Class One

Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.

Spring Half-Term

We loved growing cress and then making our own sandwiches.

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In Class 1 our topic is Growth and Green Fingers.

Class 1 have started a new topic called Family Album. Through this topic we are exploring old and new and thinking about how things change with time – including ourselves.

In our classroom we have a Photography Studio. Children come to the studio and discuss what photo they would like to have taken. This can include different costumes. The photographer will then help and take various pictures. Customers need to fill in an order form. Photos will be printed and then put up in a frame on the wall. Very soon artists will be visiting the studio and it will also be a gallery for beautiful work.

In English we are studying traditional tales, we already know a lot. The children have all been through a magic mirror and become either Cinderella or Prince Charming. They were interviewed and the children discovered lots more about the story of Cinderella and the feelings of those characters. We are also looking at other traditional tales such as Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood. Soon we will be writing our own traditional tale called ‘Cinderfella’.

In maths we are learning lots of new vocabulary for giving directions. We have looked at a compass, we can find North and other compass points. To remember them we say “Never Eat Shredded Wheat” or “Naughty Elephants Squirt Water”. Bee-Bots have taken over the room and children are programming them correctly so that the little creatures can move around safely.

In RE we have thought about special meals and the joy that sharing a meal with others can give. We are also learning about the special foods we get at church when we take part in Holy Communion. Lent is very special to us and we will all be making out Lentern Promises and learning more about how to prepare ourselves for Easter.

In PE we have been stretching, balancing and sequencing ourselves through some excellent gymnastic sessions. Young children are super bendy!

In Music we are studying different styles of music. We have already sung the Blues and studied Baroque music, this week started playing Glockenspiels and accompanied some Baroque music.

In RE we are thinking about the people who help us. There are so many! Now we are looking at who helps us at church. We learned how to be Greeters and tried out our skills on our puppet friends.

 

Outdoor learning and practical work is an important part of our development.

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