Welcome back after the Easter holidays everyone! Class 1 have had a great week learning about the season of Spring. We have been planting bean seeds and exploring our new Garden Centre role-play area. The children loved meeting our new pet guinea pigs Percy and Peter. They spent ages watching them in their cage, talking about what the guinea pigs were doing and their characteristics. In P.E we learnt how to roll a ball to a partner, stepping forward to help us aim and maintaining eye contact to receive the ball. Next week we are learning about Jack and the Beanstalk. What is your favourite part of this story?
This week in Reception we have been learning about the continent Africa! We learnt about a little girl called Fatou who goes to school in a place called The Gambia in Africa. We talked and wrote about the similarities and differences between her life and our own. Everybody in class 1 loved talking about the animals that live in Africa. Some of our favourites were the lions, hippos and monkeys. We recorded our findings using a tally chart, recognising how many animals in total. On Friday we explored African instruments and watched African dancing. We loved using the steel drum to make different sounds. Can you see our fantastic dance moves. Next week we will be continuing learning about Africa as we read Rumble in the Jungle and talk about African safari's!
Our topic about 'Our Community' was enjoyed by all of Class 1 and friends! We learnt about different professions such as dentists and police officers. We loved checking each other's teeth and counting how many we had in total. We sequenced pictures of how to brush our teeth and labelled these with words like 'scrub' and 'brush' using our 'fred fingers'. We were so excited to have some special visitors in our school. The Police Officers from Chelmlsey Wood came to award Abdullah with a special prize for naming their riot van Optimus Crime. Well done Abdullah! We found it very interesting exploring the van and learning about the equipment the police officers use. Can you spot yourself in the pictures above?
What a fabulous term we've had in Class 1! We loved learning about all the different Traditional Tales. We compared good and bad characters, talking about their characteristics and appearance! Our favourites were the Wolf, Goldilocks and The Gingerbread Man. We enjoyed learning about bridges and constructing them out of different materials. We made sure they were strong! We learnt how to read instruction in a recipe book in order to make porridge. It was yummy! We have also celebrated lots of different festivals in class 1 this term. We took part in a sponsored pancake flip on Shrove Tuesday. We all tried hard and the largest number of flips was 30! Well done everyone! We loved learning about Chinese New Year and had a go at the dragon dance, moving to he beat of the music. Our teachers and friends are looking forward to next term where we will be learning about Our Community and People Who Help Us.
We enjoyed welcoming the children back to school this week! Our topic is 'Healthy Me' and we've been thinking about the foods and exercises that keep us healthy. We are really excited to read the story Supertato by Sue Hendra next week. Have a look at the story pictures above to see what mischief the evil pea gets up to! In addition to this, the children were really interested in making 3D shapes after completing their homework task. They worked hard to cut and join 3D shapes together. They talked about the number of sides or corners and whether they were "straight" or "curved". Well done!
What a snowy start to our week at Daylesford! The children in Class 1 were so excited to talk about their experiences of the snow and ice! We had lots of discussions during carpet time. We did so well in our Christmas play performance. Congratulations children for singing and performing so beautifully! On Thursday we had some special visitors in Class 1 - Rudolph and his reindeer friends. We watched them dance and discussed how they travelled to our school. After we wrote some lovely captions using our 'fred fingers' to help us segment the sounds in words. We are looking forward to the Carol Service and Party Day next week!
What an exciting week it has been in Class One! We are being really resourceful, trying all our activities linked to our learning theme of Outer Space. The children are getting much better at adapting and modifying their work and creations, always trying to "make it even better!" Sam Squirrel would be proud! This week the children have been challenging themselves to solve subtraction number problems both practically and by jumping backwards using a number track. They tried really hard to find the new total. We have also started learning our Christmas songs for the Reception play. Please check bags next week for children's roles and costume letters. We hope you will come and watch us!
Anti Bullying Week and Children in Need!
It has been another fun week at school in Class 1! We are still enjoying our topic on Outer Space. We loved the Alien's Love Underpants story and even decorated our own pair of pants using different textured materials as well as watecolour paints. We wore odd socks on monday to celebrate being different and unique for anti bullying week. On Friday we took part in the Daily Dash for Children in Need 2017. We challenged ourselves to jog around the hall for 5 minutes. The children were great at encouraging each other with motivating words and they felt so proud when they had finished! Well done evryone! Next week we are radibng the story Whatever Next by Jill Murphy.
We have been learning about Autumn, Halloween and Bonfire Night!
We had a great time in Class 1 learning about all of the events that take place at this time of year. We moulded play dough and added different materials to make fireworks. We remembered the names for the fireworks. Our favourite was the Catherine Wheel! We enjoyed the challenge of creating moving pictures for Bonfire Night using split pins to make the fireworks move and straws to make Guy Fawkes puppets. We have been working hard to order numbers correctly, talking about how we know which number is the biggest or the smallest.
Well done to all of class 1 for a super first half term in school! The children have settled in to the daily routine really well and have enjoyed all our learning topics. We were great talking about our families and our homes as we learned "All about me". We shared some super stories and information books during the "Under the Sea" topic including The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and Barry the Fish with Fingers by Sue Hendra.
In the last week of term we had fun learning about festivals that take place during the Autumn season including Harvest and Diwali. We loved designing and making Diva lamps using salt dough and various decorative materials. Have a look at our fabulous creations above!
The children break up for October half term on Friday 20th October and school starts again on Monday 30th October. We hope you all have a lovely holiday and look forward to our topic of Autumn, Halloween and Bonfire Night when we return to school. Take a look at our new Autumnal role-play area below!
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