Saturday, 28 September 2013

I hope you are having a great weekend! I must begin with an apology - I did intend to put some pictures of the children's Big Writing work on here this weekend. However, I left the work on my desk at school!! I know - I am soooo forgetful. Check the blog again midweek to see the fantastic writing that your children have completed. In the meantime, why not try one of the links down the right hand side of the blog. I have added a new link to a site called math playground. Here the children can practise maths skills as well as problem solving in the logic section. Have fun!! Don't forget the blog word of the week. Next week the word will be Hulk.
This week in Year One we have been using our junk modelling equipment and we have no boxes or cartons left!!! If you have any empty boxes (shoe boxes, cereal boxes, chocolate boxes....), plastic cartons, yoghurt pots or any other item which may be used in junk modelling then we would be happy to take them off your hands.

Enjoy your weekend and see you Monday!!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

We are bucket fillers in Year One. Ask your child about bucket filling and dipping.
Last week we had so much fun and the whole week had a scarecrow theme. We added and subtracted scarecrow buttons, painted scarecrows and made a big scarecrow collage. The children enjoyed a story all about a scarecrow's hat. We made our own scarecrow paper dolls and wrote labels and sentences about what they were wearing.


Next week our blog word will be scarecrow. Well done to all the blog readers so far! Our class bucket is now full and the whole class will have a treat. Next week we will be looking at our favourite things and I will be asking the children to bring in a favourite item. This could be a favourite piece of clothing, slippers, teddy, book, CD, food - in fact anything that is a favourite with your child. We will be writing about these things through the week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Wow! Another week has gone. I hope you have all had a great weekend. I went on a scarecrow trail which has inspired some great work for you all in the coming week! Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school every day and remember your PE kits on Monday and Wednesday. Oh - and our new blog word of the week is Willy Wonka.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

What an exciting day we had yesterday! We celebrated Roald Dahl day. Look at some of our characters!

We had a Mr and Mrs Fox from Fantastic Mr Fox. Aren't they cute!!!!

Mrs H and Mrs D came dressed as peaches from James & The Giant Peach and a spider arrived first
thing in the morning! Aren't they clever - these costumes were all homemade!!

Miss D and her crew of witches from The Witches! Are you scared?

We had lots of fun jobs to do too, all linked to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. We counted and sorted sweets and golden tickets in the sand.



We twisted, squashed and rolled play dough to make our own play dough sweets. Yummy!!

We decorated sweets and cupcakes in the Invention Room! This activity was a favourite in Year One!!


We invented our own magical sweets and wrote about what they could do. Some of the children invented sweets that could turn you pink or make you grow and shrink. Some had sweets that made you pop or fly!!

We counted sweets, matched them to the number and put the numbers in order. Aren't we a clever bunch?

Some children had great fun writing postcards to Roald Dahl to tell him about all the fun things we had done. At the end of the day we watched the film Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. The children loved the chocolate milkshake!

Don't forget to check the blog tomorrow for our new blog word of the week. 5 children whispered the word last week and earned a fuzzy for our class bucket - well done blog readers! When the bucket is full the whole class get to have a reward.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

It's Roald Dahl Day on Friday and we will be celebrating at school! You can come dressed in yellow (one of Roald Dahl's favourite colours) or you can dress as one of the characters from a Roald Dahl book. I am so excited! I hope you are too.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Hello again! I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Take a look at some of the fun things we did last week. Next week the blog word of the week will be sunshine.  Don't forget to whisper the word to me on Monday and I will know you have had a look on our blog.