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Super Seaweed

We were really lucky this morning when Mrs Herschel who is a marine ecologist came to talk to us about seaweed. Both children and staff learnt a lot. Did you know that seaweed can be used as suncream, or that it is an ingredient in ice cream, ketchup and toothpaste? We also learnt that seaweed is more important to the world ecosystem than trees!

The children got to explore lots of different types of seaweed, were able to wash their hands with seaweed soap, taste different types of seaweed food and draw and label the different parts of the seaweed.

Some children chose to carry on their learning in the Discovery Zone afterwards where they made some seaweed and wrote stories about seaweed.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Herschel for taking the time to come in and share her expertise with us.

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Weekly Note w/c 10.7.17

In maths next week we will be doing some work on shape, space and measure including telling the time, giving directions and looking at shape patterns. Our work on time includes days of the week, months of the year and seasons. Some of the children found ordering the days and months quite difficult. It would be helpful for your child if you could work on these at home eg. talking to your child on a regular basis about what day it is today – What activities do they do on this day? What day was it yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow? etc. Which month is their birthday? Which month is Christmas in? How many months is it until Christmas/their birthday? etc.

In our literacy and topic work we will be finishing off the adventures of Captain Cook as we learn about his final 2 voyages to Antarctica and Hawaii.

On Friday morning the children will be taking part in a seaweed workshop which will be led by Mrs Herschel who is a marine biologist.

The PTA infant disco is on Friday 14th July from 4.45-6pm. Tickets cost £3 are on sale from the office before and after school from Monday 10th July.

Thank you for your support

The Year 1 team

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Weekly Note w/c 3.7.17

We hope the children enjoyed their visit to their Year 2 class this morning. We have another busy week ahead next week which will include some more visits to Year 2 which will help the children get to know their new teacher, class and classroom better.

In our Literacy and topic lessons this week we will be continuing our work on Captain Cook and learning about his voyages around Australia and into Antarctica.

In maths next week we will be doing some shape, space and measure work.

Sports Day will be held on Thursday 6th June. Children can come to school on this day wearing their PE kit with trainers and a t-shirt in the colour of their class team.

Miss Horsepool’s Class – Red

Mrs Bramley’s Class – Green

Mrs Boscher’s Class – Yellow

The activities will begin in the afternoon at 1.15 with the final races at around 2.15. You are welcome to come and support your child.

Please could you ensure that your child  has a sunhat and water bottle for sports day and ensure that sun cream is applied before school. Should you wish to reapply sun cream to your child for the afternoon, please feel free to do so once we have come out onto the field and the children are lined up ready for their activities.

Fingers crossed for suitable weather conditions!

Thank you for your support

The Year 1 Team

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Weekly Note w/c 19.6.17

The children have had an epic week this week and have had fun trying out different activities each afternoon. We hope you have enjoyed hearing about what they have been up to!

Next week we will begin to start our topic unit on Captain Cook. We will be teaching this as topic lessons and during our Literacy sessions for the next few weeks. The children will be learning about his voyages and we will be finding out about some of the countries which he explored including New Zealand, Australia and Antarctica.

In maths next week the children will be working with money again, this finding the change by working out the difference.

Sports Day is on Tuesday 20th June. Children can come to school on this day wearing their PE kit with trainers and a t-shirt in the colour of their class team.

Miss Horsepool’s Class – Red

Mrs Bramley’s Class – Green

Mrs Boscher’s Class – Yellow

The activities will begin in the afternoon at 1.15 with the final races at around 2.15. You are welcome to come and support your child.

Please could you ensure that your child  has a sunhat and water bottle for sports day and ensure that suncream is applied before school. Should you wish to reapply sun cream to your child for the afternoon, please feel free to do so once we have come out onto the field and the children are lined up ready for their activities.

Miss Horsepool’s class will still be swimming on Sports Day so please could they bring their swimming things.

Thank you for your support.

The Year 1 team

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Sun Safety

Now that the weather is hot and sunny (and we hope it lasts!) please could you ensure that your child brings a sun hat to school every day. Children are out in the fresh air for playtimes and lunchtimes as well as learning outside so it is important that they are protected from the sun. We do have a small supply of spare hats which children will wear if they forget theirs.

Please could you also ensure that suncream is applied everyday before school.

Thank you for your support.

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Weekly Note – w/c 22.5.17

Dear parents/carers

Maths

Next week in maths we are revisiting addition strategies, including adding 3 numbers together.

 

Literacy

We have now begun a new literacy unit using the text ‘Handa’s Surprise.’ This week children have enjoyed tasting and describing different fruits and we have been learning the text using a story map and actions.

 

Swimming

Just a reminder about the swimming swap next week:

Mrs Boscher’s Class will be swimming on Monday 22nd May at 9am (usually Mrs Bramley’s Class’s time) and Mrs Bramley’s Class will be swimming at 9am on Thursday 25th May (usually Mrs Boscher’s Class time).

Please could children bring their swimming kit on these days instead of their usual swimming day, just for next week. If you usually come and help, or are able to help with swimming please could you let your child’s teacher know if you are able to help with this change of date.

 

Sun hats, sun cream and coats!

Could we please ask that all children have a sun hat in school every day. The weather is very changeable at the moment and we have had some cloudy and dull mornings which have turned into very hot afternoons.  All hats should be clearly named and can be kept in their tray.

Equally, some warm mornings turn chilly and rainy.  Please could children bring coats to school so that they are prepared for a drizzly lunch hour and can still play outside during our outdoor learning sessions if they wish.

 

Trainers

On Tuesdays could trainers be brought to school for our afternoon lesson but not worn to school. Children should still wear their usual black school shoes in the morning.

 

Half Term

Just a reminder that the week beginning the 29th May is Half Term. We look forward to seeing the children back on Monday 5th June.

 

Many thanks

Year 1 team

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The eggs are hatching!!

Exciting things have started to happen today in the Discovery Zone. We have had some turkey eggs in an incubator for the last month and they have just started to hatch! There is one chick so far and some more eggs with cracks in so hopefully the children will get to see some eggs hatching over the next few days.  IMG_9477-wg2xnt

The caterpillars have also begun to get ready for their transformation into butterflies. They will soon be chrysalis’.

We are in for an exciting week learning about life cycles!