During International Week the children in Class 1 learnt about New Zealand. They used a globe and world maps to locate the United Kingdom and New Zealand. The children learnt that in New Zealand they speak English and Māori . The children made poi and learnt to sing a song in Māori.
Class 1 have had the opportunity to learn new skills using balance bikes. We played games and followed an obstacle course whilst practising to stay balanced. It was tricky but so much fun!
Great Fire of London
Class 1 have enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London. We remembered the Great Fire started in a bakers shop on Pudding Lane. As a class we learnt how quickly the fire spreads when houses are built so closely together, and that by blowing up some houses it stopped the fire from spreading. We made a human chain and buckets to try and stop the fire – It was hard work!
What an amazing start to our new art topic -weaving! Look at the concentration on our faces, we really had to look carefully and remember to weave the paper under and over. Mrs Fletcher was very impressed.
In maths we have been learning about the words equal and unequal. We then used compare bears to make equal groups. When making equal groups, we had to make the correct number of groups and have the correct number of bears in each group.
Class 1 have started a new topic in computing - Maze Explorers. We have enjoyed using the Beebots, to move from one square to another. To practise directions - moving backwards, forwards, left and right we have been using the 2go program on Purple Mash.
Class 1 have been looking at the work of South African artist Esther Mahlangu. They used their fingers to paint and make 3D model houses.
Learning today - Friday 10th March
Keeping Safe day
Have a look below at what Class 1 learnt on Keeping Safe Day.
Class 1 performed an amazing assembly, sharing with their parents and the rest of school what they have learnt in science and geography. They learnt lots of new songs about how the seasons mean the weather, the food we eat, the clothes and shoes we wear are different.
Telling the Time
Class 1 have been busy learning to tell the time. They made clocks to take home, and have learnt to tell the time 'o'clock'.
Class 1 had great fun in Mrs Holliday’s Art Gallery. The pictures were painted by her dad. As a class we talked about what these details might tell us about the person in the picture.
Cannon Hall Farm
Class 1 had a brilliant trip to Cannon Hall Farm, thanks to the Yorkshire Children's Charity. The children had great fun looking at the animals on the farm, and in the tropical house. As part of their science topic 'Animal, including humans', they had to investigate whether all animals have four legs. It was great having a picnic lunch, and finishing the day with a disco!
An Introduction to Class 1
Wow! What an amazing turnout of parents for the Year 1 transition meeting with Mrs Fletcher. Thank you for coming everybody.
Class 1 started their science topic 'Animals, including humans' by singing 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes'. They all really enjoyed it, and sang beautifully!
Welcome to Class 1
The children have settled well into Class 1. They have learnt how to use the 'Look, Cover, Write and Check' method to learn their spellings, and they have also enjoyed using Rekenrek in Mastery Number lessons
Class 1 had a great time when a coach came in to teach them some basketball skills, they were really good at bouncing the ball!
Houses & Homes
Class 1 enjoyed a field work activity as part of their Geography work - looking at the different types of houses and homes in the area surrounding school. They found lots of different types of houses and homes, and recognised the type of home they lived in.
Harlow Carr Trip
Abbey House Trip
Class 1 visited Abbey House Museum to learn about life a long time ago. We remembered that there was no electricity and plastic had not been invented. We had to clean the house, and do the washing! It was great fun using the dolly tub, mangle and flat iron. We did not like the smell of the soap, which we had to grate, to put into the dolly tub. Fetching and carrying the hot water in a jug from the range was hard work too.
We also visited the shops and houses on the cobbled street, and found a shop full of Burmantofts Pottery.
Class 1 had a brilliant Christmas party. They looked wonderful in their party clothes and had lots of fun.
Class 1 Nativity
- We read a book about the seasons, and knew it is now Winter
- We looked for deciduous and evergreen trees, and looked closely at similarities and differences between leaves.
- We read the story 'Owl Babies' and learnt about nocturnal animals. Then we made some snowy owls.
- We thought about the clothes we need for each season, and made some gnomes. We remembered to make them a winter coat to keep them warm!
- The afternoon was spent playing in the woods. Some children made a den with sticks and leaves (it's really important we have a shelter to keep us dry and warm in the winter).
- The end of the day was spent around a camp fire, to keep us warm. We had a special treat - POPCORN, which was popped over the fire.
International Week - New Zealand
Class 1 had a brilliant day at Harlow Carr. They collected leaves, and identified the tree they were from using a leaf identification bag. The children enjoyed a picnic lunch, and finished the day playing in the treehouse.
Fire of London
Class 1 have been leaning about the Great Fire of London in History. They know the houses were built of wood, and were very close to each other. We built paper house, and set a fire in The Bakers Shop on Pudding Lane. Then the hard work started, using a human chain with buckets of water Class 1 put the fire out. Look at the pictures and you will see we used the wrong buckets... In 1666 there were no plastic buckets as plastic had not been invented!
Class 1 Gardeners
Class 1 have started a new science topic, plants. They have learnt to label parts of a plant using the words: roots, branch, trunk, leaves, flower, and stem. They have worked very hard in the school garden, preparing a bed for growing plants and seeds. Once the bed was ready, they have planted some strawberry and leek plants. They have also sowed radishes, lettuces, spring onions and sunflower seeds. Keep your eye on the garden for some delicious fruits and vegetables!
Good morning Class 1
There is lots of lovely learning for you all. Click on the link below to find out what we would like you to do. Let Mrs Fletcher and Miss Stockton know how you are doing on the blog.
Remember - only do the activities you have been asked to do.
We miss you lots - stay safe!
Love Miss Parry xxx
This will be our last week of home learning and we are looking forward to seeing you all back in school on Monday 8th March.
3 more sleeps until school starts!!!
Monday 22nd February is a training day so teachers will not be on the blog as they will be busy doing other jobs today.
How to use Purple Mash
Click above for a short clip to show you how to use Purple Mash - thank you to Mrs Vickers for putting it together for us. Please help your child to send messages to their teachers in the blog and upload pictures of their work. We look forward to hearing from you!
Click below for a link to Purple Mash
Happy Friday Class1! Mrs Fletcher has given you lots of lovely work to do. Remember to go onto Purple Mash to leave her a message and see what other activities are waiting for you. Have a lovely weekend. I am looking forward to seeing you all next week.
Love Miss Parry xxx
Good morning Class 1. Have a great day. We are very happy with how hard most of you are working. Keep it up!
Happy Wednesday Class 1. Mrs Fletcher was really pleased with how hard you were working yesterday. Remember to make sure you are doing the work that correct work each day.
Have a brilliant day!
Good morning Class 1!
I hope you are all well and enjoyed the lovely activities that Mrs Fletcher gave you to do yesterday. Mrs Fletcher told me that most of you were working very hard. Well done!
Thank you to all of the parents who collected the learning packs. The rest will hopefully be sent home today.
Remember to only do the activities Mrs Fletcher tells you to do.
She would love to hear from you on the Class 1 Blog on Purple Mash. Click on the link below to help you to log on.
Have a lovely day. We miss you lots and will see you very soon.
Love Miss Parry
PLEASE ONLY DO THE WORK FROM YOUR PACK WHEN MRS FLETCHER TELLS YOU TO
Important Letter for Parents
Class 1 have been learning about New Zealand as part of International week. Using a globe and a world map they have located England and New Zealand. We have also compared the seasons for the month of October in England (Autumn) and New Zealand (Spring). They have also learnt to count to ten in Maori.
Class 1 are going to have a practise at learning online today.
Hello Class 1!
Click on the links to read messages and information from your teacher.
Maths Answers for Wednesday 10th June
Hand Washing for Wednesday 10th June
Activities for Tuesday 9th June
Maths answers for Tuesday 9th June
Abbey House Museum
In D.T, Class 1 learnt about cutting food safely, using the 'bridge' and 'claw'. They peeled fruit and stirred the ingredients together to make a fresh fruit salad. The children enjoyed eating fruits they had never tasted before!
Skelton Grange Trip
Class 1 had a great trip to Skelton Grange. The children learnt about the seasons and the different signs. The day started by playing a hibernation game and then had the opportunity to explore the grounds and make some winter crafts. In the afternoon they made dens and played in the mud kitchen. The day finished with an open fire and freshly made popcorn!
Thackray Medical Museum Workshop - Teeth and Health Eating
We couldn't visit Thackray Medical Museum this year as it is closed for re-refurbishment. Instead, the museum came to us! We had a brilliant workshop on teeth and healthy eating. We learned what our different types of teeth do and started off by making a banana sandwich! We used a knife to cut the sandwich into smaller bits - this is the job of our incisor teeth at the front. Then we ripped the pieces with our fingers - this is like the job of our canine teeth (we woofed like dogs when we did this!) We then used a potato masher to squish the bits - this is like the job of our molar teeth! We put everything into a bag which we pretended was a stomach. We added some water to pretend it was saliva and then added some acids (vinegar and soap liquid) and squished it all together - it looked yucky! We saw some bubbles in the bag and we thought it was very funny like human wind!!! We also looked at some tools used a long time ago to pull teeth out! We will remember to brush our teeth twice a day! We had a great time and learned lots!
Temple Newsam Trip
Class 1 visited Temple Newsam house to look at some amazing portraits. The children then created a portrait of a man they named Peter.They learnt some new words: background, foreground, pose and sitter. Some of the children dressed up as some of the people in the portraits, and the other children sketched them.
Class 1 had a brilliant day at Harlow Carr Gardens. They used leaf identification bags to collect different types of leaves. After a picnic lunch, there was time to play in the tree house and visit the bird hide.
Class 1 had great fun learning about the Great Fire of London. They worked hard with Mr Birkinshaw to try and put the fire out, by passing buckets of water along the chain.
Class 1 completed some fieldwork. They walked around the area surrounding school, identifying the different types of homes.
We saw: terraced houses, high-rise flats, flats, semi-detached houses, maisonettes and a bungalow!
Looking after pets
In science, the children in class 1 have been learning about looking after pets. Miss Spinks brought her pet guinea pig to visit us. We thought he was very cute and got to stroke him and feed him. We learned that he needs food, water, shelter and lots of cuddles!
Abbey House Museum
Class 1 visited Abbey House Museum to learn about homes long ago, with no electricity. The children had to work very hard cleaning and washing. They also sorted pegs into 'new' and 'old'.