We have been busy learning over the last couple of weeks.
In English we have been reading non-fiction books.
Miss Phillips challenge: What is the difference between a fiction and non- fiction book?
From the non-fiction books we have been learning about nocturnal animals. The children had a particular nocturnal animal and they had to write key facts about that animal in their English books.
Miss Phillips challenge: Can you name 5 nocturnal animals?
In maths we have been really challenging ourselves. We are now confident in using an empty number line to solve addition and subtraction problems.
We are now exploring numbers up to 50 and using the dienes we can confidently tell you how many tens and ones are in a number.
We would like to say a massive thank you for the donation of reading books that we have had this term.
We love listening to different stories and the children have enjoyed picking a new book for us to read. We have read Don't Call Me Sweet by by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Angie Rozelaar quite a few times as it is Miss Phillips book of the moment. We can probably tell you the story off by heart by now.
Miss Phillips Challenge: Can your child retell the story of Don't Call Me Sweet?
Parents evening is on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th February. If you would still like an appointment, the link can be found on the school website. Look for this picture and click on it and it will take you to the booking system.
We have been busy learning since coming back to school.
In maths we have been learning to take away using an empty number line. We also learnt a posh new word this week. The word is inverse.
Miss Phillips challenge- can your child tell you what inverse means?
In English the children have enjoyed the story Billy's Bucket. We have ask Billy some questions about his bucket and we made our own buckets with some of the things Billy could see inside his bucket.
This term in our foundation subjects we are going on a expedition. We have explored all the objects we will need to take with us.
Below are some pictures of all our learning and adventures so far.....
We love a song/ youtube clip in 1P!
To warm our bodies and brains up we love to follow a Koo Koo Kangaroo clip on youtube. They are a little bit silly but we love to copy the moves. Below are a some that the children ask for on a daily basis.
Billy Bear had a great holiday. He cannot wait to here all about your holidays. On Friday Billy will be going home again with the children.
Welcome back, I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas break.
PE days are now Monday and Friday afternoons starting next week.
The reading Raffle will start again on Monday 8th January. The children are entered into the raffle if they have read 5 times at home.
If your child has a library book at home can they please bring it back this week. We will be going to the library starting next Tuesday afternoon.
Billy Bear has gone on many adventures this term. He has enjoyed each and every one of them. He will continue his adventures with the children after the holidays. During the holidays Billy will have an adventure with me. Keep checking the blog as you can see what he gets up too :).
Check out the blog to see his adventures over the holiday......Day 1: By the Christmas tree, Stopping Mollie from opening the presents.
With the weather turning really cold can the children please bring in their hats, gloves and scarfs to wear during playtime. Children can leave their wellingtons at school underneath their coat pegs and change into their school shoes.
Christmas sing along!!
Our Christmas sing a long will take place on Monday 18th December at 2.45pm. The children will sing a selection of Christmas songs and then we can all enjoy a drink and biscuit afterwards.
I am so proud of the children for their assembly last Friday. They worked really hard on making their voices louder as Mr Stock had challenged us not to use the microphones. Thank you too everyone who came and watched :)
1P will now have PE on a Monday and Friday afternoon. Can all children please have their PE kits for these days. I have attached a picture of the PE kit children are expected to wear. Children do not need their Swimming clothes until the summer term.
Christmas Fayre 8th December starting at 3.30
Christmas Carols in the classroom (Year 1 only) 18th December starting at 2.45 and finishing at 3.25
Last day of term 20th December finishing at 3.30
First day back 4th January
'Thank you for coming to help us make our Christmas crafts' Maddison
'Thank you for helping us make our elves' Ava
'Thank you for helping us make our cards' Freya
'Thank you for helping us make our snow men' Alice O
'Thank you' 1P
We are so excited in 1P! We have found a new count to 100 song and we cannot stop listening to it.
I am so proud of the children this week, they have worked hard in all their lessons. Mrs Aristidou sent us an email praising the children on how hard they have been working. Below are some pictures of the work the children have been doing and the email Mrs Aristidou sent us.
This week in 1P we have been focusing on working together. I set the children a challenge of moving a hoop around a circle, however the children had to hold hands and were not allowed to let each others hands go. Well done 1P!