A few pictures from our lovely Christmas Lunch at school. We ate, sang, chatted and laughed. Thank you to our great cooks and lunchtime helpers.
In Year 1 today we had some special visitors in the form of animals! To develop this half terms topic we we very lucky to have Kimmy's Zoo come into school. Sarah & Amy brought in a selection of animals including a tortoise, chameleon, armadillo, skunk and snake! We learnt lots of interesting facts:
*A chameleon goes puffy when angry and green when scared.
*A tortoise is a herbivore which means it eats grass, leaves and flowers.
*There are 10,000 different types of millipedes and they have about 600 legs.
What a great experience for us today, here are some of our comments of the session
"It was really fun" Max
"I really liked the snake" Nixon
"I felt happy seeing the animals" Lexie
"It was really exciting" Ava
In Art this week we have been developing our painting skills and mixing our own powder paint using our dip, dab, mix rhyme. We were making C shapes and had to ensure we held our paintbrush correctly.
In Maths we have been learning about 2D shapes, thinking about the properties. We were learning another name for a rectangle is oblong and we thought about unusual 2D shapes like oval and rhombus. We have also been learning to write numbers in words from one to ten. Some of them are very tricky but we have been working hard!
We re-told the story of the Little Red Hen using actions in literacy, check out Seesaw if you haven't seen the video!
Welcome back after our short half term, hope you all had a nice week off!
This term we are starting a topic on 'animals'. In literacy we are reading 2 books- 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes' and 'Handa's Hen' Our writing will be based on these books, we will be focusing on using our imagination and applying our punctuation skills. Our science is also linked to animals and we will be thinking about the structure of animals and sorting them into mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds.
In PE we have started thinking about using balance and will be using the apparatus soon which we are really excited about.
We have been enjoying our vets role play area this week. We have been taking patch for a walk, making the animals better and writing receipts.
Well done to all the children that achieved our learning gems in the first half of the term!
On Friday we celebrated 100 years since the end of World War 1. We were dressed in a sea of red, white and blue and were ready to celebrate with our flags & hats. We had a great afternoon singing, sharing food with our friends. Well done Year 1!
In Science this half term we are learning about our bodies. We have been thinking about the different parts of the body and whats underneath our skin. We labelled a picture today and make dog bone skeletons. We even watched Funny-bones! In the weeks to come we will be thinking about our 5 senses so keep an eye out for more pictures!
Thank you to those who attended the meet the teacher presentation it was lovely to meet you all. We hope you found it helpful. For those who were unable to attend please see the presentation that was talked about below. Your child will have come home with the pack that was handed out on the day. If you have any questions following the meeting please do not hesitate to ask.
A warm welcome to all of the Parents & Children! We have had a great start to the new term and we have been amazed by the children. They have all been polite, hard workers. We have been settling into Year 1 by thinking about the class rules, our presentation and our MacArthur class values. Take a look at our new display below.
If you can please come along to our Meet the Teacher on Tuesday 11th at 3.30pm.
We hope you child has enjoyed their first few days as much as we have!
Mrs Stockdale & Mrs Thompson