I can't believe how much we have packed into a week. We have been learning all about the seaside in preparation for our trip and writing a recount of our day. I am very impressed with the use of time vocabulary in their writing this week.
We have been working on place value , partitioning numbers and consolidating our knowledge of greater than, less than and equal to.
The children have participated in the key stage 1 sport's afternoon and I am so proud of the efforts of all the class. They have all worked so hard to earn points for their house teams.
We have spent a full day at the seaside and what a fabulous day out it was. The behaviour of the class was amazing and they represented their year group and school very well. I think it is fair to say that everyone was tired on the way home - staff and children alike.
All in all a very busy and active week. I hope that the children have had a lovely restful weekend and have recharged their batteries ready for the week ahead.
Library books are now being collected in - please check if your child has a book at home and send this back this week.
I will leave you with some of the pictures taken during our day at Felixstowe.
The end of the academic year is approaching quickly and we still have so much to do. All of our end of year work has been done, the results have been logged and reports are being produced. We are still continuing with our daily timetable for as long as possible so please ensure that book bags and reading books are in school every day as we will still be trying hard to read whenever possible.
Library books have been changed for the final time. Please can you ensure that you return these next Friday as we will be collecting them in for the final time.
We have a busy week next week with our year 1 outing on Wednesday - please ensure your child arrives at school promptly ready for registration etc to ensure we depart on time.
Sports day is next Thursday and we have been practising hard and hope to earn lots of points for our individual teams. We look forward to seeing you there and cheering us all on.
As the weather is becoming hot again please can I request once more that you send the children to school with sun cream on and allow them to bring a sun hat and a water bottle as we need to ensure they protect themselves and stay hydrated.
In Maths this week we have been working on positional language and working out 10 more/less and 1 more/less than a given number. In Literacy we have been reading an information book all about the sea, learning about lots of sea creatures, the damage that is being done to our seas and oceans and learning about life at the bottom of the sea.
in Science we continue our work on materials, distinguishing between the object and the material it is made of and working on our ability to identify a range of everyday materials. We have also been learning that the same object e.g. spoon can be made from different materials.
in PSHE we have been learning about truthfulness and listening to the story of 'The boy who cried wolf'. We listened to and discussed a range of situations and decided that it was always better to be honest and tell the truth than to lie and hurt other people.
That is all our news for now. Have a lovely restful weekend and I will see you all next week.
I am sure that you will agree that the children deserve a huge well done for their sharing assembly today. Last Friday they decided what they wanted to share and they have been working ever since to become brave and stand up to share their ideas using their big voices.
They have absolutely loved their topic work on 'Seaside holidays long ago' where we have been looking closely at victorian seaside holidays. They have particularly enjoyed learning about the following :
. hokey pokey (an ice cream eaten off paper)
. bathing machines
.charabanc (an early type of bus with an open top - the first ones were pulled by horses)
. promenade and pier
.moving picture shows and other forms of entertainment.
Next week we will be starting our assessments and we would like to keep these as stress free as possible for the children. Each day they may come home and tell you they have been doing a little quiz or a special challenge.
We will also be celebrating 'Refugee week' and therefore opportunities to read with the children will be fewer. Please bear with me as everything should return to normal the following week.
Have a lovely weekend. See you all next week.
I cannot publish too much on our blog today as the children are all busy working on their sharing assembly for next week and have not yet fully decided on what they want to share.
In Maths they have been learning to find half of a quantity and using resources to support learning where possible. We are nearly there but a little extra practise at home, especially with higher numbers would be most beneficial.
We have completed our work on plants and next week begin our new Science unit on 'Materials and their properties'.
With the weather changing so often and often quite quickly can you please ensure that the children come prepared; water bottles, sun hats,sweatshirts and/or lightweight jackets at the least then we are covered for all possibilities.
When the children arrive at school and again at the end of the day when they are collected, can I ask that you please make sure that they do not ride on their scooters or bikes on the playground. These times of day are very busy and many younger children are in the school grounds with parents. While we understand that the children enjoy playing on their scooters and bikes we also need to ensure that we can limit the potential for accidents and keep everyone safe within the school grounds.
Remember, next week is our sharing assembly and we look forward to sharing our work with you for the last time in Year 1.
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.
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