Welcome to Kite Class.
I will now be taking over Kite Class full time. I look forward to getting to know you all better!
This term PE will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
This week we wrote our own poems all about our trip to the S.S Great Britain. We also wrote poems about our class. It was very exciting to read our final pieces out and everyone did a fantastic job.
In Maths we have started looking at time. Everyone has worked incredibly hard and we can now recognise and make times that are o’clock and half past. We have started to look at quarter past and quarter to, and will be practising using these next week.
This week was also special as we had sports day. The whole class all worked extremely hard and put in lots of effort to win points for their houses. Everyone should be super proud for taking part. We all stayed outside afterwards to share a lovely lunch with parents on the field and enjoy the sun together.
This week has been very exciting for Kite Class.
In English we have had a poetry week and read lots of different pieces all about incredible journeys. We practiced the skills needed ready to write our own poems next week about our journey to the S.S. Great Britain.
On Thursday we had an incredible time on our school trip with Year 2. Everyone was very sensible and we were told we were the best group the S.S. Great Britain had had in weeks. Everyone should be very proud! We got to have an exciting tour around the ship and learnt lots about life on the ship. We got to play with toys, try on clothes and look at items people would have had on the ships.
In Maths we have been thinking about place value. We had class races to build numbers using tens and ones and have worked in teams to put our numbers in order. We have also been looking at spotting patterns when looking at one more and one less, as well as ten more and ten less.
This week we have been thinking about the incredible journey the pirates in our class story have made and writing our own version of The Pirates Next Door.
We have also been thinking about the important journeys other people make and have been looking at the Hajj journey to Mecca.
We also read through our class book to see what adventures our class teddy Jack has been on with members of Kite class this week. It was very exciting to read all about it together.
This week in Kite class we were very proud to have our class assembly as we got to show the whole school what we had been learning. Everyone worked incredibly hard and all did so well at speaking with great confidence.
In our learning we got have a lot of fun practicing measuring. We got to use rulers to measure in cm, comparing things like our friend’s heights, the length of our shoes and the size of our hands. We also found out the capacity of different jugs and measured the volume of water in different bottles, using cups and ml. Finally, we got to use balance scales and weighing scales to compare how heavy different objects were and even start to use grams and kilograms.
In English we have been practicing lots of skills to help us write our class story “The Pirates Next Door” next week. We also wrote a letter to the pirates to say thank you for our seeds. We have also been thinking about what the seeds might turn into when we plant them later this term.
We have also started thinking about people who have made incredible journeys. We are remembering the people we already know about, like Tim Peake, and learning about new people, like Blackbeard and Christopher Columbus.
We have had an incredible first week back after half term. The whole class have come back with a brilliant enthusiastic attitude and such sensible, helpful and kind behaviour.
In English we have started a new story called The Pirates Next Door, all about a family of unwelcome pirates that move into a peaceful town. We have been using our imaginations and pirate knowledge to create our very own pirates and towns.
In Maths we have been learning about measuring. This week the children have been so excited to use a range of resources to find things around the classroom to measure and compare. We have even been finding out who is the tallest, who has the smallest hands and who has the longest shoes. We started by using cubes but we have now moved on to measuring in cm using rulers. The children have worked really hard to make sure they measure accurately, ordering and comparing their findings.
We have been practicing our phonics lots ready for next week. We have been learning songs, playing games and even had a sound treasure hunt around the classroom.
The class have also been working hard sharing their ideas to create a plan for our class assembly next week on Thursday. They are very excited!
Where do we go to find treasure?
We found out more about India and wrote a big report about everything we had learnt and posted it back to the Night Pirates.
In Maths we found some treasure and learnt all about money so we could count the coins. Mr Bob the skeleton taught us all about the different penny and pound coins and we practiced using them in our adding and taking away.
We also had a competition with the teachers! We picked someone from each house to answer questions in a quiz. We got lots of points and almost we almost won.
We also had a class party. We did lots of singing and dancing.
We got a letter in the post from the Night Pirates all the way from India! We learnt all about where they live and what India is like. We wrote all about India in our books.
In Maths we practiced our adding and subtraction. Subtraction means taking away!
In science we did The Rain Experiment. We put some water in a cup and added shaving cream to be the clouds and then we added blue food colouring to be the rain.
In PE we were pretending we were walking the plank and getting better at our balancing and even with one leg!
We wrote our stories called The Night Pirates. We made up our own person in the story.
We learnt all about shapes in maths, 2D and 3D shapes!
In science we made wind socks. We made them out of our rain gauges and turned them into wind socks by glueing string and ribbon and paper on.
This week we had lots of fun in PE. We have done balancing, rolling an jumping. We also did lots of writing about Captain Patch and his mean crew. In science we made rain gauges. Every day we measured how much rain there was in ml. When there was lots we had to tip it down the sink after. It rained the most on Friday!
We also had a fantastic birthday party! We had a picnic on the pirate ship with cake!
We had a great first week!
We went on a treasure hunt and we found some treasure. One was a skull, one was a map, one was an anchor and on the pirate ship we found a story called The Night Pirates. The Night Pirates story was really good.
Later Captain Patch stole our house from our story and the police asked us to make a wanted poster and then they put him in jail.
We also walked around the school with the lost map from the story and we spotted things outside and things made by humans called human features. Then we spotted them on a picture of our school.
Where do animals live?
Term 4 Week 5
This week in Kite Class we have done a lot of tests. It was great!
In Maths we have been learning about times and using arrays. We're getting the hang of it now!
We have been doing Persuasion in English. We have started thinking about our own piece of Persuasion writing.
In Guided Reading we have read A Squash and a Squeeze.
It was a really good week.
Term 4 Week 4
In Kite Class we have been doing lots of things.
In Enquiry we have been learning about climate and animals.
In PE, we were using levels 1, 2 and 3 in our dances.
When it was Maths, we have been learning about times and multiplication.
We have done lots of writing this week. We have been learning about persuasion in English and we have looked at a story about a beautiful princess, a mean witch and a scared knight in Guided Reading. We even acted it out!
Term 4 Week 3
This week in Kite Class we were happy and excited because of Red Nose Day.
Kite Class has been writing the story of Lost and Found all about a meerkat who's lost and a boy who helped him.
In Maths we were learning about Missing Numbers and finding the difference. It was a little bit easy but a little bit tricky.
We have been learning where animals live and we started writing a report.
On Thursday in PE we did lots of dancing. It was really fun and tiring!!!
We hope you have enjoyed hearing about our week.
Kite Class made penguins on Monday because we learnt about a new book called Lost And Found about a boy and a penguin.
Kite Class was doing maths and we did lots of adding and counting back.
Our Enquiry question is "Where do animals live?" We learnt about animals in Africa and Antarctica.
Friday was a special day because we did Purple Learning Day. We made a Purple Bus with Falcon Class to remember what good learning looks like.
What a brilliant week we've had! We learnt a story in Guided Reading about cats and dogs. It was fantastic.
In English we have been writing a report about penguins.
In Maths we looked at numbers to decide which are equal, which are smallest and which are greatest.
We have done where animals live and we looked at pictures and a map of the world.
It’s been another busy week in Kite Class! In Maths, we have been continuing our work on number and have looked at how we order groups of numbers. In English, we are continuing to enjoy our work about Meerkat Mail. We havechanged parts of the story and begun to plan writing our own version.
We have also been really enjoying learning about Living Things in Science. We have been classifying different types of animals and learning what different animals eat.
It has been a really good week in Kite class. Although we are sad to see some of our friends move on to new adventures, we have still had a great time and enjoyed our learning.
In Kite class, we have had a great week and done some brilliant learning. It has been really nice for me to get to know the class and see how fantastic they all are. For people who don’t know me already, my name is Mr Hunter and I have taken over teaching Kite Class for this term. I am excited to be back in Year 1, as I taught this age group at another school in South Glos last year. I have been a teacher for seven years and love having the chance to positively impact the lives of the young people I meet in class. When I am not in school, I love reading, watching cricket and I am also an Authorised Lay Minister at my local church.
To start the term the children had to solve clues to find different places around the school. When they went to these places, they found different words. The children made a list of the words and discussed why these words might have been hidden, and the meaning of the words. The children found that these words were from the class book that they will be exploring over the coming weeks. The book is Meerkat Mail. The children enjoyed listening to Sunny the meerkat’s adventures as he looked for a new home, and are lucky to have found a cuddly meerkat to keep in their classroom. The children have begun to unpick the text and use adjectives to describe the characters.
In Maths the children have continued their learning on comparing numbers. They have demonstrated their understanding of the greater than, less than and equals to symbols, and when asked about their learning, they are using this mathematical language. The children relished the opportunity to apply these skills when solving problems.
In RE we looked at a picture of Guru Nanek and shared a story that told of his importance to others, and how he was special. This led on to discussions about who is important to each member of Kite class.
This term in Kite Class, PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday.
This week we have been really busy in all of our lessons. In maths we have been identifying place value, using deines to help us. In English we have been exploring our new text 'Man on the Moon.' We found some slime, rubbish and footprints in the classroom next door so we had to investigate to find the culprit.
Elsie "I think it could be aliens or a alien dog."
In science we have been exploring materials and their properties, we found different materials around the classroom and described their features. We had another great gymnastic lesson this week, everyone worked really hard moving in different ways and balancing around equipment.
We have had another busy week in Kite class. One of the highlights of this week has been using our art skills to design a planet for Beegu. In partners we discussed the key features of Beegu's planet and what we think his planet would look like. We then used pastels to design his very own planet. After we had the chance to present these wonderful pictures to the rest of the class.
Evie: "I liked working with Alcino making Potato Planet. Our planet was special because Beegu loved it".
Logan: I liked making a planet for Beegu. It was called Beegu Planet, it had wiggly lines and straight lines. Me and Arianna made Beegu a spaceship to get to his new planet as well."
Jack: "My planet had lots of detail, it had Beegu, rockets and a space dog".
This week we have been really busy. We have had the pleasure of a special trip from the explorer dome team. We learnt a lot about space and the different star constellations.
Arianna "I liked learning about planet Earth and learning about the water and that the green is the land."
Jack "I liked seeing Orion because he had three diamonds on his belt."
This week we have really enjoyed our gymnastic session. We all enjoyed moving in different ways and being superstars at balancing and working on our co-ordination.
Brooke "I really liked bunny hopping and sliding across the benches. I also liked when my friends helped me."
Cruz "I liked jumping off the red bench".
This week we have been focusing on our new book Beegu. We have been doing some super learning and we have all really enjoyed the different challenges. This week we changed the story of Beegu using our very own characters.
"I really enjoyed swapping the characters in the stories from puppies to baby giraffes." Zach
"I liked doing all the actions with the story." Anaya
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