Welcome to Class 1!
On this page you will find all sorts of exciting information, images, links and examples of our learning in Class 1.
Our team includes:
Miss Wilmowski: Full time Class Teacher
Mrs Yates: Teaching Assistant, All day Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Mrs Burton: Teaching Assistant, Monday - Friday mornings
Mrs Pontin: Tuesday and Friday mornings. Wednesday afternoons
The sun shone brilliantly on Class One as they went on their school trip to Bough Beech Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve.
During the day we learnt about the names and functions of different parts of flowers, investigated how many different flowers and mini beasts were living in an area, and learnt to identify some trees just by looking at their leaves. I even learnt how to tell a grasshopper and a cricket apart! (It's by the length of their antenna if you wanted to know!)
The centre was absolutely beautiful and the staff were amazing.
The children beamed with enthusiasm and awe all day and a lovely play in the buttercup fields finished it off in a very special way.
'I'll give thee fairies to attend on thee..'
On Thursday Bigfoot Arts Education delivered the most wonderfully engaging introduction to Shakespeare.
The children learnt to use clowning as a theatrical device, use mime to retell a story and devise a short scene based on the characters from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The children loved learning all about the twists and turns in this play where magic leads to mischief and muddles and of course giggled a lot at the antics of Bottom.
Inspired by this day we have designed and made our own sets for the play and some children even went on to design costumes. I think The Globe theatre should be looking out for us in a few years!
This week Class One had the chance to lead Act of Worship for the whole school. Over two days we explored the value of courage through acting, singing, praying, sharing of class work and information about a few courageous Christians of history.
We all had our lines printed out ready in case we needed them but decided to lead by example, be brave and set them aside. Every single child delivered their lines brilliantly and the whole school celebrated in their courage and success.
Well done Class One!
Using nature as our muse...
To link our art and science topics this term we have been using plants, flowers and other natural items as the inspiration for our art work.
The bluebells from our story The Bog Baby became the centre of our observational drawing and watercolour work. The children carefully studied the flowers and sketched their drawings before using paints to add colour. I'm sure you'll agree, they are simply stunning.
We then headed out to our forest school. After gathering a wonderful selection of natural items we returned to the class room and attempted to recreate them from clay. We explored a variety of techniques including scoring, rolling and pinching to create the shape and textures of the things we found. I think they did a marvellous job!
Man's Best Friend!
One of our school governors, Mrs Mathewson, brought in her cheeky 13 week old whippet puppy to visit class one this week. We quickly learnt just how much work goes into taking care of a dog and her visit inspired some of us to write our own fact files on dog care.
All the world's a stage...
We have an exciting term ahead us, including a visit from a Theatre in Education company.
It is a real passion of mine to introduce Shakespeare to younger children and this group will explore the texts and language of the Bard with the class in an fun and practical manner.
Here is a link if you would like to see what the company does in a little more detail.
This week we started a wonderful new book, The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis. The story follows two little girls as they discover a curious little creature whilst fishing one day. Despite their best attempts to love and look after him, they come to realise that this wild creature should be back in the bluebell wood where he belongs. We have been writing a care fact file for Bog Babies to ensure that no one makes the same mistake again.
Book Week 2017
Book Week was a resounding success. There was the chance to visit all the teachers in the school and enjoy activities based on their favourite books as well as preform a poem by A.A.Milne in our Celebration Assembly on Friday. The children did fantastically!
We took Alice in Wonderland as our inspiration for dressing up and loved having a colourful array of queens, cards, rabbits and hatters in our room. We played a round of croquet with flamingos and human hoops before settling down to our Mad Hatter's tea party.
We have been working on reading and writing a range of common words. These can all be found on your 'Tricky Word' bookmarks but below is the full list of statutory common exception words for Year 1. Please continue to practise these at home.
the, a, do, to, today, of, said, says, are, were, was, is, his, has, I, you, your, they, be, he, me, she, we, no, go, so, by, my, here, there, where, love, come, some, one, once, ask, friend, school, put, push, pull, full, house, our
As part of our Toys From The Past topic we will be enjoying a trip to the V&A Museum of Childhood. Please see below a link to their website: