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This week has been full of problems - maths problems! We have been division detectives and looked at how we can share. We started using equipment to solve problems and finished but using our inverse knowledge to work out answers.

 

As well as number problems, we also had a wolf problem! Poor Mr Wolf was lonely and misunderstood by the three little pigs so we created some wanted posters to find him a friend. They are so good that we might find a Mrs Wolf soon, particularly if one has 'hair that shines like the golden sun' as one year 2 described the likely candidate.

Spring Term

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What an exciting start to our brand new year! We have been very busy and have had lots of fun. We joined the whole school in watching the FizzPop demonstration and enjoyed taking part in the experiments. In Science we have been learning about our senses and enjoyed completing a senses scavenger hunt!

Happy New Year to Everyone!

 

After, all the excitement of the snow at the end of last year, the fun continues in Class 1 as we start our year in a refurbished classroom. Our amazing parents have been at it again and Mr Graham has transformed our class and, along with our fantastic staff from the Federation, created some fabulous new learning areas. The children could not wait to visit grandma's house in the role play corner or purchase construction materials to build the three little pigs' houses from our builders merchants in the outside play area.

 

The new reading corner is also popular and a lovely area to research our science and history topics. In science we will be looking at our bodies and senses and linking this into our whole school, healthy living programme. In history, we will be researching significant events and people. Watch this space to see what we have been exploring!

Our Learning

 

Morning Activities

 

Every morning, we welcome children into school early and they are set challenges and activities which are individually suited to their current learning and needs. These are fun, quick and engage children in their learning from the minute they enter class. Remember parents, we welcome you to join in children's learning and look at what we are doing every Friday between 8:45 and 9:00am, we look forward to showing you our brilliant work!

 

English

We are focusing on Traditional Tales this term, focusing on The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood. As well as retelling stories, we will be looking at stories from the different characters' point of view, writing letters, diaries and instructions. This will, of course, involve lots of dresssing up, role play and drama - watch out for some very realistic Big Bad Wolves which might be visiting a house near you!

 

Maths

Time, is our main focus at rthe start of term this will be linked in with as many curriculum areas as we can, especially PE. Additionally, we always explore number on a daily basis and engage in lots of discussion, reasoning and problem solving to keep our maths brains always busy!

 

Science

Humans and other animals is our topic this term. We will be exploring our body parts, inside and out and testing our senses by becoming science detectives. As well as gaining a wide range of knowledge, we will also be extending our skills as investigators and conducting a variety of experiments, all under strict control as we become brilliant scientists!

 

We will also be looking at a whole range of subjects across the curriculum. Please look at the Spring curriculum letter for more details.

 

It's 'snow' much fun when learning about measurement and time using our winter weather

It's 'snow' much fun when learning about measurement and time using our winter weather 1
It's 'snow' much fun when learning about measurement and time using our winter weather 2

Reading for pleasure day - lead by our wonderful Year 5 and 6 children

Reading for pleasure day - lead by our wonderful Year 5 and 6 children 1
Reading for pleasure day - lead by our wonderful Year 5 and 6 children 2
Reading for pleasure day - lead by our wonderful Year 5 and 6 children 3

Rocket Day - investigating which 'rocket' could launch mouse onto the space station

Rocket Day - investigating which 'rocket' could launch mouse onto the space station 1
Rocket Day - investigating which 'rocket' could launch mouse onto the space station 2
Rocket Day - investigating which 'rocket' could launch mouse onto the space station 3
Rocket Day - investigating which 'rocket' could launch mouse onto the space station 4
Rocket Day - investigating which 'rocket' could launch mouse onto the space station 5
Rocket Day - investigating which 'rocket' could launch mouse onto the space station 6
Rocket Day - investigating which 'rocket' could launch mouse onto the space station 7

Cookery with our very own Mary Berry - the marvelous Mrs Morgan!

Cookery with our very own Mary Berry - the marvelous Mrs Morgan! 1

Creative moments in our role play and small world areas

Creative moments in our role play and small world areas 1
Creative moments in our role play and small world areas 2
Creative moments in our role play and small world areas 3
Welcome back to a new school year and a very exciting one as we welcome our new Reception children into Class 1.

Pebble Worship - welcoming our new children in our church, school and community

Pebble Worship - welcoming our new children in our church, school and community 1
Pebble Worship - welcoming our new children in our church, school and community 2

 

Here are some highlights from 2016-17

So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering.......

So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 1 Piglets at the farm!
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 2 A saddleback pig.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 3 Daniel stroking a duckling.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 4 Observing the newly hatched ducklings.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 5 Looking in the incubator.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 6 Exploring with our senses.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 7 A newly hatched chic.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 8 Mickael enoying the ducklings.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 9 Donald teaching the children.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 10 Examining the eggs.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 11 Feeding the goats.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 12 Exploring the great outdoors!
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 13 Being curious.....
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 14 Using Numicon to help tell the time.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 15 Outdoor writing in our role play area.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 16 Exploring if all numbers can be shared equally.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 17 Making arrays with pompoms.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 18
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 19 The mud kitchen!
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 20 Isaac made a triangular based pyramid.
So term 6 has arrived already - here is a snapshot of what we have been learning and discovering....... 21 Max using straws to make a pyramid.

Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.

Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  1 Solving missing number problems
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  2 Using addition skills to find the missing numbers
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  3 Aaliyah learning to subtract
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  4 Isaac practising counting
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  5 Willow was very proud of her number sentence
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  6 Learning to subtract using objects and a hula hoop
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  7 Working independently
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  8 Exploring take away
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  9 Exploring number
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  10 Learning to write a number sentence
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  11 Daniel recording his findings
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  12 Planting in our garden centre role play area
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  13 Planting in our garden centre role play area
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  14 Exploring the cafe in our role play area
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  15 Evie "buying" a plant
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  16 Busy working in the garden centre
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  17 Isaac serving food in the cafe
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  18 Evie buying flowers a the florist
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  19 An exciting visit from some ducks!
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  20 An exciting visit from some ducks!
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  21 An exciting visit from some ducks!
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  22 An exciting visit from some ducks!
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  23 An exciting visit from some ducks!
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  24 Playing on the bus subtraction game
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  25 Playing on the bus subtraction game
Class 1 have started the Summer term with high levels of enthusiasm and engagement, here is a snapshot of some of the things they have been learning and enjoying.  26 Practising number ordering

Daniel reciting his Spring poem

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Daniel worked really hard to learn his Spring poem off by heart. He was excellent at thinking of actions to go with it.

Welcome to Class 1!


Welcome to Class 1's exciting page. Please keep checking to see what the children have been getting up to!

 

We had a brilliant Federation Maths Day, focusing on time. We challenged ourselves to complete lots of different activities in one minute, often with hilarious consequences! Finding out how many pairs of pants we could put on in 1 minute was very popular. Tara managed a fantastic 8 pairs! We also discovered that the playground is 66 cones in length.

We had a brilliant Federation Maths Day, focusing on time.  We challenged ourselves to complete lots of different activities in one minute, often with hilarious consequences!  Finding out how many pairs of pants we could put on in 1 minute was very popular.  Tara managed a fantastic 8 pairs!  We also discovered that the playground is 66 cones in length. 1 How many star jumps can you do in 1 minute?
We had a brilliant Federation Maths Day, focusing on time.  We challenged ourselves to complete lots of different activities in one minute, often with hilarious consequences!  Finding out how many pairs of pants we could put on in 1 minute was very popular.  Tara managed a fantastic 8 pairs!  We also discovered that the playground is 66 cones in length. 2 Exploring the interactive timer.
We had a brilliant Federation Maths Day, focusing on time.  We challenged ourselves to complete lots of different activities in one minute, often with hilarious consequences!  Finding out how many pairs of pants we could put on in 1 minute was very popular.  Tara managed a fantastic 8 pairs!  We also discovered that the playground is 66 cones in length. 3 Using the ipads to measure time.
We had a brilliant Federation Maths Day, focusing on time.  We challenged ourselves to complete lots of different activities in one minute, often with hilarious consequences!  Finding out how many pairs of pants we could put on in 1 minute was very popular.  Tara managed a fantastic 8 pairs!  We also discovered that the playground is 66 cones in length. 4 How many pants can you put on in 1 minute?
We had a brilliant Federation Maths Day, focusing on time.  We challenged ourselves to complete lots of different activities in one minute, often with hilarious consequences!  Finding out how many pairs of pants we could put on in 1 minute was very popular.  Tara managed a fantastic 8 pairs!  We also discovered that the playground is 66 cones in length. 5 Daniel was very quick!
We had a brilliant Federation Maths Day, focusing on time.  We challenged ourselves to complete lots of different activities in one minute, often with hilarious consequences!  Finding out how many pairs of pants we could put on in 1 minute was very popular.  Tara managed a fantastic 8 pairs!  We also discovered that the playground is 66 cones in length. 6 Tara managed 8 pairs in 1 minute - CHAMPION!!
We had a brilliant Federation Maths Day, focusing on time.  We challenged ourselves to complete lots of different activities in one minute, often with hilarious consequences!  Finding out how many pairs of pants we could put on in 1 minute was very popular.  Tara managed a fantastic 8 pairs!  We also discovered that the playground is 66 cones in length. 7 Measuring the length of the playground.

Term 4 is here already! Here is some of the learning from the last few weeks.

Term 4 is here already!  Here is some of the learning from the last few weeks. 1 Using a quill like William Caxton
Term 4 is here already!  Here is some of the learning from the last few weeks. 2 Maria made a beautiful baby Jesus out of clay.
Term 4 is here already!  Here is some of the learning from the last few weeks. 3 Making high frequency words out of playdough.
Term 4 is here already!  Here is some of the learning from the last few weeks. 4 The boys enjoying the igloo!
Term 4 is here already!  Here is some of the learning from the last few weeks. 5 Hands on phonics.
Term 4 is here already!  Here is some of the learning from the last few weeks. 6 Exploring different ways of representing a number.
Term 4 is here already!  Here is some of the learning from the last few weeks. 7 Practising letter formation.
Term 4 is here already!  Here is some of the learning from the last few weeks. 8 Outdoor maths - tens frame activity
Term 4 is here already!  Here is some of the learning from the last few weeks. 9 Learning to subitise.
Term 4 is here already!  Here is some of the learning from the last few weeks. 10 Counting in 2's.
Term 4 is here already!  Here is some of the learning from the last few weeks. 11 Measuring the length of the playground.

Term 2 Curriculum information

Class 1 thoroughly enjoyed RE week.  They learnt 3 religious stories; Noah's Ark, Jonah and the Whale and Rama and Sita, and also visited 3 local churches to discover more about Christianity.  They had great fun designing and making their own arks as part of their design technology lessons. 

RE Week

RE Week 1 Finding animals that might have been on the ark.
RE Week 2 Creating a story map for Noah's Ark
RE Week 3 Counting the animals into the ark, two by two.
RE Week 4 Making a Noah's Ark collage
RE Week 5 Designing their arks
RE Week 6 Designing their arks
RE Week 7 Testing which materials would be good for boats
RE Week 8 Betty was very proud of the ark she created.
RE Week 9 Class 1 and their amazing Noah's Arks!
RE Week 10 Tara persevered whilst designing & making her ark
RE Week 11 Making their rainbows out of clay.

Honouring two important celebrations

Honouring two important celebrations 1 Class 1 made diva lamps to celebrate Diwali.
Honouring two important celebrations 2 Class 1 made a hand print poppy wreath.
Today we wrapped up and headed to the school field for a fun morning of outdoor maths.  Over the past week, many of the children have been busy collecting conkers in readiness for our counting activity.  Thank you to everyone who contributed, particularly the Gilder family, who bought in a tremendous amount.  The infants had great fun estimating, counting, bagging and totalling the conkers.  After several busy hours, we had a total of... wait for it....3,660!!!! The morning was rounded off with a lovely cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows.  Well done everyone!

Our superb maths morning!

Our superb maths morning! 1 Estimating how many conkers had been collected
Our superb maths morning! 2 Counting 10 conkers into each food bag
Our superb maths morning! 3 Busy counting!
Our superb maths morning! 4 Playing counting games on the school field
Our superb maths morning! 5 Playing counting games on the school field

Learning the properties of 3D shapes

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Learning the properties of 3D shapes

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Learning the properties of 3D shapes

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Our trip to Crocodiles of the World!

Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 1 Isaac exploring the Meerkat viewing tunnel
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 2 Evie exploring the Meerkat viewing tunnel
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 3 Stroking the tortoise
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 4 Stroking the tortoise
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 5
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 6 Touching the python
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 7 Up close and personal with a python!
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 8 Up close and personal with a python!
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 9 Up close and personal with a python!
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 10 Up close and personal with a python!
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 11 Up close and personal with a python!
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 12 Up close and personal with a python!
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 13 Meeting a 3 year old Aligator
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 14 Meeting a 3 year old Aligator
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 15 The huge 10 foot male Aligator
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 16 Enjoying the bikes on a sunny afternoon.
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 17 Enjoying the bikes on a sunny afternoon.
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 18 Enjoying the bikes on a sunny afternoon.
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 19 Celebrating the new season by making our own tree
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 20 Celebrating the new season by making our own tree
Our trip to Crocodiles of the World! 21 Celebrating the new season by making our own tree

A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week!

A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 1 Isaac exploring one of our water trays.
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 2 Busy building with the 3D shapes.
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 3 Practising correct number formation
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 4 Ordering numbers using Numicon & playdough
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 5 Busy fingers!
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 6 A fun game to practise number recognition
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 7 Developing understanding of place value
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 8 Developing understanding of place value
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 9 Developing understanding of place value
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 10 Reading captions
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 11 Matching the caption to the correct picture
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 12 Matching the caption to the correct picture
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 13 Word building with fabric letters
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 14 Making phonics fun!
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 15 Pretending to be crocodiles
A snapshot of some of learning and fun that has been happening in Class 1 this week! 16 Developing knowledge of place value

Our African safari role play area!

Our African safari role play area! 1
Our African safari role play area! 2
Welcome to Class 1.  This term the infants are going on an African safari adventure!  Our outdoor role play area has been transported to another continent and the children are really enjoying exploring the new terrain.  As part of our Geography curriculum for term 1, the infants will be broadening their understanding of the world and its 7 continents and 5 oceans.  Ask your child what they have learnt about Africa so far....   
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