This week has been an exciting week for the children in Year 1 and Year 2 with a performance today that every parent/carer should feel extremely proud of. The children told me they could see one or two in the audience were moved to what the children stated were "happy tears". The children have written their Christmas lists and they are talking about watching the progress of Father Christmas and his helpers on the internet. Next week we will fit in some Christmas-related Maths and Literacy activities together with finishing aspects of our Local Area topic.
What an action-packed week! Our Key Stage 1 rehearsals are developing well with a talented group of children from Year 1 and 2. Thanks for the help with the 2-D shapes homework and the support with reading and writing - this has reinforced our work in class and enabled greater progress to be made. The countdown to Christmas has begun with lots of enthusiastic Year 1s but we still need to remind our children about active listening, responding straight away to "Give me Five!"(ask them to tell you about it) and working hard at their "Always Behaviour Promises". In our topic work we have been collecting evidence and taking photos of the seasonal changes and we are calling on parents to draw their children's attention to the environment around them, in particular the buildings, street furniture and open green spaces.
Autumn Term 2 in Year 1
During the last two weeks we have been delighted with our fun experiences, especially our trip to Dovestones and the Children in Need Day today. Last week we had a WOW start with our search for Bog Babies. This week we have started to make our own Bog Babies which we will paint next week.
Our trip to Dovestones went well and your children were a credit to you; helping one another around the challenging muddy pathways, showing great teamwork building their dens [I think Mr Musgrove was the most competitive or it could have been Mr Butterworth], learning and applying new skills outdoors and demonstrating superb resilience.
We had another surprise this week when a helium balloon was found by our Site Manager, Mr Wellock. He brought the balloon to our classroom as he knew our topic was about the local area. The balloon had a message from a young person called Kenzie whose mum left an e-mail for a response. Kenzie wrote back telling us that the balloon had been set off in Preston to celebrate three birthdays taking place close together. We are looking into how it reached our school.
Welcome to the Year 1 Team which consists of myself, Miss Murphy and Mr Butterworth. We have had an exciting start with a letter from the Gruffalo and the promise of a visit to the Gruffalo's Forest. Our topic this term is The Gruffalo and we are paying particular attention to the works of Julia Donaldson whose work provides a rich source of vocabulary as well as open young children to a wide range of literary features.
Friday, 20th October 2017
A huge thank you from the Year One Team to all the Parents and Carers of Year 1 children who helped in the making and designing of your children's costumes for Emergency Services Day. It has been a great success and we have had lots of discussion and questions about the Emergency Services. You always go that extra mile for your children and we really do appreciate that.