Welcome to Brighton Class
Class Teacher: Ms Barrett
Teaching Assistant: Mr Abrahams
Hello and welcome to our class page.
This webpage is the best place to discover what your child has been learning. If you have given permission, you will find lots of photos of your child engaging in fun activities.
I am looking forward to the year ahead and getting to know you and your children well. We have an exciting year ahead with lots of engaging lessons and activities planned. Check out our termly plans which are on the year 1 main page. This will show you what your child will be learning and if you feel you could contribute in some way this would be greatly appreciated.
During our trip to Leeds Castle we participated in an educational workshop called 'A Walk on the Wild Side'. We learned about the history of the castle before discovering facts about plants and animals. We met a beautiful owl before making one out of clay. When we returned to school we painted our owls and created a setting for them. We will be sending these photos to the fabulous educational staff at Leeds castle.
In reading we followed instructions on how to make a fruit kebab.
In our history lessons we have been comparing different decades. Watch the two famous bands below and discuss which one is better and why?
One is old and one is modern.
We have been solving subtraction problems. Can you solve this one?
Enrico the bog baby found 25 empty bottles in his pond. He called the environment officer who came and managed to fish out 12. How many bottles were still polluting the pond?
What is the calculation? How will you work out the answer?
Another 50 reads Red Ted Winner!
Hope your bear enjoys its new home.
What has happened to our bog baby? He has become pale, is a bit thinner, his wings have drooped and he is unhappy?
Why do you think this has happened and what should we do?
The class voted to put him back in the pond because he is a wild thing that doesn't belong in a jar.
In PSHE we have been debating this question:
Should animals live in the wild or in a zoo?
The pupils came up with some fantastic opinions for their side of the argument.
Animals should live in zoos
They are safe in zoos-Michelle
They can get help if they get hurt-Violet
They will live longer-Jayden
They won't get killed-Tarron
No one can get them-Patrik
They will get fed-Bailey
Humans can come and see them-Jade'a
They are safe-Faisal
They can't escape-Finley
Animals should live in the wild
They are free-Mikolaj
They can learn how to catch food-Shanel
They can find the food they love-Isabelle
They can run in the wild-Kyra
What do you think?
This term we will be exploring poetry in literacy. We will begin with a non-rhyming poem before moving on to rhyming poem about aliens.
We imitated a poem about an alien and used actions to remember the words. We listened to 'Chocolate Cake' by Michael Rosen as a way to gain interest in poetry and see how a poet uses their voice and facial expressions. Following this we tasted apples and syrup in order to gain some interesting adjectives.
We have been imitating this rhyming poem. We have thought of actions to help us remember the words. We will be innovating the poem next week.
Congratulations to our first '100 reads' winner!
In maths we have been looking at place value and solving partitioning problems. Use the song below to understand the value of each number.
In topic we are beginning with History by looking at famous people and discussing what famous means. We will then move on to 'Significant People' by exploring the Royal Family, looking at their family tree before creating one using clues.
Use the PPT below to test your family knowledge of famous people and the Royal Family.
5 House Points Challenge:
If I started with the number 2 and doubled it 4 times, what number would I end up on?
Tell me the answer for your house points or write it in your reading record.
In literacy we have been using interesting adjectives to describe aliens.
Can you think of 6 more adjectives to describe this one?
We have another RED TED Winner!
Term 2: This term our topic is on 'Bears'.
Please look at our Medium Term Plan to see everything we will be doing around this exciting topic.
Independent Maths Learning
Jayden chose to do some addition calculations during continuous provision time. We are really impressed with his mental maths skills.
Well done Jayden!
There are 10 numbers missing on the balloon below, write them down and give them to me and you will win 5 house points.
What 10 numbers are missing?
On Monday we had our European Day of Languages. In year 1 we chose 'Spain' for our country. We discovered where Spain was, discussed traditional Spanish food and customs. We made Spanish flags and Flamenco fans which were used later for Flamenco dancing. We also sang a colour and number song in Spanish. The highlight of the day was tasting Spanish olives, peppers and chorizo sausage.
In DT we have been exploring materials. We looked at a variety of bags and discussed their purpose. The class designed their own bags then made them out of card. Then they had to select a suitable material to make their bag handle.
We will test out the bags by seeing if they can hold the weight of a banana.
Have a look at some of the bags that the class made.
The pupils have been getting to know all the Gruffalo characters and have been making them using different materials. After making snakes, some of the pupils created fantastic alliteration sentences.
Mrs Manclark and I would just like to say a massive thank you to all of Brighton Class for being so lovely, well behaved and great learners.
We have given your child an EducationCity login letter. Please use this to access your homework. We will provide paper copies to any pupil who does not have access to the internet at home.
Please click on homework to access what we have set.
P.E & Games
PE and Games will take place on Mondays, most Tuesdays and some Thursdays so please leave your child's kit in school throughout the week. Year 1 pupils do not sweat much so they do not need to take it home for washing each week.
Please ensure your child's kit contains: Shorts, T-Shirt, sport shoes and a jumper and jogging bottoms in colder weather. You can also send your child in with a named water bottle.
The most common missing item from a kit is the plimsolls or trainers, please remember those too.
Topic: University Links
We have been discussing what a university is and why you might go there. The class listed all the jobs they could think of then chose one they would like to do when they are grown up. We discussed what you might need to do in order to get your chosen job.