Environment: Outdoor and garden
Well done to Oliver for his huge improvement in contributing during carpets times and group activities.
We played a guess my fruit game to help us find adjectives to describe our fruits. We have learned all about the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables every day. Our fruit salad was a real success!
We have had an amazing time at Leeds Castle this week! The children went on a Nature Trail on the castle grounds and explored its maze. We took part in a 'Walk on the Wild Side' workshop where each child was able to make their own clay owl.
We also visited the magnificent castle and its beautiful garden.
Well done to the unstoppable Marek for his truly amazing imitation work in literacy this week. Marek is writing confidently now and takes great care in his work too!
Well done to all the children in Cambridge for the amazing endeavour they have showed this week during Year 1 Phonics Screening!
They have all made such great progress this year, I am very proud of every single one of them!
Well done Viktoria for her great improvements in her attitude towards her learning this week.
Viktoria is beginning to show more resilience during focus learning, in particular with her writing.
Woodland and magic pond environment
Well done Cambridge class, you are my super stars this week! You have all worked so hard and made amazing progress. You have all 'stuck with it' even when it was hard going! Your teacher is extremely proud of you!
Well done to Abbie for being an enthusiastic learning this week. She has shown great leadership in her group and her contribution to class and group activities has been excellent!
Well done Marek this week for his fabulous reading! Marek can sight read some tricky words now!
Well done to Riley this week for his relentless efforts during independent and focused learning.
I am very proud of him!
Well done to Marek for working more independently now during writing activities!
Well done to Jayce this week for contributing with enthusiasm to our class learning and behaving sensibly during independent learning.
Happy Birthday Tiffany!
Our school council members and Miss Williams did a fantastic job and organised a great day, full of history about what Drapers Mills used to be like years ago.
We have had a whole school assembly about the history of our school to start with and ex pupils and teachers visiting our classroom later on during the day to share their past experiences.
we concluded the day with a balloon send off in our field, what a day!
Well done to Abbie for showing endeavour in everything she does and being such a supportive friend for her group!
Year 1 Home learning this week:
Drawing competition; check your child's school bag, a drawing sheet has been included in homework books this week.
Please return your drawings before next Tuesday, if you are entering the competition!!!
Well done to Stefania for showing such enthusiasm and enjoyment in her reading this week!
Our second 100th time reader, well done ABBIE!
What a super star!!!
Well done to Nevaeh for settling rapidly and making lots of new friends in Cambridge class!
Nevaeh is already part of the family!
A big well done to Oliver for being the first 100 time reader in Cambridge class!
I am SO very proud of you Oliver!
Well done to Jayce-Rai this week for improving his learning attitude. Jayce-Rai has been working very hard in class and in intervention groups and this is beginning to make a difference. Keep up the good work!
We had a great day celebrating the beautiful world of books and reading!
We started the day sharing our favourite books with the children in assembly. This was followed by activities in classrooms. all book themed.
Children had fun reading with year 5 Liverpool class and we created some fabulous displays in our school hall!
Well done to Tiffany for the relentless efforts she always puts into her work and her consistent contribution to our class learning. She is an exceptional star!
Come along and join Beegu's adventures on Earth!
This term our topic will be around space and aliens, we will use Pie Corbett's 'Talk for Writing' and 'Talk for Reading' approaches and bring writing and reading to life in the classroom!
To find out more about it follow the link below:
In maths the children will continue developing strategies to help them add and subtract. I wonder who will be our first white badge winner? Come on my little ninjas!
In science, we will learn about materials and explore their properties. Children will then use their knowledge of materials in D&T to help them plan and design the perfect home for Beegu on Earth.
We will also learn about weather patterns in the UK and have a go at saying it in Spanish too!!!
This promises to be a very busy and exciting term indeed. Stay in touch, we will keep you posted!
Well done to Marek for all his perseverance this term in his writing. He has come leaps and bounds with his sounding and can now write some simple words!
Well done to Sarlota for settling so beautifully this week in Cambridge! She also took great care of work and presented it very neatly!
Well done to our new RED TED owner this week!
The children designed their 'perfect' home to shelter a lost alien. They thought about the materials they would need to build their houses and what techniques they would use to assemble the different parts.
They then worked in groups to create houses using different materials:
Team 1 built a tall newspaper town house with door and windows
Team 2 built a paper teepee with paper straws
Team 3 built a log cabin with wooden blocks
Team 4 built a cardboard bungalow out of cereal boxes
Next week we will evaluate our houses and test their resistance to adverse weather!
Well done to Ethan this week for his much improved behaviour for learning and his great endeavour during focus and independent learning.
I am very proud of him!
Well done to everybody for getting up and coming to school everyday this week! Our 3 classes have won the 3 attendance trophies this week!
We are learning to recognise different coins and understand their value.
We practised making amounts and applied our adding skills when playing shop.
Can you guess the words matching the actions?
We received a video showing our deputy head teacher held captive in a dark place, hands tied up, begging us to find her.
In our search around the school we followed some clues that led us to an incredible sight...
It appeared that aliens might have crash-landed on our field. Fortunately Mrs Evans returned safely hours later, the aliens were not so bad after all...
Why are humans not like bears?
Environment: Bear habitats
Getting into the spirit of Christmas!
Well done to everybody in Cambridge class for their super work this term!
I wish you all a lovely and restful Christmas break with your family!
Stefania is our star this week for her much improved behaviour for learning.
Keep up the good work!
Benjamin and Emma our new 50-time readers!
Well done to both of them!
Well done to Sofie for persevering during our phonics sessions. Hard work is paying off and Sofie is beginning to blend simple words independently now! I am very proud of her!
A big well done again to all the children who completed their bear projects. They proudly showed their work to the rest of the school during our phase assembly. So proud!
Oliver and Abbie our first 50-time readers have received their RED TED. Well done to our amazing readers!
We have received a letter from a bear this week. Unfortunately it had got wet in the rain and some of the words were missing so we could not tell what bear had sent it!
The children wrote a letter to the bear including questions to find out what the bear looks like, where it lives, what foods it eats and how it behaves.
So, who's the bear?....
Our star of the week is Jayden!
Jayden has turned a page and is showing greater determination and care when completing a task. He has produced some truly amazing writing this week, well done!
We tried to find all the possible colour combinations using counters and compare bears.
We started with 3 bears and moved on to 4 bears!
How many different combinations can you find if you use yellow, blue and red bears?
Rule 1: Use 3 bears only!
Rule 2: You can use the same colour more than once!
Well done to Danielius this week for showing endeavour in his work and going the extra mile when writing sentences!
We are investigating light and dark.
We discussed light sources and explored shadows using our bears puppets. We listened to the story Can't You Sleep Little Bear? Watch the clip below, how many different light sources can you spot?
We have started to write our information book about bears. This week the children have created their first pages about Grizzly bears. They included all the key features of information books, such as headings, photographs with captions and bear facts. Children worked really hard to apply their new writing skills and made us very proud!
Well done to David for showing great leadership in both his directed and independent learning! David has produced this week some excellent writing and solved subtraction problems independently. Keep up the good work!
Cambridge class have raised £11.55 today for Children in Need. Thank you for all your support!
D&T morning in the hall
The Year One's Bear Chair Challenge
We made three chairs fit for our class bears out of newspapers, wood and card board!
The children are improving very hard at improving their writing skills.
Most of them are now thinking about their pencil grip and their sitting position to help them become better writers.
They are also trying to remember to leave finger spaces between words and to start their sentences with a capital letter.
In maths we are learning to measure length accurately.
The children are using rulers, measuring tapes and metre sticks and becoming experts in the art of recording their measurements with centimetres.
How tall is your dad?
How wide is your kitchen table?
How long is your little finger?
A very well done to Reagan, our star this week. He has showed real endeavour in his maths work and above all has proven that he could be trusted to work independently in a sensible manner.
I am very proud of him!
We created bear mind maps and thought about what we would like to find out about bears this term.
The children practised asking questions and recorded these using question marks.
Our RED TED mascot will very soon begin his journey to visit nearby schools and other schools abroad in Spain and Poland.
What should RED TED pack in his suitcase?
The children made their own passport and role played travelling through the border controls of different countries .
We have practised combining numbers to make numbers bonds and recorded the number sentences using a systematic approach.
What is a Gruffalo?
Our last week of term has not quite ended yet but we have been ever so busy in Cambridge.
We have had teachers from Spain and Italy visiting our school to have a look at our amazing learning. The children impressed us all with their excellent manners and made our guests feel welcome in our classroom!
We are hoping to develop further links with their schools. What this space next term...
Please practise your sounds at home to keep up your phonics skills. How many words can you find with the 'ch' sound? Can you write them?
Remember to say the word out loud to hear the sounds. Can you sound out every sound? Which sound can you hear at the beginning? In the middle? At the end?
Now see if you can spot them on the sound mat before you write the word!
Well done to Riley for showing great endeavour in trying to better his attitude and to keep up with the high work expectations of his table. You can do it Riley, keep this up! I am very proud of you
Well done to Emma this week for her great endeavour and contribution during group activities. She has been a fantastic role model!
What a busy week we had!
Our trip at Tesco was a real success. The children made us all very proud and behaved so well!
We visited the 'behind the scene' and even went inside the big fridge and freezer!!!
Next time you go shopping why don't you let your children show you where to find the products?
It was a fabulous assembly, children in all year groups produced some amazing work to show the significance and importance of Harvest in school, in the wider community but also anywhere in the world. Year 1 children have created art work linked to our fund raising event to support African farmers in growing their own fruits and vegetables. We are hoping to raise more money to help farmers buy new tools so please keep the pennies coming! Thank you for your support.
Well done to Abbie this week for always making the right choice and trying her very best in her writing and number work. Abbie has also settled very well in her new group and demonstrated some good leadership during independent activities. Super job!
Week 5 Home learning
This week we are asking the children to complete phonics challenges on Education City. If you have no Internet access and are not able to go to your local library please use the paper copy provided today in your child's home learning book and also attached below. Thank you for your continuous support.
We learned about Spain and some of its traditions. The children made Spanish flags, bull mask and folded fans for our flamenco performance!
We also tasted Spanish products, some made us pull some very funny faces!
What adjectives would you use to describe the taste of anchovies? How about the shape of an olive? What did the orange feel like?
Well done to Alec our star of the week! He has showed such endeavour in all areas of leaning this week and has been a real model of kindness towards his peers. What a great achievement!
We investigated different materials and discussed which one would be best to make a bag for the mouse.
We then designed our bags and made these use classroom resources.
We decorated our bags using patterns or woodland scenes
We are learning to identify 2D and 3D shapes in the environment and are getting better at remembering the tricky names of the trickiest ones. We are learning to describe shapes according to their properties and can count the number of sides a 2D shape has and the number of faces a 3D shape has.
Look around at home and see how many different shapes you can find. Does it have straight or curved sides? How many vertices does it have?
In Literacy we are learning to write descriptive sentences about the characters of the Gruffalo story.
What adjectives can you think of to describe the owl, the fox or the mouse?
We discussed and compared the body parts of these different animals including ours!
Can you list all the body parts you know?
Massive well done to Tiffany this week. She showed great leadership during group activities and contributed to lessons with real enthusiasm!
These children have read every day this week and earned a well deserved a treat!
Don't forget to read every day at home and you will soon receive your very own new Red Ted!
Hook lesson: This week we have entered the Gruffalo's realm and enjoyed the delights of the Gruffalo's Diner!
Education City logins have been sent home, please check your child's book bag tonight or this week end. Any problems or questions, I am available every day after school to help!
Education City is a wonderful learning resource with lots of phonics, reading, maths and many other activities to support your child's learning at home. Please encourage your child to use Education City at home or in your local library.