Well done to the next six reading stars who earned their tenth sticker today and are now proudly wearing their reading star badge.
The afternoon was spent tree decorating.
Yesterday, Y1 visited the community centre in Hatfield Road and helped to decorate the tree with our handmade decorations. Lots of our parents and grown ups came to help us so we were very lucky to have a large audience to sing for. We sang seven Christmas songs beautifully, including 'Santa Shark' and remembered all the actions really well too. Mrs Turner is very proud of us all!!!
Take a look at the pictures below.
Uh oh...today, Snowflake has been very mischievous. Can you read his cheeky note? Poor Tingwei will have to drink from a cup today.
Look at these smiley faces enjoying chocolate number 4 from the advent calendar.
1T have been very spoilt today. We arrived into school today to find out that Father Christmas had paid our classroom a visit over the weekend and had left a 'Santa Spy Cam' to keep a careful eye on us throughout December. Then, as we were busy learning, we had an important delivery from the office; a letter had arrived for us from the big man himself. He told us that he had left us another gift but before we could have it we had to use our phonics to solve his clues.
We solved the clues well and then were able to go on a quest to retrieve our prize. We couldn't believe what he left us. Take a look at all the pictures!!
We wonder what Snowflake might get up to tomorrow? Check in every evening to find out!!!
Congratulations to the first four members of 1T to earn their tenth sticker on the reading rocket. Those children have been awarded with their first prize- a reading star badge.
Here they are proudly wearing them.
Many other children are so close to getting it in the next week or two. Keep up all the good reading guys.
So proud of you all well on your way on your journey to 'zoom to the moon' on our reading rocket.
It's December tomorrow...yay and year 1 have to start preparing for various singing commitments throughout the coming month (the first being next Thursday 6th December; a letter will follow) . There are six Christmas songs that we would like the children to learn and I have attached the links below. Please encourage your child to practise regularly at home.
We need to be able to do this confidently by the end of Yr 1.
And in 5s!.
And in 10s!
Year 1 & 2 were incredibly lucky today to have been visited by a real, published author- Mike Kilbey. He came to inspire the children about writing; encouraging them to put down the computer devices and instead pick up a pencil and paper to jot down all of the wonderful ideas from their own imaginations. He even read the children some of his own book 'Silly Billy Swim Trunks'. The children were so engaged and would love to hear the rest!
Anybody who has paid for a copy of the book will be receiving it tomorrow!!!
(He had more to sign than we anticipated)
1T have been so kind and generous to Mrs Hunt today to help her celebrate her special birthday. We threw her a little party and had cake and party games to show her how much we love and appreciate everything she does for us. I hope 1T enjoyed the day as much as Mrs Hunt did.
(video of some cool dancing still to come!)
A huge thank you to all of the children and parents in 1T for making such a huge effort to dress up and donate for 'Children In Need Day'.
The children all looked so fabulous and have been very excited to learn how their money will help others.
Don't they all look brilliant?
I have told the children about the 'Children In Need' programme that will be on TV tonight. They loved watching this clip of Pudsey bear dancing with Pudsey the dog. Enjoy!
A little video/ song which the children enjoy to help them recall the correct phonemes for each letter.
Harry and Meghan sent a thank you note and wedding photograph to Frankie after he wrote them a letter wishing them well for their wedding. How exciting to see an envelope with the Buckingham Palace stamp land on your doormat. I'm very jealous!!!
We will be using this text in class for the next few weeks in English. Please watch this video link together with your child. Can you guess what will be in the box parents?
Today, the children have learnt the significance of Rembrance day. We talked about when it is commemorated and why. To show their respect to the brave soldiers of the past, 1T have used cake cases, tissue paper, glitter and black buttons to create their very own unique poppies which will be used as part of a very special whole school display ready for November 11th.
Here they are still drying.
After being busy getting through not one, not two but three Roald Dahl books last half term, next half term the author of the half term is....
I wonder which one of his books we will read first?
What can you find out about him during the holiday?
Anybody who brings me any information about him will receive a value certificate for showing an excellent attitude towards their learning!
(Well done to Frankie who is the only person from 1T to bring in any information so far!)
This book contains two Michael Morpurgo stories. The first one is called 'Nowt to worry about'.
There's a storm in the air, and all the animals are worried, but old Farmer Rafferty doesn't realise anything is wrong. Can the animals warn him in time?
Year 1 have been busy being scientists today, finding the answer to a tricky question for Peppa Pig. Peppa wanted to build her own circus tent in her garden but wasn't sure which material would be best to use. She asked us to investigate which would work better; paper, plastic or fabric?
First, we explored the materials closely and described them before thinking about what other things we knew that were made of that material. Then, we made a prediction about which material would be best. After that, we built our own circus tents using all of the different materials in small groups and then we tested them this afternoon to see which ones were strong and waterproof.
We now know that plastic would be the best material to use because it would be strong enough to stand up in the wind and is waterproof to keep the rain out.
Please talk to your child about their day as a scientist and see if they can explain what we have been up to.
To 1T's winners of the Roald Dahl competition. All of the entries were stunning and it was a very difficult choice for the judges!!
Great work guys, we love the drawing of Lucy's magic finger and the Roly Poly Bird.
Enjoy your prizes!!!
Some of us have spent some time today practising our number formation using multilink cubes. We worked together really well!
Maybe there are some things around the house you could use to build some numbers?
Year 1 have now begun to talk about the importance of 'Harvest time' and have begun to learn the celebration song that we will perform during next Wednesday's Harvest Festival assembly. Please practise the song with your child. For the chorus, 1T are taking on part 1 and 1P will be part 2.
Please also do not forget any food donations that you may wish to contribute. Many thanks!
Look at how keen these children are to improve their reading. They chose to spend time in our class reading area sharing a story with a reading buddy. I felt so happy when I saw this guys!
This young lady was busy elsewhere in the classroom enjoying some of the special books that Mrs Turner's own children chose for 1T when we visited the library at the weekend.
It is really important that your child can form all of their lower case letters accurately, starting in the correct position (mostly from the top). We have used this video in class to help us. Please practise at home.
The children in Year 1 have had the most wonderful day today. Glyn, a real circus performer came to visit us and shared all of his exciting circus equipment with us. We watched him demonstrate how to use it and then he let us have a go and try out some new skills too! Look how much fun we had! Mrs Turner was so proud of us all for showing so much resilience and determination, even when some of the skills were so tricky.
When we weren't working with Glyn, we also painted our own clown masks that we had designed, decorated clown face biscuits, made our own juggling balls to practise with at home and built our own circus tents out of Lego.
There are over 100 photos for you to enjoy. What did your child become at the circus?
All of the children have had lots of fun this week using paper mache to cover a balloon. When the balloons are dry and hard we will cut them in half and use them to make our own clown masks. Finished pictures to follow.
This week we have been doing lots of learning about 'number bonds'- pairs of numbers that make 10. Please help your child practise at home.
Mrs Turner is so proud of these two members of 1T who both gave up their time during the summer holidays to participate in the Dagenham Library reading challenge. They both managed to read and discuss six whole books and have now received their very well deserved certificates and medals. Great job guys!!!
Today we explored 'Peppa's circus'. We will be completing some fabulous writing about Peppa and her circus over the next few weeks. Why don't you watch it together?
Huge well done to this young man who is 1T's first member to earn a silver card for showing exceptional resilience to overcome something he found quite tricky at the beginning of Year 1. What a star you are! You have made Mrs Turner so proud!
Silly Billy Hunter's circus came to visit Year 1 on Wednesday afternoon. Silly Billy Hunter and her friend made all of the children roar with laughter before we watched a clip of Billy Smart's old fashioned circus and then compared it to a more modern clip of Cirque de Soleil. Not forgetting enjoying our popcorn in our homemade holders too!!!
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