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Spring 2024

Class Heroes 2023
 
We have chosen 7 individuals who we believe reflect our school values of respect, teamwork, happiness, pride, honesty and resilience.
 
Each class has been assigned a hero and the children will be finding out about them throughout the year. We will explore ways in which our hero has demonstrated our values, their achievements and legacies. Watch this space for updates. 
 
In Year 1, our hero is Dame Ellen MacArthur. You can see all of the class heroes on the poster below and our special poster about Ellen herself. 

9th February 2024

This week year 1 have been very busy investigating different materials. We set up and carried out an investigation to see which material would be best to make a pair of curtains. We used fabulous scientific vocabulary. Ask your child all about transparent and opaque materials.

In PSHE we have been learning how to stay safe. For internet safety day we read the story Mo and Jaz. We held a discussion on how they felt when a new video opened and they didn’t like it. The message was; Stop, Close it, Tell a grown up. We have also been learning how to recognise trusted and safe adults in and out of school.

In DT, we have completed our puppets that we planned and designed. A lot of work has gone into these puppets with the children and Mrs Redpath. The children needed to use their independent thinking and resilience to complete their puppets.

Today, we have finished the week with a great movement festival and Dress to Express day. We loved our workshop and learned a fabulous dance. Great job Year 1.

Thank you,

Mrs Horsley

26th January 2024

The first three weeks of this half term have flown over. It is hard to believe that we are nearly half way through the school year.

We have started our new unit of work in English, ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson. The children are really enjoying this book and have so far written fantastic character descriptions for the witch using brilliant adjectives to describe the nouns. Some children even managed to include a simile! WOW Year 1.

In Maths, we have been using number lines to help us work out addition and subtraction equations. The children have had to concentrate hard and read each equation correctly to ensure they are counting on the number line the correct way. We have even been solving some written word problems. Great job!

We have nearly finished our science topic of materials and I must say how impressed I have been with the children’s enthusiasm and investigation skills. We have been looking at freezing and melting, floating and sinking and carried out an investigation to see which materials absorb water.

We have had a great start to the term and the children are all ready and raring to learn which is wonderful.

 

Thank you,

Mrs Horsley