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what we have been learning in class.
Welcome to Term 5
What a busy term it has already been! I have got to know all of the children very well now in Grebe Class and am very happy to be teaching them until the end of the school year. This term our topic is The Jungle and we have been busy learning all about the different animals we might come across in the jungle. We will be reading the stories Rumble in the jungle, Walking Through The Jungle, Giraffes Can't Dance and the Jungle Book.
We are really enjoying rugby tots this term. Learning how to throw and kick a rugby ball and score a try! Look at our fantastic skills. Doing the haka at the end is really funny too!
PE kit is needed on a Thursday as we have Rugby Tots and also on Mondays. Thank you.
Welcome back to term 4! I hope you had a fantastic half term I have loved seeing lots of the homework that the children did as well as seeing in the reading records all the lovely reading that happened! This term in year 1 we are continuing our topic of Once Upon a Time and we will be reading a new selection of traditional tales. The first week is Pinocchio and we are writing our own puppet shows! We will also be reading The Runaway Pancake, Aladdin, Mulan and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. In maths this term we will be learning about measuring lengths and heights, multiplication and division and fractions. We will also be learning about the role of the monarchy in history and in D.T. we will be working towards making moving pictures, like the ones is pop up books etc.
Please keep up all the fabulous reading at home and thank you for your continued support
Please can we have as much junk modelling as you can donate by next Friday (the 24th March) for a bridge building project. Thank you so much!
To help make sure your child is ready for the start of term 4 please ensure that they are read with daily during half term. They have books in their book bags and please sign the reading record to help ensure I know when they have finished their books. Even 10 minutes a day makes a huge difference to their reading progress. There may also be some homework in a plastic wallet in their book bag. If your child does work on this in the holidays I would love to see any homework they are particularly proud of on the Monday when we come back to school. Thank you for your continued support and I hope you have a great half term
This term in Year 1 our topic is Once Upon a Time. We are going to be reading a range of traditional tales including Little Red Riding Hood, The Frog Prince, The Monkey’s Magic Pipe, Mulan and Pinocchio. The children will be describing characters, creating story maps, re-telling stories and writing their own tales. In science we will be learning more about materials, winter weather and our senses and in humanities we will be learning about British geography, which we will tie in with our weather work! In Maths this term we are going to be learning to tell the time when it is o’clock or half past times, read and write the days of the week and the months, further work on problem solving with addition and subtraction and measuring lengths and heights. If your child would like to bring in a book from home to support our topic, for example a traditional tale that would be lovely but please make sure it’s named. Thank you.
This term in year 1 our topic is Frozen Planet. We are going to be learning about the Arctic and the Antarctic and the animals that live there. This week we have been writing about what we already know, watched some super videos of penguins, whales and ice sheets falling into the sea and performed a science experiment to learn about how penguins keep dry! In Maths this term we are going to be learning to count forwards and backwards from any number to 20, to read and write our number words to twenty, our number bonds to 20 and addition and subtraction and missing number sentences to 20 (and maybe beyond!) Next week we will be reading the book Lost and Found about a penguin's search for a friend which also ties in well with our value this term of friendship. Just a reminder that P.E. days are Monday and Friday this term and that books are normally changed Wednesday and Friday, please remember to write in the reading records so we know the books have been read! Thank you for your continued support
A huge well done to all of Grebe class for their fantastic performances in our Christmas play today and yesterday. I was really pleased with all the super dancing and great behaviour. Next week we are busy bees with Christmas lunch, our trip to the theatre and our Christmas church service! If anyone is able to walk to the church and back with us on Thursday we would be very grateful (we are leaving just before 1pm) please let me know. (I'm afraid you can't be accompanied by any siblings.)
Well done Grebes once again for a fantastic couple of days!
Welcome to Grebe class! It has been a great first few weeks of the term with all the children settling in quickly and enjoying their topic which is superheroes. We have been busy already making superhero puppets and taking them on adventures! We have also read the books Supatato, Super Duck and Elliot Midnight Superhero. Next week we will be reading Traction Man by Mini Grey.
In Grebe class our P.E. days are Monday and Friday and we are very lucky this term as we are having a dance teacher in to teach us new ways to move and help us become the best dancers we can be! It would be great if you could read daily with your child, it makes a real difference and helps them become the best readers they can be! Thank you for your support, Miss Smith
A huge congratulations to Grebe class who performed their Autumn poem beautifully at the Harvest Festival. I was so impressed with how the children remembered and delivered the poem as well as their super behaviour, great job Grebes!
Jack in Grebe class is missing 4 named school jumpers! If you find any that have accidentally gone home please can you bring them into class thank you. Sometimes jumpers go walkabouts into P.E. bags too so it is always worth a check in there when they come home! Thank you for your help!
This term in year one our topic is Space. We will be getting ready for British astronaut Tim Peake's arrival back on Earth from the International Space Station as well as learning about how his adventures compare to Charles Darwin's voyages hundreds of years ago. We will also be making the most of the sunshine with tennis and ball skills outside and doing some of our lessons in our playground too!
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This term in Grebe class our topic is Through the Porthole! We are learning about the oceans and we will be looking at poetry, stories and information books all about the sea and the animals that live there. We will also be continuing our oceans theme in maths where the children have been making graphs about ocean animals and we will be learning about capacity in our own classroom 'ocean!' This term we will also be starting maypole dancing, celebrating St. George's Day and learning to play tennis, hopefully we will get some sunny weather!
Year one have been learning about the topic Rumble in the Jungle. We read Walking through the Jungle and wrote our own stories about animals in different habitats. The children also learnt about plants, went on plant hunts and created observational drawings. We also learnt about animals and found out whether they are omnivores, herbivores or carnivores. We also celebrated World Book Day, St.David's Day, St.Patrick's Day and Sport Relief and made hot cross buns for Easter. A busy term for Grebe class!
In Grebe class we were learning about explorers. We learnt about space and watched videos of astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). We learnt how astronauts brush their teeth and wash their hair in space! We also wrote letters to Tim Peake, the first British astronaut on the ISS, after watching him 'blast off!' The children were also learning about deserts, the polar regions, winter weather and the children are making maps for the traditional tales we are reading. We have been reading Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children have been learning to recite the stories with actions, make story maps and re-write the stories in groups. The groups read the stories to the rest of the class and thought about how our stories were the same or different to the original tale! There was some super team work and sharing of ideas! We also had a visitor in class to talk to us about bridges and we designed our own bridges for the Three Billy Goats Gruff to cross.