Welcome to Kingfisher Class
Update - Friday 24th November
As part of our work on Light and Dark, we have been enjoying the book Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. At the beginning of the week we worked together to write a letter to Mummy Owl to encourage here to return to her babies. On Thursday morning there was great excitement in the Kingfisher garden as we discovered lots of clues that Mummy Owl had visited over night. The children looked closely with magnifying glasses, drew and wrote what they found, collected evidence in evidence pots, and took photos of their discoveries with ipads. There was lots of communication between the children about what they had found, and lots of predictions and explanations. The children were even more delighted on Friday when we finished the book and found that Mummy did return to her babies.
There has been lots of writing this week too - we have made 'Missing' posters for Mummy Owl and written speech and thought bubbles for the beginning and end of the story.
Update - Friday 29th September
Our first month is over - how quickly did that go?! Our first topic of the year is Ourselves and Where We Live.
We have been thinking about our bodies and what we can do with them. We have practised naming different body parts, and have used our knowledge to make people from sticklebricks and playdough. We have been singing songs about bodies (Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, If you're happy and you know it and I've got a body) as well as learning/practising some traditional nursery rhymes (Hickory Dickory Dock, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Baa Baa black sheep, Little Miss Muffet, Incey Wincey Spider). We have also talked about birthdays, set up our role play house for a birthday party and made a birthday card for a class 'birthday friend'.
This week we started our phonics lessons and have learned the letters/sounds s, a ,t, p. We also started reading groups and looked at telling stories using wordless books. Thank you to those parents who have already shared a reading book with your child and recorded it on BoomReader.
In Maths we have focused on the numbers 1, 2 and 3 and different ways to represent these. Year 1 have also been writing addition sentences that equal 3.
I have been really impressed with the way the children have learned lots of new routines and shown real enthusiasm for learning.
Please find below the presentation from the New Parent's Evening.
There is also a copy of the Welcome to Hauxton Primary School booklet.