week beginning 19th July 2021
I can't believe this is our final week together in Class 1. It hasn't quite been the year we had hope for, but you all have wonderful children and the resilience they have shown with all the changes that have happened shows how amazing they are. I would like to thank you all for your wonderful support and partnership you have shown this academic year, it means a lot. If the weather continues to remain this hot, our sporting activities this week will be carefully thought about to ensure we stay safe in the sun and heat.
So this week please remember to send your child in the house colours for the sporting activities on Monday, Thursday and Friday. On Tuesday it is our Ugly Bug Ball where we will be doing minibeast activities. I look forward to seeing what minibeasts turn up to school! On Wednesday it is a French afternoon as part of enrichment time so the children are invited to come dressed in something French or wear red, blue or white. On Friday we will have a DVD for our class treat.
Please ensure you send your child to school wearing suncream and with a sun hat.
Please note we will be sending lots of things home this week such as wellies and work.
week beginning 14th June 2021
We had a brilliant first week back at school and enjoyed our new topic focus of minibeasts and reading the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We read the story and did lots of re-telling and created our own story maps to help us become familiar with the story language and sequence of events. We talked about the life cycle of a butterfly, and we are very excited to have 4 real caterpillars in our class which arrived on Thursday to observe the life cycle with our very own eyes! We focussed on the artist Kandinsky and created our own painted and paper concentric circles.
This week we are continuing to focus on The Very Hungry Caterpillar as well as planning a surprise for our Dads with it being Father's Day on Sunday. Please make sure you look in your child's book bag Monday night to find a special zoom invitation as we are planning a little virtual celebration for you all on Friday afternoon about 1.15pm. If Dads are unable to be there, Mums or a family member can take their place but please let us know before hand. Thank you for all your continued help and support.
Week beginning 7th June 2021
I hope you all had a lovely half term and enjoyed the gorgeous sunshine. As the weather is warming up, please ensure you send your child to school with a sunhat and their raincoat, just in case the weather changes, and apply suncream if necessary before the start of the school day. Thank you.
We are continuing our create topic with a focus on colours but also being scientists, as this half term we are thinking about minibeasts! We will be focussing on the books The Very Hungry Caterpillar, What the Ladybird Heard and Aaaarrgghh! Spider!
Our role play area is set up as a 'Bug Busters Lab!' and we will be observing the life cycle of a butterfly with real caterpillars from the Insect Lore Store.
We are focussing on the artists Kandinksky (concentric circles), Matisse, Miro (sculptures) and Andy Warhol (pop art) and creating their style of art.
Our PE days continue to be on a Wednesday and Thursday.
Week beginning 17th May 2021
Please send in a photograph of your family that we can put on the wall as part of our relationship work in PSHE. You can either send your child to school with the photograph, or email it to our class 1 email address and I will happily print it out.
Look at the video resource centre for Class 1 reciting the poem 'Soggy Greens'
This week our campervan was transformed into a fruit and vegetable van. We painted our salt dough fruit and vegetables we made, and enjoyed planting our bean seeds along with herbs, flowers and vegetables.
We are continuing our work about plants and growing and reading the story Jasper's Beanstalk this week. We will be observing how our bean plants are growing and making labels for the herbs, flowers and vegetables we planted last week. Our focus artist will be Jackson Pollock. We have enjoyed so far looking at Mondrian and Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
Our whole school focus this term is 'Create' and in Class 1 we will be learning about colours, growing and minibeasts as part of our create work.
Please note every Wednesday afternoon it is still Enrichment time with Mrs Petchell, Mrs Lark and Mr Hall. The children will experience French, P.E. and continuous provision. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their P.E. kit and trainers.
Thursday - Mrs Richardson continues to have her leadership time in the afternoon, therefore Mrs Nicholson will be teaching in Class 1 as she did during the Autumn Term. Please note your child also has P.E. this afternoon so will need to come to school wearing their P.E kit and trainers.