The Gingerbread Man Performance
A huge well done to all of the children in who took part in the Year 1 performance. The children have worked really hard over the last four weeks to practise for the performance. The children should be proud of their singing, dancing, acting and reading. We hope you enjoyed watching the performance as much as we did creating it!!
Colchester Zoo Visit
Wow! We had a fantastic day at Colchester Zoo and all of the children were able to see a wide range of amazing animals. Some of the wow moments included the children walking through the Sea lion tunnel, being amazed be the sheer size of the Lions and Tigers, feeding the gorgeous Giraffes, feeding the enormous Elephants, seeing the birds eat nectar in the Rainbow bird house, seeing the majestic Meerkats and seeing the cheeky Chimps. One of the children said it had been 'their best ever day at school'! Have a look at some of our photos from the day. I'm sure your child will be really excited to tell you all about the animals they enjoyed seeing!
World Book Day
The children were really excited to come to school dressed in their pyjamas on Thursday. They all looked great and enjoyed eating some biscuits and drinking squash. They also liked listening to some funny stories. Take a look at our photos of the class dressed in their pyjamas below.
The children have enjoyed starting to learn about our new topic 'On Safari'. So far the children have learnt how to group animals into categories, including Mammals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles and Amphibians. We have also learnt what makes a Mammal a Mammal! The class have enjoyed looking at Mr Youngs' photos of when he went 'On Safari' in South Africa and found out about what kind of animals you might see. The children have learnt the difference between a Carnivore, Herbivore and an Omnivore. The whole year group is looking forward to visiting Colchester Zoo on Thursday 21st March. Have another look at our website page later in March to see some photos from our visit to the zoo.
Mad Scientist Day
I think you will agree all of the children looked great dressed up as 'Mad Scientists'. All of the costumes looked fantastic! Take a look at some of the photos. Thank you to all of the parents who put the time and effort in to creating the costumes. Thank you also for the donations that the children bought into school.
This week some staff from Ipswich Borough Council came in to school to talk to the children about the importance of Recycling. The children found out about all of the objects that we can recycle in our blue bins and the objects that can not be recycled. The class learnt that Ipswich Borough Council currently recycle 40% of all rubbish and 60% is not recycled. The target is to try and reverse those figures! The children have also enjoyed taking part in three science activities this week. In our class the children completed an 'Icy Drinks' investigation. Some of the children were excited to help me set up the investigation (have a look at some of the photos). The class also took part in a floating and sinking investigation with Miss Manners and finding out which materials were best to keep a snowman cold ('Snowman's coat investigation) with Miss Thrower.
Welcome to 1DY
Welcome to class 1DY! Please check the website page to give you an insight into what your children have been doing at school. Thank you for supporting your child with their reading at home. Please continue to do this as this will help your child's reading to improve. The next Homework and Spellings will be sent home with the children on Friday 18th January. Thank you (in advance) for supporting your child with their homework and helping with their spellings. The children will now be doing P.E. every TUESDAY. Please make sure any earrings are removed on Tuesdays and if your child does an After school club (and they bring their kit home after a club), please ensure their kit is back in school before the next Tuesday P.E. session. Please feel free to speak to me any day after school if you would like to speak about your child's learning or anything else about school. Mr Youngs
Rain, Rain Go Away
The children in the class have made a good start to our new Topic called Rain, Rain Go Away. To start the topic the children have been learning about the names of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom (and their capital cities). We have also learnt about the names of the continents and names of the oceans. The children have also enjoyed learning about different types of weather and were able to match weather symbols and their names to various weather pictures. Next the children will be learning about the seasons in the year and the 'Water cycle'. Have a look at some of our photos below showing the children's UK maps.
Learning about the UK and Continents of the world
Hello and welcome to 1TV and the new school year.
The children have settled into year 1 brilliantly. They are already used to the new routines and have made a positive start to their Year 1 learning journey.
We have kick-started the year with our 'Terrific Transport' topic which the children are all enjoying.
Our visit to the Ipswich transport museum was very successful and the children were all impeccably behaved. We learnt lots of interesting facts about transport from the past and the children enjoyed climbing on the buses and fire engines.
As a class, we have discussed Growth Mindset, in which the children have learnt about the importance of perseverance and learning from mistakes. We have also talked about Kelso's choices, to encourage the children to be responsible for themselves and make the right behaviour choices. Already, the children are beginning to adopt these attitudes which is fantastic! The children have also come up with some class rules.
Our School Council Representatives and Our Eco Council Representative
1TV Hot air balloons
We are only a couple of weeks into our new topic, 'Hero's and Villains' and already the children have learnt so much. We completed a 'cold task' at the beginning of the topic to assess what the children knew about heroes and villains and they all drew pictures of superheroes or super-villains. So we started learning about a real life hero from the past, Florence Nightingale, and a real life villain from the past in Guy Fawkes.
The children have loved learning about all the gruesome facts from long ago and are demonstrating some impressive 'historian' skills. Ask them about what they know. You will be amazed!