Alps class had an amazing surprise when an astronaut had visited and left a box of space artefacts to investigate! We even ate astronaut food! The children have been learning about Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake as part of our vehicle and transport topic and learning about how a rocket goes into space. We have watched clips of Tim Peake on the International Space Station reading stories, cooking scrambled egg and even playing ping pong with water! It has been really great!
Alps class had a fun packed week with Bee bots, phonics, reading, bonfire building, story focus and learning about Tim Peake! I wonder what next week will bring?
Alps Class have had a lovely week which has involved autumn activities, magical maths and our focus of reading. The children have thoroughly enjoyed our new reading area and it has been a pleasure hearing them reading to each other and listening to our audio books. We are very excited about our new big class cup too! Next week the children will be enjoying Ethos Day and Remembrance Service activities as well as starting our nativity songs! Have a wonderful weekend and see you all on Monday.
This is one of the videos I have had requested be put on the website from our phonics and early reading workshop today. I hope it helps parents and carers to see how I support teaching phonics. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Alps class have finished their O' Keefe artwork and I am sure you will agree it was fantastic! I would like to thank all the parents who came to the phonics workshop this afternoon and for the lovely comments. If anyone has any questions about how phonics and early reading is taught please come and see me. This afternoon Alps class also discussed internet safety and the need to talk to a parent or carer if icons appear on their screens or if a stranger wants to talk to them on their computer. We then looked at how the internet is used in a positive way and had fun with interactive games. If any parent would like to discuss internet safety please don't hesitate to come and see me too. Finally have a wonderful half term, have lots of fun and see you all on Tuesday 29th October.
Sewing, weaving, ukulele band practice and Georgia O'Keefe art has all been taking place in Alps class in the last 2 days. The children have worked so hard on their art, music and craft while also practising their Harvest festival song for Friday. We are very excited!
The reception children have been really enjoying colour mixing autumn colours in our school garden and making beautiful autumn pictures. Well done!
To support our learning about vehicles and transport I am very grateful to Mr Pagliero for taking time out of his busy scheduled to talk to us about being a taxi driver. The children found it fascinating and learned so much. Thank you!
This week we have enjoyed a wonderful service about Saint Francis, been learning how to clap in time to a rhythm and been testing our predictions in science on what surface a road should be made out of. Lots of fun!
The children have been recreating works linked to Autumn by David Hockney. We have been experimenting with pastels and perspective whilst drawing. I am very proud of all of my year 1's!
Welcome to the new school year in Alps class! We have had a wonderful time getting to know each other and have begun our work on vehicles and transport with an amazing visit from Captain Pearson. He discussed his fantastic job as a pilot and thrilled the children with his information and props. I want to say a huge thank you to him for all the extra support he has given this class. The children have also been working hard on their early reading and writing, as well as some wonderful art work. Well done Alps I am proud of you!
Transition day was a huge success! The children who are starting school in September joined their older friends and heard stories, sung songs, painted their portraits and made friendship hands for our tree. I had a lovely time. Can you spot your face?
We have been enjoying learning about 'The Scream' by Munch. Alps class really loved drawing this work, acting out the picture and learning about how to deal with emotions, worries and anxieties. They are wonderful Alps class!
The children had great fun creating an exciting stall for our Summer Garden Party. The children iced cakes, designed signs and sold their products on the stall. Well done Alps class.
Alps class enjoyed combining all the art skills they have been learning over the last half term by creating an abstract portrait using oil pastels, pencil and charcoal. The effect is fantastic and we cannot wait to show you!
Several parents have spoken to me recently about their child having bad dreams. Alps class have therefore been making dream catchers to help the bad dreams go away. It was great fun with lots of threading, sewing, cutting and sticking. The children were all so excited and I hope they go someway to helping your child sleep at night.
I had a wonderful time teaching the class a ukulele lesson this week. Every child enjoyed learning the chords of C and F. The children helped each other and showed a wonderful Christian spirit.
A pirate set us a treasure hunt this week and we had to solve the clues and puzzles using our compass knowledge and maps. We even had to build bridges from East to West. We had great fun!
We have been continuing learning about abstract art by creating our own portraits in the style of Picasso. We had lots of giggles and fun as we used a mirror to draw and oil pastel our portraits. We have created some more wonderful pictures. Please come and see them!
Welcome back and I hope you all had a lovely half term. Alps class would like to wish a Happy Eid to all our Muslim friends. We celebrated Eid by learning all about this special day, making Eid cards and lanterns and colouring rice to create beautiful Henna designs. The children had a fantastic day learning about this wonderful festival.
Alps class finished the week by seeing how much our cress had grown. Throughout this term we have been learning lots about kindness and keeping our minds healthy. We have a 'bucketful of kindness' where the children have been rewarding each other kindness hearts and stars if they have been supported in any way. We are VERY proud to say our bucket is full and we are truly a class full of supportive and helpful children. I am very proud of you Alps class. Next half term the children will continue learning about pirates, especially famous ones from the past. We will be growing more plants and flowers and continuing art through portrait. The class will continue to Iearn daily phonics and work on our punctuation and extended sentences. In numeracy we will be looking closely at number bonds to 10 and 20 and numbers to 20 (reception) and 100 (year 1). I want to thank all parents once more for their continued support and I hope you all have a wonderful and happy half term. See you all very soon!
Alps class have been continuing our wonderful art work by visiting some wonderful abstract artists. We looked at Patrick Heron's 'Azalea Garden' and works by Jackson Pollock and created our own versions. We had the most fantastic time and have gained a super understanding of colour mixing and how art can be created in many different ways.
Alps class have finished the week off by writing pirate charters and sealing them with their print. We have made a class pirate map and used compasses to direct the Beebots. We enjoyed the sunny weather and drew some wonderful observational drawings of our late spring flowers and school gardens. Next week we will discover what a pirate has left us! It is sure to be another exciting week! Have a wonderful weekend Alps class.
I would like to thank all the parents and Reverend Sid who have read stories to Alps class this half term. The children have loved having different adults read (and sing) to them and promote a love of books. Please come and see me if you would like to read to the class. A BIG thank you in advance!
This week is mental Health Awareness Week. The children today have been learning how to breath calmly, discuss their feelings and how to cope with negative emotions. We learned how to do a 'mindful scribble' and played circle games involving feelings pictures. The children created a feelings bucket each and talked about how they can make their own and others lives happier. We had a fantastic day with calming techniques. If any parent would like to learn the techniques from today please don't hesitate to come and see me.
Interviews were held today to appoint the new crew for Captain Frost's ship. After a lengthy process I am proud to say all the year 1 children were successful!
I would like to wish our Muslim friends a happy Ramadan! Today Alps class were so lucky to open the next window of the Ramadan good deed calendar and it said to give hugs! We were very happy to have a hug filled day!
Alps class used their sketches to draw the flowers in the school garden in different media. The children studied pictures by Van Gogh and looked in detail at how the artist made the flowers look like they were blowing in the wind. We used these drawings to support our science topic of 'Growing' and had wonderful fun learning about germination. The drawings and concentration this week has been astounding. Please come into school to see your child's artwork on display.
Alps class have been using their wonderful art skills to make observational drawings of the flowers in our school garden. We have been learning how to improve each drawing. The children combined this with our science work on growing and labelled our sketches correctly. It was a wonderful and calm afternoon. Well done Alps class!
Our pirate topic is in full swing and the children have been really enjoying our new role play!
We had a wonderful time on Rockstar maths day!
The class was kidnapped by a famous pirate today called Anne Bonny! She made Alps class join pirate school! The children were taught to make maps, write ransom letters, walk the plank, sing pirate songs and got to question her about life as a real pirate. It was a wonderful day!
Welcome back to school Alps class and I hope you had a good break. We have been celebrating St George's Day today and have been making flags, shields and learning about the story of St George. We also did some St George's Day maths challenges and played in our new role play area. This term we are learning about pirates and I cannot wait for our learning to begin.
Thank you to all the parents that supported Alps class open afternoon. It was lovely to have you all see your children's hard work. I also wanted to say how proud I am of their church performance this morning and for all their hard work throughout this term. Have a wonderful Easter and remember to have lots of fun! See you next term for our topic on pirates!
Alps class have again blown me away with their art work today. We spent the majority of the day drawing, collaging and creating a class materpiece called 'Spring'. The children worked on their own individual daffodils and then worked in groups to collage the background. We placed our daffodils onto our canvas to create our finished piece. Please please come and admire our artwork which is on our door for all to see. Well done Alps class!
Alps class produced some wonderful observational drawings of a jug of flowers. I am incredibly proud of their hard work and the detail they put into their pictures. They are on display for you all to admire. Well done Alps class!
Alps class have been enjoying books and playing lots of reading games this week. They have really impressed me! We also read a letter written to the class from a paleontologist who has set us lots of challenges to complete in the next few weeks. It will be lots of fun!
The children had a wonderful time on Shrove Tuesday making and eating pancakes. We wrote and followed the instructions for our recipe and enjoyed choosing different toppings for our pancakes. We had a lovely time understanding why Christians have Shrove Tuesday and what the meaning of Lent is.
Happy St. David's Day! The children have had great fun learning about St David and writing about the national day of Wales. We have talked about the wonderful beaches, scenery and welsh culture. We even mastered saying hello in Welsh. Thank you Alps class for a great week.
The children have been on a senses walk around our school and identifying things we can touch, taste, smell, see and hear. Potty Joy came to visit us and we had great fun using our bodies to make fossils in clay! We have been working in tens and ones in numeracy and writing about our 'Dinosaur Hunt' throughout the week.
Welcome back after a lovely half term. The children have been 'Going on a Dinosaur Hunt' and created the whole story themselves outside. We re-enacted it and found the dinosaur in the cave at the end. The children have been having a wonderful time.
Have a wonderful half term Alps class! Thank you to all the children for their hard work this half term. I am proud of every single one of you. A big thank you to all the parents and carers for their continued support. Enjoy the break and see you all in 10 sleeps!