Welcome to Kite Class.
Planning, Preparation and Assessment
Every week I will not be in class on a Tuesday. Every other week I will also be out on a Wednesday. When I am not in class, the class will be covered by Miss Chung.
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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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