1B are already back in the swing of a new term and ready to try our best in 2018! We have had a brilliant start to the year at Wilbraham, by working with the School Council to keep our class fit, healthy and happy. School Council has launched a brilliant competition with amazing prizes, in which every class in Wilbraham Primary should be running, jogging or walking a mile a day. 1B love taking part in this competition and we are trying our best to do it every single day! Keep it up 1B! Here is a video all about the importance of staying active and the benefits that our mile a day will have on the children at Wilbraham...
Happy New Year 1B! We are now in a brand new year called 2018. I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break and that you are all ready and excited to come back to school on Monday 8th January 2018.
Our Christmas Party!
To get into the Christmas spirit, 1B put on their best party clothes and dancing shoes ready for a Christmas Party! We even had a special visit from Santa, who gave every one in 1B a special gift for being so amazing. A MASSIVE thank you to everyone who brought something in for the class to eat to make our celebrations even more special! We had so many delicious treats - it was brilliant!
Stay and be Festive!
A massive thank you to all the parents and carers who came to 1B's stay and be festive morning this week.
Myself and Miss Barlow loved seeing you all making fantastic Christmas crafts together!
What a fabulous morning!
This week was our singing square competition! I am so proud of 1B, everyone sang beautifully, with a great big smile on their faces. Our actions were fantastic and you were all super stars! Unfortunately we were not the winners - but we were just so happy to take part. Well done to 1C and 2L for their winning songs.
Watch all of the performances by clicking on our picture below:
We had a super exciting day in Year 1 this week! On Thursday, we became palaeontologists, exploring real dinosaur fossils with the help of Adam. We learned so much, we now understand what a fossil is and why they are so important. Adam knew so many interesting facts about dinosaurs and 1B listened amazingly in groups to learn about them too!
Guess who we met...
After our exciting morning spent fossil hunting, we then had our lunch ready for the afternoon. Adam was so kind, he let us meet a baby Velociraptor and even Sophie a big T-Rex! 1B were all so brave and were very kind to Sophie. I was so impressed with the children who had questions ready to ask Adam and Sophie!
Both of our dinosaur friends were lovely to children, but were sometimes cheeky to teachers!
A special letter...
The next day we found a special video from Adam, telling us that Sophie had left a surprise in our classroom! It was a letter! Can you guess where Sophie hid her letter to 1B by listening to Adams clues?
After a quick check of 1B's super night time camera, we were convinced that a dinosaur had been into our classroom! We quickly left the classroom and went to find the special dinosaur! In groups we planned what to look for in the forest, that would prove to us what kind of dinosaur had been in our school! We decided to look for any feathers on the floor, any more footprints and weather the leaves had been eaten or not. As this would tell us if the dinosaur was a herbivore or a carnivore.
In our exciting dinosaur hunt, 1B found some fantastic clues that gave us lots of information to find out who our special visitor was!
Zunaira found a giant dinosaur tooth - so we knew it had ferocious teeth!
Aiza and Emile found scratch marks down the wood - so we knew it had sharp claws.
Summer found a lot of dinosaur poo - so we knew it had to be a big dinosaur!
Lots of children found dinosaur eggs and dinosaur slime.
1B also pointed out that all the leaves were left on the trees so we decided our dinosaur may not like to eat leaves - he may like to eat meat. Our visitor was a carnivore. Can you guess who it is yet?
After talking about our ideas in groups and reading lots of non-fiction information about dinosaurs, we discovered that our dinosaur visitor was a.....T-REX!
We now love our special pet dinosaur and he lives in our museum. 1B voted fairly for the name: Dobby!
This week 1B became super scientists and explored a range of materials. We talked about what a material is and so many children had such fantastic ideas! As a class we then discovered how we could distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.
We found the word distinguish quite tricky to say and understand at first - but we kept practising and soon we remembered that it meant to tell the difference between things.
1B went on a material hunt around the room with a friend, and I was so impressed! I had no idea how many materials were around us all the time! Just like wood, plastic, metal, rock and glass! We then made sure that we could distinguish between the material from which the object is made and the object itself.
Mirela found a water bottle and she knew the material it was from was plastic. Go girl!
Can you find any different materials at home or in school? Come and let me know if you can!
Good luck! From Miss B. x
What an exciting week it has been in 1B! As a class, we have been working none stop thinking of lots of different and creative ways to promote anti-bullying. 1B have made it their mission to work as a team and be kind to everyone. Well done 1B!
It all started on Monday morning in assembly. By showing us how important it is to work as a team, Miss Toft challenged us to STOP bullying.
First, we had to understand what bullying was...
Then we began our mission to stop bullying by...
We began our mission by creating STOP posters as a class...
Teamwork in PE...
1B explored how important it is to work as a team during our PE sessions this week, as children had to work together in order to complete and win races. All of 1B worked really well together and enjoyed including everyone!
Girls and Boys...
This week also made 1B think about boys and girls being kind to one another. After reading a special story called My Princess Boy, 1B discussed how happy they are that the little boy could dress and play just how he wanted to! 1B voted together as a class that boys and girls should be able to do whatever they like! We sat in a special circle, listening to each person politely, sharing our own views.
We felt so inspired by this special book that in our ICT lesson we used our super computer skills to google image search pictures of girls and boys being whatever they want to be. We looked at boys who loved to dance, women fire fighters and even male nurses! 1B are so good on computers now!
After working so hard all week, 1B did not stop there! As a class the children decided to create a performance encouraging anti-bullying.
Our special performance shows 1B acting out unkind words to one child, that they have seen or heard on the playground. This is Several Times On Purpose, suddenly Lewis (playing our poor victim) Starts Telling Other People and suddenly all the noise goes away and children help Lewis and work as a team.
1B worked so hard on this performance and worked together as a team to create it. Everyone worked brilliantly. We hope you enjoy it!
Welcome back Year 1! I'm so pleased that you all had a lovely break, I really enjoyed hearing all of your stories.
This week we have been exploring bonfire night and Guy Fawkes! As a class we discovered the history behind this night and all of its fantastic traditions. On Friday we went to the astro pitch to see our very own fireworks display, which inspired us to make our own yummy sparklers to eat using sprinkles and lots of chocolate! Then we created some super firework art using chalk!
We hope you enjoy our poem about bonfire night too - I wonder who will still remember it on Monday!?
Have a super bonfire weekend and remember to be safe 1B!
Thank you to everyone in Years 1 and 2 who came to our spooky disco. You all looked spooktacular! We hope you enjoyed lots of singing, dancing and of course lots of biscuits! Have a wonderful half term Year 1!
Wahooo! It's time for the holidays! On Friday 20th October we will break up from school for one whole week and we will return on Monday 30th October 2017.
Remember that our spooky disco is taking place on Friday the 20th October in the gym at 3.30-4.30pm. Tickets are £2 and children can dress up if they would like to! We would love to see lots of you there.
Have a lovely week off 1B and I hope that you all go outside and explore the autumn weather. Remember to look for crunchy orange leaves in the park and for darker nights! I can't wait to hear all about your adventures. Feel free to bring in anything exciting that you have done over the holidays for our first day back.
Miss Browning xx
This week we have started our brand new topic... PEOPLE WHO HELP US!
Within our exciting new topic, we are learning all about the people who help us and keep us safe. We are exploring lots of exciting jobs like Firefighters, Police Officers, Doctors, Nurses and many more!
As a class we are writing about what these special people do within their jobs and how they keep us safe. We are even writing sentences describing people who help us using adjectives and we are also making our sentences even more exciting by using conjunctions.
1B are getting Creative!
In both the creative and construction area in our classroom, 1B had some very special jobs this week all about people who help us. In our construction area children had to think about all the special vehicles that people who help us drive. Children then made these vehicles all by themselves - Omar even made a fire engine! Children also created the buildings that people who help us work in. Summer, Ibrahim and Ellianna even built a school for a teacher!
Children also made a people who help us puppet to hang up in our classroom. 1B had to cut the puppets all by themselves and glue it together very carefully. Fantastic creative work 1B!
We have a new exciting book in our classroom called People Who Help Us! This book lives in our reading garden and 1B take very good care of it. Children can use this book to read and learn about all the different people who help us and what they do. 1B know to use this book for ideas to pinch for their writing!
Can you remember a fun fact about a person who helps you?
At home can you tell someone or write a list of ALL the different people who help us that you can think of?
Could you then think of an adjective to describe this person? Are they brave? Are they kind? Are they strong?
Count how many people make it onto your list. Good luck 1B!
Miss Browning xx
This week in maths we have been looking at teen numbers and how to partition them into BIG TENS and teeny weeny ones.
We used bricks to represent tens and ones when making our teen numbers and we also asked our friends to count each individual brick at the end to check if we had made the correct number! 1B worked very hard this week and I was so impressed! Well done 1B.
Within our first, exciting topic 'All About Me' we spent time this week learning to write about our families and friends.
In Year 1 we are even starting to use adjectives and conjunctions!
We were also super lucky to be able to work on our adjectives and conjunctions in our Anchor sessions - which we love!
Can you think of any adjectives to describe your family?
Can you think of some conjunctions that join our sentence together?
Don't forget to bring in your PE Kit every week!
We will be doing lots of exciting activities in our PE sessions in Year 1 including, outdoor games, dance and gymnastics.
1B will be doing PE on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday every week! So please remember to bring it in every week so that we can all join in together!