We are now well on the way to the end of this academic year. This half term the children have started some new lessons in preparation for Year 1 e.g. handwriting and speed reading. We are learning to work on our speed and fluency and also our expression when reading. These will continue next half term. As a result your child may only be heard by an adult twice a week instead of 3 times but please continue supporting them at home.
Our next class assembly will be on Friday June 14th. We look forward to seeing you there. This will be their last sharing assembly of Year 1. They are already looking and acting so grown up.
I have been very impressed with the class attitude to learning this week - even though they have been tired and ready for a break they have tackled every task with enthusiasm and determination.
Have a lovely half term break, I will see you all soon.
Welcome back for the Summer term at Rushmere Hall in class 1D.
This half term the children will be learning about plants in Science and Health and Hygiene in our PSHE lessons. Our topic work for the term is 'The Seaside'. In RE this half term they will be learning about Christianity.
This week in Maths they have been developing their understanding of multiplication as repeated addition. In Literacy we have been looking at the book 'Dear Greenpeace'.
PE lessons continue to be on Monday with a sports coach - several children have yet to bring their PE kit back to school. Please can you ensure this comes back next week ready for the lesson the following week.
Hopefully the swimming pool will be ready to use soon and our swimming lessons can begin. As soon as it is ready to go I will make sure that you are sent a message with this information.
Finally, the children had the opportunity to attend a squash roadshow today which gave them a taster session. They all took a letter home should they be interested in the after school club. All of the children listened very carefully and appeared to enjoy the lesson. I cannot get the slideshow to load at the moment but will try again next week.
Have a good bank holiday weekend. See you next week.
On Friday we had a lovely animal day celebrating the end of our Spring topic. A huge well done to everyone who made a hat or headband at home, there were some amazing creations. We did have 3 winners but the teachers who were choosing all said that it was a difficult choice as there were so many deserving creations.
This week is our last week of Spring term and we are still working hard. We have finally completed all of our assessments and this week should return to normal.
The school newsletter went out on Friday - make sure you read this as there is a lot of useful information for you.
Next term we begin our swimming lessons. The class will be swimming on a Wednesday. Should you require your child to wear goggles then you need to complete a disclaimer and had this to one of the adults in the class.
I do have a large box of clothing which nobody seems to be claiming. If your child is missing some PE kit or school wear then please come and see me and check out the box.
Finally I will leave you with the photos from our capacity investigation and our animal day.
Have a lovely break and I will see you all after the holiday.
The children have had a very busy week learning about our polar regions and the animals that live there. They have been writing animal facts in their Literacy lessons and particularly enjoyed learning about the walrus.
In Maths we have conducted some practical activities while we have been learning about volume and capacity. Hopefully the photos from this will be ready to share with you next week. They have also been learning to compare the capacity of 2 containers.
Wednesday afternoon was our cross country run for year 1 and all of the children challenged themselves well. The afternoon was a great success and they are looking forward to finding out which house team won.
Next week is our animal theme day on Friday. There is a note on the classroom door, please ensure you read this as it involves a creative element for the children to complete at home before the day.
Over the next few weeks we will be completing some more assessments for the end of term. This may result in the children reading less with an adult in school but please continue to share their books at home.
As our animal topic is now drawing to a close I can finally share the class photographs from our mini monsters roadshow.
Sorry to have taken so long to put up the blog but I have been waiting on the confirmation I needed for publishing photographs of all of the children in the class.
Firstly, I must say a huge thank you to everyone who managed to come and support the children at their assembly on Friday. As they day approached they go very nervous about the prospect of speaking on their own. However, they were brave and had a go and all were happy with the work they had chosen to share.
Thank you also for the effort that went into making world book day special for them. I think they were all excited about dressing up as book characters. We had a lovely time with the children from 4S who came to visit us and share our books.
We are already thinking ahead to the summer term and swimming lessons will begin for the children. The timetable is being drawn up and will be sent out to you as soon as it has been finalised.
Can I please just ask you to ensure that all children have their PE kits in school as the sports coach is reporting back to me that some children do not yet have appropriate kit in class for PE lessons.
Each week we complete a maths quiz - our end of year expectation is that children achieve a score of 16/17 out of 20 questions. In order to meet that expectation I will be looking at the children who are struggling and will now be starting to send home a copy of the most recently completed quiz. Please work with your child at home to help them develop their understanding of the skills required to help them improve their weekly scores.
Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some of the photos we have been saving until after our assembly. This week I will leave you with some of the photos from our book day.
1 More week until our sharing assembly next Friday. The children are getting excited. They began their rehearsals this week and have already decided on something else they would like to include - I think we are going to be super busy next week. Once our assembly is over I can begin to post some pictures of our activities again.
On Wednesday we will be going to the secret garden for a minibeast hunt. If they do not already have wellington boots in school can you please ensure that they bring some to school that day.
It is world book day next Thursday so please support the children by encouraging them to come to school dressed as a book character and can they please bring their favourite children's book to school with them - we will need these for our Literacy lesson.
We have postponed show and tell for the next few weeks so that the children can focus on their assembly. We will begin again the following week.
Thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend.
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.
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