KS1 Newsletter-10.11.23

Welcome back everyone, we trust you all had a fabulous week off. It was great to see so many of you this week to show off all your children’s hard work. It was also really nice to be able to celebrate all that we do in school with Ofsted and felt very proud to show that how fabulous your children are.

We had a fun start to the week with Year two heading down to Breary Marsh to support their English work on ‘Bigfoot’. They then did lots of discussion work asking questions about Big foot and describing it. Year one spent a day doing forest schools exploring a strange noise that we’d heard. After exploring the school grounds, they found a Bog baby hiding on the field! This gave us inspiration to read the book ‘Bog Baby’. The children created their own Bog Baby out of plasticine, collected items from the forest school’s area to help it to survive, and created a small habitat for it to live. They were then able to write about their Bog baby, describing it and what it needs to survive.

In Maths, Year One have been focusing on place value of numbers to one hundred. They have been practising counting backwards from one hundred, filling in numbers on a numberline from any given number and completed hundred squares and puzzles of number squares, focusing on number patterns. Year two one group have been adding using number lines, representing addition using practical resources such as Base 10 using bar models and whole part models. The other group have been doing subtraction, again using practical resources.

We have all begun learning about materials in Science this week. We began looking at a new inspirational person Zaha Hadid, who used different materials in the world of architecture. They then began to think about what materials are used to make the objects all around us. The children explored the classroom to look at what materials things were made from. They then classified these by writing the different items under the different materials they are made from.

In RE, Year One began looking at festivals. They have learnt about what a festival is and why people celebrate them. They have also learned the names of various Christian festivals, why they are celebrated and how they are celebrated. Year Two have begun to learn about welcoming babies. They began by looking at how people generally welcome babies by giving gifts and cards and visiting them. They also thought about how a baby is given a name and the fact some names are given because of their meaning. They each learned a meaning for their own names.

In Geography, we used a new tool on Applemap, called fly over. We have been thinking about the four capital cities of the UK. We used the tool to look at these cities from above. We could see how built up they were, but could also spot differences eg the river running through London, More green spaces in Edinburgh etc..

With Armistice being on Sunday, our history lessons have been thinking about what this day is and why we have it. We looked at poppies and their significance and why the poppy became a symbol to wear to remember those who have died in wars.

Next week is week 1:

PE: Friday – for all of Key Stage One

PPA day. Forest school – Tuesday for all of Key Stage One

Key Dates

Wed 22nd Nov- Photo day

Friday 1st Dec- Christmas fair- after school

Thurs 14th Dec- KS1 Christmas performance- Parents-(2 family members only please) 2.30 pm

Fri 15th Dec- KS1 Singing at ASDA- 9.45 am-10.45 am

Mon 18th Dec-KS1 Care Home event at school- Grandparents welcome-10am-11am

Fri 22nd Dec- Break up


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