Tuesday 14th November 2017
What a busy week we have had! This week we have started rehearsing our nativity. It is called Prickly Hay. More information about ticket and costumes will be coming out in December. This week we are thinking about place value will be thinking about 10s and ones. We will be using resources to represent these. In English we will be making our own books about the great fire of London. They will have content pages glossary and lots of information.
This week we sent a letter out explaining that our hamper has the theme SPARKLE Please begin collecting anything sparkly that you could add to ours to make it the most amazing hamper possible!
This week is national anti-bullying week. Mrs Moore sent an email with some useful information to help you and your child identify bullying and know how to deal with it.
Did you know that Jesse Gray has a Twitter account? Search for Jesse Gray School today and find out more about amazing activities in school.
Soon you will find a game in your child’s book-bag. It is all about capital letters. Please practice capital letters and lowercase letters to help your child use them correctly in their writing.
Thank you for your ongoing support with everything we do in class 1WV. Remember you can contact Mrs Wood or Mrs Viggars by email any time or please pop in to see us.
Tuesday 7th November 2017
What an amazing week we had last week, all ending in a fabulous firework display. It was so lovely to see so many of you there.
In English, we began our work on ‘non-fiction’ texts. We enjoyed visiting the library and looking through all of the book. WE will continue to look at nob-fiction books this week too.
In Maths we will continue looking at number. We will focus on looking for patterns within a 100square and how to find one more/one less.
But the biggest news…..
What an amazing day we had yesterday. Making our own London city and then burning it, just like in the Great Fire of London was amazing. You did some fabulous writing afterwards and had some great ideas about how to create a picture. Below is a video o the fire. It is quite long but it shows that all of the houses burnt down and how easily the fire spread. Enjoy sharing it with your parents.
We are looking forward to seeing all of the mums and dads at parents evening this week. We are very busy on Tuesday so will need to stick strictly to timings. Thank you for your help with this.
Tuesday 31st October 2017
Happy Halloween everyone. You have all been very excited about your trick or treating visits tonight. I hope you all have a wonderful time and follow the rules that we discussed.
This week we are beginning to look at non-fiction writing and non-fiction books. You will be enjoying a trip to the library to start this topic tomorrow.
In maths we will be thinking a little bit more about numbers, especially focusing on number bonds and accurate counting. These are so important and something that you could all practise at home too. Find 20 'things' (pieces of pasta works well) and see how many differnet ways you can arrange them e.g. 10+10, 19+1 etc. It is a fun game to play with your mums and dads too!
Our topic has now changed to 'The Great FIre of London'. If you have any informtion about it, then please bring it is so we can all share it. We have already enjoyed finding out lots of facts. Can you remember where the fire started?
Next week I would like us all to make a tudor street so we can see how the fire spread so easily. PLease can you all bring in a cardboard box (no bigger than a cereal box) to do this. If possible, please can you also turn it inside out. It will make it easier for us to decorate it at school. I'm excited about our lesson!
Finally, a copy of the words that you need to be able to spell by the end of the year is attached to the bottom of the webpage. It might be useful to practise readign them with your parents.
As always, keep working hard. We are excited to be seeing all of the mums and dads ext week to share what great work you have already done this year.
Mrs Wood and Mrs VIggars
We want to say a big THANK YOU to all children for settling in so well this half term, also to all parents and carers for supporting your children so well!
Just a reminder, parents evening bookings are now live - the dates are Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th.
Have a wondrful break. Relax and enjoy wheatever you have planned - you all deserve it as you've worked so hard.
Mrs Wood & Mrs Viggars x
We look forward to seeing you wc 30th October.
Wc 9th October, 2017
Wow what a super week! We are continuing to develop our addition skills, using numicon and cubes to find totals of 10 and within 10 (eg numbers that total 8 for example). The children are really enjoying the practical sessions - also recording their work too. See if you can challenge your children at home by finding opportunities for 'real life' addition word problems! We have also sent home - due to popular demand the addition colouring in task this is purely optional.
The children wrote wonderful versions of the 'Enormous Turnip' this week and we will be continuing to focus on contructing simple sentences next week.
As part of our topic work this week we have made delicious ginger biscuits - we got together with Class 1B and talked about the sort of food and drinks pirates used to have - some of the things we were surprised at...particularly that Turtles were kept on board to be eaten for a treat!! We hope you enjoyed the biscuits at home too.
Next thursday we will be holding a day long RE Harvest celebration day - we have ots of exciting plans for the children...even we are excited too!! Also in science we will be making a waterproof hat and coat for Teddy- when we will be continuing our investigation of materials.
Please keep the bottles coming in - we will be making something next week with them! Busy and fun week ahead before we break up for half term.
Have a lovely wekend! Mrs Wood & Mrs Viggars xxx
wc 2nd October, 2017
What an amzazing week rounded off beautifully with a lovely Harvest Festival assembly this morning - thank you for the wonderful donations!
The children really enjoyed the Partake theatre company on Tuesday. We enjoyed lots of drama, singing, music and movement.
We have enjoyed making boats today, we were learning about floating and sinking materials. The children were really creative choosing from a selection of objects to make their boats. We enjoyed going outside and testing our boats with Class 1B. Most of them floated which was incredible!!
We have been thinking lots about Autumn. We decorated leaves and designed finger painted trees using the beautiful autumnal colours.
wc 25th September, 2017
This week we have been continuing our pirate adventures back in the classroom. We have loved making porthold collages and our very own treasure maps stained with tea to give them a really old look - we are very proud of our hard work!
This is Scary Island!!
This is Villan Island!
This is Banana Island!
This is Albratross Island!
This is Dragon Island - William Sammy and Betty made this too!
The children loved working in their groups to name and design their islands - well done!!
Thank you to everyone who supported our Macmillan coffee morning today - lots of wonderful cakes, bakes, donations and friendly faces to support a wonderful cause!
In maths we will be learning about number bonds to 10. We will spend the week finding lots of visual and prractical ways to remember the pairs of numbers that total 10, a crucial part of early maths. In English we will continue our work on Traditional Tales. We will be looking at the story the Enormous Turnip. The children have written some amazing sentences this week, and we pla to build upon these further.
Watch out for signs of Autumn, we will be looking at autumn colours in Science. Also, please bring a bottle (small plastic) for a small mini-project to do over the next couple of weeks.
Have a wonderful weekend!!
From Mrs Wood & Mrs Viggars
wc 18th September, 2017
Beaumanor Hall Visit
We all had a super day taking part in many pirate challenges including a treasure hunt, an assault course and we even went to a pirate cave and spoke to a real pirate where we found out lots about how pirates used to live. It was so lovely to see the children's imagination come to life, each and every child had a wonderful day!
wc 11th September
Ooh ar me hearties!!
The children have had a wonderful as we launch our new topic 'Pirate Adventure!'. All week we have been taking part in pirate themed activities. In maths we have been learning about directions, navigating using a compass. In English we have been enjoying lots of pirate stories, thank you if you sent one in. Also we have written our own pirate poem and started to write simple sentences.
Thank you if you were able to join our Pirate recital, also for the wonderful dressing up the children wore on Friday. We had a really super day!
Remember we will be visiting Beaumanor Hall on Wednesday. Children are to come into school at the normal time, and will be back by 3pm. Pleae see the letter for details. Thank you to all parent helpers - we couldn't do it without you!
wc 6th September 2017
Welcome back after what souds like a fantastic summer for you all! We have been making our way through the wonderful postcards you have kindly sent into school - it has been a lovely way for the children to share their experiences and get to know each other better! We are making sure everyone gets enough time to share these properly so we still have lots to look at over the coming week.
This last few days has been based on making new friends and getting to knnow the classroom and the Year 1 'golden rules' and routines. We would love to take this opporunity to say how well each and every child has embraced the new class activites and tried their absolute best. They may be very tired by the end of the week as they have all been busy showing us their amazing behaviour, effort and kindess.
Amongst other things we have really enjoyed drawing and collaging self portraits which we have displayed in the classroom for everyone to see!
Our welcome back mini-topic has been aroud hats. So we look forward to seeing everyone wearing their hats tomorrow!
We have been looking at a series of 'Hat' related books by an author called Jon Klassen. The children have loved enjoying these books through making their own hats, role playing the story and making up their own endings.
Just as a quick reminder, if all PE kits could be in school asap, as our full timetable will be in action next week. We look forward to enjoying our new topic with the children of 1WV!
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