Welcome to Angelfish Class!
In English this week we have completed our ‘Way Back Home’ stories and in maths we have been looking at number bonds to 100.
As we come to the end of the year, we just wanted to say THANK-YOU to our lovely Angelfish children and families. It has been a pleasure to teach Angelfish class this year and we will miss you all very much but we know that with your fantastic attitude to learning, you will enjoy everysuccess in year 2.
Lots of Love from Mrs Lawrence, Mrs Moon and Mrs Hatton xxx
We have had another exciting week! In Art we have been looking at the artist Hokusai and we have sketched and printed his famous painting “The Wave”. We really enjoyed making our sun glasses but we do know that they will only stop glare not UV light. Our stories are really coming along and of course we were all super excited to meet our new teachers. Have a lovely weekend everyone. Come on England!
We have been so busy this week! In English we have been writing our ‘Way Back Home’ stories and the teachers are incredibly impressed with all our imaginative ideas! In History we have been learning about Amy Johnson and have even made our own bi-planes. In science we have been investigating materials to discover how we can make our own sunglasses. Hopefully we will be needing them this summer!
We have had lots of fun in Angelfish Class this week! As part of our ‘Explorer’ topic we have enjoyed the book ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers- we have sequenced and re-told the story and explored speech in stories by using both speech bubbles and speech marks (but not together!)
We have talked about ways that we can keep safe in the sun- and created very informative posters!
We have also continued to explore printing in art, through looking at the work of Molly Mahon and exploring shape and pattern in nature to inspire our own work.
Have a wonderful weekend Everyone.
Another exciting week in Angelfish! We have been learning about space this week and have met a real life explorer- unfortunately Tim Peake wasn’t available! We had fun exploring new planets using Press Play and we have been sharing lots of space stories.
In maths we have been learning how to divide.
Have a lovely long weekend. Let’s hope that the sun keeps shining!
Yet another exciting week in Angelfish! This week we have been learning about space. We explored new planets using Now Press Play and have been sharing lots of space stories. We have met a real life explorer and have draw space rockets.
In maths we have been learning how to divide and Poppy’s mum has taught us all about printing for Art.
Enjoy your long weekend. Let’s hope the sun continues to shine!
Angelfish class have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about what it takes to be an explorer. We have identified organisation and perseverance as two key qualities that an explorer must possess and have written lists of everything you would need to survive an Arctic adventure and had a go at pulling heavy tires in place of a sled! In maths we have been exploring division and in art we have begun learning all about printmaking.
What an exciting week in Angelfish class! The children absolutely loved meeting and learning all about the farm animals. They have had fun imagining that they own their own farm and have created leaflets to advertise all the exciting animals and attractions that their farm would have. In Science and geography we have focussed on plants we eat and where they are grown. In maths we have been looking at halves and quarters.
Have great fun this half term holiday and we will look forward to hearing all about it!
There has been much excitement in Angelfish class this week as we have watched our butterflies emerge from their chrysalis' and set them free. The children have displayed a mature and sensible attitude and enjoyed gently handling the butterflies before they flew away.
In science this week we have been learning the names of parts of plants- we loved making our own plant pictures and labelling them - they look fantastic!
In maths we have been looking at multiplication using arrays and in English we have looked at the features of a leaflet.
Have a fun weekend everybody!
We have been so busy this week! In English we have explored the book ‘Handa’s Surprise’ and have enjoyed pretending to be Handa and writing her diary. In maths we have begun to learn about multiplication- it has really helped that we were already good at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s! We hope you enjoy the photos of some of the beautiful water colour flowers we painted.
Have a fun weekend everyone!
We were very excited in Angelfish class this week as the beans that we planted have really started to grow! We have enjoyed recording their development in our bean diaries. The class caterpillars are now in their cocoons too! In English, we have been practising writing in the past tense and in maths we have explored capacity.
We have had a very busy week in Angelfish class! We have learned how to prepare salad using knives, forks, graters and peelers. We have created beautiful flower artwork using watercolours. In English we have tasted and described fruit and written some fantastic acrostic poems about our favourite fruit. In maths we have explored weighing practically. Have a fun weekend everyone!
This week in Angelfish class we have been writing acrostic poems. We have written a poem about cats and one about Spring. We had lots of lovely ideas! In maths we have explored measuring using a ruler accurately. We have also tasted lots of salad vegetables as part of our Healthy Me topic.
Week beginning 12th April 2021
We are very proud of our wonderful Angelfish for returning to school once again with big smiles and fantastic attitudes. This week we began with a 'Learning to Learn' day where the focus was working together and being a good friend. The children chose their new Friendship Ambassadors- well done Joseph and Etta! In maths we have looked at measuring and the children loved the practical aspect of this. We have also been looking at where our food comes from and have planted our own beans. We have also welcomed some caterpillars into the class! Have a lovely weekend!
Week Beginning 22nd March 2021
We have had lots of fun in Angelfish class this week. In Science we have been learning all about different types of clouds and have made our own cloud pictures based on the different clouds we have observed in the playground. In English, we have been writing exciting under the sea stories and in DT we have explored wheels and axles and made our own vehicles. Don't forget to check bookbags for Easter treats and cards!
Have a really lovely Easter everyone and we look forward to seeing you after the break.
It has been a very busy week in Angelfish class! We have been working so hard on our writing- this week we have used adjectives to describe both characters and settings, conjunctions, speech bubbles and speech marks in preparation for writing our own 'Under the Sea' story next week.
We have been comparing and ordering numbers in maths. In history we have been looking at the history of cars and were surprised to find that the first car looked more like a tricycle! This ties in with our design and technology work where we have been looking at wheels and axles.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Your children have been absolute superstars this week, they have come into the classroom with big smiles and an excellent attitude- well done Angelfish!
It has been science week so we have done a variety of fun experiments, including bridge building and exploring rockets and rainbows!
We have also looked at alliteration in English, place value in maths and have been working on a special something for Sunday!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
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!