It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome the children into the Hazel class. They have all settled really well and seem to be enjoying the new Year 1 environment. We have started some fantastic learning and are looking forward to our topic this term 'Marvellous Me'.
Spring Term 2018
Welcome back to the start of a new term and a new year. We hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas with your families. The children certainly returned with lots of exciting things to share with us.
Our topic this term is The Polar Regions - a Cold Climate. The children will learn all about winter in our country and how it compares with the North and South Poles.
The Fire Owl
We are sharing a story from another culture - The Fire Owl. Hazel class are enjoying acting out the story and have made their own story maps to help them recall the sequence of events.
Christmas in Year One
Christmas preparations and celebrations were enjoyed by the children in Hazel class. Everyone was busy making calendars and Christmas cards to share with their families and writing letters to Santa. The Year One performance of Stable Story showed just how much the children's confidence has grown since they started the year in September.
The start of the second half of the Autumn Term has been really exciting. The children continue to grow in confidence and amaze us with their enthusiasm and achievements. In maths we have been recognising place value and putting 2 digit numbers into the correct order on a number line. We have chosen our own equipment to help us with our learning.
In English we have started our new unit of work - poetry. Using our senses for inspiration, we have begun to gather ideas of suitable adjectives to use in an autumn poem. Our walk in the forest helped us to think of the signs of autumn so that we can add these ideas to our poems.
The children have been having great fun with our new topic - Toys of the past. Interesting suggestions came from the Hazel class when looking at a selection of old toys and how they might have been played with! The toy shop role play is giving everyone lots of opportunity to use their number skills and to develop turn taking as children become the shop keeper or customer.
On a serious note, the children have taken part in a whole school assembly for Remembrance Day and acknowledged a one minute silence for the fallen. Mrs Mouzourous gave the children a master class in making felt poppies as part of our Year One display. They enjoyed stitching their poppy and putting all the parts together.
In our English lessons we have been enjoying the story of Peace at Last by our star author of the term, Jill Murphy. The children have used some fantastic story telling actions to help them to recall the sequence of the story. They also used an amazing array of adjectives to describe how Mr Bear looked and how he was feeling because of his lack of sleep.
Mr Bear felt tired and grumpy. Olivia
He was unhappy because he couldn't get to sleep. Emily I
Mr Bear was so sad and annoyed. Macy
Mr Bear is daddy sized. Toby
Mr Bear has two furry ears. Layla
Be Safe Be Seen
As part of Be Safe Be Seen week Hazel class have been talking about ways to be safe when we are walking or playing outdoors. It was fun learning about wearing bright and reflective clothing so that drivers can see us. We even made sure our class 'pet' dog was visible when we took him for a walk!
We have had a very busy start to the year. Everyone has settled well and the children are beginning to get used to the different routines and structure of our Year One classes. The children have been enjoying their learning which has so far covered practising writing their own sentences, making number bonds up to 10 and finding out about our bodies as part of our Marvellous Me topic, amongst other things.