Blog September 2020

Week 7th-11th September
We've had a great start to Year 1, the children have been fantastic! They have settled really well into their new classroom and our working day.
We have put in new bedding plants into our raised bed and plant pots and they look really bright and colourful in our outside area.
 We have started reading the book 'Here we are' by Oliver Jeffers and have been talking and writing about the world around us and experiencing nature in our grounds.
Home Learning is to read your Read Write Inc book that will be going home in a plastic wallet every Friday to return every Monday. Our project this half term for the next 3 weeks is for the children to make a home for one of the three pigs, this links in with our topic and learning in science on materials. Don't forget to make your house waterproof and wolf-proof! Please take photos and email them to the office by the 3rd October and we will share them with class.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs Gannon
Week 14th-18th September 2020
We've had a great week in Year 1. 
The children have started working in their new RWI groups and have been real 'go for it gorillas' in English and Maths, persevering when it gets a bit tricky.
In Forest School we explored the school grounds for different materials, linking to our science topic. We also started to discuss the properties of different materials
In RE we are working on the topic of 'Families'.  We read Psalm 28 and we added actions to recall some of the words. The children were very proud of the pictures they drew of their families and they wrote some beautiful words and sentences around their artwork.
They had a great PE lesson outside with Mr Mason.
We hope you have a lovely weekend in the sunshine.
Week 21st-25th September 2020
This week we have started our writing on 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. The children have been describing the troll and comparing the size of the goats by using the words bigger and biggest in their writing. Our next step is to draw a story map and use it to write the story.
In science we were sorting materials. We noticed some objects were made of more than one material. 
I hope you managed to get onto Education City and Purple Mash. If you do have any problems getting logged on, just let me know. I normally publish work for 2 weeks to give you time to complete it at a time that suits you.  This week I will be putting on a spelling quiz related to the topic words we will be using for our writing in class, so it would be really useful if you could practice these over the next week.
As the weather is on the turn, please make sure your child has a suitable coat for when they are outside. The school is providing a fruit snack in the mornings now, so there is no need to bring a snack to school each day.
We hope you have a lovely weekend.