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Robin Class Christmas

We have had a lovely last week celebrating Christmas at School, alongside our other learning.

Yesterday we showed of our acting and singing skills in our amazing performance on a real stage at Somervale. Our teachers were so proud of us!

We have brought home stockings we stitched toady filled with goodies our teachers have made with us, including wildlife friendly reindeer food ( no glitter!) snowman soup, tree decorations and candles. The Y1 team decided this would be a good alternative to Christmas gifts from them and the children really enjoyed making them.

This morning after our Celebration Assembly we had our class parties. We played Pass the Parcel and did lots of dancing.

Below are a few pictures of us.

All of the Y1 Team would like to wish all of our wonderful Robins and their lovely families a safe and happy Christmas, and say a big thank you for our generous gifts and cards.

Maths Week

We have had a whole week of Maths fun at Welton this week. We have looked at number and shape and solved some Maths problems in groups. We used shapes in DT to make witches that moved, and in our George’s Marvellous Medicine Science work we looked at measures when we made potions. We have talked about the reasons why we have sorted shapes as we have and why we think certain shapes are the odd one out of a group. Some of us attended a Maths workshop with other schools from the MAT too.

Ask your Robin if they can tell you why a circle ids the odd one out of triangle, oblong, square and circle. Have a go at solving the Maths challenges together.  Here are a few pictures of the work we have been doing this week.

Outdoor Learning

Today Robins had their first experience of Outdoor Learning as Year 1’s, and what a fab time we had! Colin went through the safety rules with us and then we split into 3 groups and all worked with an adult. This week we sharpened sticks that we will use to toast marshmallows on, we played on the muddy bank where we negotiated rope bridges, mud slides and dug for worms, as well as climbing trees and seeing who could get the muddiest bottom!!! We also built dens. We used our imaginations and we became prehistoric explorers and avoided crocodiles in the swamp! Ask your Robin how they sharpened sticks and if they can remember how to stay safe. Can they show you a reef knot?

Skeletons to Snowmen

Another busy week in Robin Class. In Maths we have worked on 1 more and 1 less and all the maths language associated with it. We have solved some tricky problems using our knowledge.

In Science we looked a the different parts of a skeleton.

In Spellings we has a go at making our tricky words from Play Doh. It was fun and a few of us decided we might give it a go at home.

Christmas came early to Robin class as we started work on our Cauliflower Christmas cards. We used printing and collage- they will be coming home next week for you to send back in time to order prints for the big day!

Here are a few photos from our week.

Welcome to Robins 2017

Just a short post to welcome you and your lovely children to Year 1. They are all settling in amazingly and we are doing lots of learning and having lots of fun too.

A big thank you to all of you who attended the Year 1 Welcome Meeting yesterday- we hope you found it useful. As always, if you have any questions please come and see us.

Our class Reading Racetrack has really taken off- a lot of children are really zooming around, and it is lovely to see so much reading going on. Likewise with spelling- thanks for all the work you are doing at home to give your Robins the best start to life in Key Stage 1. It really does help them if the work we do in School is supported at home, and 10 minutes can make such a difference. Here are a few pictures from our first couple of weeks together.