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Animal experience

Today we had a special visitor come in to show us some animals! We got to see and hold, tarantulas, snakes, owls and reptiles.  It was really cool to learn about where they live, what they eat and what they feel like to touch.

Welcome back, Fir Class! Our next topic will be Amazing Africa!

In science we will be learning about animals living, once lived and never lived at all. We will explore the different environments in which different animals live and how this might differ from country to country. This links us to Geography where we will be exploring African Tribes, their culture and how this differs from life in the UK.

In art and design we will be exploring water paints and creating our own African sunset silhouettes.  

Our PE days will remain as Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so please continue to bring in full kit on a Monday and leave it in school for the week. As our outdoor PE topic is invasion games we will be outside every week so please remember to pack a warm tracksuit.

Children will be sent home with new Reading Records. I will continue to check these every Friday and change their books twice weekly on a Monday and Friday.

 

I hope you enjoyed a well deserved rest and I look forward to seeing you all next week.

 

Miss Ribeiro 

This week Rucstall held a Number Day to raise money for the charity NSPCC. In honour of this, all of the children dressed up as their Numbot character and took part in a maths morning! We spent the morning engaging in various activities inside and outside, related to multiplication and the 2x tables.

Some of our favourite parts were; using hula hoops and our bodies to represent different multiplication sentences, using the outdoor washing line to peg up pairs of socks counting from 2-20 in 2's, reading books about maths, and creating multiplication sentences using the beanbags and hula hoops. We worked really well as a team and showed excellent listening skills.

This week we went to Milestones Toy Museum.  We had lots of fun playing with old toys, building houses and rockets and having a go at the old arcade machines! Here's what we found out:

 

"It's made of metal. Toys are old if they're made out of metal"- James

 

"If it's dusty it means it's old" - Jessica 

 

"I would have used blocks not Lego for the house because it has the right shapes like a square and a triangle"- Phoebe

 

"In the Victorian times there were wagons!"- Logan

Merry Christmas to you and your families, I hope you all had a wonderful day with your loved ones. Before we enter our second term together I want to say a big well done to each of you for your hard word and determination last term, I am very proud of you all! We will be starting the new term with the topic Toys.

In our vintage toy shop we will explore both old and new toys. In history we will explore toys beyond our living memory and create a timeline showing us the evolution of toys. In maths we will look at money and how much toys might be sold for, in the past and today.

Our PE days will now be Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so please continue to bring in full kit on a Monday and leave it in school for the week. We are fortunate enough to have Chance to Shine Cricket with us on Wednesdays, meaning we will be outside every week so please remember to pack a warm tracksuit.

Children will be sent home with new Reading Records the first week back. I will continue to check these every Friday and change their books twice weekly on a Monday and Friday. With the phonics screening fast approaching, any reading you can do at home would be highly appreciated.

 

I hope you enjoy the rest of your time off, and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

 

Miss Ribeiro 

Happy half term, Fir Class! Firstly, I want to say a big thank you for all of your hard work and enthusiasm this half term. Our second topic this year will be Dungeons and Dragons. 

In design and technology we will be designing and creating knight and dragon hand puppets.

With winter fast approaching we will be observing and exploring seasonal changes  in science.

Our PE days will remain as Mondays and Wednesdays, so please continue to bring in full kit on a Monday and leave it in school for the week. As our PE topic is team games we will be outside every week so please remember to pack a warm tracksuit or black leggings.

Children will be sent home with new Reading Records. I will continue to check these every Friday and change their books twice weekly on a Monday and Friday.

Lastly, please remember to send children in with their 'chatterboxes' in the first week back.

 

I hope you enjoy a well deserved rest and I look forward to seeing you all next week.

 

Miss Ribeiro 

24.10.19

 

Today it was our traditional tales day! We had lots of fun designing and making our own gingerbread men and women, having our own special traditional tales lunch, and performing our plays for Year 2.  A big thank you to Year 6 for their amazing scripts and their help at teaching us our lines! 

18.10.19

Today, Key Stage 1 had a visitor to introduce the science topic of bones and their purpose. The children were able to handle life-size bones and form a life-size skeleton. The children asked many questions and then completed their own skeleton, wearing a surgeon’s hat. 

Welcome Year 1 to Fir Class. I hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday. Our first topic this year will be Traditional Tales. Throughout the term we will be reading a multitude of story classics such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood as well as some of their more modern versions such as Jack and the Jelly Beanstalk and Little Red Reading Hood. In English we will be learning to write our own fairy tales, too.

In Design and Technology we will be designing and creating our own houses, based on the classic; The Three Little Pigs.

Our PE days will be Mondays and Wednesday, so please make sure full kit is in school on a Monday and left for the week. Please consider the colder weather and pack a warm tracksuit or black leggings.

Children have now been sent home with new Reading Records. I will check these every Friday and change their books twice weekly on a Monday and Friday. 

 

I look forward to our first term together.

 

Miss Ribeiro

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