Welcome to Class 1 for another fun filled and busy year.
This year our teacher is Miss Townson and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Entwistle. On Wednesday we have Mrs Kendall, who helps us explore the world around us. We are very lucky to have our volunteer Annie to help with different things in class on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
What a wonderful whole school trip we have had at Grizedale forest. We worked together to follow the Zog trail solving the clues and turning the tree bells. We all shared our lunch together then adventured on the park!
We're going on a Bear Hunt!
Today we welcomed the new reception children. We helped them hunt for bears hiding in the school grounds. Afterwards we enjoyed a teddy bear's picnic and listened to a story.
We have loved creating our Sensory garden this week. The children explored the different smells and textures of the plants and herbs and thought about how we use them in everyday life. We have also planted tomatoes, baby sweetcorn, sweet peas and lettuce which we will use at snack time :) The children are very proud of their hard work and can not wait to eat the lovely things that they have grown.
This week we have had a lovely visit from Diddi dance, the children used ribbons, pom poms, and different ways of travelling. It was a hit! We hope to enjoy some more of these sessions soon :)
The children have done a fantastic job on their Peppa Pig muddy puddle walk this week! We have raised £146 so far for the great charity Save the Children and our EYFS setting :) Well done class 1, and thank you everyone for your kind sponsors and support.
Wow! What a fun aftenoon.....we went on a zog hunt, we had to solve clues which led us to a treat. Chocolate dragon eggs!! After our Zog hunt we enjoyed toasting marshmallows.
Both the reception and Pre-School children loved watching a caterpillar turn into a beautiful Butterfly, The children now know the life cycle of a butterfly.
Look how beautiful they are.
Class 2 joined us while we set our butterflies free.
We enjoyed a Peter Rabbit hunt in the Outdoor area. We made bunny ears and hopped through to the big tyres, past Mr McGregors garden and counted the carrots and then into the willow. We found Peter rabbit munching on letter carrots! We made a sentence "Peter Rabbit Loves carrots!". We loved playing hide and seek and hiding like bunnies. We even saw a real Flopsy bunny. Lots of fun on our adventure!
Another busy week in class 1! We started the week looking at our new story Farmyard Hullabaloo and worked with our friends to sequence and retell the story. We drew some fantastic pictures and used our phonics knowledge to write animal names.
We also took part in our school Science day and we made some time capsules in class 1. We used string to measure how tall we are, made paint hand prints, drew our own self portraits using mirrors and made our own All about me rainbows! W e decided we would burry them in our gardens and dig them up in 10 years time!
The children loved spending Thursday morning with Miss. Shooter.......They got the parachute out and played some games.
After that we finished the weeding and filled all our planters up with soil ready for planting over the next few weeks.
The children worked really well as a team.
This week we have celebrated Shrove Tuesday and had a lovely morning in the hall making our own pancakes!
We followed a set of instructions, designed our perfect pancake and then helped to measure out all the ingredients.
We also thought about our Lenten promises and how we could do that bit extra during Lent. The children created some fantastic sentences and pictures.
Yesterday was our trip to the Butterfly House..... We had a super busy but fun day.
This started with a walk up the big hill to the butterfliy house then a tour and a look at all the mini beast.
We were so lucky with the weather that we had our lunch outdoors after lunch we went for a play on the park.....even the teachers joined in.
On the way back to the coach we hunted for more mini beasts....one of the children even found a dinasaur footprint!
Another busy week in Class One! We have enjoyed using resources from our investigation area to become explorers. Looking through lots of our fact books to spot lots of insects and find a great fact to share with everyone.
We have enjoyed potato printing as well, creating some fantastic butterflies for our display in class.
Even though it have been chilly this week, it has not stopped us keeping busy in our water and sand area. We have been using our funnels, jugs and giant syringes to pour and measure into containers to make them full, half full or empty.
Next week we are excited to explore Chinese New Year!
Wow.... What a busy week we have had in EYFS.
We have started cleaning away the weeds and rubbish from our outdoor area ready for planting.
This was a very hard job but the children worked well as a team.....we will continue this again next week.
Also this week we designed and made healthy pizza's which were very yummy.
As you can see lots of fun was had on Winnie the Pooh day from colouring pictures to facepainting.
Hello and a very 'Happy New Year' to everyone!
We are straight back into the swing of things in Class One, with our new topic 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar!' This week we have enjoyed listening to the story and acting it out with our friends.
We have been very busy, working hard at all of our challenges, from creating our own crafty caterpillars to counting all of the food the greedy caterpillar ate!
We have lots more exciting things planned over the next few weeks. We are starting our gardening time two afternoons a week, where we will be preparing the ground and planting lots of lovely seeds and bulbs we will take care of.
We are also planning a trip out to the Buterfly house in Lancatser, where we will have our very own tour to learn lots about the life cycle of a butterfly.
A big welcome to Lakshmi, Eliza and Toby to Class One who have settled in very well and are enjoying their learning and making lots of new friends :)
The Reception and Pre-School children had a great day at Wildlife Oasis! We saw lots of differents animals and all got the chance to hold and stroke them.
Today we visited Carnforth Library and had a story read to her by the Librarian. The children had a great time sharing stories.
Today Mr Lambert, the Lolly Pop Man, came to visit Class 1 to talk about all the things he does to help us safely cross the road. The children asked him questions and they had a go crossing the road safely using our pretend road in our outdoor area.
Today we looked at Polish Traditions and Customs. Some of our parents helped out sending information and food for us to try. We had a great afternoon.
Today the School Nurse came to visit Class 1. We read a story about washing hands. The nurse put glitter on our hands and we explored how germs spread.
As part of our " All about Me" theme we asked children to make a healthy soup at home abd send in pictures of them making the soup. Oskar made a healthy "Happy Veg Soup". Luckily for us Oskar brought it in to school for us all to try. It was yummy.
Today Richard, from Tesco, came to visit Class 1 and talk about healthy food. We talked about who grows their own fruit and vegetables. The children made a fruit face on paper plates and ate it. The children also did fruit prints.
We had a healthy breakfast for Snack and Chat today. The children really enjoyed their cereal, yogurt, fruit, orange or milk.
Poor Miss Shooter came to work with spots today. Class 1 made her feel better using our Doctor's Surgery.
WELCOME TO CLASS 1 2018 TO 2019
BOOK WEEK AND ROALD DAHL DAY!
Last week we celebrated Roald Dahl day and looked at reading with our school community. Our teachers read their favourite stories and Mrs Leck, from Church, came to read her favourite book.
On Friday we visited our local library and listened to a funny story told by the librarian. We also shared books together.
Class 1 looked amazing dressed up as Roald Dahl characters and the teachers looked funny too!
We had a cake sale and the money raised will go towards buying some Roald Dahl books for our school.
Today Class 1 went to the Sealife Centre in Blackpool. We had great fun looking at the fish, sharks, coral reef and "LuLu" the Turtle who is 78 years old! All the children were very well behaved and a credit to our school.
Today we flew our kites outside. The children had great fun watching them soar in the sky until they became a tangled mess! This afternoon we got the paddling pools in our outdoors and the children had great fun sliding into the cool water, jumping about and splashing Mrs Steele.
Today we explored our "Out and About" theme with Class 2. We had a craft afternoon and made sea boxes, spider webs and looked at animals in hot and cold habitats.
Today was the school's 50th Birthday. We had a great day celebrating.
Today we had our Teddy Bear Picnic with our New Reception children. We sang songs, listened to Bear stories and did a bear hunt. We had a lovely picnic made by Class 1.
Today we did our Super Athlete sessions. The children loved it despite being very hot!
On Wednesday we did our learning with Class 2. We looked at habitats. We played a matching game, made habitats outside and hid mini beasts and used prepositions to locate them. We had lots of fun again.
On Wednesday we did our class assembly. We showed the school what we have been learning about for our Islam fortnight. We shared our story of " Nadia's Hands" and talked about showing "Sabr", which is patience.
On Wednesday we worked with Class 2 for our theme, "Out and About". We looked at directions and explore the compass. We did some orienteering, drew features around school that are in the North, South, East and West and y2 children looked at SE, NW etc. We had a fun afternoon!
Today we visited Birch Tree Vets in Carnforth. We got lots of ideas to use in our role play vets. We looked at a dog, cat and some rabbits. We listened to the dogs heart beat and looked at x-rays. We had a great visit.
Today we played fun games in our outdoors. We did the swap game where we each became mini beasts and then we played Hide and Seek. The children are getting really good and hiding and calling out "I'm here" so that we use our hearing to locate one another. We finished off playing "Treasure Hunt" where children found furry and then brown natural objects.
Today we did our theme work with Class 2. We explored "Out and About". We started by looking at Human and Physical features. We then did 3 activities which were hunting for features around school, looking at Katie Morag and finding features and matching symbols to maps. We all had great fun!
Today Class 1 did their assembly to the rest of school. Our new Nursery children were amazing and the rest of the school thought we were all fab! Our assembly was all about Jesus saying goodbye to his disciples. The children read out their writing, showed paintings, held up their doves and we sang a "Goodbye" song to finish.
Today we went on a journey to Carnforth. We did a traffic survey and looked out for different vehicles. We went on the park and walked along the canal back to school.
Today we made water pathways in our outdoor area. We used different materials and containers to collect the water.
Today our Reception and Nursery children explored Archery. They all had a go and did really well hitting the target. We showed great listening skills and experimented with POWER, hitting the target quickly.
Today Class 1 reflected on the Stations of the Cross in our doors. We walked the journey Jesus took through the different stations. We drew hearts, wrote sorry on plasters and stuck them onto a cross. We made crosses with branches, looked at the class comfort box and drew around our hands. All of the class were very respectful.
Today Class 1 did a Palm Sunday Assembly for the whole school and parents. The children were amazing retelling the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem and the whole school cheered and sang.
Every Monday Jess comes to our school to explore Dance with Reception and Class 2. They children made a fantastic dance routine and showed the teachers and Nursery. We loved it!
We made Easter Nests today. We looked at words such as open, pour, mix and unwrap. We added little eggs to our nests.
It was Julia's last day with Class 1 today. We were all very sad because Julia has been amazing and we will miss her loads. Julia has become part of our EYFS team and the children loved her. Good luck Julia and please come and visit us soon!
Today we did our Sponsor Skip along our school track. It was very hard but we had fun!
Today Father John visited school and helped us with our sorry service.
On Wednesday we looked at Polish Easter called Swieconka. One child's mum at our setting sent great pictures of this day and "Smigus Dyngus" (Wet Monday). We looked at the pictures and talked about this special day. Another child's parent sent in an Easter Basket full of foods that would be blessed by the Priest and signify the end of Lent. We looked at this basket and had some Polish cake. We decorated eggs.
This week we looked at the story "The Great Chapatti Chase". Chelsea's mum came to Class 1 and showed us how to make Chapattis. Chelsea' mum made us all some lovely warm chapattis to eat. We used the play dough and made our own pretend chapattis by kneading, rolling into a ball and flattening using rolling pins.
Today we took our learning outside in the snow! We played a swap game and then noticed lots of underpants hanging in the trees left by the Aliens. We collected the underpants and made a pattern sequence. Back in class we made Alien number patterns, weaved ribbon in our outdoor area and made a foot and hand repeated pattern in the snow. After we read the story "Alien's love Underpants".
Today we watched a video about Neil Armstrong and wrote facts about him and the Moon. We read our work out to Class 4 who were also learning about the Moon in their Science lesson.
As part of Christian Unity Week Class 1 went to visit Father Stephen at Christ Church, Carnforth. The children listened to Father Stephen talk about his role in the church and he showed the children what he wears. The children asked him questions. The children did sketches of objects in church, went on a religious object hunt and took their own pictures using iPads. Some of these are included below!
The children were all very respectful and well behaved.
On Thursday Class 1 did their own assembly about Jesus curing the ill. We thought about all the kind things we can do for the people we love who are poorly.
Today we designed and made sandwiches for a picnic to the Moon like the story "Whatever Next". This afternoon we enjoyed our Moon picnic.
This week we have been exploring our new mud kitchen. Scarlet's daddy made this for us and we love it! Thank you Alex Benson
Today the children had a Christmas party and met Father Christmas.
Today Chelsea's mum cam to visit Class 1 to talk about their time in India. She shows us photographs and Chelsea sang the Alphabet in Punjabi.
On Monday we went on a "Winter" walk. We made frosty footprints and hunted for icy leaves and twigs. We played a game about trust. In pairs children led each other through the woods blindfolded. They were great and helped each other by talking to them and giving directions. We finished by making marks in the frosty snow.
On Thursday Class 1 did an assembly about "Belonging". The children said a poem and held up a painting of their friend in Class 1. They were fab and their teachers are very proud of them all.
The children in Class 1 decided that they would help "Roofus" who is homeless. The children wanted to raise money for the homeless and chose to sale cakes. On Monday we made lots of cakes and on Tuesday we sold our cakes with the help of parents providing extra cakes to sell. We made over £60 for the charity "Shelter".
This week we have been continuing with our outdoor learning. We have been doing "Leafy" dances, we became the Owl, Snake and Fox from The Gruffalo and we found gifts in the wood and played "hide and seek". We hunted for "Purple Prickles" and used "Peeking Tubes" to look out for the Gruffalo. We will be making "Gruffies" for the Gruffalo to play with at the end of the week.
We have been exploring shape in our new outdoor area.
What a busy last week the children have had.
The children have loved exploring the outdoor grounds we are so lucky to have.
We have been dancing like leaves, hunting for lovely gifts left for us by the forest and playing hide and seek, that was just one day!!!
We have also searched for different leaves, big, small,brown and yellow.
The children used stones to make The Enormous Turnip.
We have lots more outdoor learning planned for after half term so be sure to send wellies and a warm coat with your children!
This week we went on an Autumn Walk. We looked for tall and short things around our school grounds. We spotted very tall trees and compared twigs and leaves.
On Friday the children had a visit from a man from Bleasdale House. He told the children all about the story "The Tiger who came to Tea!" The children used props to help him tell the story. They dressed up as the tiger and made a mess in the kitchen. The children loved it and we can't wait to look at the book further next week.