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Autumn 2, Week 4

Class one have had another wonderfully busy week, Christmas nativity practice is in full swing and we can't wait for you to see the children in full costume acting and singing out our Christmas story. Thank you for helping the children at home with the songs I am sure you will all be familiar with them by show time.

The costumes for our nativity will be organised by us, however there may be a few extras we need and these items will be explained in a letter coming out next week. Thank you again for all of your support.

Please could we ask for an extra special push on lines over the weekend and to encourage your child to use their extra big and loud voices? 

Exciting times have occurred in class one this week, our egg has hatched overnight and we can't believe how lucky we are to have Moz the monster as our class pet. I'm sure many of you may recognise Moz from the John Lewis advert but our Moz really did come from a hatched egg that we have nurtured for a week!!! The children have enjoyed showing Moz around the class room, reading all about Mos's adventures in literacy and letting Moz watch whilst we learn.

In maths this week we have been looking at time. The children have had little clocks and are getting use to "0 clock" we even played "what's the time Mr Moz and the children have tried to find the correct time on the clocks before the grown-ups. 

Reminders:

A little reminder that the book fair is open after school today (Friday 24th November) and Monday morning before school (Monday 27th November) as well as after school on Monday. 

Class one were taken to browse through the books yesterday so the children may have already spied a book they like. 

We wish you a happy and restful weekend as we all gear up for Christmas.

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Autumn 2, Week 3

What a busy week we have had in Class One! Firstly, a big thank you to all who were able to attend on Monday for family week, it was wonderful to watch the children thrive and show you all what they do in a day. The treasure hunt seemed to be a firm favourite and I hope you were all able to decode our hidden word.

In RE we have been working towards our big question, "show us what you know about the Holy Trinity- God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit." 

The children have been drawing their interpretations of this big question and have come up with some wonderful thoughts and ideas. They have also been making some beautiful stained glass windows which you will be able to see displayed.

In PE the children have been working on their gymnastic skills, balancing and forward rolling and impressing us all with their coordination. They work really hard in PE and getting dressed and undresses has become a lot quicker.Could I please ask all parents to name all the children's clothing and encourage the children to practice getting dressed at home. Many thanks.

In Maths we have been looking at 3D shapes, the children have been counting faces and corners (vertices). We have had a look around the classroom to spot as many shapes as we can.

Our mini topic currently is dinosaurs and the excitement is over flowing now we have a "real life dinosaur egg" in class. We have been writing warning signs and danger signs to notify others to beware. I hear that the egg may hatch one day next week...watch this space! Class One have looked at all animals and what they eat, making them Herbivores, Omnivores or Carnivores. What long words for them to remember but the children have been super stars.  Well done for a huge learning week class one. Let's see what we can discover next week.

Reminders

- You may find an envelope inside your child's book bag this weekend.  This contains the lines for our Christmas Nativity!  We ask kindly that you practise these at home with your child so that your child can use their biggest, clearest voice! (Please note, not all children have lines)

Enjoy your weekend,

Class One!

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Autumn 2, Week 2

This week in Class One, we were very excited to have a visit from the Hitchin Fire Brigade!  We were lucky enough to meet five fire fighters and test out some of our knowledge from our ‘People Who Help Us’ topic from last half term.  The firefighters answered lots of questions in class and Miss Ingle even got to be dressed up in a fire-fighting outfit which was very funny!  We had a look at some real jaws of life and found out that they are strong enough to lift up 18 cars and even cut through metal.  Next, we went out to the playground where we saw a real fire engine/ ‘the appliance’.  We were shown the sirens and hoses and we all had a go at squirting them onto the playground; it was great fun!  Photos are inside each child’s learning journeys so you will be able to see your child in role as a real firefighter!

In other news this week, we have started a short mini-topic all about dinosaurs.  We have been using books and technology to find out information and were amazed to learn how to use SIRI.  We have all enjoyed asking it questions about dinosaurs and have been busy recording the answers on fact sheets.  We have also been thinking about what dinosaurs eat and learnt all about carnivores, omnivores and herbivores.  Test us at home to see if we can remember some of these tricky words!

Reminders.

. Don’t forget that next Monday is Class One’s turn at family week.  All parents are invited to spend the afternoon in Class One where we have a variety of activities for you to try out.  There will be paint out, an outside task and an afternoon play so you may wish to wear comfortable shoes and some layers for this!

. Friday will be the next school cake day (this time run by Class Four).  We ask that children bring in 25p or 50p only wherever possible, to avoid lost change.  Also, please ensure your child brings their money in wrapped in paper or a small envelope/ purse/ wallet/ sandwich bag.  Unfortunately due to lots of lost money last time, we did have a few children who were unable to buy a cake.

Thank you and have a good weekend.

Class One.

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Autumn 2, Week 1

Welcome back everyone, we hope you have all had a restful and happy half term last week. This week in Class One, we have been learning all about fireworks! We began the week with a journey back in time, 400 years ago where we met a rather scary character.... Guy Fawkes! The children loved finding out some child friendly facts about the Gunpowder Plot and took great pleasure in acting out the story, complete with a Guy, King James and some soldiers. Ask us about the Gunpowder Plot at home, to see what we can remember.

As well as our history learning, we have also been using our art skills this week, using printing techniques to make some beautiful firework pictures. We look forward to you seeing some of these soon during Family Week and Parents Evening.

We hope you all have a safe and happy fireworks weekend. Based on the children's interest, week we will be starting a short unit on dinosaurs next week. Have a look over the weekend to see if you can find out some interesting dinosaur facts in preparation.

Thank you also for some of the lovely homework we have had in! We hope you have all had a sheet in your child's book bag this week; if anyone is missing a homework grid, please let us know in class.

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Autumn 1, Week 7

Well here we are at the end of our first half term of school, and what a half term it has been!  This week we have been thinking about police officers and the children have been having great fun in role as ‘cops and robbers’ this week…we have even had a few traffic officers handing out speeding tickets to scooters in our outside area so watch out!  We have also had a great time learning all about the festival of Diwali yesterday.  The children dressed up in beautiful Indian clothing, created their own Diva lamps using clay, learnt the story of Rama and Sita and even created their own Rangoli patterns using coloured sand, powder and powder paint.  Watch out for some of our lovely Diwali learning in our learning journeys soon!

Half term tasks

Over the half term, we ask that you can support your children in the following ways, by encouraging them to practise the following…

  1. Children to practise forming each letter from the alphabet; both capital and lower case. Make sure they know the name of each letter as well as the sound it makes.
  2. Children to recognise and write their numbers to 20.  Want a challenge?  Practise writing numbers to 100!
  3. Children to learn one more and less than a number.
  4. Learn how to pay for items using small coin amounts.
  5. Please sure your child knows how to write their name!  We are finding lots of children are having difficulty with this, this year.

  6. Have some fun!

Thank you all for your continued support this half term.  Wishing you all a great half term break!

Miss Ingle

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