Class 1 have shown off their fabulous teamwork skills this week as they took part in a "Team Challenge". Each team were given clear instructions and a selection of specific tools and materials. Each team was given their own challenge. Each team had to build a bridge strong enough for The 3 Billy Goats Gruff to cross. The children demonstrated many characteristics of effective learning which included: perseverance, patience, concentration, creativity, critical thinking and above all else enjoyment.
This week we have been thinking lots about E-Safety. Below is a link to a website which we use in school. Ask your child if they can remember how to keep safe online. What has Smartie the Penguin told them?
Do you always know what your child is watching or playing?https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin
We have had a super magical week in Class 1! Mrs Reynolds went to the shop to buy a sandwich and the lady didn't give her real money for her change, oh no, she gave her some magic beans!!!!!! She was very angry (just like Jack's mum in our story) and threw them down on the table! We read the instructions on the packets and we planted them outside. In the morning we couldn't believe our eyes- lollipops had grown!!!!! MAGIC!!! We have done some amazing story writing too. Some children wrote a full page or two or three
On Friday the first of February we went outside and enjoyed some "Freezing Friday Fun". It might be the only snow we get in Goldthorpe so we wrapped up and hurried outside to make the most of it.
On Friday afternoon it was our parent topic session. It was such a wonderful way to end our topic of "Will you read me a story?" as we enjoyed lots of super activities inspired by our favourite story "Supertato". It was fantastic to see so many of our parents and children enjoying making their own "Superveggies" out of real vegetables and also playdough (which was lovingly made by our super Mrs Sanderson). I hope that you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I just have.
This week our story has been "Jack and The Beanstalk". We wrote a class story map then had a go at writing our own. We made our own game up called "Magic Beans" where we wrote down the instructions to tell others how to play. We have painted a huge beanstalk and made a fabulous display in our classroom.
In maths we have been counting forwards and backwards from any number and finding missing numbers.
Click on the link below to sing our Jack and The Beanstalk song.
Another week of Goldilocks activities and this week we made porridge. We had different toppings to choose from and all decided which we each thought was “just right”. Some people even tasted porridge for the very first time and loved it. In literacy we have been learning how to write instructions and Year 1 wrote the instructions for making porridge.
Lots of you have sent in celebrations photographs which are now in the children’s books and some on display. They are wonderful and the children enjoyed sharing them and talking about their special times. Father Declan came to visit us on Friday and he spoke to us about celebrations in church and loved listening to the children sharing their stories.
Welcome back to school and a Happy New Year! We are continuing our topic "Will you read me a story?" For the next four weeks where we will be focussing on traditional stories starting this week with "Goldilocks and The Three Bears". We looked at how lots of stories begin in the same way with "once upon a time" and we have looked at capital letters and which lower case letters they represent. We have written speech bubbles for the different characters and sequenced the different parts of the story writing full sentences. In maths we are learning to tell the time. "When the big hand is at the top it's something o'clock and the little hand tells us us what o'clock" - this has helped us to remember o'clock times. Half past is a little bit more challenging but Y1 have been doing really well with both o'clock and half past. Some children have even started to wear a watch so that they can keep telling me what time it is😃