Welcome to Kite Class.
I will now be taking over Kite Class full time. I look forward to getting to know you all better!
Where do we go to find treasure?
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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