Class 1 teacher is Miss Smith.
The focus for this half term and next will be learning our sounds and letters (phonics). We will also be looking at some everyday words (high frequency words), e.g. I, go, no. We will begin looking at the book Brave Little Bear and then moving onto other bear stories. We will be getting familiar with the book and carry out different activities based around the book.
The focus this term will be on counting and finding out about numbers. The children will use a variety of activities to sort, match and group objects. The children will also be learning about shapes and begin to describe shapes.
Other areas of learning
During this half term the children will be learning about themselves, this includes how they have changed, what makes them healthy and their surroundings. If you have any baby or toddler photographs available to send to school that we could photo copy to use for our work please send them in.
Activities, Visits and Trips 2018
On the last day of term before the Easter holidays we had a huge surprise! Mrs Austin had seen the Easter bunny out on the school yard. She said that the bunny had dropped all of his eggs out of the basket he was carrying. As a class we went out to investigate and found loads of eggs.
We gathered them all up into our basket and took them back inside. Back on the carpet we decided to count how many eggs the Easter bunny had dropped, we counted up to 194 eggs. We then talked about sharing and shared them out between us making sure everyone got the same amount.
We had a great trip to Wharton Park. The children we fantastic and very enthusiastic. We read the story Each Peach Pear Plum and in small groups we had to create our own picnic blanket. Our next job was to find the characters from the story who were hiding around the park. Once we found all of the characters we had to set up the small world picnic using our imagination.
We loved dressing up in our pyjamas for World Book Day. Throughout the day we had stories and hot chocolate. In the afternoon class 3 came to share their own stories that they had written with us.
30th January, Our time in class 1 so far….
Visit to our local church
Visit to Durham cathedral
Visit to Botanical gardens
The fire engine came to school
We have been investigating what happens to ice when it starts to melt. We have used some great describing words when having our discussions. We knew that ice turns into water when it melts because it’s not cold enough. We also know that when water freezes it becomes ice.
Activities, Visits and Trips 2017
8th September. Our first week in class 1 has been lots of fun. We have explored inside and outside. We have made lots of new friends and have settled into class life very well.
We have had a great time in our investigation laboratory this week! We have become lab technicians and researchers. In class we have a worm world and some caterpillars. We keep checking the caterpillars because they will soon become butterflies!
Our topic this half term is all about mini beasts! We have been digging for works this week and made a worm world. We watched the worms dig in our worm world and have put leaves in to watch the worms come back up to the surface.
Easter Egg Hunt
Before the Easter holidays we had a visit from the Easter Bunny. We went outside to find out that he had hidden lots of eggs around our playground. We had a fantastic time finding them. Back in class we used the eggs for our maths lesson. We counted the eggs and then talked about sharing the eggs equally.
For this half term we have been looking at food. We have found out where our food comes from and learnt about farms. We have been able to group animals into farm animals and wild animals and we have been able to match the baby animals with their adult. We were a little unsure what the baby animals were called at the start of our lesson but got there in the end.
We have been learning about the Easter story and what Christians believe in. We were able to sequence and retell the story.
Last Thursday was maths day at we had someone come into school to work with us, we were put into teams and had to find the number that was 1 more or 1 less than the number said by an adult. Once all the number tags had been collected we had to put them into the correct order. We all had a great time and worked really hard.
We have had a great time investigating spaghetti this week in class 1! We used words to describe what it looked like, smelt like and felt like. We investigated what happened to the spaghetti when we added water to it. We came up works like gooey, sticky, lumpy and stringy.
This morning we have been tasting the fruit from the story Handa’s Surprise. All the children tasted the different fruit and were able to say which fruit was the favourite and give reasons why. We are now going to write a sentence about our favourite fruit.
Our trip to the Baltic was fantastic! We made ceramic boats, drew amazing pictures of the bridges on the river from the view point in the Baltic and walked across the bridges and quayside.
Class 1 really enjoyed making pancakes this week, we learnt that pancake day was also called Shrove Tuesday and why we have pancakes. We put all the ingredients together, stirred it and watched what happens when the flour eggs and milk mixed together. The best part was eating them at the end!
10 Feb 2017 – We learnt all about Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the rooster. We used our cutting skills and fine motor skills to make a Chinese dragon.
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