Welcome to Class 1!
We are all smarties and have made some class rules that we will follow. Have a look at what we decided our golden rules would be:
Class 1’s Golden Rules!
We will come to school with a smile!
We will try to be kind and help everyone.
We will listen carefully to each other.
We will follow instructions sensibly.
We will play nicely with each other and share.
When we are on the carpet, we will sit smartly with our legs crossed.
We will try to remember to put up our hand up.
We will try to do our best with everything.
Our topic this term is Houses and Homes!
We have done lots of exciting things in our Houses and Homes topic. We have recorded our journey to school using landmarks to help us. We have designed wallpaper for our shoe box homes. We then became interior designers and designed our shoe box houses and made them. They look amazing on our wall in the classroom!
We have also looked at different types of houses. We went for a walk around the village to see what different types of houses we could see and the features on the houses. We looked out for different styles of houses and their features on our school trip to a building site and they amazed the staff at how much they knew.
We have made postcards to ourselves about our holidays. We addressed this to our homes and learnt about the importance of an address and how it unique to each persons home so the postman knows where to deliver all your things.
Literacy and Phonics
In Class 1 we follow Letters and Sounds. This gives children a fantastic start and we ensure all the children are reading appropriate books to their ability. Reading at home helps your child improve their reading and writing skills dramatically and I thank you for your support in reading with your child every day.
As well as our Letters and Sounds lesson we have daily literacy lessons. We follow sequences using books to help hook the children and really enjoy their writing. We have just finished The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch where the children wrote instructions on how to make a jam sandwich! They then all made very yummy sandwiches and sat and ate them together!
We are now looking at Knock Knock Open The Door! The children love joining in with this book!
Fabulous things we have got up to!
For our houses and homes topic we have had a walk around the village to see what different kind for houses we could find. We found bungalows, terrace houses, detached and semi detached houses as well as cottages.The children were fantastic at spotting them.
We have made a start on our very own shoes box houses by printing our repeating pattern wallpaper and sticking them onto our feature wall in our boxes.They are all looking fabulous!
We are all very excited about our trip to the building site. Parents- please remember to hand in your slip and money into the office. Many thanks!
This term our topic is Travel and Transport!
We have started our new topic off with a BANG! We have learnt about Space and designed some rockets ready to make! We have also created a story map and performance in literacy for 'The Train Ride' which all the children are fantastic at!
This term our topic is 'Nature Detectives'
In our first week back we shared what we knew about plants and animal already. We then looked at lots of different flowers and began to name the different parts. The children drew some amazing sunflowers!
We then become proper nature detectives during our trip to the Beacon where we discovered lots of different flowers, trees and animals. We are really looking forward to discovering more about them when we go back.