Fabulous fossil hunters
Emerald class had a fabulous time learning all about fossils from Ivan the Palaeontologist. He taught us all about how fossils are formed and then we were able to excavate some fossils of our own. We found bones, teeth, claws, an egg, fish and a spike from the tail of a Stegosaurus.
Autumn term in Emerald Class
In Emerald Class we have been learning how to classify animals into their groups. We worked in a team, sharing and taking turns and talking about what we have learnt.
We have also been learning how to log onto the computers in the ICT suite. We enjoy accessing different games to help us with our learning.
The Jolly Christmas Postmen
We have all been really busy practising the songs and dances for our school play, “The Jolly Christmas Postmen.” Everyone in the school took part and in Year 1 we were snowmen, dwarves, elves, children playing in the snow, dancing Santas, all the king’s men or the three little pigs and a hen! The Jolly Postmen (or women in our case) saw all of us while they were delivering the Christmas post, before calling to watch a Nativity play at the end.
Teamwork in Emerald Class
Our whole school core value this term has been ‘teamwork’.
Emerald class have been developing their teamwork skills in and around the classroom. We are now great at working in pairs, larger groups and team games in P.E. We all enjoyed working together on the activities from the Happy Puzzle Company.
Our Year 1 trip this term was to Tropical Wings. We had a great day studying the different animals, particularly the meerkats. We had a furry friends encounter too where we all had the opportunity to stroke a skunk!
Jelly Tot Maths
One of our favourite maths lessons so far this term has been making 3-D shapes out of jelly tots and cocktail sticks! We talked about the shapes we made and described their properties before we ate them!
On 9th November we celebrated Diwali. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita and all took part in a special assembly. In the afternoon we invited our parents into school to help with fun Diwali activities.
September 2019 - What a busy two weeks!
Emerald class have settled in beautifully in Year one and are really working together as a team. The Emerald team are very proud of them!
We are really enjoying our theme this term of ‘Here, There, Every Bear!’ and this week we have been focusing on the traditional story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
We have retold the story to one another, acted out the story in group and written apology letters to the three bears as if they were Goldilocks. We have made yummy porridge, written instructions on how to make porridge and had an interesting discussion on whether we thought porridge was a solid or a liquid! In ICT we have used an art program to draw our own ‘three bears’, we have sketched our bears from home in our new Art books and we have looked at toys that are old and toys that are new, looking at the differences between them.
In maths we have been working hard on our counting skills, ordering numbers, using the greater and less than sign correctly between two numbers and calculating one more and one less.
Phew! Well done Emeralds keep up your hard work!
Maths in the sun
We began our topic this term by using the outside area to learn how to create a symmetrical pattern using sticks, twigs and stones. We worked with our talk partner, taking turns and sharing ideas.
Some of us went on to create 2D shapes with natural materials and practising our adding and subtraction.
Mrs Byrne helped us plant our own cress heads. During the following days we learnt what seeds needed to grow and then wrote our own instructions for other children to follow.