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Term 4

Our learning this term has been based upon Shirley Hughes’ poetry collection ‘Out and About’.  We’ve had great fun getting ‘out and about’, especially in forest school! As a class treat we enjoyed hot chocolate and s’mores – delicious!  In the classroom we’ve been learning to recite poetry and writing our own poems. We’ve thought really carefully about each season and the best words and phrases to describe them.

Term 3

The Emperor’s Egg

This term we have enjoyed learning all about Emperor penguins. We’ve researched and found out so many interesting facts! Did you know a male Emperor Penguin is approximately 1.3m tall? Or that the male penguin looks after the egg while the female penguin fishes for food?

We were overwhelmed with the quality of home learning linked to the topic this term.  The children were asked to create a 3D model representing their learning. The standard of work was outstanding, children in Class 1 have so much creativity!  Here are just a few examples of our work:

Term 2

As Christmas approaches, we are feeling rather tired; not only have we been busy accompanying The Jolly Postman on his deliveries around Fairy- tale Land, we have also been making our own Magical Christmas Journey. If you came to watch, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

We have been spotting 2D and 3D shapes everywhere after learning about them in Maths. We have also been comparing numbers, thinking about which numbers are larger, smaller, or the same as each other, and explaining how we know. We were so good at this that we introduced the greater than, and less than symbols. A greedy crocodile dropped by to help us remember which way around we need to write the sign.

In Forest school, we enjoyed making bird feeders from willow. We found it quite tricky to weave the willow, but we persevered and achieved some great results.

Author Tracey Corderoy made a second visit to our school to share some of her new books. We were all enthralled during the whole school assembly when she read Christmas Extravaganza Hotel, and were then lucky enough to join Year R in a workshop based around Fairy Tale Pets when we all made grumpy baby bear hand puppets. We had great fun at the end joining in with an alternative and chaotic version of Old MacDonald!

Before we said our farewells to Miss Froggatt, she worked on some exciting science investigations with us. Our class favourite was one using, ice, food colouring and salt. We discovered that the salt seemed to make the water melt more quickly.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary from the end of WW1, we created our own wreath, made up of both red and purple poppies to remember the soldiers and animals who gave their lives. We attached it to the pole in our outdoor area, but the very windy weather meant that many of the poppies blew off before we were able to share it with you.

On the 1st December we welcomed a new, and somewhat cheeky, member to our class. Snowflake, the Elf has been up to all sorts of mischief since she arrived; partying with her friends, drawing on the fruit, swinging from the ceiling to name but a few! On one occasion, she brought her friend Frosty to meet us, but sadly, by the time we arrived Frosty was a puddle of water, a carrot nose, scarf and a few buttons! Poor Frosty! We can’t wait to see what she has been up to each morning.Merry Christmas from Year 1.

Class 1 Term 1 Newsletter

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Class 1 have enjoyed a busy and exciting start to the year!

In forest school, we collected natural materials to make an insect hotel.  We thought carefully about which materials would be suitable and we had to make sure the hotel was really secure so that no bugs would stay safe!

In English we are reading and learning all about Traditional Tales. We have learnt to retell the story of ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’. As part of our learning, we worked in groups to role play parts of the story and create freeze frames. Then we wrote about what each character might be saying, thinking or feeling.