Today, we had a very exciting time learning some words of Mandarin. We practiced counting to ten, singing songs, naming animals and much more. We particularly enjoyed listening to the story of the forgetful cat!
Year One went to visit the Royal Gunpowder Mills to learn more about the life of Guy Fawkes. We practised old games, made lanterns and quills, visited a kitchen and finished off the day with a show.
In Year 1, we have been learning to start our sentences with capital letters. We wrote the capital letter that we use to start our name on a whiteboard and then filled in the gaps using alphabet strips to help us. We created a giant alphabet strip on the carpet. […]
We have had a fantastic start to the beginning of the year. The children have blown me away with their independence and enthusiasm. There have been some questions regarding school procedure which I hope to clarify here. In regards to the beginning of the school, the whistle/bell will blow at […]
Thank you to all of you who contributed towards my mug and £25 voucher. I put the voucher towards a new camara. The idea is that I will be able to get some half decent photos of my children (if they will stay still long enough and both smile nicely […]
Year 1 have enjoyed a fabulous day at the Sealife Centre in Southend. We saw some amazing sea creatures, had lunch on the promenade by the sea and collected shells on the beach. As always the children were impeccably behaved, a real credit to our school. A few tired children (and […]
Yesterday we made sea creatures out of balloons and modroc and today the children have been decorating them. We intend to make the year 1 classroom look like an underwater habitat. Very messy and fun – so far they are going swimmingly..!
I have just spent a very informative Sunday morning with my daughter at the KeepaBeats First Aid course for children. She learnt about spotting hazards, choking, bleeding, broken bones, nose bleeds, recovery position, basic CPR…and lots more. They have more courses on the website if you are interested, so have […]
This week in Year 1 we are having a real emphasis on writing sentences correctly (full stops, capital letters, no capitals within words, finger spaces). As part of this, we feel the children would benefit from learning how to spell words that they come across frequently in their independent writing. […]
We have had a good start to the week in year 1 so far. This afternoon we worked in groups on our science experiments and made balloon rockets that flew along zip wires. If you have a rainy weekend at home and want to make them you’ll need: balloons, string, straws, […]