Welcome to Kingfisher Class!
Mrs Cooke is your teacher. Mrs Wick, Mrs Cox, Dr Davis and Mrs Wilkinson also work in our classroom.
PE days continue to be Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure that PE kits are kept in school at all times as we sometimes change our timetable to accommodate other events in school. On Tuesdays PE will be taught by Premier Sport whilst Mrs Cooke has designated non-contact time.
All parents are welcome to attend Celebration assembly on Friday mornings and then to come along for Buddy Reading afterwards. If your child is due to receive a certificate in Celebration assembly I will try to let you know, but sometimes we make our decisions on a Thursday afternoon and may not have chance to see you in time. When it is your child's birthday they will celebrate on the Friday of that week.
Please come and see me at the end of the day if you have any questions or concerns.
Welcome back for the Spring Term - I hope that you had a great Christmas!
Update - Friday 25th January
Last week we looked at toys that we can control (robots, remote control toys, Beebot). We practised giving and following instructions, made robots from construction equipment and learned how to program Beebot.
In phonics we worked on igh and oa. We also wrote labels for our toys in our class toy museum.
In maths we continued work on subtraction, learning how to use counting back as a strategy.
This week we have looked at construction toys. We have described toys using lots of different adjectives and have also thought about the materials used for construction toys. We have also tried to recreate some famous buildings and structures using Sticklebricks.
In phonics we worked on oo and ar - reading and writing words and short sentences.
In maths we worked on height and length, relating this to building with construction equipment. We made towers and models using a given number of bricks, then compared the heights. Some children also learned about measuring with a ruler.
We also made the most of the very cold weather, investigating blocks of ice with toys frozen inside. On one day it was so cold that the ice did not melt at all during the day! We thought about ways of getting the toys from the ice without bashing it - "you could use a hairdryer", "you can warm it up with your hands", "put it in the sun". And of course it melted quickly if we brought it inside!
Year 1 have been learning about features of non-fiction books. In phonics they have worked on ue and u_e, building on split digraph work from last week (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e).
In Maths they have continued work on time, thinking about how long it takes to do certain activities and what can be done in a minute. They then moved on to length and have learned how to measure in centimetres using a ruler.
In Science they have thought about the properties of different materials, finding out which materials have been used in our classroom.
In Computing they have worked on writing short algorithms (a sequence of instructions) to make Beebot move from one place to another.