Teacher: Mrs Baker - Teaching Assistant: Mrs Brandon
Welcome to our Cambridge University class page.
We have a fun year ahead with lots of challenging work planned. Please look at this web page regularly to keep up to date with all the learning taking place along with class information and lots of photos.
Thank you for all your support.
Olly and Jayden are my stars this week for showing utmost respect and kindness towards their peers and adult helpers.
Well done to Kodi for showing the value of trust this week. Kodi, despite finding his work tricky at times, has managed to complete every single task set by adults during group learning!
What fun we had today!
The children enjoyed a beastly three course meal in the woody decor of the Gruffalo's Diner!
On the menu, a slimy scrambled snake for starter, a crunchy roasted fox for main and a scrumptious owl ice cram for dessert! What a feast!
We have practised using adjectives to describe animals and have learned to use the comparative form -er at the end of short adjectives in our sentences.
The cheetah is faster than the lion.
The gorilla is heavier than the mouse.
The antelope is more elegant than the rhino.
Well done to Judah for showing trust and contribution this week!
This week we have been very busy learning how to give the correct change. This is a tricky skill and the children have used their knowledge of coin value to count and make amounts before they could work out the correct change.
Our new text genre this term is wishing stories. We have started to read Giraffes Can't Dance, where Gerald the giraffe wishes he could dance like all the other jungle animals.
Children wrote about their own wishes.
Have you ever had a wish? Has your wish ever come true?
Well done to Jaden this week for showing enjoyment, patience and attention to detail during our art lesson.
Well come back, I hope you all had a great half term. We have had a very busy first week and have started to turn our classroom into an African grassland!
Well done to Sam this week for beginning to show endeavour during his independent learning. Keep the good work up!
While we were all in assembly an elephant herd and other wild animals paid us a unexpected visit and left a trail behind them!
We searched the school perimeter for clues but there were no animals sightings unfortunately!
We are learning our number bonds to 10 and practised using our fingers and singing the Number Bonds song to help us remember them!
0 + 10 = 10
1 + 9 = 10
2 + 8 = 10
3 + 7 = 10
4 + 6 = 10
5 + 5 = 10
6 + 4 = 10
7 + 3 = 10
8 + 2 = 10
9 + 1 = 10
10 + 0 = 10
Well done to Harley for showing great respect to his peers and adults. Harley is also starting to contribute more and try harder in his written work.
Well done to Amelja for settling so well in her new class. Amelja has shown great contribution in her group work this week.
Well done to Alfie for displaying all our school values and being an amazing role model to his peers!
Well done to our lovely and reserved Kitty this week! Kitty is finding things at times a little bit challenging but she never gives up and does not make a fuss! She a very trustworthy little girl.
In maths we have practised adding using different strategies. We have used our counting skills to combine groups of objects and record addition sentences.
We have also learned to count on from a given number using a number line, very tricky!!!
This week we have also celebrated European Day of Languages. In year 1 we learned all about France.
The children had a fun day innovating Sunny the meerkat's story and followed him in his travel to France.
We made Eiffel Towers and French flags and listened to the traditional tale of Le Petit Chaperon Rouge.
We enjoyed many French delicacies including a selection of cheeses and patisseries.
Well done to Olly this week for his relentless contribution during our carpet times!
We received a special delivery earlier on this week and attempted to guess who this suitcase might belong to. The children practised answering questions and tried to find out where the person was coming from and travelling to.
We thought about what type of clothes we would need if we travelled to a hot or cold place and wrote lists of items we would pack in our suitcases.
We are learning to represent numbers using objects and drawings. We are perfecting our counting and practised counting out loud, touching/ moving objects while counting and putting them in a line to avoid miscounting.
We have had a very busy first week in Cambridge class! I am very pleased to say that the children have settled well in their new environment and they are all beginning to adjust to the routine and the expectations of year 1!