Help! Help! Aliens!
Welcome to 2021-2022! Hopefully this year will bring us peace and calm and no disruption from the dreaded Covid-19!
In Class One this term we have got some crash landed visitors from outer space, we are teaching them about what it means to be a human. We will discuss, how we stay clean, how we stay healthy, what amazing things our bodies can do, what it means to be part of a family and what we like to do for fun.
We will be reading a variety of alien based stories and learning about what an alien could possibly look like.
We will also be learning about this terms value 'friendship' and reading the story 'Jesus helps the lame man' to help us understand this better.
For the first part of the summer term we are continuing to learn about stories with wolves in them. We are moving onto Little Red Riding Hood and we will then look at some non-fiction texts about Wolves.
In Science we shall be continuing to learn about nature and the seasons as well as working on growing our own food in the allotment.
Our Christian value this half term is forgiveness and our special bible story is Jonah and the whale.
Class One have learned to make pancakes just like Mr Wolf did in the story 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes'.
This half term we will be learning about the stories 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes' and 'The 3 Little Pigs'.
We are going to be learning to retell the stories to someone else and learn about the characters.
We are going to cook pancakes and learn about different materials.
We will learn about Kindness in R.E and listen to the story of The Good Samaritan.
Spring term 2021
This half term we are going to be learning about polar lands and polar animals. We will read stories and non-fiction and learn what makes polar animals so special. We will also explore winter and what happens during winter in England. We will also hope for some snow and ice so we can explore these experiences first hand.
Welcome to the second half of the autumn term, this is the term that is very long but blink and you will miss it! In a whirl of Bonfire Night, Remembrance and a variety of different festivals including Christmas it feels like our feet will never hit the ground.
This half term our topic is called Amazing Adventures. It focuses on teddy bear stories that involve the teddy having an adventure of some kind.
We will be travelling through dark forests, up into space and maybe even to the North Pole!
Our R.E. value is trust and our bible story is Daniel and the Lions Den.
Welcome back to school, this year will be our 2020-2021 academic year. Last year had many twists and turns but we are back and hopefully we can create a more normal atmosphere.
Our topic this half term is 'Marvellous Me'. We will be focusing on Mental and Physical health and learning about our sense of belonging.
We will also be learning about those in the community who help us.
We have a home corner role play and a getting to know you board in the classroom this half term.
We are aware that at this time there may be absences from school. The document below has websites which may help you to continue to educate your child while they are at home so that they do not fall behind in their education.
We recommend reading at least once a day, and asking children questions about the book such as 'how does the character feel?' or 'what do you think will happen next?'
Maths can be practiced on SUMDOG or on other sites recommended on the list.
Other activities such as cooking or gardening can also support measuring in maths.
Children have also been sent a set of red word flashcards to practice and a set of number cards.
For advice and information on teaching phonics using the schools scheme RWI please visit the following website. There are also books available to read online on this site.
What happened to our eggs?
Unfortunately we did not get to see our eggs hatch but don't worry, I gave them back to Willow's Dad to care for them and he has sent me a video of what they hatched into.
On The Farm
We have a very exciting topic this half term. We are going to become jungle explorers! We will be learning about what plants and animals live in the jungle and reading stories about jungle creatures.
We may even try to visit a special rainforest near where we live.
This half term we will be learning about the story 'Handa's Surprise'. We will compare our homes and life with that of Handa, a young girl from Kenya.
We will also make some food using the fruits mentioned in the story.
We will also be learning about the Christian value 'trust' and the bible story Daniel and the Lions Den.
Welcome to a new school year! This is 2019/2010.
We welcome 15 new Reception children into Class One and look forward to getting to know them.
This half term we shall be focusing on learning initial sounds and rhyming words, and recognising numbers and counting.
To finish off our last half term we are going to be learning about Pirates, we will read stories about them and find out how they lived. We are going to have a Pirate day on 9th July where we all dress as pirates and participate in pirate activities (maybe even finding treasure).
We will also be learning about being a Buddhist and how this is different to being a Christian.
Welcome to the Summer Term, to begin with this term our topic is Little Red Riding Hood.
We will be using this story to learn about geography, habitats, healthy eating and map making.
Our Christian value this term is forgiveness and the linked story is Jonah and the whale.
Spring Term 2 - Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?
This half term we are focusing on stories that contain wolves. We are starting with Mr Wolf's Pancakes and then moving on to The Big Bad Pig and the Three Little Wolves.
We are learning about kindness this half term in R.E.
Welcome to 2019!
Our topic this half term is Castles.
Our first story is very famous, it has the line
Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!
Can you guess what it is?
Our trip to the Eden Project Ice Rink
As a Christmas treat Class One went to the Eden Ice Rink to play on the ice.
Below are photos of us having fun.
Autumn Term 2 - Not Just the Gruffalo!
This half term we are learning about the much loved author Julia Donaldson and reading and studying some of the stories she has written.
We will be learning about habitats and comparing the story habitats to those at school and learning about what animals live nearby.
In R.E. we are learning about the value of trust, our story for trust is Daniel and the Lions Den.
Aliens in Class One
Welcome to the new school year, welcome back to those in Year 1 and 'Hello' to those in Reception.
This year we are starting our learning with the topic Help, Help Aliens! In this topic we will teach the aliens what its like to be human, this will include some science, art, PSHE and R.E.
We may even have a new addition to our classroom! Watch out for an exciting half term!
Welcome to class 1!
This summer term our topic is 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'.
During this topic we will learn about the importance and history of lighthouses and about Cornish Lighthouses.
We will also be learning about Mr and Mrs Grinling from the story and finding out about their lives working in the lighthouse.
Welcome to Class One!
Our topic this half term is 'Enchanted Forest'.
Close your eyes an image a magical place with fairy folk, toadstools, sparkling plants and strange but colourful creatures. This is what we are going to stretch our imaginations around, using well known stories set in enchanted forests to base our stories on.
In R.E. we shall be learning about Buddhism and what different people believe.
Year 1 visited St Winnow church to look at the features of a Christian place of worship. Her are some photos of our visit.
We took photographs of any Christian symbols and parts of the church we thought were important.
Welcome to Class One!
Last half term our topic was 'Frozen Lands', the children enjoyed this so much and there was so much to learn about that we still hadn't covered that we decided to carry on over our topic for this term to. We are hoping to learn more about Penguin life cycles, Inuit people and how polar bears live.
Our R.E. value is love and our bible story is 'The good shepherd'.
This half term our topic is 'Frozen Lands'.
During this topic we are going to be learning about animals that live in the polar regions, where the polar regions are and about the life cycles of some polar animals.
Our special stories for this topic will be Harry and the Snow King, The penguin that wanted to fly and The polar bear and the snow cloud. Our R.E value for this term is trust, we will be learning about what trust means and why it is important.
For the second half of the half term will be doing an author study on the famous children's author Jill Murphy.
Our R.E work will be based on the value Kindness and our story is The Good Samaritan.
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In May, Reception enjoyed a fabulous day at Botelet Farm. They fed lambs, made nests, had a tractor ride and learned about farm animals and nature. Check out our photos to join the fun!