A Big Hello to all Y1/2 Blue Children and Adults
A huge welcome to our class page. I am very much looking forward to getting the new school year off to a 'cracking' start.
Just so you know, I will be teaching you in the mornings all week however Mrs Allington will be teaching you on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon this year and Madame Ramsden will be teaching you on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. Whilst on Wednesday afternoons, you will be taught as usual by either Madame Ramsden or Mr Mulholland and Mr Bell.
Any new content placed on our page will be uploaded directly below; this will save you having to scroll down to the bottom of our page each time and will help you to see straight away what new and exciting things we've been up to.
A Full Gem Jar
Our scooter treat was enjoyed by all and was well deserved after our gem jar was full in record time. Great job 1/2 Blue, you are all AMAZING!
'Twas The Night Before Christmas
Whilst Christmas Eve is still actually a couple of weeks away, we have enjoyed reading, discussing and learning the first verse of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas'. Yesterday, we recorded ourselves reciting our verse ready for it to become the part of our whole school recital. Once the video has been produced and edited, it will be uploaded onto Google Drive for you all to see and enjoy.
Today we enjoyed looking at a range of 'toys like us' and images celebrating difference and differ'bility. We compared these with the toys we had at home or the toys we see in the shops. We learnt some new vocabulary like prosthetic, vitiligo and cochlear implant and we discussed how wheelchairs and canes can help people with differ'bilities lead as active a life as we do!
Lest We Forget
Looking for Signs of Autumn
To start our Science work on seasonal changes, we went out and about in the school grounds to see what clues there were that autumn had arrived. We found all sorts of signs including a witch and a pumpkin! In the classroom, we continued our learning about autumn focusing on the weather, the change in the number of daylight hours, celebrations and animal behaviours. We are now officially autumn experts.
Happy Half Term
What a great start to the school year everyone. I am so proud of how hard you have worked and just how sensible you have been. You've definitely earned your half term holiday. Have fun and keep yourself safe and well. See you in November!
Another Visit from YO-YO
It was lovely to welcome Marion and Tamsin back to our classroom but this time they came in to talk to us about the importance of sharing. Marion 'shared' a story that she had written all about a dinosaur called Derek. Afterwards, we thought about times when we had shared something with someone. We also talked about Harvest and the sharing of food.
Getting Used To Google Classroom
Today we were all successful at logging in to Google classroom. We typed in our email address and our password (remembering not to share it with anyone else). We all located the Google Classroom App and found our virtual 1/2 Blue classroom. Don't forget to log in at home over the next couple of days and complete the task I have set you. Remember, to get a capital letter, use the 'shift' key.
Practising Our Sewing Skills
We have been learning how to sew a running stitch using sewing cards and wool. When we start to make our glove puppets after half term, we will be using embroidery thread and felt. We are now all experts at re-threading needles and Mrs. Pearce only had one tangle that defeated her! Not all of us found it easy but we supported each other and we were all still smiling at the end of the lesson.
Our Class Charter
In PSHE, Jigsaw Jack (and Mrs. Allington) have been helping us think about what we we want our classroom to look and feel like. We have decided that we all have a responsibility to make sure our classroom is a happy place, where people can feel safe, share their thoughts and feelings and be able to learn. Have a look at 'Our Class Charter' to see how we are going to make this happen.
A Visit from YO-YO
Marion and Tamsin came in today. We talked about what makes us excited and what things might make us worry. They shared a text called 'The Mouse's Tale', which told the story of how Jesus calmed the storm. Marion showed us how our stomachs can feel some times using her jar of 'worry water' and we talked about the things we could do to 'pour our worries away'. We are hoping that Marion and Tamsin will come back again soon and share a harvest-themed story all about a dinosaur called Derek!
That's The Way To Do It
As part of our 'puppets' project in Design and Technology, we have been practising the skill of cutting on a line. We will learn how to use a template next week whilst also applying our cutting skills to fabric. By the time we have perfected these skills we will be ready to design and then sew our own 'Haxby Boggart' hand/glove puppet.
A Boggart No Less!
This morning we received a letter from the Haxby Boggart who just happens to be living in our school wood! You can read what he wrote by opening the document below.
In response to the Boggart's request we decided to draw around ourselves and label some of our external body parts so that the Boggart can see that 'chidlers' are nothing like boggarts ... although we can be a bit smelly sometimes! We are going to take some photographs of our labelled diagrams and take them to the school wood for the Boggart to look at. I think we'll hang them on his door handle.
Off to the School Wood
Mr Mulholland challenged us to make a list of all the items we could find in the school wood. We found some rather unusual things including a brass door handle on a tree, some odd socks and lots of glitter. We are wondering whether the glitter might actually be fairy dust. Could it belong to the tooth fairy?
Inspired by the work of Jackson Pollack
We had great fun creating our own 'action paintings'.
Ready and Raring to Go!
Class of 20-21: Day One