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Welcome to Grebe class!

 

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what we have been learning in class. 

 

If for any reason you need to contact Miss Smith, please use the following email address.

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Term 4

 

Welcome back to term 4! I hope you had a fantastic half term smiley 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 smiley

Miss Smith

 

 

We've been busy in Grebe class with a visit from an engineer who helped us make bridges. We made a moving parts book that we gave to Mallard class and we shared stories with the children there. And last but not least we made fruit salad after writing some clear instructions on what to do!

Request!

 

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! smiley

Phew! What a busy week! We have celebrated St.David's Day by writing poems about daffodils and celebrated World Book Day by coming to school dressed up as our favourite book character. We have also been learning to multiply and divide, learning about our value of forgiveness and we have seen our great D.T. moving pictures work and Pinocchio writing up on the wall! Well done to the children on the wall and those who made extra slider moving pictures at home :)

The children have written their own puppet shows in groups. They have made their own puppets and have performed them for each other. We talked about what we thought was great about each show and what could make it even better.

We have been busy measuring things this week! We made our own beards which we wore and had to measure everyone's! We have also been on a measuring hunt outside and exploring which objects are the longest or shortest or are taller, shorter, bigger, smaller.

Half term reminder!

 

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 smiley

Term 3

 

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 week Grebe class have been writing amazing stories! Some (quite a few!) of the stories were about Star Wars! Sam and Jasper's stories are on show in the hall in the becoming the best we can be gallery. Well done you two!

Grebe class have been reading the story of Chinese New Year. The children have all designed and made their own Chinese dragons in D.T. They have come up with some amazing designs. Well done everyone!

The children have been sorting animals into carnivores (eats meat), herbivores (eats plants) or omnivores (eats both)! If you see any animals at the weekend have a chat about what it eats and what group it's in! Also if you have any bits for junk modelling that could come in next week we would be very grateful, thank you!

The children have been sorting animals into carnivores (eats meat), herbivores (eats plants) or omnivores (eats both)! If you see any animals at the weekend have a chat about what it eats and what group it's in! Also if you have any bits for junk modelling that could come in next week we would be very grateful, thank you! 1
The children have been sorting animals into carnivores (eats meat), herbivores (eats plants) or omnivores (eats both)! If you see any animals at the weekend have a chat about what it eats and what group it's in! Also if you have any bits for junk modelling that could come in next week we would be very grateful, thank you! 2

Grebe class have been making our own tartans to celebrate Burn's Night and learning about Scotland. We have also been tasting foods to see if they are bitter, sweet, sour or salty....not everyone loved the very dark chocolate or the lemon!

We have been busy making peppermint creams as sweets for the witch's house in Hansel and Gretel! We have written the recipe out carefully including the ingredients and how to make them. There might have also been icing sugar everywhere including all over Miss Smith! :)

Grebe class had a science and maths lesson in one! The children timed how long it would take for different coloured M&Ms to dissolve and recorded their times. Some chocolate may have been eaten afterwards!

In maths this week we have been learning to read and write o'clock and half past times. We went outside with our partners and made our own clocks using hoops and chalk to practise!

In P.E. Grebe class worked in groups to find traditional tales characters in an obstacle course! They timed each other and wrote down how long it took to find each one.

In P.E. Grebe class worked in groups to find traditional tales characters in an obstacle course! They timed each other and wrote down how long it took to find each one. 1
In P.E. Grebe class worked in groups to find traditional tales characters in an obstacle course! They timed each other and wrote down how long it took to find each one. 2

Term 2

 

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 smiley

Christmas events!

 

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! smiley

We have been learning to place the right amounts with numbers and number words. The children put the numbers in order than added the correct amount of diennes. Some children have also been using Ipads to support their phonics by playing games and listening carefully for sounds.

We have been learning to place the right amounts with numbers and number words. The children put the numbers in order than added the correct amount of diennes. Some children have also been using Ipads to support their phonics by playing games and listening carefully for sounds.  1
We have been learning to place the right amounts with numbers and number words. The children put the numbers in order than added the correct amount of diennes. Some children have also been using Ipads to support their phonics by playing games and listening carefully for sounds.  2
We have been learning to place the right amounts with numbers and number words. The children put the numbers in order than added the correct amount of diennes. Some children have also been using Ipads to support their phonics by playing games and listening carefully for sounds.  3
We have been learning to place the right amounts with numbers and number words. The children put the numbers in order than added the correct amount of diennes. Some children have also been using Ipads to support their phonics by playing games and listening carefully for sounds.  4
We have been learning to place the right amounts with numbers and number words. The children put the numbers in order than added the correct amount of diennes. Some children have also been using Ipads to support their phonics by playing games and listening carefully for sounds.  5

Remember to smile! We have been given dental care kits and information from Colgate and the British Dental Association which have been sent home for the children to use :)

The children went out collecting leaves and sticks to create their own Autumn tree collages. We then talked about what changes have happened from Summer to Autumn and what might happen as it changes from Autumn to Winter.

During science Grebe class used oil pastels and coloured water to see if the oil in a penguin's feathers would keep him dry at sea! We are also learning this week to read/write number words, e.g. one, two

During science Grebe class used oil pastels and coloured water to see if the oil in a penguin's feathers would keep him dry at sea! We are also learning this week to read/write number words, e.g. one, two 1
During science Grebe class used oil pastels and coloured water to see if the oil in a penguin's feathers would keep him dry at sea! We are also learning this week to read/write number words, e.g. one, two 2
During science Grebe class used oil pastels and coloured water to see if the oil in a penguin's feathers would keep him dry at sea! We are also learning this week to read/write number words, e.g. one, two 3
During science Grebe class used oil pastels and coloured water to see if the oil in a penguin's feathers would keep him dry at sea! We are also learning this week to read/write number words, e.g. one, two 4

Term 1

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

In Grebe class we have a worship table and a pondering chair! This is a place in the classroom for children to think quietly about things that are important to them.

In Grebe class we have a worship table and a pondering chair! This is a place in the classroom for children to think quietly about things that are important to them. 1

Grebe class have been reading Traction Man. We are learning the first adventure off by heart and then re-telling the story. We have also been answering missing number problems. Another busy week for Grebe class!

Grebe class have been reading Traction Man. We are learning the first adventure off by heart and then re-telling the story. We have also been answering missing number problems. Another busy week for Grebe class! 1
Grebe class have been reading Traction Man. We are learning the first adventure off by heart and then re-telling the story. We have also been answering missing number problems. Another busy week for Grebe class! 2
Grebe class have been reading Traction Man. We are learning the first adventure off by heart and then re-telling the story. We have also been answering missing number problems. Another busy week for Grebe class! 3

Harvest Festival

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! smiley

Request!

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!

 

In maths we have been learning to read and write addition and subtraction number sentences using objects and number lines. The children have worked really hard and have done brilliantly!

In maths we have been learning to read and write addition and subtraction number sentences using objects and number lines.  The children have worked really hard and have done brilliantly! 1
In maths we have been learning to read and write addition and subtraction number sentences using objects and number lines.  The children have worked really hard and have done brilliantly! 2
In maths we have been learning to read and write addition and subtraction number sentences using objects and number lines.  The children have worked really hard and have done brilliantly! 3
In maths we have been learning to read and write addition and subtraction number sentences using objects and number lines.  The children have worked really hard and have done brilliantly! 4

In Grebe class this week we have been reading Eliot Midnight Superhero! A quiet and well behaved boy who by night saves his town from lions amongst other things! We have been learning about onomatopoeia (words that are also sounds), for example whoosh, crack, pop!

In Grebe class this week we have been reading Eliot Midnight Superhero! A quiet and well behaved boy who by night saves his town from lions amongst other things! We have been learning about onomatopoeia (words that are also sounds), for example whoosh, crack, pop! 1
In Grebe class this week we have been reading Eliot Midnight Superhero! A quiet and well behaved boy who by night saves his town from lions amongst other things! We have been learning about onomatopoeia (words that are also sounds), for example whoosh, crack, pop! 2
In Grebe class this week we have been reading Eliot Midnight Superhero! A quiet and well behaved boy who by night saves his town from lions amongst other things! We have been learning about onomatopoeia (words that are also sounds), for example whoosh, crack, pop! 3

Grebe class are enjoying learning dance this term with Mrs. Sparrey on Friday mornings.

Grebe class are enjoying learning dance this term with Mrs. Sparrey on Friday mornings. 1
Grebe class are enjoying learning dance this term with Mrs. Sparrey on Friday mornings. 2
Grebe class are enjoying learning dance this term with Mrs. Sparrey on Friday mornings. 3

Grebe class have been busy this week reading Super Duck and learning to put the story in the right order and re-tell it. We have also been learning to count in 2s and our number bonds to 10!

We were right! There was an Evil Pea about! He came and stole all Grebe class' fruit!

We were right! There was an Evil Pea about! He came and stole all Grebe class' fruit! 1

This week we're reading Supertato! We are making our own super potatoes and looking out for Evil Pea!

This week we're reading Supertato! We are making our own super potatoes and looking out for Evil Pea! 1
This week we're reading Supertato! We are making our own super potatoes and looking out for Evil Pea! 2
This week we're reading Supertato! We are making our own super potatoes and looking out for Evil Pea! 3
This week we're reading Supertato! We are making our own super potatoes and looking out for Evil Pea! 4
This week we're reading Supertato! We are making our own super potatoes and looking out for Evil Pea! 5
This week we're reading Supertato! We are making our own super potatoes and looking out for Evil Pea! 6
This week we're reading Supertato! We are making our own super potatoes and looking out for Evil Pea! 7
This week we're reading Supertato! We are making our own super potatoes and looking out for Evil Pea! 8
This week we're reading Supertato! We are making our own super potatoes and looking out for Evil Pea! 9

Our superheroes flying through the playground!

Grebe class ready for a new year!

Grebe class ready for a new year! 1
Grebe class ready for a new year! 2
Grebe class ready for a new year! 3

Term 6

 

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! 

Home Learning Links

 

Most Fridays we will be posting Learning Links on this site; please click on the links below to access them:

Home Learning Links 2015 - 2016:

Grebe class have been creating our own Flanimals outside using chalk! We then wrote about their appearance, diet and special abilities. Some could cook, jump really high and one even ate eyeballs!

Grebe class have been creating our own Flanimals outside using chalk! We then wrote about their appearance, diet and special abilities. Some could cook, jump really high and one even ate eyeballs! 1
Grebe class have been creating our own Flanimals outside using chalk! We then wrote about their appearance, diet and special abilities. Some could cook, jump really high and one even ate eyeballs! 2
Grebe class have been creating our own Flanimals outside using chalk! We then wrote about their appearance, diet and special abilities. Some could cook, jump really high and one even ate eyeballs! 3

In Grebe class we have been learning about multiplication. We have made arrays using cheerios, lego and shapes!

The children have been combining art and maths this week! We have been looking at the artist Piet Mondrian and his use of shapes. The children have created their own paintings and worked out what fraction of their painting is red, blue or yellow.

The children have been combining art and maths this week! We have been looking at the artist Piet Mondrian and his use of shapes. The children have created their own paintings and worked out what fraction of their painting is red, blue or yellow. 1
The children have been combining art and maths this week! We have been looking at the artist Piet Mondrian and his use of shapes. The children have created their own paintings and worked out what fraction of their painting is red, blue or yellow. 2
The children have been combining art and maths this week! We have been looking at the artist Piet Mondrian and his use of shapes. The children have created their own paintings and worked out what fraction of their painting is red, blue or yellow. 3
The children have been combining art and maths this week! We have been looking at the artist Piet Mondrian and his use of shapes. The children have created their own paintings and worked out what fraction of their painting is red, blue or yellow. 4

Grebe class have been making cliffs, beaches and the sea using pebbles, shells and water in Geography.

Grebe class have been enjoying the sunshine and doing English outside! We hunted for words ending in er, est, ing and ed and found 63 between us!

Grebe class have been enjoying the sunshine and doing English outside! We hunted for words ending in er, est, ing and ed and found 63 between us! 1
Grebe class have been enjoying the sunshine and doing English outside! We hunted for words ending in er, est, ing and ed and found 63 between us! 2
Grebe class have been enjoying the sunshine and doing English outside! We hunted for words ending in er, est, ing and ed and found 63 between us! 3
Grebe class have been enjoying the sunshine and doing English outside! We hunted for words ending in er, est, ing and ed and found 63 between us! 4

This term we are learning to play tennis!

Term 5

 

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!

Term 4

 

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!

Term 3

 

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.

 

 

 

It was Pancake Day and Grebe class enjoyed celebrating! We ate pancakes, wrote about our favourite toppings and did pancake races!

In Grebe class we have been practising our number bonds using Numicon

In Grebe class we have been practising our number bonds using Numicon 1
In Grebe class we have been practising our number bonds using Numicon 2
In Grebe class we have been practising our number bonds using Numicon 3
In Grebe class we have been practising our number bonds using Numicon 4

Grebe class have been working in groups to write The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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