We had great fun at sports day in the sunshine. Every one tried their best and enjoyed all of the races and events.
Our Summer Seaside theme continued today with some children visiting the Shell Grotto in Margate. It was a fascinating place with over 4.6 million shells being used to create the most beautiful underground tunnels and alter room.
We visited the beach today to collect shells and stones for our role play area. We are also going to sketch them for our topic.
Some sunshine over half term has made our fruit and vegetables grow!
The Lifeguards came in to talk to Badger class about staying safe at the beach. Alice and James gave us lots of good advice and showed us the equipment they use. We even got to try some of it out. Remember the 5 rules when you go to the beach:Slip on a t-shirt; Slap on a hat; Slop on some sun cream; Wrap your sunglasses on; Glug lots of water.
In our Power of Reading book we have been finding out about the night time animals that live in the Savannah. We created some beautiful atmospheric moonlight art work.
We have been learning about the celebration of Shabbat in Judaism. We made some challah bread to eat which was delicious!
We had an amazing time at the Powell-Cotton museum today! We saw and learned so much about a wide range of animals that Percy brought back from his expeditions abroad. Our guide told us some extraordinary facts about some exhibits and we even had the opportunity to handle a few.
Hooray! Noah had a wobbly tooth ALL day and it finally came out this afternoon.
We had a visit from Kathy who has visited Beruga in Tanzania. She told us all about the children in the village and the fantastic work that the BRED charity do.
In maths we have been learning about grouping.
We went to Morrisons today to find out what happens in the bakery department. It was really interesting and we even got to sample the jam doughnuts. They were delicious!
We have finished our Power of Reading book 'The Lonely Beast' and were so happy that he managed to find some other beast friends. We decided to have a tea party to celebrate - and the sun shone for us!
This week we have been doing a lot of measuring. Today we learned how to use a ruler to measure how many centimetres long the straws were. We learned that we need to start measuring from 0 on the ruler.
Well done Zuzanna for being the first Badger to get a certificate for gaining 50 house points !
We have been learning about the Easter story and tried some hot cross buns. They were delicious!
In English, we made up poems in our groups about different sea creatures that the Lonely Beast encountered during his mission to find friends. We tried to use lots of adjectives for description.
In maths we have been learning about measures. We decided to investigate our height using cubes. It was very tricky!
World Book Day !
We had a lovely day celebrating reading and books . We loved wearing our wonderful book character costumes and sharing our favourite stories with each other.
Can you guess who we are ?
Once we had done our work we went for a snowball fight in the playground!
It snowed today! Do you like our new friend in Badger class?
In our RE lesson this week we played Easter pass the parcel! We heard about the Easter story, then as we unwrapped a layer we had to re-tell that part in our own words to match the picture card inside. Some of us even got a chocolate bunny as a prize. Well done to Zuzanna who won the Easter egg!
We had an AMAZING time at the Dover Transport Museum today and saw so many incredible vehicles from the past. What did you enjoy looking at and doing today ? What did you learn ?
A huge THANK YOU to the parents who helped us today !
Year 1 Dover Transport Museum trip - Friday 23rd February 2018
In History, after half-term , we will spend a couple of weeks learning about different types of transport from the past, including the first aeroplane flight by the Wright Brothers ! We are very much looking forward to our trip on the first Friday after half-term and we shall be looking out for some of these amazing exhibits below.
Has your child returned his/her permission slip for the trip ?
Look at the lovely hot-air balloons that we designed and made using papier mache ! Do you think Zeraffa could fly to Paris in them ?
For our Christianity unit we decided to visit the church to find out what all the different areas are for. Can you see the photo of the high altar, the screen, the font and the bell tower?
We read about the ladies in Paris wanting a hair style like Zeraffa Giraffa. Look how high we made them!
In English, we followed instructions to make a giraffe biscuit !
We designed a plate to celebrate Zeraffa coming to Paris. Look at our beautiful drawings.
This week we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Can you answer these questions about him ? What else do you know about life in Ancient Egypt ? If you have time, you could do some extra research at home which we could put up on display in the classroom !
Our very generous friends at Bunnings have donated a whole range of growing supplies so that we can grow vegetables and herbs this Spring-time !
We created a hot air balloon to carry Zeraffa to Paris.
We made an amulet for Zeraffa from salt dough
We have discovered that our new Power of Reading book is called Zeraffa Giraffa !
It is about a giraffe who is sent as a gift from the Pasha of Egypt and the Sudan, to his friend, the King of France. We follow Zeraffa's amazing journey from the plains of Africa all the way to Paris, where nobody has ever seen a giraffe before !
We made up lullabies to reassure Zeraffa in case she was scared and to help her to go to sleep.
We have started a new Power of Reading book but it's a secret at the moment! We have just looked at some illustrations and items from a story bag.
We know the story has something to do with a giraffe, a crown, Egypt, France and a boat. We painted some acacia trees that we saw in the pictures and we found out that giraffes like to eat them.
Happy New Year to everyone in Badgers!
Welcome back to term three, we have lots of exciting topics planned for the year ahead.
A very Happy Christmas to you all !
We made 11 0'clock biscuits to finish our Power of Reading book - Claude in the City. What a tasty treat!
Christmas Around the World !
We rounded off our exciting week by learning about the 7 continents in the world and in particular about Christmas in France.
Would you like to do some extra research about the continents or about how Christmas is celebrated around the world ? It might even be published on your class page !
Researching the 7 continents in groups
We had a fantastic time during Christmas lunch, what a feast!
While Rhys was recovering from an operation at home he made everyone in Badger class a delicious Gingerbread Man.Thank you so much, they were very tasty!
The Key Stage One Nativity performance will be on Monday 11th December at 9.15am and 2pm. A letter explaining how to get tickets will be sent out soon. Badger class are singing 'We Three Kings'. Please support us by helping your child learn the words!
1 We three kings of orient are,
Bearing gifts we travel afar,
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.
(CHORUS) O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright.
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light!
Every class in our school was asked to create a Christmas tree to help decorate our church. Look at the lovely tree Badger class made !
Has anyone seen this on the noticeboard in Bunnings ?
We are awaiting delivery of our bespoke new planters and work bench, which were made for us, completely free of charge, by Bunnings as part of their Community Project work.
We have used our creative talents to design and make a friend for Sir Bobblysock ! We tried to follow our designs carefully and think that Sir Bobblysock will like his new friends very much !
This week (13-17 November) is Anti-bullying week and we have been thinking about how we can be a good friend. We thought about how we can be kind in school and sorted cards into two hoops; good friend and not a good friend.
Do you think we have sorted them correctly?
When Claude and Sir Bobblysocks were in the city they saw lots of tall buildings. This week we also researched the Impressionist artist Monet and used watercolours to paint a city scene.
Our posters about Claude Monet.
Claude saw lots of sculptures at the Art Gallery. When we went to the Turner Contemporary last week, we saw some amazing sculptures by Arp. In class, we designed and made our own sculptures in the style of Arp. They had to be inspired by nature and have lots of curves !
Our sculptures in the style of Arp
This week we have been learning about 3D shapes. We went for a shape hunt around the school ! Can you name the 3D shapes that we found ?
Badger class walked to Morrison's supermarket on Monday 13th November. In our Power of Reading book - Claude in the city - the little dog and his friend visit a fancy cafe for hot chocolate and fruit salad. We thought it would be good to buy the ingredients to make our own. It was DELICIOUS!
Children in Need...The hunt for the round pound is ON!
In Geography, we have been doing a lot of map work. We have practised following and giving directions to places on a map and we have also been looking at aerial photos of our local area.
Aerial Photos of Margate
We have also been learning to use positional language such as next to, between, on the left/right. We listened to the instructions and had to put teddy in the correct place.
We worked really hard to prepare our Class Assembly, which was all about our Power of Reading book Beegu. As well as demonstrating excellent acting, dancing and singing skills, we also showed the lovely spaceships that we made using papier mache and the fantastic houses that we designed and made for Beegu.
Our Class Assembly, Thursday 2nd November
Welcome to Year 1.
We have had a great start to the year and the children are settling in well to the class.
We have been learning about Beegu in our Power of Reading book
We input instructions to move a beebot around a map.
We designed and made a home for Beegu.
We have been looking for signs of Autumn around the school.
In Maths, we have been finding different ways of making numbers.
We have been learning to use a number line.
In History, we have been sharing special memories from when we were little !
We made our own spaceships for Beegu.
We used 2D shapes to create our own pictures.