Blog Update 9th June
It was great to see everyone back in class this week after the half term break. The next few weeks will fly by as we approach the end of this final term in Year 1 and we continue to do make the most of everyday day's learning. This week, the children enjoyed making Great Horned Owls in collage and they are all working hard to learn the songs for the performance of Fantastic Mr Fox.
It has been lovely catching up with many of you this week for Parent Meetings and I look forward to more conversations next Tuesday with the telephone appointments.
Have a wonderful weekend
May 26th, 2023
Thank you to all of Beech Class for their amazing learning and effort over this half term! Thank you to all the parents and carers for your tremendous support. I wish you all a happy and wonderful half term break and really look forward to seeing everyone on 5th June,
take care and happy holidays.
May 19th, 2023
It's been an amazingly sunny week both inside and outside the classroom and lots has been achieved.
The week ended with a session in the Woodland School which tied in beautifully with our Science topic this term - Plants.
I am amazed at the children's knowledge of, and identification of plants, trees and wildflowers, the latter, Pink Campion is flowering profusely in the woodland area. At the end of today, the children planted the broad bean seeds that have been growing in class for 4 weeks. They are now happily ensconced in one of the school vegetable plots and we look forward to seeing how they grow and in time, taste.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Blog Update 9th May
It has been another action-packed week in Beech class and was with only four days in school this week! The children have been busy with all the usual routines which were interspersed with preparations for the big Coronation party - decorating crowns and Union Jacks, learning about the Monarchy and also learning to sing the National Anthem with Mr Finch in assembly. The week ended with a wonderful Coronation party fit for a King and Queen! Thank you to you all for the cakes which were devoured. It really was a truly special and memorable occasion.
Hope you have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend!
April 28th, 2023
It's been a happy week of learning and laughter in Beech Class who continue to buzz with enthusiasm and wonder of the world! As part of our History topic, the children are really enjoying showing family photos and mementoes, so please do keep these coming over the next four weeks. For our Science topic on Plants, some broad beans were planted last week and some of the seeds are sprouting which is a happy relief! Today, Beech Class enjoyed their outdoor learning session with Kale and were able to identify many wildflowers and trees which made a wonderful end to a fabulous week.
I hope that you all have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!
April 21st, 2023
It has been such a delight to be back with Beech Class this week and it looks like they have all grown over the Easter holiday! The enthusiasm of the class is truly infectious, and all the children are excited to begin learning our new topics. In Maths, we continue to focus on counting in 2's, 5's and 10's, followed by recognising equal groups, using arrays and sharing. The Read, Write Inc., programme continues apace particularly embedding Set 2 and Set 3 sounds. Other topics include: Science - Plants; History - Local History; PE - Ball Games and Dance; Design and Technology - Making Hand Puppets; Computing - Bee-Bot, Developing early programming skills; Religious Studies - Creation; PSHE - 'Being my Best'; Music - Songs of Nature. We are all looking forward to happy learning and a sunny Summer Term!
I hope you have a lovely weekend,
Blog Update 10th March
Beech Class have been super busy in class. The children are really enjoying their Geography topic on Hot and Cold places and have been looking at Atlases to find the Equator, Arctic and Antarctic as well as drawing the different animals that would live in these habitats. This week in Science, we have been learning about decibels and how sound travels. There has been oodles of enthusiasm and curiosity which is contagious!
Have a great weekend!
March 03rd, 2023
Beech Class have been in great form this week and their enthusiasm is boundless. This week in RE, we shared the story of Hannukah and learnt about the significance of the menorah seven-branched candlestick, gelt, kippah, dreidel and latkes in the Jewish faith. The children drew and annotated beautiful pictures for our RE floor book. The week finished with another fantastic opportunity for outdoor learning in the forest area led by Kale. It's been a very happy week.
Have a lovely weekend.
Blog Update 24th February
Beech Class have returned refreshed and ready to learn after their half term break! This week, the class were excited to begin new topics in several curricular areas including in Geography - Hot and Cold Places and in Science - Sound. In Maths, the children continue to become experts in Place Value and there has been so much amazing counting. I hope that all the children managed to choose a new book from our class library to read for pleasure at home and the Read, Write Inc books should be regularly with you now. Please could you send your child's reading book and reading journal in each day.
6th January 2023
It has been lovely welcoming the children back in to school this week. We have started the new year with our new History topic of Explorers and Adventurers; it has been very exciting to hear where the children would explore if they could go anywhere!
The children have also started in their new phonics groups - they have been brilliant at showing their new group leaders how wonderful they are at remembering their sounds and applying them to word reading.
In Maths, we have started our place value with revision about the number 10. We used resources in our classrooms to make the number 10 in as many different ways as we could - there were some very creative ideas! Here are the photos:
Hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you on Monday for our first full week back!
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