Well done to my brilliant class for such a wonderful trip to Warwick Castle yesterday. You made our school and your families proud yesterday by walking around with respect and super behaviour all day. Even on the long coach journey to and from the castle you were excellent!
Thank you to all the parents for trusting us to go on such a long journey and keep your children safe - the children had so much fun walking under the portcullis, learning about the Kingmaker- the Earl of Warwick and sharing all their knowledge they already have about Warwick castle!
Here are some highlights of the day, have a lovely half term everyone!
An appreciation post this week for our lovely class!
All the children have really excelled in projecting their voice, having the confidence to get up on stage and remembering when and where to say their lines. They all did an excellent job and I am a very proud teacher!
Also a big thank you to all parents, relatives and carers for coming to our class assembly and supporting them.
I hope the children remember it for a long time to come.
Bring on our trip to Warwick castle next week!
This week we have just finished our lovely topic all about special people.
The children learnt one of the Bible scriptures and acted out the scene of Jesus being presented at the Temple in Jerusalem. They did really well to show their understanding in their acting groups.
On the same theme, we have been working hard on our assembly all about our topic - Castles!
Please make a note of the date - the assembly will be at 9:15am on Thursday 6th February.
We look forward to welcoming you and showing you what we have been working so hard on!
Thanks for all your continued support,
As you are aware the children will be visiting Warwick Castle on the 13th February. Although the journey to Warwick Castle is long, we have decided to go for many reasons. I wanted to explain and share some of those reasons so that you have an insight to the wonderful experience your child will be part of.
Warwick Castle has a range of daily shows and attractions that the children will get to see. Along with touring the huge castle grounds the children will take part in two workshops.
The first workshop the children will take part in is 'Castle Life' where students gain an understanding of medieval life through the exploration of jobs, wages and lifestyle. We’ll focus on those who would have lived and worked in and around the castle during preparations for battle! The second workshop is 'Meet the Monarchy' where children will explore the roles and qualities of monarchs throughout time! The Year One cohort thoroughly enjoyed the trip last year and we hope he children will find the trip a really fantastic experience.
If you have any questions feel free to ask me. If you want to have a look for your self the website for Warwick Castle is linked below.
This week Year 1 have been trying their hand at programming! They have been programming instructions into their Beebots to get them to move across the room in one direction! Excellent Year One, and lots of fun had too!
Welcome back year one!
We have had a wonderful week back and we are all raring to go at the start of our new year!
This half term we are learning all about castles and how important they were in Medieval Britain. Also, we are exploring the functions and parts of a plant in our science investigations! The children have already shown off some of their knowledge and can't wait to learn some more!
I can't wait to see some more fantastic work next week!
Here are some useful resources for continuing handwriting practice at home:
Today we had great fun exploring the different properties of materials. We investigated which material would be the best one to use when building a house for the Three Little Pigs. All the children had lots of fun and were very inventive with how they used their straw, sticks, playdough and bricks. Well done to all the budding scientists in our class!
Below are links to websites which are great for practising phonics at home. In Spring time the children will take a Phonics Screening test. Phonics is key at this stage in the children's learning and practising at home will aid your child's progression.
Phonics - A Parents Guide:
For phonics games:
Revising the sounds - Phase 3 and 5
Knowing how to pronounce sounds:
Practice screening tests:
If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask as I am happy to help.
All the children have been very busy this half term making fantastic town and country houses in their DT lessons. First we planned them, then we painted and decorated the houses. Finally we added our roof as a final touch if it was a country house. All the final pieces looked great and the children really enjoyed getting stuck into the project!
Well done Year 1 - have a brilliant half term!