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This year has flown by! We have had so many exciting experiences with the children; from pizza making, to multi-sports, to our trip to Bekonscot Model Village and all the other projects we have had within class. We would like to say a massive thank you to all the children for making our year so fun and to the parents/carers for giving us your support throughout the year. Have a lovely and restful Summer!
On Friday we set off on the coach to Bekonscot Model Village. We answered questions by looking closely at the model homes. We used our observational drawing skills to draw different buildings. The main attraction was the moving model trains! All the children enjoyed lunch and playing in the pirate ship playground. The children were so well behaved and showed great respect and consideration to the other visitors.
On Monday we walked to St Albans Girls school to participate in Multi-Sports. The children had a great time sampling lots of different sporting activities. In Maths we have been estimating and testing our estimations. We have been working on our houses; making the furniture and landscaping the garden. We used Google Earth to find homes all around the world.
This week in Maths the children have been writing and ordering numbers non-consecutively e.g. nine, thirteen, twenty-eight. In Literacy this week we have been completing our stories that we started last week. We focussed on the problem and how these could be resolved. In Place and Time, we have been comparing different homes around the world. The children have been designing rooms and the outside of a house in Design and Technology; ready to begin constructing next week.
We helped create a school mosaic that will be displayed in the playground.
In Math’s we recapped addition and subtraction using partitioning. We also experimented with dominos and the different ways we could use them and make sums.
The children found touch typing challenging but fun in ICT. In Art the children designed a room that they will create in a couple of weeks in Design and Technology. If anyone has any spare shoe boxes at home, Year 1 would greatly appreciate them.
It was lovely to see some of the children in their Groovy shoes today!
Have a lovely weekend.
Photos to follow.
In Literacy we have been writing adjectives to describe our personality and appearance. We will use the adjectives to create a fact file about ourselves. In Maths we have been using time language. We have been using the timers to see what we can achieve in a minute. We looked at different types of homes from around the World.
This week we read an alternate version of The ‘Three Little Pigs’. The poor Wolf had a terrible cold and didn’t mean to blow the houses down! The children discussed how we can describe the Wolf and then wrote a diary extract from the Wolf’s perspective. In Maths we have been recording and reading time. The children have also used the iPad’s to follow algorithms. In Place and Time we looked at photos of St. Albans in the past and present, and wrote down the changes we could notice.
We hope you have a restful half term (hopefully with some sunshine).
In Maths we have been gathering data for the type of homes we live in. The children gathered the data in the form of a tally chart and then transferred the data onto a bar chart and pictogram. They then interpreted the data. In Literacy we have been reading ‘The Three Little Pigs’; we created story maps to help us to retell the traditional story. In Art we have been using the charcoal to create famous buildings from around the World.
This week in Literacy we have continued with our poetry theme but moved on from acrostic poems, to rhyming poems. The children thought of words that rhymed with language they had gathered about their homes and then wrote their own Home poems. In Maths we have been discussing positional language. We have used this language to direct our friends and Beebots. In Art we tried copying “House with Thatched Roofs, Cordeville” by Vincent Van Gogh with oil pastels.
Dates for your Diary
- 01 Sep 2017 - Term Dates 2017/18 in School Calendar, Office hyperlink
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- Welcome back and a big welcome to new children starting today. We hope you enjoy your new playground!... https://t.co/Usqt54ptWF 12 months ago
- We're delighted to announce that we are Primary School of the Year 2016 in the Herts Advertiser School awards! 1 year ago
- We are delighted to announce that the school has been granted planning permission to extend the outdoor play area... https://t.co/qdxFXn8T86 2 years ago
- Our Christmas Fair promises to be bigger and better this year. Today 12-2.30 https://t.co/d148NSs0Nf 2 years ago