Week 6

What a busy half term we have had! This week is other faith week. Year 1 have been learning about Judaism. On Tuesday we had a fun, informative workshop where the children got to handle and wear some artefacts.

     

On Wednesday we had an internet safety workshop where the children learnt how important staying safe online is. They were part of a computer game and they had to block people who were unkind and tell an adult.

In Science we have been predicting what objects sink and what objects float. Then the children tested their predictions and recorded their results.

On Thursday the children had a wonderful time dancing at the disco!

Next term we will be making a class garden. Our garden will be about The Scarecrow’s Wedding . If you have any old clothes or materials , please send them in. Also if you would like to donate some plants, we would be very grateful.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Mrs Carey

 

 

Week 5

In Maths the children have been making two digit numbers with Dienes. They have been drawing pictures to show how many tens and how many ones.

In English we have continued learning about the features of instructions and the children wrote instructions to explain how they brush their teeth. We have also been learning about adding the suffixes to word.

In Science, we had an important job to help Cinderella find the best paper to clean with. We tested paper, hand towels and kitchen roll. We found kitchen roll was the best.

In Religion, we have been learning about the Sacraments of Baptism and Reconciliation.

In ICT we have been learning about algorithms. We drew an algorithm and then followed the steps to draw a picture on the ipad.

Have a lovely weekend

 

Mrs Carey

 

Week 4

Another fun week! In Literacy we have been learning about instructions. We followed instructions to make a jam sandwich and gave our partners instructions. Then we wrote the instructions to help others to make a jam sandwich. The children loved making and eating the sandwiches!

In Numeracy we have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones using different resources.

In Science we did an investigation to see what happened to different foods when we heated them. We made great predictions and described the changes using wonderful vocabulary.

In Geography, we have been learning about the Arctic. We located it on a map. We researched information on the iPads and we looked at the types of animals that would be there. We also thought about the clothes we would need to take in our suitcase.

Mr Cicco is leaving us today. The children have thoroughly enjoyed having him in the class and have learnt a lot from him. We wish him luck in his training.

On Friday we had a great day playing in the snow!

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

Mrs Carey

 

Week 3

A busy week of learning! In Science, we have continued our learning on materials. The children made posters to show objects and their properties.

On Thursday, we had a special visitor, Bishop John Sherrington. He spoke to us about his role as a bishop and we asked him lots of interesting questions. He enjoyed listening to us sing.

On Friday we led the school assembly about St Paul and his message of God’s spirit being in all of our joy. The children were fantastic! They all read and sang beautifully. We hope you all loved your beautiful smile your children gave to you.

Have a great weekend

 

Mrs Carey

 

Week 2

We have had a great week of learning! In Literacy we have been reading the story ‘The Last Noo-Noo’ By Jill Murphy. The children did some hot seating on the different characters in the story and they answered some great questions from the other children.

In Numeracy we have been making equivalent number sentences.

5 + 1 = 3 + 3. They have been using a variety of resources to check that both sides are equal.

In Science, we started our new topic Materials. The children used their senses to describe how materials felt and then sorted objects into different groups.

This term we are learning about how God is with us everyday. We have been thinking of times when we feel God’s presence in all the wonderful things we do. We have been focusing on when we feel or see joy around us.

We look forward to seeing you at our class assembly on Friday 25th January.

Have a great weekend.

 

Mrs Carey

 

Spring Term Week 1

Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas. The children have settled in well and enjoyed telling me about their wonderful holidays.

Mr Chico, a trainee teacher has been supporting in our class for a few weeks before Christmas and will be with us until the end of January.  The children have made him feel very welcome.

 

We started the week with a Act of Worship, thinking about Amelia. The children were very respectful and prayed for people they cared about.

In Literacy we read the story The Three Little Pigs and the children acted out the story. The expression they used for the different characters was fantastic!

In Numeracy we have been looking at different ways to make different totals. The children enjoyed making equivalent number sentences using dinosaurs.

The feast of the Epiphany was on Sunday 6th January so the children made crowns for the assembly on Friday. They all thought of a gift for 2019 . The children acted out the story of the Epiphany and retold it in their own words.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

 

Week 15

What a fun week we have had! On Tuesday we went went to see Jack and the Beanstalk. The children and adults thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you for the parents who came to help. Lena got a special invitation to go on stage and she sang beautifully!

On Wednesday, we were all dressed in our Christmas jumpers and had our Christmas lunch!

On Wednesday afternoon we had two great acts in the talent show. A group dancing to Rocking Around the Christmas Tree and a group singing Last Christmas. Fern, Hanna, Julia and Amber came joint second singing Last Christmas.

We hope you like your beautiful Christmas presents made by the children with Mrs Burgess.

Thank you for your generous gifts and cards.

Have a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Mrs Carey

Week 14

The Magical Christmas Jigsaw!

We hope you enjoyed our Christmas Production! The children were fantastic and should be proud of themselves. The children worked hard learning the songs and dances.  Thank you to all the parents for your help learning the songs and providing costumes.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Carey

Week 13

We have had a busy week! We have been practising for our Christmas Play, thank you for sending in the children’s costumes. Keep practising the songs and dances over the weekend.

Each day we open our Advent calendar and focus on something good to do.

We all made Advent promises on stars and added them onto the display in the hall. The children have been very good at trying to follow their promises and we have had lots of Advent angels.

On Tuesday some of the children planted some trees donated by Sainsbury’s. Year 1 will look after these trees and watch them grow.  They planted two silver birch, two rowan and a hazel tree.

The children have written some fantastic shape poems about Winter

 

In PE we did Jungle Gymnastics, the children were thinking about the different movements that animals make. We had some excellent flamingos, tigers and giraffes.

 

See you on Wednesday at 9.30am for The Magic Jigsaw Puzzle.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Carey

 

Week 12

This week was National Tree so we looked closely at the trees in our playground. We drew the trees and the leaves. Then we did some bark rubbings. We identified that one was a Willow tree and one  was a silver maple tree.

In Maths we have been counting backwards and subtracting. We have been using number cards, 100 squares and number lines to help us. Please practise counting backwards at home.

In English we have been using our senses to write some poems. We have been describing objects using great adjectives!

On Wednesday the children were very respectful at the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. They sat quietly and sang beautifully, showing respect. After the children wrote some beautiful prayers to Jesus.

In Religion we have been learning about the story the Visitation. The children acted out the story and made Mary and Elizabeth using different materials.

In History the children have been learning about old toys and comparing them with toys today. If you have any toys belonging to the children’s parents or grandparents, please send them in for our class display.

The children are doing well learning their songs and dances for our Christmas Play. Please send in their costumes by Wednesday 5th December.

Home Learning – Practise singing the Christmas songs.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Carey