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Class 1

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Mrs. Ward is our class teacher whilst Mrs Scott-Thacker is on maternity leave.

Mrs. Colley and Mrs. Sutton are our fabulous teaching assistants.

Mrs Colley leads our PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She also helps in the classroom on Wednesdays.
Mrs Sutton helps in the classroom on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays..
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A busy first half term of 2020! 

 

 We started this term off by finding out all about dinosaurs. We learnt some really long names, we measured them, we made them out of clay, we read about them, we wrote about them, we made some dinosaur eggs which hatched into baby dinosaurs, we made a volcano, we counted them, we weighed them, we drew them on the big screen and we made and ate dinosaur poo! Wow! No wonder we now consider ourselves dinosaur experts!

 

 

 

 

We have also looked at 'us' this half term and found out that everyone is different. We looked at ourselves in the mirror and in photos. We learnt about our 5 senses and had great fun tasting, smelling, touching, hearing and seeing lots of funny things. We realised that everyone one was good at different things; some of us our fast runners, some of us are good at maths and some of us are really kind. We joined in with the rest of the school in 'Children's Mental Health Week' where we learnt about being brave and tried lots of different activities. To keep us healthy, we found out that we need a healthy diet, exercise and lots of sleep. We made some  fruit smoothies which were delicious and healthy! We finished off the topic by looking at some famous artists and their self portraits and then had a go at painting our own. I think Warhol and Piccasso might have some competition in the future!

And to top it all off, we had two special visitors as well!

 

 Help At Home


The best way to help your child succeed at school is to enjoy sharing a book with them. This can be a favourite bedtime story, a magazine from the shop or a non-fiction book based on their interests- any type of reading is great!

 Jolly Phonics

You might have noticed your child singing songs or doing some funny actions when telling you all about their reading and writing! That's because we follow Jolly Phonics, a fun way of learning letters.

Here are a few links to help you understand what it's all about.

All About Jolly Phonics

Help With Letter Sounds and Actions

Jolly Phonics Songs

Tricky Word Song

 Fun Games

We have been enjoying lots of clever Maths games. 

Some of these can be played on a tablet. Some need a laptop or PC.

Maths Train (we have been trying the additions up to 10 and 20)
Chinese Dragon (lots of fun sorting and ordering numbers)
Shape Patterns (having a go at continuing the patterns)
Underwater Counting (working on our careful counting)

Songs We Like!

We are a very musical class and love learning new songs.
Counting By 2s (we learnt a clever way to count large amounts!)
Counting by 10s (and even larger ones!)
3D Shapes (That I Know) (such a catchy song to help us learn some 3D shapes)


Baby Shark (for when we want a bit of silly fun!)
You Are The Best (because St John's is the BEST! I wonder if Mums, Dads, Grandparents and other family members can learn the dance?)

 

Please remember to always supervise children when they are using the Internet. Although we have checked these links when adding them to our Class 1 page, things can change quickly. Please let Class 1 staff know if you spot anything inappropriate whilst playing these games. 

The NSPCC has some useful advice about online safety here

 

Useful Dates

(All dates subject to change. Check with Mrs Ward or with the office if unsure. For the most up to date information, please look out for letters in your child's bookbag. Also ensure that the school office has your correct mobile phone number as you will receive reminder text messages for important dates.)


Tuesday 11th February- Valentines disco at St. Helen's church hall (Evening)

Friday 14th  February- Break up for half term

Monday 24th February - Back to school

Thursday 5th March - World Book Day

Friday 20th March - Mothers day service at school, 2pm

Monday 23rd March and Tuesday 24th March - Parents Evenings 

Friday 3rd April - Easter service 2pm at St. Helen's, last day of term

Monday 20th April - back to school







 

 

Help At Home


The best way to help your child succeed at school is to enjoy sharing a book with them. This can be a favourite bedtime story, a magazine from the shop or a non-fiction book based on their interests- any type of reading is great!

 Jolly Phonics

You might have noticed your child singing songs or doing some funny actions when telling you all about their reading and writing! That's because we follow Jolly Phonics, a fun way of learning letters.

Here are a few links to help you understand what it's all about.

All About Jolly Phonics

Help With Letter Sounds and Actions

Jolly Phonics Songs

Tricky Word Song

 Fun Games

We have been enjoying lots of clever Maths games. 

Some of these can be played on a tablet. Some need a laptop or PC.

Maths Train (we have been trying the additions up to 10 and 20)
Chinese Dragon (lots of fun sorting and ordering numbers)
Shape Patterns (having a go at continuing the patterns)
Underwater Counting (working on our careful counting)

Songs We Like!

We are a very musical class and love learning new songs.
Counting By 2s (we learnt a clever way to count large amounts!)
Counting by 10s (and even larger ones!)
3D Shapes (That I Know) (such a catchy song to help us learn some 3D shapes)


Baby Shark (for when we want a bit of silly fun!)
You Are The Best (because St John's is the BEST! I wonder if Mums, Dads, Grandparents and other family members can learn the dance?)

 

Please remember to always supervise children when they are using the Internet. Although we have checked these links when adding them to our Class 1 page, things can change quickly. Please let Class 1 staff know if you spot anything inappropriate whilst playing these games. 

The NSPCC has some useful advice about online safety here

 

Useful Dates

(All dates subject to change. Check with Mrs Ward or with the office if unsure. For the most up to date information, please look out for letters in your child's bookbag. Also ensure that the school office has your correct mobile phone number as you will receive reminder text messages for important dates.)


Tuesday 11th February- Valentines disco at St. Helen's church hall (Evening)

Friday 14th  February- Break up for half term

Monday 24th February - Back to school

Thursday 5th March - World Book Day

Friday 20th March - Mothers day service at school, 2pm

Monday 23rd March and Tuesday 24th March - Parents Evenings 

Friday 3rd April - Easter service 2pm at St. Helen's, last day of term

Monday 20th April - back to school