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Spring 1, Week 3

This week in Class One, we have based our superhero learning around the story of ‘Supertato’. This Monday we arrived in Class to find an unwelcome surprise…. Frozen peas everywhere!  And on the carpet, a letter from a nasty villain along with our hero Supertato, trapped under some cling film.  There could only be one villain nasty enough to do something like this…..the Evil Pea!  Class One set to work straight away to create our own WANTED posters, featuring a description of our green nemesis and a piece of advice to tell people what to do if they spot him.  We posted our WANTED posters all around the school and waited for someone to find him…

Luckily, after a week of superhero maths, (finding 2 digit numbers on a 100 grid/ adding 2 numbers together), some computer work (creating our own heroes using the DC Kids, ‘Hero me!’ game), and some fun pea squishing with mashers in Busy Fingers time, we received some good news from Mrs Rule in the office….the evil pea had been captured!  To celebrate, we used our art skills to create our own Supertatos using real potatoes!  We then finished the week with some Superhero aerobics in PE and made our Supertatos come to life using stop-motion apps on the IPads.  It was great fun watching our videos back and our posters have amazed the rest of the school this week.  Well done Class One heroes!

Enjoy your weekend everyone,

All of Class One.

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Spring 1, Week 2

This week, the children have started our new mini topic of 'Superheroes'! We began the week with a fact finding session all about different heroes and villains. We learnt their real identities, powers and vehicles and enjoyed discussing which heroes would win in a battle. Then it was time to create our own superhero.... we began by splitting ourselves into groups and drew around each other. Next, we added powers to our outlines and drew on details. Last of all we presented our heroes to the class and explained their strengths and weaknesses; we had Changeboy, Powergirl, SuperNell, Icy Isaac and of course the ferocious Flash-bat girl! Ask us all about them at home so we can tell you everything we remember. 

Later in the week, we acted our own superhero plays. We thought about how stories all have a clear beginning, middle and end and this helped us to structure our performance. The next day, we used our performance to write our own comic strip. Our class teachers were amazed with our writing, we all tried hard to think of our own ideas and many of us are now writing full sentences which can be read by an adult; so impressive! 

In other news this week, we have been... learning about 'more and less', practising our directional vocabulary including learning about turning left, right, clockwise and anti-clockwise, have been using the laptops to create superhero pictures on the 'Tux Paint' and 'ColourMagic' software and have even attended hero training sessions with Mr Jefferies and Mr Smith. Next week we continue our superhero theme with a week of Supertato books and fun! 

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

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Spring 1, Week 1

Welcome back everyone and happy New Year!  We hope you have all had a restful and happy break.  Just a short blog this week to say how well the children have settled back into class. Today, each child has been very busy making their own Christingle; make sure you test us on what each part means, when we come home tonight!  All children have also been practising changing their books themselves today so hopefully all should come home with a new book.  Please note that if there is no comment in the reading record to say your child has read, they will be unable to collect a new book from school so please make sure you write in, when you have read at home J

Notices.

Due to a busy few days, we will start our normal class reading rota on Monday.  Children can also start their weekly visits to the library too.

Please make sure that children have all PE kit items within school every day.  Unfortunately we are running very low on spare kits so it may mean your child cannot take part in the lesson if they do not have a full PE kit in school.

If you do have any old boxes/ junk modelling things at home e.g. plastic bottles, yoghurt pots, bottle lids, washing up bottles, cereal boxes and cardboard tubes (not toilet rolls), we would love to have them in for our junk modelling area!  The more the better!

Thank and enjoy your weekend,

Miss Ingle, Mrs Holmes and Mrs Sabri

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Autumn 2, Week 6

Hello from Class One!

Firstly, a huge well done to all the children, for their fantastic nativity; Shine Star Shine! I hope you all enjoyed watching our Christmas story. The children have been working so hard and made us all very proud as they performed their hearts out for us all. A big thank you to all parents and grown-ups who came to watch; DVDs will be with you very soon! Your children have come such a long way in the one term they have been with us and we were delighted with their efforts.  Make sure you have a look on the school gallery page too, to see the photos from our dress rehearsal!

As well as rehearsing for the show, we have been working with magnets during science this week and experimenting with objects that are magnetic. We had some wonderful explanations and experiments and the children had great fun testing out different objects.  Christmas cards are in full swing and the children have been using their super learning powers to make them and write their messages. The children were encouraged to make their designs personal and it is lovely to see what they have all come up with.

A few small reminders…

Please sign up to an allocated food for our Christmas party using the list on the school gate (outside Class One).  Thank you to all those who have done so already!

Next week will be the last week for library book changes and taking home reading books from class.  After that, all books will be collected in for our usual end of term audit.  Those of you who have school books at home floating around, if you could return them before the end of term, we would be extremely grateful!

PE bags will also come home next week.  Any lost property left over in class will be passed down to the main box in the front office so please check here for any lost items.

Thank you and enjoy your weekend,

All in Class One.

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Autumn 2, Week 5

Hello from Class One, we've had another jam packed week full of learning, adventures and fun!

The children have been doing so well learning their nativity lines and songs this week! We are now in full swing gearing up for the big event. The children are making us so proud with their acting skills. 

If we could ask for you to continue learning lines and songs that would be great. Also please check book bags as some children may need to bring in a plain t-shirt/ tights for the dress rehearsals next week.  If this is the case, your child will have a named letter in their book-bags.

We've had lots of arts and crafts going on this week and have incorporated maths.

The children have made paper chains and were put into groups. The competition was on to see which team could make the longest paper chain!  We have also been making our Christmas hoops so make sure you have a look in the school hall, to spot some of our work. 

Reminders

Wishing you another wonderful weekend and a great time at the Christmas fair tonight!  Enjoy your weekends and we hope that all of the children have one last try at saying their nativity lines in a big, clear voice!

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