Welcome to year 1.2
Autumn 1 2021
We have had a wonderful start to the school year and settled well into the class routines. Here are some of the exciting topics we have covered so far
English - The Little Red Hen
PE - Gymnastics
Forming Letters with our bodies
Maths - Number
Welcome to Class 1.2.!
You will find lots of pictures and information from our class here.
Phoneme pronunciation videos
Here are two useful videos which demonstrate how to pronounce each phoneme. There is also a simple explanation of digraphs and trigraphs.
Please can you learn this beautiful song!
Looking to the Rainbow
The children created some amazing artwork in our outdoor classroom to celebrate the end of our Art lessons for this year. Each child had one paving stone to decorate. What creative children!
Building Nature Sculptures
We continued to build sculptures this week but this time we were thinking BIG! It was great fun and the children produced some fantastic work.
In Art the children have been learning about sculptures and how to create them using natural objects. Look at the wonderful work they have created.
The children did lots of exciting activities this week including making chocolate crispy cakes to go in their very own Easter baskets they made. They also made their own crazy Easter egg pictures. There was lots of fantastic writing based on the story we read called Saving Easter.
World Book Day
We had a whole week of exciting learning to celebrate World Book Day and Elmer's 30th birthday. This week the children in Year 1 wrote invitations for Elmer's party and they even made their own Elmer books. During SMSC they talked about what makes each of us unique - just like Elmer is unique. On World Book Day we had a story swap with children in Year 5; the children loved sharing their own books with their partner. We also did some wonderful Elmer art with tissue paper. Thank you to all of the parents who joined us for Live Learning too!
What a week! We had a workshop teaching the children about healthy living, we explored making shadows which included making shadow puppets and using them for a performance and we even made slime!
Explore Learning Maths Workshop
The children were able to enjoy a Maths workshop today where the idea of pictograms as a way of presenting data was introduced to them. They enjoyed creating a human pictorgram too!
Steve Skidmore Wonder Day
The children had a great time in the workshop led by author Steve Skidmore on Monday. They were able to join in as he performed one of the plays he has written. They then enjoyed creating a piece of art based on the workshop and later in the week did some fantastic writing.
Peter Pan Dress Up Day
Well done to all of the children who dressed up in wonderful outfits and contributed to our fundraising for GOSH. The children looked great!
KS1 Christmas Play
The children in 1:2 were wonderful in the Christmas play. They sang beautifully and danced like groovy kings! We hope you all enjoyed it.
Christmas Shopping Day
The children had such a wonderful time this afternoon choosing presents to buy from the amazing Christmas shop set up in our Multi Purpose Hall. A huge thank you to the PSA who did an incredible job. Now the children just have to keep their gifts a secret until Christmas!
We were lucky enough to have the company Perform come in to give the children dance and drama workshops over the past 2 weeks. The children loved acting like clowns and helping to put the smile back on the clown's face! They also became aliens in the dance workshop. They produced some great creative work!
When I Grow Up, I Want To Be...
We finished our Reach for the Stars week with a wonderful day. Children dressed up as what they'd like to be when they are older, we found out lots of interesting information about working in a bank and we had a party to celebrate 70 years of Howe Dell.
Reach For The Stars Week
We had such a wonderful week packed with lots of exciting activities from the climbing wall, dance and drama workshops and flying kites!
Our first week in Year 1
Well done to all of the children in class 1:2 for a great first week back. We have done lots of work and today we got to explore some of the areas in our classroom. The children were able to be reading detectives in our reading corner and use our Doctor surgery role play corner.
Live Learning March 2018
Thank you to everyone who attended our Live Learning session - it was wonderful to have not only mums and dads but also grandparents and even a big sister coming along. It was a really busy and fun lesson where the children explored a carousel of activities to learn about 3D shapes, with a focus on the use of mathematical language.
A visit to Kingfisher Island
We have been learning about frogs in Science and English, so we went for a walk to Kingfisher Island to see the natural habitat where frogs live.
There are no frogs yet but we hope to see some later in the year!
Thank you to Mrs Hill for helping to keep us safe near the pond.
A furry visitor to Class 1.2!
In Science we are learning about Animals and how to take care of our pets.
Miss Christmas brought her guinea pig, Snowflake, to visit us and told us how she looks after her. We even got to stroke Snowflake!
Chinese Dragon parade February 2018
Year 1 held their own General Election. We had five candidates who put some good arguments forward. The Green party wants more shelter for the homeless. The red party wants more firemen to educate people on how to stay safe. The Blue party wants more leisure facilities for families to use. The Purple Party wants more money to be given to the poor and items in the shops to be cheaper. The Orange party wants more policemen on the street to keep us safe.
The children voted in the class polling station and put their votes in the ballot box. The winning party was the Orange party!!
The children loved dressing up as their favourite characters today!
We focused on the story 'The Chicken Thief' and the children did a fantastic job of writing their own versions of the story, using story language.
Thank you to Mrs Woolf from Year 5 for reading a story to Year 1.2 during our half hour 'teacher swap'.