Welcome to Angelfish Class!
This week a very special visitor popped into our Christmas lunch. We had a very busy day making Christmas decorations and playing party games. Everyone enjoyed themselves. On Thursday we helped out Father Christmas by writing instructions for his elves. It’s beginning to feel quite Christmassy in Angelfish.
Angelfish have been learning how to write instructions and followed instructions to make reindeer hats. We are all looking forward to wearing them for our Christmas dinner.
It has been another busy week in Angelfish class! We have written fantastic stories in English which have all included adjectives, prepositions and sequencing words as well as capital letters, finger spaces, punctuation and using our phonic knowledge to spell! Whew-what a lot to remember!
For our history topic we have compared old and new toys.
We have also enjoyed working together to create these beautiful seasons posters.
We have really enjoyed learning about prepositions and have written our own sentences using on top of/ under/ next to etc... We will be using these when we write our ‘Lost’ story next week. We have had fun learning all about 2D and 3D shapes, we can describe them using mathematical language and use them to make patterns. We thought you would like to see us all smiling for children in need the week before too!
This week in Angelfish class we have learnt all about 3D shapes. We went on a 3D shape hunt around school and have used the correct mathematical language to describe and name 3D shapes. We have enjoyed reading Where’s My Teddy? And have looked at the vocabulary of feelings and created a story map. We have begun to look at old and new toys in history and can talk about their differences.
Welcome back! It has been so lovely to see the children coming back with big smiles and ready to learn. We have enjoyed looking at the work that we completed last half term up on display and reading the class book we made. We have been on an autumn walk and used adjectives to describe what we have seen and heard. Tomorrow we will be completing our autumn poems.
We have had another great week in Angelfish class. In English we have been using verbs, adjectives and nouns in our writing, culminating in writing a class book about people who help us. In phonics we have been looking at the ir and ur digraphs and practicing finding and writing words with this in. In art we have been finishing our portraits ready to display in the classroom.
Have lots of fun over half term. We will look forward to hearing all your news when we return.
In English we have been looking at the book ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?’ and thinking of some fantastic adjectives to describe animals, which we have then written in sentences. In maths we have been practicing our addition skills using equipment. We have been given some wonderful new playtime equipment which we have had a great time using! Have a lovely weekend!
This week in Angelfish class we had a very exciting meeting with a doctor. We had been very worried about our friend Olaf, who was covered in spots and then stars! The doctor was able to give us lots of great advice that we could pass on to Olaf in a letter.
In maths we have been doing lots of adding using part-whole models.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
This week in maths Angelfish class have looked at ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc) and ordering numbers. We had lots of fun in science, trying tasks with and without using our senses! In English we had a great zoom meeting with a firefighter and enjoyed asking him lots of questions! Thank you for all your support on Wednesday-your children looked fantastic in all their yellow and gold.
This week in Angelfish class we have been science detectives and used our 5 senses to solve the mystery of what was in the biscuit tin! We have also been artists and created portraits influenced by Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Kehinde Wiley and Van Gogh. We have had a brilliant zoom meeting with a police officer as part of our English work and looked at more and less in maths. Have a lovely weekend everyone!
This week in maths we have been looking at ways of counting accurately and being careful to write our numbers correctly. In English we have been writing lists using our phonic knowledge and in art we looked carefully at the eye and used different media to draw it. We also chose our friendship ambassadors and we are sure they will do a super job!
The children have settled into Year 1 quickly and have adapted to the new school routines well. We saw lots of happy faces on Thursday and we look forward to working with you all this year.
Year 1 team
We have had a wonderful start to year 1 in Angelfish class. Your children have been brilliant! We have spent the first two days getting to know each other, coming up with class rules, talking about the importance of a growth mindset and the school values. Well done Angelfish, we are going to have a great year!
We have had a wonderful week in Angelfish class. We have been reading fiction and non fiction books about rock pools and sharing our own experiences. We have used our phonic knowledge to write the names of things we may find in a rock pool. The children had a fantastic time in their ASSA lesson and were superstars when getting changed for both PE and swimming this week. We are excited about our yoga lessons on Fridays!
Have a fun weekend everyone!