9th February 2018

This week we have had an exciting performing arts week and have been thinking about the story of ‘Sleeping Beauty’.  As well as writing our own version of the story,  we looked at the different characters in the story and were very creative with our finger puppet designs, which we then made during our open afternoon.  We learnt the song ‘ there was a princess long ago’ which we enjoyed performing to parents and family members who also helped us to decorate our finger puppets.

Our theme for next half term will be:  ‘Where are you going to?’  and we will be learning to retell the story of the Gruffalo as well as creating our own  maps for a Gruffalo hunt.

Please continue to practice reading and spelling our spring phonics words  year 1 Spring phonics

Year 1 Parent letter Spring 2 2018

 

 

16th January 2018

Have you seen our classroom environment yet?  The children have helped to turn part of our classroom into places from our new T4W story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12th January 2018

Welcome back to another exciting term.  Our theme is ‘How do we keep healthy’ and Rabbit class have already discussed ideas of what they would like to learn.  They are very keen to find out where some of our food comes from as well as try different exercise to keep fit.  We will be learning the story of ‘The Papaya That Spoke’, finding out where Papayas come from and even tasting them.

 

***Just a quick reminder that for Forest School, children will need a full change of clothes including wellies as the field is quite wet.***

Thank you

 

22nd December 2017

 

Parent letter Spring 2018

What a busy half term we have had.  The children all performed fantastically in our Nativity impressing everyone with their singing, acting and dancing skills as well as learning new songs to perform at out Christmas Church service.   Next term our theme will be ‘How do we stay healthy?’ where we will be learning about a balanced diet and exercise.

Over the holidays, we would like you to create a picture/model of your favourite meal.  You can use any media that you would like – photographs, drawings on paper plates or paper mache 3D food.

Have a happy and safe Christmas

 

 

30th Oct 2017

In our first half term we have had great fun finding out all about who would live in a castle, what castles were used for and what they were like.  To help us find out, we visited Southsea Castle.  We learnt lots of fun and interesting facts about people who lived in castles, including what they ate and drank, and how they dressed.  We also learnt about castles in stories, and wrote our own story based on Jack and the Beanstalk.  We even designed and made our own catapults, then had great fun testing them out!

To finish the first half term, we learnt all about Barcelona during Languages Week.  We learnt about the architect, Antoni Gaudi, and the beautiful buildings he designed in Barcelona.  Then we designed a new football kit for Barcelona football club using the colours, patterns and items linked to Barcelona and Spain.  We enjoyed learning how to make Spanish tapas, and especially enjoyed  tasting it – it was so yummy! To celebrate all our learning during Languages week, the rest of the school came to see us perform our Flamenco dance in the hall. They were very impressed!

What a busy first half term we have had.   This half term, we’ll be learning how different festivals are celebrated, including those within our own school.  Just wait for our nativity performance – you’re in for a amazing show this year!

 

 

 

28th September 2017

Hello and welcome to Rabbit Class.  Our teachers are Mrs Walton and Mrs Burt.

We have all settled well into our new Year 1 class and are beginning to show our creative talents and new skills.  We are keen to show a positive attitude to our learning and look forward to sharing our successes with you. Our first theme is ‘If I were king for a day’ and we will be finding out lots of information about castles, king Henry VIII as well as an exciting trip to Southsea castle.