Half term holiday is now here. The children have been working hard this half term and are ready for a well earned break. While I know that they won't want to ready every night like they do during term time, to read a few times a week would be extremely beneficial for them to ensure continued progress.
Thank you to everyone who came to see me during the parent teacher consultation evenings. It was lovely to spend time with you all sharing the progress that the children have made and discussing how we keep them moving onwards and upwards. Half of the academic year has now gone by and the remaining half will pass too quickly.
I have now been given the date of our sharing assembly. It has been set for Friday the 8th of March to allow the children some time to settle back into school and prepare their work for you.
Finally, thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely holiday and I will see you all on Monday 25th February.
A huge thank you to everyone who sent in pictures and information about family and holidays in different countries. We had a lovely time on Friday looking at the pictures and trying to identify the different countries on our world map.
Our sharing assembly has been provisionally scheduled for the first Friday back after the half term holiday. As soon as this date has been confirmed I will let you know.
Many of the children in class have been feeling under the weather lately. Unfortunately at this time of year we are always more at risk of catching colds and stomach bugs etc. Please can I take this opportunity to remind you that if your child is sick at home then the required time period before they return to school is 48 hours after the last episode.
We were all very sad to say goodbye to a member of the class who left us on Friday to move to a different school - a school closer to their home. While we will all miss them we also wish them every success in their new school.
Reminder that parent and teacher evenings are this Wednesday and Thursday. If you have not already booked a slot but wish to see me then please check the availability and select a slot that is most suitable for you. I am looking forward to having a good discussion with you all and sharing some of the progress the children have been making.
Unfortunately I am unable to post any pictures on our blog until after our assembly as we don't want to give away an secrets of what we might be sharing.
Enjoy the last week of school and have a lovely holiday.
Last week the children were learning about the different characteristics of birds and fish and how to identify the animal based on simple characteristics.
In Literacy they have been practising their number words and using adjectives to make their writing more exciting and interesting for the reader.
We have been subtracting and adding using empty number lines and we are beginning to use our knowledge to solve addition and subtraction word problems.
Any support you can give at home to help them consolidate would be most useful.
In RE we looked at the parable of the Prodigal Son and discussed this as a class. Children had to think about why a celebration was held for the younger son and why the older son was upset by this.
IN PSHE we began to think of our school as a community and worked as a class to identify all of the different people who work together to help the school run well.
Finally, I have to inform you that due to unforseen circumstances our sharing assembly this Friday has had to be postponed. A new date will be set as soon as possible and I will let you know the new information as soon as I know. I apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Last week in our topic and science we began to learn about the characteristics of mammals and to identify mammals from the animal kingdom.
In Maths we began finding the difference between 2 numbers by counting on from the smaller number. This is something that we will continue this week as we move on to using the empty number line to solve these problems.
In PSHE we looked at passports and the reason we have a passport. We also looked at some of the information contained within a passport and began to make a passport of our own.
In Literacy we looked at the text Handa's Surprise. We made our own list of fruit that we would put in the basket and thought of some adjectives to describe the fruit.
This week we will be looking at the text Handa's Hen and we have an activity that includes being able to read and write number words to ten. This is something that the children can continue with at home and perhaps make their own counting books.
Finally, our class assembly will be coming up soon and we would love to see you there. This week is the turn of 1I and our assembly will be next Friday on the 1st of February. The children are beginning to plan the work that they would like to share with you.
Parents evenings will also be in February on the 13th and 14th - I hope to see you all then to update you on the progress of the children.
That is all our news for now, goodbye until next time.
Welcome back to the Spring Term at Rushmere Hall for 1D. I hope that you all had a restful break.
This week has been Maths week and we have been doing some extra maths activities each afternoon. In particular we have been working on our knowledge of measuring and associated vocabulary. What fun we have had measuring using bricks, hands, string and measuring tapes and comparing results. We also compared the size of our hands and feet and worked in groups to put ourselves in height order from smallest to tallest.
Next week we will be starting our curriculum work for our new topics. In RE we will be learning about parables - this week it will be the story of the lost sheep.
Our Science and topic work are very closely linked and we will be starting our work on the animal kingdom - learning about mammals.
PE will continue to be on a Monday - please ensure that all children have their PE kits returned to school ready for lessons with the sports coach.
Library day for the children will now be on a Friday - children will continue to visit the library every other week. The children who remain in class will be working on maths activities with the teacher.
That is all our news for now. Please continue to come and see me if there are any issues that need to be addressed. Have a lovely weekend, see you next week.
Thank you to everyone who came to support us during the Christmas Fayre. The children were really excited about this and were looking forward to taking their crafts home. They are still working on their calendars and these will be sent home when complete.
Next Tuesday is our 'Carols in the classroom' and you are all invited to come along and sing some Christmas songs with us. Some old and some new songs included. The doors will be opened at 2:45 - we look forward to seeing you.
Wednesday is the last day and also the day of our Christmas party. A food list will now be displayed by the classroom door. Please sign up for this to help make this an enjoyable event for the children.
No more show and tell until after Christmas. The names of the children to show will be displayed on the first week back.
Thank you for your continued support.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported the children last Friday with the Christmas craft event. It was lovely to see all of the children engage in the craft activities with such enthusiasm. I look forward to seeing you all next Friday when you will have the opportunity to purchase the items they have made.
We have had another busy week. In maths they have been investigating 3D shapes and the 2D shapes they can see within these. We have been looking at shapes in the environment. This is something that can we extended at home or when you are out and about.
In Science we have been learning about the terms translucent, transparent and opaque. The children have been investigating objects and sorting them accordingly. Again, this is something that can be continued at home to extend learning further.
Next week we will be continuing our topic work with some junk modelling. We need your help to collect some resources for us by Wednesday. We need plastic bottles and containers (but not from meat), cardboard boxes and tubes (but not from toilet rolls). These can be sent into school from Monday onwards.
I will leave you with a few photos from last Friday. Thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend.
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.
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