If you haven’t yet had a chance to fill in your sunflower 🌻 diary, there’s still time.
☔️☀️ Now is a good time to stick your May weather chart in your homework diary for a stamp.
Don’t worry if you forgot, maybe you could try filling in a weather chart for June.☔️☀️
Good morning, I hope you all had a great Bank Holiday and those of you camping didn’t get caught in a thunder storm!
Our next DT project is to design and make ☀️ sun hats. If you have any suitable fabric off-cuts or cardboard (cereal boxes will do), please bring them in as soon as possible, thank you.
Squirrel’s Healthy Recipe Book
🍴What a creative lot you all are in the kitchen! 🍴
You created some fantastic recipes, thank you so much 👨🏽🍳 grown-ups 👩🏽🍳 for all your support. Here are just a selection of the delicious foods you dished up, our recipe book is going to live in the 📚 library 📚 for everyone to enjoy.
Playdough - making Time!
Our recipe books are finished, time to follow the instructions...
Royal Wedding Designers
We wrote Thank You Letters to Aggie from Hilliers
Repairing our Hilliers Nature Curtain
Our Nature Curtain is looking a little sad...
... so we are filling it up again.
🍂🌸🌿🌺 We loved our Nature curtain so much that we brought it back to school with us. It is now hanging in the school field where we can spend all playtime caring for it.🌺🌿🌸🍂
A request 😀
I have been asked for more footage of our “Wobbly Bridge Adventure”. I’ve managed to make a few more of you into ‘Movie 🌟 Stars’!
🥄🥙🍇🍲 Project Homework Reminder 🥒🥗🍡🥣
I hope you have all been having fun in the kitchen, rustling up some delicious, healthy recipes! Project Exhibition & Drop-in is next Wednesday, when we can put together our class recipe book.
Look how our garden is growing!
We have radishes popping up...
and baby strawberries growing from their flowers.
Wild flower spotting on the field...
In science we are
spotting and naming
Earthy Potatoes: how do potatoes grow?
We have been finding out how potatoes start life underground before being picked for us to buy in the shops. Here is our favourite video to share at home.
A great website to try...
We play these phonics games at school, but you can get some extra practise at home.
Tap the www. icon below. When you load the web page, tap on the ‘FREE PHONICSPLAY’ link on the right.
Try playing some Phase 5 games using alien words and sentences. You can even print off your own set of phoneme cards.
Drop in if you need any help navigating the website, although I’m sure your children will let you know their favourite games!
Phonics PlayIf you have a spare moment this month, why not have a go at some phonics games?
🌲🌺🌿What a Wonderful Day Out 🌱🌸🍃
We had an amazing visit to Hillier's Arboretum, the children learned SO much and had great fun. It's no wonder they were all falling asleep on the way home! Thank you ever so much to the adults who came to help for the day, we couldn't have done it without you.
Braving the wobbly bridge...
More Cricket 🏏 skills in the sunshine.
Perfecting the long throw
Sharing work with Owls
Owls class have been writing
about the Titanic.
They shared their work with us
and we loved finding out
such interesting facts.
Mums Join In Day
Our mums helped us to
make recipe books
for play dough.
We wrote a list of ingredients
then acted out the instructions.
We managed to cut out and stick
recipe photos in order
using 🏆 Mum Power 🏆!
It’s Sunflower 🌻 competition time!
All the children have planted a sunflower seed at school. If they remembered to water it, then it may have started growing already🤗.
If your children spend the next few weeks watering, feeding and talking to their sunflower, we will see in July if the flowers have outgrown their gardeners!
There is also a Sunflower Diary to fill in and count the number of leaves on your flower as it grows.🌻
What a lot of busy Squirrels you were over the holiday! Here are my latest stars...
Finn, Ethan, Sami, Sophie, Amelie, Oliver, Tianna, Macie, Joshua E, Isabelle, Olivia, Alfie E.
I have just uploaded lots of new Education City activities so you can practise your fractions, counting in 5s, plants work, phonics and tricky words.
Welcome back, I hope you all had a restful holiday.
We have an exciting half-term ahead, learning all about plants... growing them...drawing them... finding out how they grow...and visiting them on our trip!
We are going to be planting sunflowers at school and I am asking the children to bring in empty yogurt pots ready for us to use next week. Thank you .
Phew, what a busy term!
We have worked our socks off this term, time for a well earned rest... except for a small homework challenge! We have now learned all our 'Year 1 Tricky words' and I have set Squirrels the Challenge of practising them over the holiday. I'm sure I can think of a suitable Reward for those of you amazing me when we get back to school.
Also, a strange request, we require a few empty shampoo bottles for our English lessons after the holiday! All will be revealed...
Rabbits came to
Then we went
to look at 🦉
Alice in Wonderland
Spring has arrived, So we are bouncing and jumping...
Here we are, keeping ourselves fit and healthy; balancing, climbing, bouncing
🐬🐴 Amazing Animal Projects! 🦒 🐘
Yet again, you have excelled yourselves with a wonderful set of homework projects. Thank you grown ups, for all the time and effort you have spent helping to create these imaginative projects 👍🏽.
How about getting creative in the kitchen next term? …
🌴🌴 Palm Sunday activities 🌴🌴
We were welcomed at church for an amazing morning, finding out all about Palm Sunday.
tasting fruits for the special day
making welcoming flags
creating palms leaves
hunting for Palm Sunday clues in the churchyard
Thank you so much to the great volunteers at our church who gave us such a warm welcome and made the morning so enjoyable.
⚒Serious, hard work going on...🛠
As well as all this Easter fun...
We have been...
Making split-pin animals...
Sorting animals in Science,
And counting in 5s in Maths.
Can you write your numbers to 100 in fives?
Maybe a Golden Ticket if you bring them in?
I agree Mrs Mannie Golden Tickets for those that complete extra homework.
YES! Count how many eggs we have filled now🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣
🐿 I think we’ve edged ahead of Rabbits Class. 🐰
What a Show! 🐶🐱🐮🐔
Each performance seemed better...
...and better. Do you think they all deserve...
...those 3 GOLDEN TICKETS each, Mrs Hodgkinson?
Well done Year 1, your play was truly amazing. I am so proud of every one of you. The singing was stunning and your acting was perfect. So yes I do think you each deserve 3 Golden Tickets! I think I need to print some more off before tomorrow.
Congratulations to all our DECORATED EGG entrants, you showed great imagination 🐔
Here are just a few of your great designs.
I hope you are enjoying the snow, don't forget to keep practising your words for our Play tomorrow.
Wednesday is Homework Project day. So add those finishing touches! I can't wait to see which animals you have been finding out about.
A sneak preview of our class play...
Thank you for providing such wonderful costumes.
Four eggs full!
Six more Sleeps until our Class Play!
To say we are excited is an understatement!
Please keep practising your words, well done to Sami, Alfie and Ethan who didn't need their script today .
Our dress rehearsal is on Friday and we have invited Catherington Nursery, so costumes in as soon as possible, please.
🔥 We have been practising Fire Safety and what to do in an emergency. 🔥
We are filling Easter Eggs!
Thank you to those of you who have brought in coins to fill our eggs. We have almost filled in 3 eggs and are catching up with Rabbits Class.
February Education City Stars
Well done to Darcey, Marcie and Carina, my homework champions this month🏆.
I have uploaded some new activities for March... log in and check them out🤩.
WOW! What Amazing Explorer Projects. What fantastic projects Year 1. You have all worked so hard. I think you all deserve a Golden Ticket! Who will be the first one to notice this message and let the class know? From Mrs Hodgkinson
Mysterious bag appears in Squirrels’ Class
Where has it come from?
Who left it?
Why is it in our classroom?
Ahh, a letter...the mystery deepens...
We love our IPads!
We used them to help design our Explorer Vehicles.
and to program a Bee-Bot.
Did you know, the Bee-bot app is free to download? Why not have a go at home... it’s great fun for all the family!
Just a quick reminder that projects can be handed in this week, on Wednesday 31st January. It has been fantastic to see how children are already ‘experts’ on particular explorers that we are learning about in class. Our dress-up day is next Wednesday, 7th February, I wonder how many astronauts will float into school?
Ball Skills in Action
Watch some handy ball skills in action, the one-handed bounce and the ‘roll and snatch’.
Squirrels Class had a fantastic last day of term with a festive lunch, party and team games. Well done Squirrels, your behaviour was superb. Enjoy your holiday and come back refreshed, ready for our exciting new “Explorers” topic.
‘Decorate a Tree’ competition
Team balloon challenge
A Freezy-Weezy Snowman
We have been learning poems by heart, here is our favourite...
Maths- Quarters Day!
We quartered shapes...
Paper chain squares...
And wrapping paper
with Mrs Hodgkinson ☃️.
Here are our
More Road Safety
THINK of a safe place to cross.
STOP, LOOK & LISTEN.
Watch out for passing cars!
... and walk safely across.
We made it! Brrr, time to go back in the warm ❄️.
Tianna made a Road Safety poster.
The holiday is just around the corner!
If you have a spare moment before the new year, then have a go at your Education City homework and earn yourself a sticker when we come back to school.
Wow, Isabelle, you have had a go already, well done😀
Writing our names
This week the children are really concentrating on writing both their names neatly. Lots of the class are SO close to getting their blue hand-writing pencil and this time of year is a great chance to get in a little extra practise at home...let them write their own cards and gift tags!
Let’s see who can get their pencil in the New Year.
Christmas jumper day, a chance to do some shopping and make some decorations.
Making Advent crowns
We learned that the 5 candles represent...
Retelling the Nativity story
Asking some villagers the way...
Past Herod’s soldiers
Past some shepherds
We made it to the inn!
Who helped us on the way?
We wrote our “thank yous” !
Winter exploring, hedgehog nests and nature art.
We are learning about keeping ourselves safe near roads. We listened for traffic... more next week.