Friday, 6 July 2018

WB: 2.7.18.
In English, the children have been using the non-fiction book, ‘Top Jobs’. This has enabled them to think about the different jobs that they would like to do when they grow up. They have also had the opportunity to write a fact file about an author and write instructions to make ice-cream using ‘Bossy Verbs’. We hope to try and follow one of the instructions next week when we make our own ice-cream - flavour to be decided upon still!  
As it was ‘Financial Capability’ week, the children have been using money in Maths. They have been thinking about different ways to pay for items and solving word problems.
During Science, the children used their sense of hearing and sight to explore the outdoor area.
It was lovely to see so many of you last night at the ‘Celebration Evening’. The children loved visiting the different classes and it was lovely for them to show off some of the work that they have produced this term. I know some of the children wanted you to see their work in the library but that wasn’t possible so I have included a picture of the display below.
Sports Day was a great success and the children enjoyed taking part in the races. Well done to all of the children for participating with enthusiasm and to the winning house overall – St Clare!


Enjoy the sunshine this weekend and the football!

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Multi-cultural Art Week!
The children thoroughly enjoyed this week’s activities.
The theme of the week was ‘Carnivals’ so we began on Monday with a musical workshop led by Raz. He showed the children some of the musical instruments that would be used in a Brazilian carnival – a Berimbau, agogo bells, tamborim, ganzá and wooden drums. The children really enjoyed this session which was full of energy and lots of tunes!

Afterwards, the children made their own ganzás out of an assortment of cylinder shapes filled with beads and seeds.
Throughout the week the children created their tie-dye t-shirts, musical instruments, masks and lots of 'Under the Sea' creatures.


A big thank you to all who helped...Mrs Miles for creating the masks with the children. Also, Mrs Borgatti, Mrs Durden , Mrs Shipley, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Kennedy for helping the children to tie-dye and decorate their t-shirts. 
To finish the week off, we all came together on Friday afternoon to join the rest of the school wearing our t-shirts, masks and used our ganzá s to share our experience.

Have a lovely weekend enjoying the sunshine.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

WB: 11.6.18.
This week the children have been absolute superstars. Mrs Stocks has completed the Phonic Screening checks for all children in Year 1. A big thank you to all parents who have supported the children in preparation for the screening check.
In Maths, the children have been focusing on time. We have been using the vocabulary of o’clock, half-past, quarter past and quarter to.
We have concluded our RE topic on ‘Being Sorry’ and have been thinking about God’s new rule - ‘Love one another as I have loved you’. Next week we will be focussing on another faith which will be Islam. This links really well with our Multicultural Arts Week and there will is lots of creative activities planned for the children.
Have a lovely weekend and a ‘Happy Father’s Day’ to all our Dad’s!

Friday, 8 June 2018

WB: 4.6.18.

The children had a lovely day on Tuesday when they visited the London Aquarium. It was wonderful to see so many different species of fish such as seahorses, sea urchins, sharks, starfish, stingrays, piranhas, puffer fish and many more. Luckily, the weather was kind to us and we were able to enjoy our lunch in the sunshine in Jubilee Park. This experience will support our ‘Under the Sea’ topic and is a great stimulus for other areas of the curriculum. In English, the children have already written their own diary entry of their experience. A big thank you to all those parents who helped on the day, the trip would not have been possible without your support.  

In Maths, the children have been gaining an understanding of direction using the language of quarter turn, half turn, three quarter turn, whole turn and connected this to turning clockwise and anti-clockwise.  
We also started learning about time and discussed what the hands on a clock represent using the vocabulary of o’clock and half past.
Next week, the children will participate in the Phonics screening check and will be required to decode a selection of real and nonsense words using their phonic skills.
Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 25 May 2018

WB: 21.5.18.
Can’t quite believe we have already completed one half of our summer term already – how time flies when you are enjoying yourself!
In Maths, we have been exploring different ways to make the same total using addition and subtraction. We have also used the ‘bar model’ for addition of numbers up to 20.
The children have enjoyed listening to the story of ‘Dougal the Deep Sea Diver.’  This has given them the opportunity to think about the setting and what type of character Dougal is. We will continue with this book after the half term.
We began our RE new topic on ‘Being Sorry’. This enabled the children to think about how their behaviour and actions can affect others. We have also been listened to the storiy of Levi and Zacchaeus and discussed the choices that they had to make whether it was the right or wrong choice.
In Science, the children have being finding out about fish, birds, amphibians, mammals and reptiles and have worked together to create some great posters.

During Art and Design, the children have created some fantastic work in the style of the famous artist, Frida Kahlo. They used oil pastels to create their very own ‘Viva La Vida, Watermelons’.

Have a good rest and enjoy the half-term holidays!