Welcome back Fir Class. I hope you all had a wonderful half term break
This half term our topic will be Traditional Tales. Throughout the term we will be reading a multitude of traditional tales like 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. In English, we will be writing our very own traditional tale!
In Geography, we will be looking at castles and their features, and in Art we will be colour mixing a creating portraits.
Our PE days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, so please make sure full kit is worn to school instead of school uniform. As the weather is getting colder and PE will be taking place outside, please consider wearing a warm tracksuit.
I will check reading records every Friday and change their books twice weekly on a Tuesday and Friday.
I look forward to seeing you back!
Which Traditional Tales Character Was It?
Today we came back from break to find our book corner completely ruined! But luckily the culprit left some clues... Can you figure out who it was?
Welcome to Fir Class!
Hello everyone! Please welcome the newest members of Fir Class - Mr Veal and Miss Reep. They will be joining us until Christmas and have settled in very well already!
If you would like to know more about them, read their letters below...
Remembrance Day at Rucstall
Today in Fir Class we talked about Remembrance Day - what it is, why is happens and what it means to us. The children surprised us with their knowledge and understanding of the day and we loved hearing stories about their family members who fought for our country. The children were very proud. We used oil pastels to colour our poppies and put them together with the rest of the schools to create a wonderful tribute outside the school - can you spot them tomorrow?
Outdoor Learning Day
On Friday we spent the whole day outside learning. It was a bit chilly but we had lots of fun!
In maths we practiced counting forwards and backwards to 20 on a number line and finding one more and one less to 20 using this skill. We built a number line out of natural objects to help us.
After break we found some clues in the woods. We thought it must have been The Three Little Pigs! In teams we worked together to see who could build the strongest den. We then spent time discussing what was good about each den and what could have been done to make it even better!
In the afternoon we took science outside and explored objects and the materials they are made from.
We ended the day with hot chocolate and a biscuit to warm us up - what a fun day!
On Friday all of the children at Rucstall spent the afternoon making paperchains. Each class then linked their class paperchain to the class next door and before we knew it, we were all linked together! This reminds us that even in these difficult times we are all still one school and we are here to support one another.
Hello and welcome to Fir Class, Year 1’s. I hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday! Our first topic this year will be Dungeons and Dragons. Throughout the term we will be reading a multitude of stories including 'Tell me a dragon' and 'Dragon post'. In English, we will be designing and describing our very own dragon!
In Design and Technology we will be designing and creating dragon and knight puppets.
Our PE days will be Mondays and Thursdays, so please make sure full kit is worn to school instead of school uniform. As the weather is getting colder and PE will be taking place outside, please consider wearing a warm tracksuit.
Children have now been sent home with new Reading Records. I will check these every Friday and change their books twice weekly on a Tuesday and Friday.
I look forward to our first term together.
This week Fir Class received a letter from Prince Louis asking for their help - his kingdom is being terrorised by a group of naughty dragons! Together we decided to build and set some traps to capture the dragons. This morning we found some clues that the dragons had been caught in the traps but sadly they managed to escape! What will we do next?
Science Autumnal Walk
Today in science we built on our understanding of the four seasons by looking more in depth into Autumn. We discussed the changes that are currently happening around us and went on a nature walk to try and spot some of these changes. We found lots of colourful leaves, acorns, berries, and mushrooms! We are going to use our leaves to create Autumnal hedgehogs later this week.
This week in maths we have been looking at number bonds to 10. The children explored these in the outdoor area today using giant numicon, tens frame, part-part whole models and numicon. They even challenged each other by trying to find the missing number in the number sentences!
Dungeons and Dragons
On Thursday we had our dungeons and dragons day. All the children looked marvelous! We had lots of brave knights, scary dragons, beautiful princesses and a couple of magic wizards. In the morning we practised our number bonds with a dangerous dragon egg hunt, followed by a dragon description using bold adjectives in writing. In the afternoon we magicked up some Christmas cards and finished the day with a scary story. What a wonderful way to end an equally wonderful first half term - well done Fir Class, I am so proud of you!