This week in Maths we have been learning to represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20. Today we were able to use what we had learnt to demonstrate our skills through various learning challenges.
Last night Mrs Moden moved the classroom around! The new layout is designed to motivate pupils to become more independent in their learning and take more challenges to stretch themselves.
This morning, pupils came into the classroom and were so focussed in their morning starter activities. Let’s hope that this continues and pupils are developing their diamond, sapphire and ruby powers this week!
I am so impressed with Charlotte and her progress in maths this week. With the help of ‘Dave’ the knitted character, she is feeling much more confident at recording her working out after talking it through with him! Charlotte you are amazing! Keep up the good work!
Welcome back! We had had such a busy week this week!
Our focus this week has been handwriting. We have done a range of practical activities, including turning ourselves into a giant line guide! We have explored our writing target books and realised that 5 out of our 20 targets are linked to handwriting!
Don’t forget you can keep practising this skill at home using pages 32 onwards in your planner.
Thank you for all your best wishes, cards and gifts, having your child in the class is a gift in itself! Have a lovely Christmas – see you in January.
Here are the photos from our party.
We are loving our Christmas chill out morning in Class 1. We are watching The Polar Express and enjoying our cone Christmas trees that we made yesterday. It has been lovely to see pupils sharing their blankets with each other and coming together as our little school family. What a magical morning we have had!
This morning we have had a busy Christmassy morning – making a mess!
Pupils have made ice cream cone Christmas trees as well as creating their own Christmas alphabet and a Christmas movie on the ipads!
It’s going to take us quite a while to get rid of all the stickiness!
This morning we have been looking back at the Autumn Term and reflecting on some of our favourite learning experiences and the achievements that we are proud of.
Some of our favourite moments were:
Bethany: I enjoyed the horse riding day.
Lewis: I liked it when we went to Cast Theatre.
Charlotte: I liked making the instruments with our parents at the Wow Wednesday.
Niall: I liked riding the biggest horse at the Equestrian Centre.
Annabelle W: I liked writing our Great Fire of London diary.
Grace: I enjoyed making our London models and when we made the big London outside.
The achievement we are most proud of:
Morgan: I am proud of how neat my work is now I am a year 1 because before it sometimes had holes in it.
Arthur: I think my concentration has got better.
Lily: I am proud of my handwriting because it is much neater and I am starting to join properly.
Callum: In Early Years I didn’t join in as much and now I do.
Well done Class 1, we are so proud of you for all you have achieved. We can’t wait to see what you are able to do in the Spring Term!
We have had more Bronze reading awards this week with Charlotte, Louis, Callum, Eva and Morgan all achieving their Bronze. Well done! Onwards and upwards to Silver now!
After a discussion with pupils yesterday afternoon, we thought about how we can make Christmas and the run up to Christmas better for our families (as after all they are working hard to make Christmas amazing for us!)
Pupils came up with lots of different ideas for things that they could do to help their families. It was lovely to hear parents full of praise this morning and grateful for the help that they have received overnight!
How have your children been helpful? We would love to hear all about their good deeds and love they have been sharing!