Teachers-Mrs Goode (Monday and Tuesday) Miss Porter (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
PPA Cover ( Tuesday am and Friday alternate weeks)-Mrs. Cobley
PPA Cover (Wednesday)-Mrs Cobley
LSA - Mrs Clapson
PPA and leadership Cover (Thursday)-Mrs. Cobley
Tuesday 4th June - Start of term 6
Monday 10th June - Year 1 phonics screening week
Tuesday 25th June 9am - Saturn class assembly
Wednesday 10th July - Transition morning.
Thursday 11th July - (rearranged) Sports day and family picnic
Tuesday 23rd July - End of term 6
We went for a walk around school to identify signs of spring. We talked about how trees and plants had changed from winter time to now.
Project for terms 3 and 4
S is for stories
We have been thinking about what we know about space and what we want to find out. We have talked about what astronauts do and why you may want to be an astronaut!
We are now going to find out about the first astronaut in space, the first person to land on the moon and a recent astronauts adventure into space.
We are looking forward to our visit form Jo Ridardson next week from Space Detectives.
Some super home learning from models to mobiles all about space!
We had a great time exploring the Winter season and the signs we may spot, as well as our own science experiment!
Here are some snap shots...
It was rather icy in our Mud Kitchen too!
Some of our space wonders and arts and crafts.
What fun we had this afternoon putting our junk model rockets to the test! We predicted where they might land once launched and then compared our real results. We discussed what we found out and were able to identify what modifications we may need to make to our rockets next time.
Thomas: "I would make wavey wings next time so it could move in the wind"
Leon: "The bigger rockets were too heavy to go far"
ICT half term challenge
All children have been set a holiday challenge finding out about ICT from the past. We look forward to sharing these back in class after the half term holiday week.
Children will have brought home a reading bingo sheet yesterday following our house assembly. It challenges the children to read in different ways (e.g. outside, to a pet). Please tick each one when complete. If your child manages to complete a whole line of activities horizontally, diagonally or vertically they earn 10 house points per line for their house team. You have up to reading week to complete this challenge. Please return these to school during reading week Monday 4th - Thursday 7th March. Good luck.
Celebrating St David's Day with Daffodils, building Cardiff Castle and the Welsh Dragon.
A huge thank you to those of you that joined us in kick starting Reading Week with shared classroom reading this morning, we really enjoyed spending some quality time with our books.
Acting out stories.
The children have all enjoyed being actors, acting out our space stories ready to write up next week.
We have enjoyed investigating 3D shapes this week.
Thank you to all the parents who attended our Phonics Evening, we hope you found it useful and you have an understanding how we teach phonics in school. If you couldn't make the evening or would like a recap the presentations are below.
Project for terms 1 and 2
E is for Explorers.
We have had a delivery from Farm Link!
The incubator is in Saturn class, we are all very excited to see them hatch in 21 days time...fingers crossed they all hatch!
On Monday 22nd October we were lucky to have Lizy from Bristol Zoo come and visit us. She shared some very interesting facts with us and brought some unusual artefacts for us to explore. We saw a turtle shell, A springbok skin and some coral.
After half term we will be thinking a bit more about the continents and we have asked the children to research different continents during the half term break to share with their class in the second week back.
We will also be starting to practise out Nativity play, Year 1 parents please look in your child's book bag as most of them have some words to learn.
We have been investigating what happens outside in Autumn. We have been on a nature walk and have been discussing, describing and writing about what we discovered. We made animal collages with the things that we found on our walk.
On Friday 28th September we were lucky to have a visit from Grace and Mac from Puxton Park. They brought with them four of their amazing animals.
First we met Charlie the Madagascan Hissing Cockroach. We learnt the he likes to eat rotting fruit and that he can’t fly like other cockroaches. He pretends to be a snake by hissing to scare away his predators. Next we met Carol the Chicken, she sat on Mac’s hand and was very tame. We learnt that chickens eat worms and slugs and that they can’t fly as their wings are too small.
The Next animal that we met was Choc-o-latte the guinea pig. We learnt that guinea pigs like to eat salad leaves and hay, and that some of the children have pet guinea pigs at home.
Finally we met Hamish the Belgium Hare, he was black and tan and had long ears, long body and long powerful legs to help him run fast.
We learnt so much Thank you Puxton Park.