Homework and Reading at Home
Well done to all those that bring their homework back before Thursday. It is great to see your home learning that you do with your adults. Keep it up! Every week, one child out of all those that bring their homework back is chosen at random to receive a small prize. This weeks winner was Andrei. Well done! Please see some of the homework the children have done below.
Also, the children's enthusiasm for our reading challenge this week has been lovely to see. Every time a child reads at home 3 times a week (Friday-Friday) they receive a small prize. Please write in your child's reading record when they have read their book. There were 10 children this week. I hope to see this number grow as reading regularly is key.
Thank you for your hard work this term, Class 2. I have loved seeing your personalities grow and your enthusiasm for learning. Have a great break!
We have had such great first term and we finished it with a bang! I am so impressed with the progress children have made this year so far, I cannot wait to see what they are capable of next term. Please find the pictures below of the Christmas festivities. The children absolutely loved the pantomime that came into school and of course meeting Santa after their Christmas party buffet.
In class we have learnt about the Great World War and that it has been 100 years since it ended. We looked at the differences between then and now, before making our poppies for our wreath. We laid this at the front during our Rememberance assembly before our minute silence. What a great display we have made as a school!
What a great half-term we have had. We have finished our innovations of 'A Squash and a Squeeze' and have been working hard when exploring addition with numbers up to 10, our number bonds and even completing word problems! Our topic of 'All About Me' was a success. Please see of their wonderful drawings using different techniques below. Our topic next term will be 'Weather'.
As always, this week we handed out prizes for reading and for homework. To be in for a chance of winning, you have to bring your homework book back by Thursday. This week's winner was Hashim! If you read 3 times a week at home, you also have a chance of winning the prize. Your face will move up the reading challenge chart too and when you reach the top you will receive a certificate in assembly. This term's winner is Hania!
Have a great break, you all deserve it for working so hard! We will see you on the 5th November!
Our Reading Cafe
It was such a great morning with both children and adults enjoying lots of different books. You could tell that the children were so excited to share a book with their loved ones. Thank you to everyone that came. There will be another one next term, where we hope to see even more people attend!
Welcome to Class 2!
Welcome back to school Year 1! I am very much looking forward to the incredible year that we shall have together.
- Homework: There are numerous homework tasks that your child can complete in the order they wish. Homework is due in on Thursdays. Homework books will be sent back on Friday's.
- Reading: Reading is such a crucial part of Year 1. This year will expand our phonic knowledge of different sounds and improve our blending skills. If you would like any information on how to support your child's phonics, please ask! Reading at home with your child will benefit them greatly. Books are changed daily. Please write when you have heard your child read their book in their reading journals as we have a reading challenge in Year 1. Every time your child reads 3 times at home in one week, they move up the planets. This means they are in with a chance of winning a weekly prize. Once they reach the 7th planet, they will receive a certificate in assembly. We are in competition with Class 1, so keep your eyes on our displays to see who is winning!
- PE: This will happen on Thursdays and Fridays. Please bring your kit (indoor kit for the autumn term) for these days. Children are not to wear earrings for PE. If they cannot get them out themselves, please send tape/plasters with your child that they can use to cover them.
Miss Hawcroft, Miss Birch and Miss Kabir
Year 1 National Railway Museum Visit
Class 2 had an excellent day at The National Railway Museum. First we had a great time riding the miniature railway! Then we enjoyed learning all about George Stephenson and his Rocket. Afterwards we also enjoyed watching a very funny Punch and Judy show about going on a journey to the seaside. Take a look at some of our photos below.....
Year 1 Diwali Assembly
Thank you to all the parents and carers that came to our Year 1 Diwali Assembly! It was great to show off all the fantastic work we have been doing in class about Diwali.
Take a look at some of our photos below.........
All of Class 2 had a fantastic time at our dinosaur workshop last week. We have the chance to see and feel some real dinosaur bones and eggs! We also look at lots of different dinosaur fossils and learnt all about how to make a 'copy' of a fossil. We did some fossil rubbings and created some of our own fossils.
Take a look at some of our photos below.......
Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs!
Class 2 have been learning the story 'Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs'. In the story Harry goes to the library with his dinosaurs. We went for a visit to the library in school and took dinosaurs with us just like Harry!
Take a look at some our photos below.....
KS1 enjoyed a fantastic Teddy Bears Picnic this afternoon as part of our money week. Thank you to all the parents who attended and help us to raise money towards our Seaside Day!!
Year 1 are having a lovely sports week! So far we have had lots of fun learning some cheerleading and have completed lots of different field sports including hurdles, long jump and football rounder's. Take a look at some of our photos below.
KS1 Easter Craft
The children in Class 2 had a fantastic afternoon at the Easter Craft event.
We made chicks, rabbits, eggs, cards and much more!
Take a look at some of our photos below........
Class 2 have had a fantastic time today visiting Lakeside Community Church.
We visited five different zones learning all about the Salvation Army and what they do to help other people.
Take a look below at some of our photos.
Class 2 Reading Café
Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came to our reading café this morning. We all had a great time reading books and eating breakfast. Take a look at some of our photos below.
We're Going on a Bug Hunt!
Today Class 2 enjoyed hunting for bugs in the wildlife area. We found lots of different mini-beast including woodlice, worms, snails and earwigs!
Take a look at some of our photos below.
Class 2 have had a busy afternoon making rain gauges. To make our rain gauges we used; a plastic bottle, two paper clips, and a ruler. After we had made our rain gauges we put them outside in a clear space to catch the rain. We will check them each day to measure how much rain has fallen.
Class 2 had a fantastic time at their Christmas party! We played lots of exciting games and even had a surprise visit from Santa!
We ended the afternoon with our delicious party food!Thank you to all the parents and carers for your contributions.
Take a look at some of our fantastic photos below.
KS1 have had a fantastic afternoon watching the performance of 'Lilly and the Snow Bear' by the Blunder Bus Theatre Company.
Grandad made an air balloon for Lilly as a Christmas present. But the 'baddy' Slugworm wanted to eat everything in sight even Mrs Ratty Bottom (Miss Coan)
He made them all eat wiggly worms! Yuk!
All ended well when Lilly found a Snow Bear and called it Snowy. Finally they found Snowy's Mum and they all lived happily ever after!
KS1 Craft Afternoon
The KS1 children enjoyed their Christmas Craft Afternoon. It was great to see so many children and parents enjoying themselves making lots of lovely Christmas crafts. Thank you to everyone that came and made it and fantastic afternoon.
Class 2 had a fantastic day at Cusworth Hall.
We had the chance to learn about lots of different toys from the past and had the opportunity to play with lots of different toys. We compared old toys to our toys at home thinking about how they are different. Take a look at some of our photos below.
Year 1 Diwali Class Assembly
Thank you to all the parents and carers that came along to the Year 1 Class assembly about Diwali. It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to share all of the wonderful work they have been doing in class about Diwali with their parents and carers. Take a look at some of our pictures below.
One parent said "Beautiful work from the children. Loved it!"
Another parent said "Lovely work and a clear understanding showed of the programme of study."
Thank you again for your continued support in your child's education.
Have a lovely weekend and we will see you for another fantastic week of learning in Year 1.
Class 2 have been learning all about Diwali, a Hindu festival of lights.
We have created Diwali lamps, Rangoli patterns and Diva lamps which we will be showing in our class assembly on Friday at 2.30pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!