I hope you are all enjoying your holidays. It was very nice to hear from Grace, Lily, Ellen and Harry
, and I hope I will hear from the rest of you as well.
There are some more photos on the website which I am sure you will enjoy seeing! Click here to see photos from Book Week, and click here to see photos of Easter Activities.
I hope you have also enjoyed seeing the photos on each child's website (login and password in yoour homework diaries).
If you have some free time this holiday, or if you are a little bored, why not go here and have some fun with Activitiy TV videos
? Or click here to enjoy reading a book
. Please remember to do your homework.
I hope all of you, parents and children and family, have a wonderful May holiday. See you all in a week!
Tomorrow is the last day of half term, and the last day of Book Week!
I love Book Week. It's all about getting children to enjoy reading, which I think is fantastic; and it's all about fun reading activities, which I like. I liked it when Miss Lucey read a story to the class (so did they, and so did she!) I liked it when I read stories to children in the library. And I REALLY am looking forward to tomorrow - Year 1 will have four teachers visit them to read to them, and I will be going to Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5. But I will be back in Year 1 by 10.15.
This week has been a wonderful week. Some bad things did happen - I had a cold on Monday, and it was raining today - but lots of great things happened. Here are some pictures of them!
The children learned about graphs in Maths this week. You can see Shu and Ji Hyeon are representing the number 2 in a graph, and Patricia the number 7.
And here are the graphs they made from this information.
In Science lessons, the children helped the Easter Bunny to learn about pushing and pulling. Here they are learning about pulleys.
Miss Lucey read the magical story 'Rory MacNory' to the children at the end of each day this week.
Because this is Book Week, Year 9 and Year 7 students came, on Tuesday and Wednesday, to read with Year 1 children.
It was very exciting to see how well the potato plant has grown. It has started to grow flowers! We invited Reception class to come and look at it, and talked about its growth.
The Easter Bunny very kindly sent the children presents - dyes, colours and instructions on how to make their own eggs!
Year 1 all brought in eggs, and drew coloured patterns on them.
We took the eggs and dyed them pretty colours to make Easter Eggs.
This week, we:
- Had a PE lesson with Mr. Kohll and Miss Lucey. Miss Mackay was ill on that day, so we helped the children prepare for sports Day.
- Worked on a science topic, and learned about pushing, pulling and lifting to help the Easter Bunny build a new home.
- Learned about information books in English.
- Had fun at the Key Stage 1 Swimming Gala.
- Learned about 2-d shapes, 3-d shapes and symmetry in Maths.
- Began to sing "London Bridge is Falling Down."
Please feel free to leave a comment about what you did or enjoyed this week!
Exercising before starting the lesson.
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Here are some photos and films of what we did.
The children practiced long jumping, high jumping, throwing the discus and racing.
Video: the high jump.
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The children work together to construct a building.
Lifting, Pushing and Pulling
Thursday 14th April: The Key Stage 1 Swimming Gala
The children did great swimming!
VIDEO: Swimming to win races!
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And they all had a lot of fun!
Anybody who can learn ALL of the words for:
2-D shapes (click here)
3-D shapes (click here)
can get ONE HOUSEPOINT prize on Monday.
(Note - some people may have trouble playing this gamer
We have now finished the second week of summer term. In Year 1 we continued to learn about calculating in maths and about information books in English. The children researched the United Kingdom and wrote letters to the Easter Bunny telling him about it - and in the process learned a lot about Geography. On Friday, we had three fun events - the children could buy pizza and cookies, there were House and School photographs (for the Year Book at the end of the year) and we had out "Golden Time." Golden Time is a common practice in British schools - the last hour of the week is given to the children to have fun with. For us, we played a game where we learned about The Easter Bunny
, and then went to the ICT suite where the children played fun computer games. We also gave prizes to children who had done well in Miss Lucey's class, and to the House table who had the most House Points. This week, Pegasus won. Well done, Bobo, Sarah, Cool, Jae Hun and Harry!
Here are some photos for you to see how we had a week full of learning and fun.
Have a good weekend!
We learned a lot about Britain so we could teach the Easter Bunny about it.
Miss Lucey showed the children fascinating pictures of her time in Britain. They learned many things about the geography and culture of the United Kingdom.
Every week we have a new word search puzzle for the whole class to enjoy. This week, the words are Britain, UK, rain, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Queen - some of the things we have been learning about this week. The children managed to find many of them (and so did some of the children in other classes!) How many can you find?
Because we were learning about the United Kingdom this week, our song for the week was "Land Of Hope and Glory." Every day we spent a few minutes watching a video of Last Night of the Proms (a famous music festival in Britain) where we saw people playing and singing the British National Song. The children had fun seeing the singing, learning about the different flags of England, Scotland, Wales and Britain. Click below to see a video of the children conducting with the conductor, playing with the orchestra and waving flags with the audience.
Watch video here:
On Friday, we gave the children all new House T-shirts in their House Colours (Phoenix, Red, Dragon, Yellow, and Pegasus, Blue).
The children all put on their new school House T-shirts.
Fun Food on Friday.
The photos you can see are of the children enjoying their cakes and pizzas. Here is a photo of Bobo (it was her birthday) enjoying a slice of chocolate cake. Happy birthday, Bobo!
It wasn't all fun and games - we also had lots of hard studying this week. Here is a group of children studying maths.
Here are the children learning about maths with a computer game.
Here we are playing an Easter Bunny game in Golden Time.
Welcome to the second week of summer! There is lots of exciting news to tell you.
First of all, the children had another letter from the Easter bunny today! He said he was very happy they had decided he should live in Britain, but he had some questions. He asked the children to help him find out about Britain - why it had four countries, and the people who lived there, what the weather was like, what British food is like, what beautiful cities and buildings and fun places there are, who the Queen is, and what British people do for Easter. the children have worksheets to take home. Can you help them to find any interesting things? Click here for some websites to look at on this page of mrkohll.weebly.com.
Also click here for some websites to learn about Easter.
Today we had a class photo. Thank you for making the children look so smart! The photo will be in the TRIS Yearbook at the end of the year. Sadly, Su and Sarah were away today - sorry, you two - so we must make sure we take photos of them to add to the Year 1 Yearbook page.
Ellen came back from her holiday in Holland today. We're very happy to have her back. She brought presents from Holland for the class - European chocolate Easter eggs! As you can see, they really liked them. Thank you, Ellen!
Also, we're happy to see that the potatoes we planted are growing well!
This week we will be learning about information books in English classes; we will be helping the Easter Bunny to learn about Britain in Geography; we will be learning about addition and subtraction in maths; and in PSHE our work is on homes. In Phonics, the children will be learning ie words (pie, flies, ties) and ea words (sea, pea, tea).
Have a very good week!
Mr. Kohll and Miss Lucey.
Have a very good week!
Mr. Kohll and Miss Lucey.
Final important note:
Nursery, Reception and Year 1 and 2
Swimming Gala, thursday 14th April
Here is a letter from Miss Mackay about the swimming celebration. Please read it and send back your reply. A letter has been sent home,. You can read it, or download it here, or read the translation (click below the fold).
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I hope you all had a good week. We certainly did! On Tuesday, the children were asked by the Easter Bunny to find a good country for him to live in. He wrote a letter asking the children to find a country that was not too big or hot, spoke English, had beautiful buildings, and no dangerous animals. On Thursday the children went around school and asked teachers from different countries about those countries. Today, the children wrote back to the Easter Bunny to tell him what they had found. It's all very exciting. Click here to see more!
Also through the week we have been singing Easter songs and a song to teach the children the difficult spelling word "because." In maths, we have been learning about counting and adding and subtraction, and in English we have been learning about information books and texts. Here are some photos of some of the things we've been doing in class.
Important note: on Monday photographs will be taken of every class. The children should come in full school uniform, with their PE kits in their bags.
Also, on Friday, House photos will be taken. On Friday, can children please come to school wearing their House colours - Phoenix children in red clothes, Dragon in yellow or green clothes, and Pegasus in blue and white clothes. We will remind you again later.