Class 1

Welcome to Class 1's page. We hope you enjoy sharing our learning.

 Over the last few weeks we have enjoyed exploring our outdoor learning environment. We have so many opportunities for working on our 'physical development' - balancing, climbing, jumping and landing safely, scooting ...

 a.1  We put our arms out to help us balance.
 a.111  Climbing and jumping - we challenge ourselves to land on our feet.
 a.1111  Taking turns on the scooters and balance bikes.
 a.11  Weaving in and out of the cones as part of an obstacle course we built.

 

The new children have settled in really well and are already busy with their learning. This week we have been using puppets to retell the story of the Little Red Hen. We took turns at being the storytellers and the audience. 

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 "Will you help me plant the grain?"

"Not I," said the dog.

"Not I," said the duck.

"Not I," said the pig.

"Not I," said the cat.

web 3  "Then I'll do it myself!"
 web 4

 "Who will help me bake the bread?"

"Not I," said the dog.

"Not I," said the duck.

"Not I," said the pig.

"Not I," said the cat.

 web 5  

"Then I'll do it myself!"

   

 

 

This week we went on our first proper school trip on a double decker coach! We had a fantastic day at the Blue Reef Aquarium and learnt lots and lots about different sea creatures. Here are a few pictures from our day out ...

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 "The sharks were so cool. I like sharks."

 

"I liked the sharks. They were so fast."

 aq4

 "I touched the big crab. It had big claws."

 

"Did you know spider crabs can grow a new leg inside their shell?"

 

"Spider crabs can move forwards and backwards and sideways."

 

 

 aq3

 "I touched the starfish. It felt bumpy and a little bit smooth."

 

"Starfish have five legs and they have 5 eyes. They have their eyes on the end of their legs."

 

"If a starfish loses a leg it can grow another one."

 aq1

 

 

 "I like the stingrays. They look like they are flying under the water."

"Stingrays can sting you with their tail."

"Stingrays usually swim on the bottom but they come up and splash you sometimes. I got splashed on my coat!"

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 "Sea horses have swirly tails."

 

"Sea horses don't lay eggs. The daddy has the babies."

 

"Sea horses curl their tails around plants."

 

 

 

Book Week gave us a perfect opportunity to enjoy reading, sharing and listening to a wide variety of books. We began each morning with 'Drop everything and read', when children and adults enjoyed reading a book from home or from school, alone or with friends. To celebrate World Book Day we came to school dressed as a favourite book character.

 

 aa3  Drop everything and read!
 aa2  Drop everything and read!
 aa1  Drop everything and read!
 aa4  World Book Day - Our favourite book characters.

 

 

Our learning over the last few weeks has been focused around a book called 'I want my hat back.' The children felt sorry for the bear who had lost his hat so they decided to make him a new one. First they tried making him a brand new red, pointy one - just like his old one. Then they got more creative and designed and made him a completely different one. They had to use lots of our learning powers in order to succeed.

 IMG 84041  I was a tortoise because it was really tricky to stick it together but I kept on going.
 IMG 84061  I was a tortoise because I didn't give up. And it fits on the bear's head.
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 I was a monkey because I made a different design.

 

I was an elephant because my friend helped me stick it because the sellotape kept on sticking to my fingers.

 IMG 84111  This one was easier because I already made a red one. I used the spider because I remembered how I did it before.

 

Over the last few weeks, we have been working hard on developing our 'elephant' learning power, particularly linked to team work.  We have learnt that team work can be tricky because you have to listen to each other, take turns and share resources.

 

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 "We made a castle together."

"When it fell down we helped each other to build it back again."

"We did good teamwork."

 3 2

 "We're taking turns to throw the ball to each other."

 

"We're being elephants."

 

 3 4

 "We're making a giant nest together."

 

"We're finding the sticks and leaves and then we put them in the nest."

 

"It's for a big bird to live in."

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 "We're working as a team."

 

"We're helping each other so the water can get into the bucket."

We have been enjoying our P.E. lessons over the last few weeks.

 Class 1 1  Careful balancing and taking turns.
 Class 1 2  Careful balancing and taking turns.
 Class 1 3  Careful balancing and taking turns.
 Class 1 4  Waiting patiently for our turn.

 

 

The children have all done really well settling into school and have enjoyed exploring their indoor and outdoor learning environments.   

 book corner  We enjoy reading books in the reading corner.
 lining up  We are doing a great job of lining up quietly before we go onto the big playground.
 rocks  We love climbing onto and jumping off the rocks. We have to concentrate so that we land on our feet.
 sand pit  We are lucky enough to have two huge sandpits! We have to wear our wellies when we are learning in the sand.
 stage The stage area is ideal for role play. We have lots of dressing up clothes that help us get into character.