In Class 1 there are 27 wonderful children who have a great imagination and a sense of fun. Mrs. Turner and Mr. Schumann have the pleasure of teaching them with help from Mrs. Myers, Mrs. Robertson and Miss Julian.
This half term our topic is ‘Fire! Fire!’. The children are already enthusiastic and have been involved in the planning of what they want to learn. They were keen to find out how fire engines have changed through time, what causes fires and how we can keep ourselves safe if ever there were a fire. The children will travel back in time to the Fire of London and discover what caused the fire and how it spread so far. The children will explore and create Tudor houses and find out what life was like. During ‘Welly Wednesday’ the children will have the opportunity to help make a fire, create a roasting stick using their whittling skills, cook bread and eat it! Our class book is 'How to Train your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell which will inspire fantasy story writing. Inside our classroom we have 'Caliban Cave'!
Shining Cliff Woods - Turner's One Picture Challenge
Class 1 were challenged to collect 20 things and get them all in one picture. Somethings were trickier than others!
Mother's Day Tea Party
It was great to see so many parents and grandparents come along. The children enjoyed making cakes and decorating them for their loved ones. It was a super afternoon.
Mansfield Museum and Theatre Trip
Class 1 went on a journey to Mansfield. They spent the morning discovering the museum and then popped next door in the afternoon to the theatre to see 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. Both the museum and the show were fabulous. Here are a few pictures, unfortunately we were not permitted to take pictures of the actors.
The Tiger Who Came To Tea - March 2019
The children in Class 1 have been studying the story 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea'. So far they have written shopping lists, completed thought bubbles and created invitations. They have also made some food for the tiger out of play dough and counted sugar cubes into tea cups.
Spring 2 - 2019
Our topic this half-term is all about transport and journeys and is called ‘Are We Nearly There Yet?’ The children will explore transport used within the UK and will discover how transport has changed over time and why. Maps and online route planners will be used by the children to plan journeys. Road safety will form a large part of this topic. The dangers of cars, crossing roads, riding bikes and scooters and the importance of listening to grown-ups will all be taught, using role-play and drama to reinforce these crucial messages. In DT the children will explore how wheels attach to axels to make vehicles move. Using these ideas the children will then design and make their own. In science the children will be looking at sensors - mainly hearing. This links very well with road safety. The children will take part in listening walks, mapping their findings and comparing different places. They will learn about how we hear sounds. As part of this topic the children will explore toys designed for younger children to help them develop their sensors. Each child will then design and make their own sensory bottle or board which we can hopefully give to playgroup.
Welly Wednesday 20.03.19
Today we had great fun creating vehicles our of things that we could find in the woods and some go-cart wheels. Can you guess what we made?
Welly Wednesday 16.01.19
Great fun was had at the woods today. Our topic is 'Toys Story' so today we decided to make our own park in the woods. The children made a slide and a swing and used the trees as climbing frames!
Welly Wednesday 14.11.18
All our learning in the first half of the Autumn term was linked to ‘Gardens and Homes’. The children spent time in the local area identifying flowers, taking photographs and re-creating pieces of art in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe. They discovered the functions of each part of a plant and learnt how to look after them. With the woods on our doorstep, the children had many opportunities to explore the wildlife. When looking at homes the children build houses in the woods for different creatures. The children explored different houses and looked at the shapes and materials from which they are made. In October, Class 1 children visited Chatsworth House and discovered its beautiful gardens and took part in a Maths Woodland session.
The children made numbers out of sticks.
The children hugged trees to estimate how old they were.
They found sticks that were same lengths as their arms, fingers and feet and compared these to their friends.
More pictures from Chatsworth are displayed in Class 1's cloakroom.
We found lots of things in the woods which were bumpy, smooth, long, short, rough and special.
We made homes for some woodland creatures.
We collected treasure from the woods and created some beautiful pictures.
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