- About Us
We are now on week four of the spring term and we have been very busy in year one! Our new history topic, 'The Brave and the Bold' is in full swing and the children are loving it! We are looking at four significant figures from the past. They are, Christopher Columbus, Florence Nightingale, Grace Darling and Neil Armstrong! We currently have a fantastic role play area set up in the form of Florence Nightingale's hospital! In our popular small world area, we are able to reenact Neil Armstrong's moon landing. Please ask us questions about the four significant figures to see what we can remember!
In keeping with our goal of improving children's vocabulary, we have began to give the children a word of the day for them to learn the meaning of and hopefully retain to use in their work. We have found this to be a success and can hear the children using their given vocabulary throughout the day. Ask us if we can remember our word of the day!
Reminder: PE days are now Wednesday and Friday.
Well...what a term it has been! From our first geography topic of learning all about the United Kingdom to writing instructions on how to make the salt dough decorations we will be bringing home very soon!
We can't wait to celebrate the end of term with you by performing our wonderful Christmas sing-a-long tomorrow. Just a reminder; the children are allowed to come into school in their Christmas jumpers ready for the performance.
Your child will be coming home with 1 of the phonics packs above. These packs have been filled with all of the sounds your child was not confident with during the last assessment. It would be greatly appreciated if you could work with your child on these sounds in the run up to their return to school. This will give them the best chance at becoming confident readers. Could you please ensure the packs stay in your child's reading folder as they will be used in school every day.
Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support! It is very much appreciated. We hope you have the most wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in 2020!
Take a look at some of the exciting things we have been learning this week!
On Tuesday morning, we had a special visit from a very clever man who taught us all about Judo! He used to compete for England and really inspired us to get moving and join the local Judo club!
In Science this week, we have been learning all about materials. Santa rang and said that he wanted to know if we could sort all the unwanted and broken toys he had in the bottom of his sack into groups for him. After lots of discussion and exploring, we decided we could sort the toys by the material of which they were made.
On Wednesday morning, we all went on a trip to the local cinema to watch Secret Life of Pets 2! The Year 1 teachers were so proud that everyone behaved so sensibly and safely whilst we travelled to Darlington. The film was so funny and we all had a wonderful morning!