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  • 14
    Jul

    Talk for Writing - Acrostic Poems

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This week we have been learning about acrostic poems. These are the poems with a topical word running horizontally down the page and each letter from this word is used to start the sentence. This is proving to be a test of our letter knowledge, but it is also proving to be quite enjoyable. So far we have created an acrostic poem as a whole class, as a small group and with some action too! Our final piece of writing will be a bit more independent and I cannot wait to read them!
  • 14
    Jul

    Our Tea Party

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    I know the children were waiting with much anticipation and our tea party has finally been and gone. Unfortunately, one of the Queen's corgis was unwell so the Queen was unable to join us in Berkeley, but that didn't dampen our moods. We enjoyed some small snacks and had quite the celebration playing some games and generally having a good time. What a way to finish the week!
  • 14
    Jul

    Bag for Life

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    As we are entering the last week together - seriously, where has that time gone?! - I am asking each child to bring in one bag for life or large bag by Thursday so that books can be sent home on Thursday. Thanks in advance :)
  • 07
    Jul

    Treat Winners

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Well done to the house winners Scott who have earned the swimming pool treat tomorrow! Please ensure that all Scott children bring in sun cream, towel and costume ready for their treat. They may also bring in woggles, floats and pre-pumped inflatables! Many thanks and a huge well done!
  • 07
    Jul

    And the winner is...

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    SCOTT! Well done to all of the children in Scott who have managed to win the final treat day of the year. Tomorrow they will be enjoying inflatables in the pool! Please ensure they have their swimming kits which should include: costume, towel, flip flops, sun cream, snacks and a water bottle. They will be at the pool for the morning so will need plenty of supplies. The children will be back in class in the afternoon so please ensure they have their uniform to change into. Enjoy!
  • 21
    Jun

    Teaching Arrangements for next week.

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Hello, I have mentioned to the children today - but the news may have got lost with sweets - that I will be out of class for a few days next week. I am going on camp with the Year Four children on Monday morning. I will be back on Friday. The children will have Mrs Lanceley on Monday and some of Tuesday and then Mrs Foreman for the rest of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday too. I hope that the children have a really lovely few days and I can't wait to hear about what they get up too in my absence!
  • 18
    Jun

    Letters to the Queen

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    It is an exciting time in Year One. We have written letters to the Queen! We have asked her to join us for a tea party on Friday 12th July at 1:30pm. During this time we will celebrate and party just like any royal would. This event will take place only during the afternoon and the children will be asked to bring an accessory like a crown or a tiara to add to their uniform. A letter will be sent home at the beginning of July confirming further details. Until then, we await a reply from Her Majesty.
  • 16
    Jun

    Seasons

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    To link in with our overall topic of Kings and Queens we are looking at our country in Geography and the weather in science - a very British topic. We started off by discussing the four seasons and thinking about what happened to trees over the course of the year. We used the printing techniques we learnt in art last term to create a tree for each season with our hands and then used our fingers to create the leaves which may or may not be on the tree.
  • 16
    Jun

    Talk for Writing

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In literacy at the moment we are writing letters to the Queen. We are asking her to come to our school and join us for a tea party. To help us with our writing we did some talk for writing. This is a technique where we draw pictures, create actions and use these to help form our ideas. We broke into three groups on Thursday and created different letters to the Queen. It was great fun! We then took ideas from each letter and brought it into one which we will use to help us write our letters to the Queen. Hopefully she can come.
  • 11
    Jun

    Kings and Queens

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In History, we thought about what a monarch was. We learnt that it's just a posh name for a King, Queen, Emperor or Sultan. We learnt a little bit about how you become a monarch and we discussed who our current monarch was and who may take the reign. We thought about a good monarch should be like - we decided they should be kind, caring, helpful, generous to name a few and we thought about what we would do in certain situations - like London has a great fire, Spain sends a gift of 20 jewels. We then thought about what it would be like to be a King or a Queen and some of the values we would out into place. It turns out a lot of children would abolish school and sweets and would enforce a lot of pyjamas!