Today we enjoyed a special visit from PC Kerr and her wonderful police dog Jet. We answered lots of questions about what we can do to stay safe and we also remembered to dial 999 in an emergency. The best part was stroking Jet, the best police dog ever!
Star of the week - Emily for wonderful phonics work and Alfie for marvellous handwriting. Well done to you both!
Our timetable has changes and we now do P.E. on a Thursday.
We hope everyone has had a relaxing break and we are looking forward to starting Spring term with a new topic 'Explorer's'. We will soon be posting details of our new task and all the exciting learning opportunities we will have.
Merry Christmas from 1FL
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the staff in Year 1. We look forward to seeing you after the Christmas and looking forward to starting our new topic 'Explorers'.
How proud are you?
We are sure you will agree that the children were amazing in our Christmas production of "A Magical Christmas Journey". Their singing and acting was out of this world!
Individual photographs of the children will be sent home soon.
The Littlest Elf
We have had an amazing morning at the play. We used our imaginations really well !
We working really hard to get ready for our school christmas fayre. Friday 15th December.
This week we will be looking at the story The Elves and the Shoemaker.
The Elves and the Shoemaker
http://www.thenurserytimes.co.uk Here is another childrens classic story. Please feel free to play it to your little ones. Please visit our website. Remember, 20% of our profits go to childline and the NSPCC.
Stars of the week - Friday 17th November. For some fantastic troll character descriptions using adjectives in their writing. Well done to Husseyin and Natasha.
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - KidsOut Charity Animation by Neil Whitman
Narrated by Richard E. Grant Music & Sound by Steve Thomas Directed & Animated by Neil Whitman The 3 Billy Goats Gruff is an animated short film that I made for the children's charity KidsOut and their World Stories project.
Remberance DayToday as a mark of respect to remember those who lost their lives in WW1 we held a minutes silence at 11.00. We also watched this thought provoking short story to help discuss our feelings.
Stars of the week - Friday 10th November. A huge well done to Zach for his questioning skills at Beamish and Ciara for improvements in her phonics and handwriting.
All teachers were feeling very proud of the children's behaviour and learning today on their first educational trip in Year1. It was a pleasure to see the children being so inquisitive learning in the garage, asking questions in the chemist and enjoying tasting cinder toffee in the sweet shop. The most memorable part of the day was definitely riding on the buses and visiting the mine and colliery houses. All children were brave enough to put on a helmet and make way into the cold, dark and wet tunnel. Luckily no one wanted a full time job even though they were all old enough to work!
Unfortunately, technology failed us leaving us only a couple of photographs to share with you.
We are very excited about our trip to Beamish tomorrow.
Just a quick reminder Beamish is an outdoor museum, so the children will need sensible shoes and to be wrapped up warm as we will be outdoors for most of the time. Thanks.
We have peeled, chopped, sliced, boiled, simmered and tasted. Some of us liked the soup and some of us did not.
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
Duck wants to stir the soup!
This s the book we will be looking at when we return after the holidays.
Stars of the week - Friday 20th October - A huge well done to Cameron for his phonics work and Layla for always trying g her best.
Celebrating Diwali - today we had fun listening to the story of Rama and Sita. We made our own puppets and acted out the story. We know Diwali is also known as the "festival of light" so we made our own Diwali lamps and sang "twinkle twinkle Diwali light".
Friday 13th October - Well done to this week "Star of the week" Erin and Joshua for an amazing retell of Little Red Riding Hood and for trying really hard in handwriting lessons. We are very proud of you both!
Friday 6th October - 'Star of the week' - Well done to Logan for his wonderful maths and Isabella for her enthusiasm in talk boost sessions.
Today we had great fun learning about balance, fast hands and fast feet.
"Star of the week" - week ending 29th September
A big well done to Zach and Maci for being this week's "Star of the week". Zach for his excellent spelling work and Maci for trying really hard in her reading. Keep up the fantastic work!
National Poetry Day
The children have enjoyed learning about poetry today. We have read poems looking at there structures of a poem and comparing them to stories. The children were fantastic at changing and writing a new ending of a poem. In the afternoon he children learnt to recit a poem and were brilliant performing this to our Reception class and to the rest of Key Stage 1 in our celebration assembly. I hope your enjoy our performance.
"Star of the week" - week ending 22nd September
Well done to our "stars of the week" Ayden for some wonderful caption writing and Joey for trying new foods and liking them! We are very proud of you, keep up the fantastic attitude!
Just a quick reminder book bags should be brought into school everyday with reading books inside everyday. Our PE lessons are on a Tuesday afternoon, but it would be great if PE bags could be in school for any impromptu lessons
Week ending Friday 22nd September - well, the children have amazed us again this week. They have been writing sentences, counting and know how colours can show emotions in portraits. Why don't you ask your child about what they have enjoyed learning this week. Please remember your child should hand their homework book in on a Monday. This week we have sent out some spellings for the children to learn. They will be tested next Friday. Have a good weekend.
Friday 15th September
We are very proud of our "stars of the week". Keep up the fantastic work!
Courtney Best - making a wonderful start to her new class and school.
Kaidon Williams - for having a happy attitude to all his work.
We have been given our first task to become a "tour guide of Shotton". We have already discussed what we know about Shotton and talked about where we live. This week we have talked about what we can see out of our bedroom windows to compare our local environment.
Eco Rangers - we are very proud of our elected Eco Rangers. Well done to Ayden and Faye who will ensure our lights our switched off when we leave our classroom.