Hello, I have finally got around to doing a new blog! I hope you enjoy seeing what we have been up to in class 1G.
The children have been amazing, as always, for the last few weeks back in school. They amaze me with their ability to adapt to whatever is thrown at them.
We have spent the last few weeks settling back into routines, but we have also enjoyed some great stories and activities. We loved reading the story of Chicken Licken and acting it out with masks. We also enjoyed making our Mothers day gift and card. I hope you liked yours. We then went on the read Jack and the beanstalk. Mrs Molla and Myself put on a 'no expense spared' performance of the story for the children. they loved it and I hope they shared some of their experiences with you at home. We've tried to get outdoors as much as possible when we have had brighter days. The children really benefit from being outside in the fresh air. They love to role-play, run and climb which are all great skills to develop. We had our snack outside one day and pretended it was a picnic. We've been working hard on our targets as well as focussing on the topic of spring and next week we will be doing lots of fun Easter activities.
Here are just a few photos of what we have been up to.
This week in Literacy we have continued using story 'The Very Busy Spider' by Eric Carle. We focused on writing this week. We took the sentence, 'I am too busy', from the story, cut it up and put it back together in the correct order. We read the sentence pointing at each word as we read it. We talked about which word came 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. and where we needed to put the full stop. We then wrote the sentence, thinking carefully about the letter formation.
In maths we have been learning to compare groups of objects and use the words more or fewer. We have also been learning about number 5.
As always we have done lots of other exciting things like developing our fine motor skills by using a pipette to transfer coloured water, spreading chocolate spread onto rice crackers and practising our letter and number formation. Here are some photos of the week.
We have loved our first full week back after the half term. Things feel a bit more normal (finger's crossed).
This week we have been singing the rhyme 'Incy Wincy Spider' and the Story 'The very busy Spider' by Eric Carle. Here is a link to the story on Youtube:
We have named all the animals in the story, made puppets and acted out the story. We also matched the sentences spoken in the book to the correct animal. The children were amazing at remembering which animal said what.
In Maths we have been practising our positional language especially the words on, under, in, next to, in between, behind and in front. We will keep practising 'in between' as that is a tricky one!
We also ordered a family of spiders by size, starting with the biggest spider all the way down to the teeny weeniest, smallest spider.
Here are some of the other things we have been up to this week including working on our targets and celebrating Children in Need Day. The children all looked amazing in their rainbow colours!
Good morning children and parents of class 1G. I'm so sorry that we cannot be at school together today but I can't wait to see you all on Thursday. Please can you ensure that you use the instructions (given to you before half term in your child's book bag) to log into google classroom. Don't worry if you have lost the instructions as I am planning to give you all a quick phone call today to help. I will also give you some ideas of home learning activities you can do over the next 3 days. Alternatively, please email me at
See you all soon
we have talked Yet another busy week in 1G!
We have been focusing on hearing the last sound in CVC words. We played a game on Topmarks to find the final sound. The game is called 'The slide Game'. Here is the link if you would like to play at home.
In Maths we have been using the cherry model to find all the different ways of making number 4 (eg 1+3, 4+0, 2+2). We also used 4 matchsticks to see what shapes we could make.
We have also been practising holding scissors correctly and effectively for cutting straight and curved lines, forming the letters in our name correctly. We use long ribbons outside to make big movements to build up our muscles.
We have loved playing hairdressers as well this week. the children enjoyed styling the dolls hair and pretending to put make-up on them. We have talked about the seasons and sorted the things we would see at different times of the year. We have made Stick-Men with the sticks we collected last week at forest school.
Yesterday we practised peeling and cutting a banana and had our snack outside while the sun was shining! Mrs Molla read us a story. Its one of our favourites 'The Wide-Mouthed Frog'.
Please note that our new drop off and pick up point will be at the tree in the middle of the playground. The drop off time is 9.00am please try not to come before this time. The pick up time is 3.15pm, again, please try not to come into the playground before 3.15pm. Please wait by the tree and we will bring your child to you.
So far we have not had to close class 1G due to covid 19. If this happens we have learning packs ready to send home for you. In addition we have our own google classroom page on which I will post activities to do with your child each day. So that we are prepared, I would like you to make sure you set up google classroom at home. You will need to download 'google classroom' onto your device. You can do this on tablets, phones, laptops and computers. Just put google classroom into the search bar or app store and follow the instructions.
You will then need to sign into google classroom using your child's school email address. I will send these home on Monday with the new reading books. The password will also be with it. Once you have logged in, you will find an email invitation to join our google classroom page. Click on the link and follow the instructions. If you have any problems with this please let me know and I will try my best to help you.
Now for the best part. This week we have been practising spelling and forming the letters correctly in cvc words. We have also been investigating the number 4. We played a bus game where we found different ways 4 passengers should sit on the bus (e.g one on the top deck and 3 on the lower deck). We have also been doing some fine motor exercises with Mrs Dase. The children enjoyed making spiders with pipe cleaners and using the dough for build up the muscles in our hands . We also retold the story of Little Red Riding Hood again.
Today Mrs Molla set up a fantastic Dinosaur area for us to play with. We had great fun developing our language and sharing skills.
Here are the photos of our week. I can't wait until next week! Have a good weekend.
This week in 1G we have been trying to get outside as much as possible before the weather worsens. On Monday afternoon we visited our school forest area. We spent all afternoon searching for leaves to paint with, looking closely at the other things we found and we even had a little picnic. Here are some photos...
In phonics we have been focusing on segmenting cvc words into their individual sounds. This is something we find tricky so we need lots of practise. In literacy Mrs Molla has been helping us retell the story of Little Red Riding Hood using masks and puppets. It is so much fun and the children have taken their roles very seriously!
As well as all this, we have been working hard on our individual targets. Of course we have had lots of fun along the way!
This week we have been thinking about day and night. We have sorted photos of day and night and looked at the types of activities we do at night and during the day.
We have also done lots of gross and fine motor activities inside and outside, including making our own gross motor course with chalk. We have been practising segmenting the sounds in cvc words in Literacy and in Maths we have been playing games involving 1,2 and 3. The Billy Goats Gruff game was our favourite.
We are amazed at how confident the children are becoming. Hopefully the photos will convey what a great time we are having and how much the children are progressing.
We have had another amazing week in class 1G. This week we have been focusing on:
Recognising and naming parts of the body
Looking closely at number 3. We have spotted 3 things without counting (subitizing), partitioned 3 in different ways such as 2 and 1, 1 and 1 and 1 and counted out 3 objects from a larger group.
We have been working on our large and small motor skills. We have done a movement disco, played with modelling dough and practised handwriting patterns whilst holding our pencil correctly.
And of course, we have had lots of fun playing together, taking turns and sharing the toys and resources.
We have also been practising recognising the sounds m,a,s,t,p,i,d and sounding out cvc words (such as mat, sad and pat) and blending the sounds together to make the word s-a-t = sat.
Your child will bring home a new reading book on Monday. Please read with them as often as you can and make sure their book bag is back in school every Friday.
Here are some of our photos:
This week we have been getting used to our class routine. We have been learning to say great each other at register time and how to sit nicely on the carpet ready to do good listening.
We have also been learning to name and place the features of the face in the correct place. We have been practising our fine motor control, taking turns, learning all about the number 2 and having lots of fun inside and outside. We have done lots of different sensory activities like feeling foam soap, slime, paint and spreading jam to make a sandwich.
Next week we will be learning about the number 3, learning to label the main parts of the body and lots more.
Here are some photos of our week.