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We learn together through Questioning, Perseverance and a Growth Mindset.

Angelfish 1

Welcome to Angelfish Class!

 

Angelfish Class Weekly News

 

Monday 24th February 2020 – Friday 28th February 2020

 

This week the children have been learning about alliteration in English and have written some fantastic sentences about the characters in Fidgety Fish. The focus in maths has been numbers to 50 and tens and ones. The children had fun in their ASSA games session, working as a team. We chanced the weather for our beach trip and were rewarded with bright sunshine after the snow! We had fun at Osborne’s fish mongers, learning about a wide variety of sea creatures and also had the chance to fly our kites.

Thank you so much to our wonderful parent helpers.

 

                                                   

 

Monday 10th February 2020 – Friday 14th February 2020

 

Angelfish class have enjoyed learning all about weather this half term and have worked hard to produce their own texts using features of non fiction writing, such as sub=headings.

In maths we have been re-visiting greater than and less than, solving subtraction word problems and looking at number facts and relationships e.g. if 15+5=20 then 20-5=15.

We have also produced some beautiful hot and cold paintings and learned all about clouds.

Have a fun half term holiday everyone!

 

                                                       

 

Monday 3rd February 2020 – Friday 7th February 2020

 

This week in Angelfish class we have learnt all about the features of non-fiction texts. In maths we have continued to bridge 10 but applied it to subtraction this week. We have done a very exciting experiment in science, involving ice and Lego figures! We have also looked at the features of a desert in Geography.

 

 

                                                

 

Monday 27th January 2020 – Friday 31st January 2020

 

This week Angelfish have continued to look at instructions and we followed instructions to make kites. We are all looking forward to flying them.

We have written our own instructions and have also been exploring how wind moves objects.

Have a lovely weekend.

 

 

                                                               

 

Monday 20th January 2020 – Friday 24th January 2020

 

This week in Angelfish class we have been reading and identifying features of instructions, such as imperative verbs. Today we followed instructions to make paper planes and went outside to fly them- it was great fun! In science we have been looking at the features of each season, including weather and shadows. In maths we have been exploring number bond patterns and bridging through 10 when adding.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

                                                     

 

Monday 13th January 2020 – Friday 17th January 2020

 

This week in Angelfish class we have continued our theme of Wonderful weather by looking at how the seasons are represented in art and have made our own hot and cold collages. We have used all we have learnt about adjectives, verbs and adverbs to write poems. We are excited to perform a class poem to Starfish class on Friday. In maths we have continued to work on different ways to solve subtraction problems.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

                                                 

 

Monday 6th January 2020 – Friday 10th January 2020

 

Welcome back Everyone and a happy new year! Angelfish class have come back ready to learn which is lovely to see. We started the week with a learning to learn day where we discussed the benefits of having a growth mindset and completed tasks which required us to persevere, work as part of a team and communicate effectively. As you can see, a lot of fun was had!

We also completed some beautiful work around the book ‘The Dot’ and have created a lovely new display for our classroom.

Our new topic this half term is Wonderful Weather and we have already begun to look at weather patterns and different types of weather. In English we have been using adjectives to describe winter weather and have been reading a variety of weather poems.

In maths we have been continuing to further our understanding of tens and ones, looking at more than and less than and learning different vocabulary to express this (e.g. more/ greater/ higher etc).

Have a lovely weekend Everybody!

 

 

                                                         

 

Monday 16th December 2019 – Thursday 19th December 2019

 

First of all we must say a big thank you for your very generous jobs. Your kindness and support make our jobs a whole lot easier and it is very much appreciated.

We have had a very busy few days, including a very special visitor. The children have had lots of Christmas fun , but have still managed to write and post letters to Father Christmas as well as learning how to partition numbers into tens and ones.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing everyone raring to go in January .

 

 

                                              

 

Monday 9th December 2019 – Friday 13th December 2019

 

We hope you all enjoyed watching the nativity this week. The children worked so hard to learn the words to the songs and we are very proud of their efforts.

This week we have been looking at how a letter is structured and practicing using capital letters, punctuation and adjectives. We have written our own letters to help Father Christmas as he has lost a sack of letters and needs ideas for 5 and 6 year olds! In maths we have been looking at partitioning numbers into tens and ones. We have also made some lovely Christmas cards that will be heading home soon. Have a lovely weekend everyone!

 

 

                                                       

 

Monday 2nd December 2019 – Friday 6th December 2019

 

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Angel fish enjoyed a very glittery, gluey morning on Thursday and have created some fantastic Christmas decorations that I know will be treasured for many years to come! Thank you if you came along and helped.

We have also been writing some lovely stories about ‘lost things ‘ and they are looking forward to sharing them with Pufferfish and Clownfish.

A lot of singing has been done in readiness for the Nativity on Tuesday and Thursday and we are really beginning to sound good.

The children have been enjoying looking at old toys and we had a lovely time playing with old fashioned toys in the playground. Hopscotch, marbles and skipping were enjoyed by all.

We have asked the children to be investigators over the weekend. We would like them to find out about mums and dads and grandparents favourite toys. We will be sharing our findings next week.

Have a very happy weekend everyone.

 

 

                                                    

 

Monday 25th November 2019 – Friday 29th November 2019

 

On Monday we have continued to develop our skills in team games. We have continued to look at old toys. Thank you for bringing in your old toys for our class `Toy Museum’! The children have loved talking about the toys and sharing their thoughts. We looked closely at each toy and have compared them with toys from today. In art we have used our observation skills to draw the old toys and new toys using magnifying glasses to help us. In Mathematics we have been naming and comparing 3-D shapes.  In Geography we have been discussing how to keep our beaches clean and tidy.

 

                                                              

 

Monday 18th November 2019 – Friday 22nd November 2019

 

Firstly, thank you so much for all your generosity for Children in Need. Angelfish class had a great time dressing up our bear as a superhero and your donations meant that our bear raised the most money- well done Team Angelfish!

Carrying on the bear theme... in history we have been looking at old and new toys- Angelfish class had a great time ordering teddy bears from old to new. In English we have begun to plan a story all about a lost teddy.

In geography we have been discussing rock pools and what we might find in them.

In maths we have been using number lines to add and subtract. We have continued to enjoy our PE sessions with ASSA on a Monday morning.

Have a lovely weekend everyone-keep warm!

 

 

 

                                                    

 

Monday 4th November 2019 – Friday 8th November 2019

 

Welcome back Angelfish! It has been lovely to see you coming back in our class with smiley faces and ready to learn.

This week in English we have come up with wonderful adjectives to describe what we have seen on our Autumn walk and have then used those adjectives to write our own Autumnal poem. We will be finishing these on Friday and they will be taking pride of place on our Wow Wall.

In maths we have been looking at different ways of adding and subtracting and putting these into practice to answer questions in lots of different ways.

We have talked about coastal and urban areas in geography and have begun to make collage poppies in art.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

 

 

                                  

 

Monday 21st October 2019 – Friday 25th October 2019

 

This week the children have enjoyed learning all about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. They have produced some lovely firework and Halloween art. In maths, everyone has done brilliantly with subtraction. In English we have been labelling a fire engine and creating a job description for a firefighter- the children have had some great ideas about the qualities needed to be a great firefighter.

We have continued to use songs and rhymes to help us remember number facts and to help us remember capitals, finger spaces and full stops in our writing. Here we are dancing along to the hip hop granny!

Well done Angelfish- you have completed the first half term of year one!

Have lots of fun over half term!

 

 

                                                    

 

Monday 14th October 2019 – Friday 18th October 2019

 

Angelfish have been labelling, using adjectives and writing thank you letters in English this week. We have been making sure we use capital letters and full stops and trying hard to form all our letters correctly.

In maths we have been using our number bonds and understanding that an addition number sentence can be written either way and will still produce the same answer e.g. 6+4=10 and 4+6=10. We have been applying our knowledge to practical situations and word problems.

We have been lucky enough to have another visitor as part of our topic; Katie is a child psychologist who works at Southend Hospital and spoke to the children about things that make us feel happy and safe.

We were also extremely excited to have been given some actual rocks from the moon- which the children were allowed to handle and discuss- some were surprisingly heavy!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

 

 

                                              

 

Monday 7th October 2019 – Friday 11th October 2019

 

Firstly, thank you so much to everyone for sending your children to school wearing yellow to raise awareness of mental health issues. We listened to a lovely story called Ruby’s Worry (this can be found on CBeebies as a bedtime story) and talked about what we can do if we have a worry. We also discussed what makes us happy and drew ideas on yellow bunting, which will be hung around the school. The children had wonderful ideas including ‘spending time with my family’, ‘cuddling my cat’, ‘going to the park’, ‘watching a film with mummy and daddy and eating popcorn’ or ‘playing lego’ which we thoroughly enjoyed sharing.

This week we have been so lucky to have a community police officer come to visit and even got to climb in the police car and try on her hat!

We have been using adjectives in English to describe characters based on the Happy Families books.

In maths we have been looking at more strategies for adding, including part-whole models, number lines and counting apparatus.

In science we have been discussing different types of animals and how we can sort them into groups (eg carnivores/ herbivores).

Have a lovely, relaxing weekend!

 

 

 

                                                      

 

Monday 30th September 2019 – Friday 4th October 2019

 

This week in Angelfish class we have been really lucky to have even more visitors as part of our ‘People who help us’ topic. On Thursday we were fascinated listening to a doctor and nurse that told us all about their jobs and even brought a stethoscope for us to try out and a microscope that we were allowed to use to look at a blood sample!

We have practiced asking and writing questions in our English lessons and have also had a go at addressing an envelope.

In maths we have continued to look at addition and different techniques we can use to find totals.

The children have had a great time using their senses in Science and have carried out an investigation to find lost teddies!

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

 

                                                             

 

Monday 23rd September 2019 – Friday 27th September 2019

 

It has been a very exciting week in Angelfish class! We have been lucky enough to have visits from a firefighter and a police officer as part of our ‘People who help us’ topic.

The children were mesmerised by our guests and thoroughly enjoyed looking at and even trying out some of the equipment!

Inspired by our visitors, the children have done some fantastic creative writing and used exciting adjectives to describe a fire fighter and what s/he might see.

We have also introduced the children to our editing process- ask them about great green, practice pink and purple polishing! Everyone has improved their work with a purple polishing pen.

In maths we have been looking at number lines and ordinal numbers- and talking about when we might need to use 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc In science we have been talking about our senses.

Thank you so much for your kind charity donations- your children looked fantastic in their gold outfits!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

 

 

 

                                                            

 

Monday 16th September 2019 – Friday 20th September 2019

 

What a busy week we have had in Angelfish class!

In English we have continued talking about people who help us and the children have been enjoying using dictionaries and the alphabet song to help them write lists in alphabetical order.

We have been focusing on one more and one less in maths and comparing groups of items using mathematical language such as more/greater/ less/ fewer. We have also been continuing to work on ensuring we can write our numbers correctly.

We have been producing some fantastic self portraits using paint and pastels which we are looking forward to displaying in the classroom.

The children have continued to learn lots of new skills in gymnastics, focusing on jumping, balancing and rolling safely.

Well done Angelfish class!

 

 

 

                                             

 

Monday 9th September 2019 – Friday 13th September 2019

 

 

We have had a wonderful week in Angelfish class! There have been lots of new routines to learn but the children have worked hard and were over the moon to be told they were the smartest class in the hall during assembly on Friday! Go Team Angelfish!

We have been so busy enjoying Power maths, writing shopping lists, painting portraits and doing swimming and gymnastics that we didn’t have much time for photos- so here are the lovely, smiley faces of our new friendship ambassadors and school councillors!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

 

 

 

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