Another busy week in 1D. This week in Maths we have learning to find the difference between 2 given numbers, and then investigating which pairs of numbers had a difference of 4. We used multilink cubes to support our learning.
We have also been looking at fact families. Using the same numbers to create both addition and subtraction number sentences. We have been learning that we can create these by putting the answer first too.
This week we spent some time in the secret garden. Mrs Darroch had hidden pictures of different types of transport. We had to find as many as we could. When we got back to class we had to sort these into air/ground and water transport.
We also compared an old and a new car. We found it funny to see that the old car had no roof, a seat for only 2 people and had a steering crank for driving.
In Literacy we have been writing about monster machines. We listened to lots of information about fire trucks, aeroplanes and monster trucks. We have been learning lots of new vocabulary to use in our writing.
In PSHE we started to think about different jobs and what makes us happy in our jobs and what things might make us unhappy in our jobs. We also thought that some jobs are good jobs because they help people e.g. nurses, doctors, firefighters.
Next Friday afternoon is our Christmas craft session. We hope to see lots of mums and dads come to join us for an afternoon of fun, and creativity. We need to make lots of items to sell as the children are already making their shopping list for things they would like in the classroom.
I will leave you now with a few pictures from our busy week. Have a lovely weekend and I will see you on Monday.
Just a short note this week to please ask if children can bring wellington boots every Wednesday. This will enable us to continue using the secret garden throughout the winter months.
As promised, here are some of the photographs from our trip to the transport museum. I hope you will see from them just how much the children enjoyed themselves.
Thank you to everyone who came to see me during the parent/teacher consultations. It was lovely to have time to sit down and chat to you about how the children have settled into Year 1 and a new way of learning. I hope you all find the pack we put together for you helpful.
Please can you save your empty cereal boxes etc during the holiday as we have some junk modelling sessions planned for the first week back.
We have our year group outings on the Tuesday and Thursday of the first week. The children are so looking forward to this. We are hoping for a very enjoyable and informative visit for the children. On the day that they are left in school they will be completing some topic work based on transport.
Finally, all I need to say is keep up with the amazing job of reading with your children. Enjoy the break and I will see you after the holiday.
A huge thank you to everyone who came to support the children with their 'Harvest Celebration' assembly. I am sure you will agree that they were amazing on the day, full of confidence and enjoying their time on stage. Thank you also to those of you who have already sent in items for our school harvest collection.
We have had most of the permission slips for our class outing returned but still have a few outstanding. These need to be returned before the end of term to ensure that the trip can go ahead. Thank you to everyone who has already completed and returned their slips.
A quick reminder that parent/teacher consultations are next week. If you have not already booked your slot then please check the school website for availability and to select your chosen day and time. School finishes on Thursday next week and we have a non-uniform day on the Thursday. We are collecting money for The Rainbow Trust and would welcome a donation of £1 from the children for non-uniform day.
As usual we have been working hard in class and this week in Numeracy we have been looking at fact families. Looking at the different ways we can make a number and writing corresponding addition number sentences.
In Literacy we have been reading the story of 'Chicken Licken'. We wrote a sentence using onomatopoeia words. The children all enjoyed this activity and understood that sometimes these words and written in capital letters or bold writing to make them stand out and to be read louder. We also began extending our knowledge of punctuation by using an exclamation mark in our writing. We then looked at changing the end of a story and editing our work to add description and interest. I am trying to encourage the children to verbalise their sentence before writing. We use the phrase, 'Think it, say it, say it, write it and then check it' with out work to encourage them to begin proofreading their writing to ensure it makes sense.
Please could you continue to support your child at home by continuing the work they have started this week in Numeracy and Literacy.
I will leave you with a few examples of our work from this week. Have a great weekend, see you on Monday.
lots of our focus this week has been on the preparation work for our Harvest assembly.
A quick reminder that our Harvest Celebration assembly is on Wednesday afternoon. It is scheduled to begin at 2:30pm. The children have been working hard and are looking forward to seeing you there.
Parents evenings are on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th October. Appointments can be booked online through the link on the school website. I am looking forward to seeing you all and having a chat about how well the children are settling into Year 1 and what you can do at home to support their learning.
Thank you to everyone who has already returned the permission slips for the trip to the transport museum. If you have not yet done so can you please return these as soon as possible. I have one letter which was left in class for the Thursday trip. if your child did not bring a letter home then please come and see me.
That is all of our news for now. Have a lovely weekend.
What a busy week we have had in 1D. In Maths we have been comparing and looking at more than, less than and equal to using our > < and = symbols. We have also been working on 1 more and 1 less than a given number. Please continue to support learning at home by giving some additional challenges on these concepts.
In Literacy we have been working hard to join 2 or 3 sentences together to create a short piece of narrative writing. We are also looking to add detail to our sentences by including adjectives and by using conjunctions.
We continue to enjoy our Science lessons. This week we were looking at 'Taste' and we had fun tasting a range of products. i think it was fair to say that the lemon had a mixed response but the popcorn was a definite favourite.
The children are practising for their 'Harvest' assembly. Information on this is contained in the newsletter sent out today. We hope that you can come and join us. We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
Within ICT the children are working with the laptops each week to develop their knowledge of a computer keyboard.
In RE we have been learning about baptisms. This week we looked at and discussed some pictures. The children then worked in groups to think about the additional information they would like to find out. They created their own questions. We would enjoy having the opportunity to share photographs of baptisms. If your child has been baptised, please send a photo during the next 2 weeks. We can then use these to create a display in class for the children to look at and discuss to develop their understanding further.
I think that is all of our news for now. I will leave you with a few pictures of some of the work we have been doing this week in our Maths and RE lessons.
So sorry, but until we receive all of the photo permission forms I am unable to include any of our class photos. Please can you see me if you need a new form sent home.
This week in Maths we have been sorting and counting and playing dice games to learn to identify dice dot patterns. Please can you support your children at home by playing games with then and encouraging them to identify the numbers without counting the dots.
In Literacy we have been looking at our special soft toys and writing descriptive sentences and trying to extend our sentences to give additional information. We are trying to use the conjunctions and or because.
Read, Write Inc began this week and the children are already settling into a new routine. We will be working hard to secure phonic knowledge and ability to blend sounds to decode words.
In Science this week we began our work on the 5 senses and began with smell. We had a lovely time with some smelly pots, trying hard to identify the smell without being able to see.
Next Wednesday we will be starting our show and tell. The children have been placed in groups and each week a group will be invited to bring something from home to share. The children know they are not allowed toys unless they are linked to our school topics. Some suggestions are writing that they have been doing at home, number calculations, information about our Science topic about the body or our general topic work on Transport.
In topic work we looked at different forms of transport. The children were all excited about trying to find the most unusual forms that they could use to travel to school.
I think that is all of our news for now. Have a lovely weekend. See you all next week.
This week we have been learning about worms as apart of our topic 'mini-beasts'
this has led us to explore 'long, longer, longest, short, shorter, shortest' through various activities, Koala's favorite has been measuring using tape measures. We have measured everything and everyone including me! we have measured into the 100's in cm and developed our knowledge of recording our findings.
The final week of school has arrived, who would have thought, this time last year we were preparing them for the transition mornings at Rushmere, ready for the September start; yet here we are preparing them for year 1 and moving up day on Tuesday 17th. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support this term, making the transition of Miss Rush going on to maternity leave very smooth, and also the support you have given over the school year. I am SUPER proud to have been Koala teacher this term and have enjoyed every moment, and I'm not quite ready to see them go just yet!
On Wednesday I am planning a small farewell party in the afternoon with some games, If you would like to donate biscuits or crisps (NO NUTS PLEASE) towards this it would be much appreciated...thank you in advance!
TOPIC: Transition to year 1
MONDAY: NO SWIMMING
WEDNESDAY: Koala Party
SHOW and TELL: Your favourite thing
THURSDAY: PE Please ensure your child's PE kit is in school and named.
FRIDAY: Last day of term, school commences THURSDAY 6th SEPTEMBER
PLEASE RETURN ANY OUTSTANDING LIBRARY BOOKS- Thank you
SUN HATS & SUN-CREAM! Please Please Please can you ensure your child has a sun hat at school, they are outside at play-times, during our access to learning in the outdoor area and on the field at lunch times. Thank you
Hello 1D. Welcome to the class blog. Each week we will be posting news of the things we have been doing in class along with information about forthcoming events.
Mrs M Darroch