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Week ending Friday 24th September 2021 

More amazing autumn learning in Class 1

This week, the children have thought about what they already know about autumn; everyone agrees that it is amazing but are keen to learn more. One of the most popular things the children want to find out is where hedgehogs and bugs go when they hibernate. We shall be exploring this line of questioning during our forthcoming forest school sessions.
This week we read the story, 'We're Going on a Leaf Hunt' and then they all enjoyed their own leaf hunt by playing leaf bingo; we were all surprised at how many different types of leaf we found in our school.

In literacy this week, the Reception children completed their wonderful Little Red Hen display, using paint techniques and collage; they also used sentences to verbally describe each character.  The Year 1 learners sequenced the story and then created story maps so that they can use them next week to begin re-telling the story - great work everyone.

In maths, Reception have been continuing to settle in and develop their maths skills during LTP time, while Year 1 have been counting forwards, backwards and recognising one more and one less.

In our art lessons, the Year 1 children used funky foam to create their own print blocks. They used rollers to apply paint and initially created their own patterns on a pre-shaped leaf block. They then chose a fruit to draw on their own foam block and used the same technique to apply paint and form their own patterns by carefully applying the block to paper.

This week in Science we have been learning about our bodies, the different names for parts of our bodies and what our bodies can do.  The children enjoyed a scavenger hunt to find pictures of body parts and practiced saying the names and what that part of the body does.  

In PSHE, Reception children have been learning about their emotions. They have been experimenting with how different emotions look and may feel to them.   The Year 1 children have been learning about rights and responsibilities.

The Reception children were inspired by one of our show and tell offerings this week and created some great leaf rubbings using wax crayons.

Thank you to the new Reception parents who came to our information evening on Tuesday, it was good to catch up with you properly and we look forward to working in partnership with you during your child's first year of school learning.

THINGS TO REMEMBER:
*Monday - wear old comfortable clothes for forest school.
*Monday - show and tell; this week we are asking for each child to bring an item or email a photo relating to leaves please; it may be an amazing leaf you have found, a story, something the colour of autumn leaves or anything else you would like to tell us about leaves. Please email to jwakeham@pelyntprimary.co.uk
*Friday - please remember to send in PE kits if they are not already at school.
*Thursday - Multi-skills after school club for Year 1. 
*Outstanding consent forms - please make sure you have completed the necessary consents for our new school year - we would love to be able to share pictures via the blog each week but can only do so with your permission. If you have any questions, Mrs Trevaskis in the office will be able to help.
*Please remember the Bags for School collection on Wednesday - take bags of clean clothes, bed linen and paired shoes to Pre-school entrance before 9am on  Wed 29th Sept- thank you.
Have a good weekend everyone,

Mrs Wakeham, Miss Gendall and Mrs G.

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Week ending Friday 17th September 2021 

We have had another great week in Class 1.

Everyone has settled into the daily routine now and has been taking part in adult led activities and learning through play (LTP). We have been using our outdoor environment as much as we can and everyone enjoyed an autumn treasure hunt in our forest school session on Monday. we saw some great teamwork, with children working in pairs, yet also helping each other to find autumn treasures. We were very excited to find a squirrel in the trees on Wednesday, since we were unable to find one during the actual treasure hunt! 

We started to learn our focus story of The Little Red Hen in literacy this week, when we  identified and described the characters. Reception children practiced their cutting skills to cut and stick the characters while talking about each one. Year 1 learners wrote some sentences to describe each character. 

Reception have been using maths in LTP activities and in Year 1, we have been sorting and counting objects accurately. Great work Year 1 - you have all been very grown up this week.

In our artwork, we focussed on printing and how we could use natural materials to create a block print. Everyone observed the markings on natural objects like wood, fruit and vegetables and then created a print pattern.

In RE the Year 1 children began to learn the story of The Parable of the Sower and each child wrote about one part of the story. Next week, they will be re-telling the story together and starting to recognise the moral of the story.

Everyone enjoyed music this week - we had great fun recognising pulse and rhythm in different songs and we started to acknowledge high and low pitch - great listening everyone.

In Science we were trying to work out whose baby photo is whose.  This has helped the children to reflect on how much they have grown since they were a baby and how much more they are going to grow.  Thanks to everyone that has sent photos in. 

In History, we have been talking about things we do everyday, every week and every year this has helped us to understand how time passes.  Next week we will be talking about what the children's parents did when they were the a similar age to their children.  It might be interesting to talk to your child about what it was like when you were their age and things that you used to do, you could talk about how there were only 4 channels on the TV or maybe what it was like before the internet or mobile phones.  I wonder what they will think?


THINGS TO REMEMBER: 
*Monday - wear old comfortable clothes for forest school.
*Monday - show and tell; this week we are asking for each child to bring an object or email a photo relating to autumn please.  Please email to jwakeham@pelyntprimary.co.uk
*Tuesday - Parent information evening for Reception parents - please RSVP by Monday.
*Friday - please remember to send in PE kits if they are not already at school.
*Outstanding consent forms - please make sure you have completed the necessary consents for our new school year - we would love to be able to share pictures via the blog each week but can only do so with your permission. If you have any questions, Mrs Trevaskis in the office will be able to help.

See you next week,

Mrs Wakeham, Miss Gendall and Mrs G.





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Week ending 10th September 2021 

A great first week!


What a super start to the autumn term we have had in Class 1; a warm welcome to you all. It was wonderful to see the Year 1 children returning to class, all grown up and with a super attitude towards their new school year of learning. We were also most impressed with our new Reception children - what stars they all were, walking happily into school looking so smart and excited to begin their learning journey with us. We are already very proud teachers!

Our learning activities this week have all been based around settling in and becoming part of our new class team and we shall continue to work on everyone developing a sense of place as the half term progresses.

Everyone has made their own labels for their coat hooks and the welly boot shelf, created birthday cupcakes for our birthday chart and used pastels to create autumn leaves for our new topic 'wonder wall' display, as well as generally exploring and enjoying our learning environment. 


The Year 1 children have also completed some 'all about me' activities and organised the outdoor loose parts area and tidied our garden too; well done for showing great teamwork.

I think the highlight of the week for everyone has been dressing up in the role play area; due to Covid restrictions, this has not been possible lately so it was heartwarming to see how the children's creativity took over and imaginary play was being shared. 

Our learning question for this half term will be 'What is amazing about autumn?' so we look forward to beginning our work and activities around that next week. Please remember to check this blog each weekend for information about what your child has been learning and anything you may need to know for the coming week, thank you.

THINGS TO REMEMBER: 
  • Please send in a pair of named wellies which can be kept at school. 
  •  Everyone will need named PE kits to keep in school by next Friday please. 
  •  EACH MONDAY WILL BE FOREST SCHOOL SO THERE WILL BE NO UNIFORM WORN ON THAT DAY. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD WEARS OLD COMFORTABLE CLOTHES AND FOOTWEAR TO SCHOOL AND BRINGS A WATERPROOF COAT SUITABLE FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. If the children have wellies in school, they will wear them to forest school.
  • Our staff team in Class 1 are: Mrs Wakeham (teaching Monday - Wednesday), Miss Gendall (teaching Thursday & Friday) and Mrs G, our wonderful teaching assistant (Mon - Fri)
  • Show and tell will also be on a Monday - this week we are asking for each child to bring or email a family photo to share with their friends please. We would like to keep this in school if possible. Please email to jwakeham@pelyntprimary.co.uk 
  •  We are also asking for a baby photo of each child to be brought in or emailed to Miss Gendall by Friday to support our science/understanding the world learning. Please email to tgendall@pelyntprimary.co.uk 
  • Reading books - every child has now been issued with a reading book; please write in the accompanying  reading record to tell us if your child has finished their book and also to make comments about how they got on. This enables us to work in partnership when developing the crucial skills required for reading. Thank you.
  •  Please make sure you have completed the necessary consents for our new school year - we would love to be able to share pictures via the blog each week but can only do so with your permission. If you have any questions, Mrs Trevaskis in the office will be able to help. 
  • Reception: thank you to those of you who have sent back the ‘All about Me’ sheets and application forms. Please send these  in if you haven’t already done so.
Have a good weekend everyone. 

Mrs Wakeham, Miss Gendall and Mrs G.

 


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