full week back in their new Read Write Inc groups and have settled back into our class routine.
In English we have looked at the Owl and the Pussycat focusing on rhymes and adjectives. The children thought of some fantastic adjectives to describe the Owl, Pussycat and Piggy wig. We learnt the meaning of some new words, as the rhyme contained some words that we hadn't heard before. Next week we will be looking at a book called Big Machines.
In Maths our brains have been busy zapping with all the learning! We can use empty number lines to solve subtraction number sentences. At first we found it tricky to remember how work out how many jumps we needed to do and where they go, but by the end of the week we could all do it!
Today we had our school remembrance service. It was lovely to see the whole school coming together with the community. They represented the school well, listening and singing beautifully. The children said that they felt proud to be a part of the service.
Our first week back after half term has been very busy and different to a normal week with children going on the school trip Tuesday or Thursday. When the children weren't on the trip they either stayed at school with me on the Tuesday or Mrs Darroch on the Thursday and designed and made their very own mode of transport. When they designed their vehicle we thought about the different features it would need and then how we could decorate it. We had a discussion about what would be best to join the different materials together and decided that masking tape would hold the materials together and could be painted over. Then we used recycled junk to create our designs. We worked really hard all morning to design, build and decorate these.
Year 1 had a fantastic time at the Transport Museum. We got to go on lots of different types on transport including buses, trams and fire engines. We discovered that you used to pay the conductor on a bus rather than the driver. Did you know that a tram can be driven from either end of the carriage? At the end of the morning we all got a chance to drive a model train. For some of us, this was the highlight of the trip! To get to and from the museum we travelled on a coach. On the Thursday, the coach driver was so impressed with the children he phoned the school. He said ' Please let the teachers and Headteacher know how polite and well behaved the children were on the coach. They said thank you without any prompting from the teachers.' All the children should feel very proud of themselves for representing the school so well.
Next week we should be back to normal with Read Write Inc starting up again with new groups.
WOW - What a busy week we have had! We started the week by finishing the plan for our alternative ending to Chicken Licken. We then wrote them into neat over 2 days. There were some very imaginative endings. Here are some highlights from a few of our stories...
Jude - The light fell on Foxy Loxy and it went CRASH BANG CRASH!
Emma - Foxy Loxy led the animals into the den and he ate all of the animals up.
Mary - Chicken Licken's friends were feeling suspicious of Chicken Licken but they put it away from their brains.
Elliott - Foxy Loxy was going to eat them. Then Chicken Licken and his friends put Foxy Loxy in the oven.
Our Harvest Celebration was wonderful! Thank you again to everyone who came to watch. We felt very proud of ourselves. We used big voices and were very brave for standing up and singing/speaking in front of so many people.
In PSHE over the last few weeks we have been discussing friendships and how to be a good friend. We have also been discussing how we can keep safe at playtimes and who we can talk to. Today we discussed places were we feel safe playing. We created the places we felt safest out of lego. There were some fantastic buildings that were created.
Reminder: Next week we only have 4 days as the Friday is a PD day before half term. Hasn't this half term gone quick?!
Thank you to everyone who came along to watch our Harvest Festival Celebration yesterday. We had lots of fun performing for you and hope you enjoyed watching us! Thank you for all the food donations for FIND food bank. We will be collecting right up until half term.
It's been another busy week in class 1B! We have been working hard on creating and rehearsing our Harvest Festival celebration both in class and in the hall. We will have one more rehearsal before the performance on Wednesday at 2:30pm. In English this week we have been reading and focusing our work around the story of Chicken Licken. We thought of some words which would sound like the sky was falling. BANG CRASH THUMP! We discovered that these kind of words are called onomatopoeia. In Maths we have become experts in using our greater than and less than symbols. The changes in the timetable started this week and worked well. Hopefully we won't need to change the timetable again!
Could the children who have a costume for the harvest festival performance on Wednesday please bring it in either Monday or Tuesday next week. Not everyone needs a costume, just the children who are playing characters in our story.
Apologies about library books. As the library is a rolling 2 week program the children will normally change their books every other week. This week our rehearsal for the harvest festival clashed with our library time so the children weren't able to change them. We did offer the chance for them to change their books today if they wanted to. Our performance next week also lands on our library slot so we will try and find another time when the children can go and change them.
We have had another successful week in 1B with lots exciting learning experiences. At the start of the week had a fun PE lesson with Mr Castell and a science lesson where we learnt about taste. We tried some different foods, discussing our taste buds and the different textures. Surprisingly lots of children like lemons and popcorn but very few liked avocado. Many people said that it was due to the texture because it was too slimy. We are continuing to learn our songs for our harvest festival celebration in our music lesson. In computing we have been continuing to learn how to use the program paint as well as turning on and logging onto a computer. Some of us have even become computer experts! All of us have now visited the library. This is a rolling 2 week session so the children who visited last week will be able to change their books this coming Wednesday. Don't forget to bring it in!
Thank you to everyone who brought in money for the cake sale. Keep your eyes peeled for the amount we raised as a school.
A letter about our up coming trip has been sent out. Please check the date that your child is going, as half of the class will be going on Tuesday 30th Oct and the other half on Thursday 1st Nov. This is due to numbers of children at the museum.
Have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday!
Please note that there are some changes to the class timetable. 1B will no longer have PE on a Monday. It will now be taught on a Tuesday by me. As I am out of class for the first part of Monday afternoon, this will be covered by Mrs De Lellis who teaches in class 2DH.
This week has been the first full week with all our different lessons and groups up and running. The children have all settled into their new Read, Write Inc groups, routines and have enjoyed starting to explore our new topic, All Aboard.
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