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.