Thursday 15th November 2018
What a lovely start to the new term we have had!
Yesterday, Year 1 visited Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood. The children enjoyed it so much they were captivated from start to finish. It had fantastic cross curricular links with our current Science topic of materials where we looked at the different materials the toys were made from. We also had the opportunity to learn more about toys from the past. We discussed the toys that our grandparents and parents played with, as well as modern day toys. The children even got a chance to play with some of these toys which was brilliant. Today, we have written thank you letters to Sudbury Hall and the children have quoted, “This was the best day ever!”.
Monday 15th October
3,2,1 BLAST OFF!
1GA are extremely busy in Space this week. As part of our magnificent Science work, we have designed and built our own rockets from recycled materials. The children’s work was amazing and it was so enjoyable watching them work in collaboration to create some fantastic rockets. Next week, we will be having a vote to test how streamlined they are.
In Literacy, we have been looking at a new text ‘Toys in Space’ by Mini Grey. The children love this story and have been helping Hoctopize the alien find his missing toy ‘Cuddles’ by creating lost posters. This week, in Maths we are learning to measure heights and lengths with a particular focus on space objects. The children may even get the chance to measure and compare the heights of some of their rockets using cubes.
Parents evening is the last week before Half Term. Letters have been sent home so please complete the form if you have a preferred time slot and I will do my very best to accommodate these. I’m really looking forward to meeting you all thenJ
Thank you all for your ongoing support.
Monday 24th September
What another exciting couple of weeks we have had in 1GA!
We have started to read our new text ‘Lost in The Toy Museum’ and have a new addition to our class ‘Teddy’. We have decided that he has escaped from the Toy Museum and is lost in our classroom. Every morning he has moved and the children have found him hiding in a different place. He even broke out of the locked cupboard and climbed up the shelf onto our Toy Museum display!
The children have been working hard to label toys and write captions to create our very own Toy Museum. On Friday, the children had the opportunity to showcase their amazing work to Mr Coombs and the Year 2s. They were very impressed especially with the children’s Lego models.
When the children arrived to school on Monday, Teddy asked where all of the toys had gone from our Museum. We couldn’t believe it…the toys were all alive and had escaped our classroom and were lost all around the school. We explored ideas about where the toys might have gone and then went on a hunt to go and find them. They were everywhere (ask the children). We found the zebra on the piano, the green tractor in the reception and the train in the forest school. The children were so excited and loved finding their labelled toys hiding in different places.
I’m looking forward for another great week in 1GA.
Friday 7th September
Welcome to 1GA!
I would like to start with a very warm welcome and massive thank you to all the children in 1GA for making my first week as Leasowes an absolute pleasure. It’s been really enjoyable getting to know the children over the past few days and I can’t wait to watch them grow. I’m also looking forward to getting to know parents/carers and including you on our journey in Year 1.
We have had a great start and the children are settling in well. This year we are going to encourage independence and establish routines. We have started to read our first text Billy’s Bucket and the children have used their imaginations to predict what might be inside his magical bucket.
Meet the teacher evening is on Tuesday 11th September between 5.00-5.30 and again at 5.45-6.15pm. I'm looking forward to meeting you all!
Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested on the following Friday. This will start with the first set of spellings being given out on Friday 14th September. These will be tested in the children's phonics groups.
Please continue to hear your child read as often as you can and sign their diary. We will give out school reading books week commencing 10th September.
PE is on a Tuesday and a Wednesday (weather permitting!) Please can you ensure ALL clothing items are clearly named.