Welcome to Reception/Year 1 Ash!
A very warm welcome to our class page from Reception/Year 1 Ash.
Check below to keep updated with all the fun learning and activities that take place in our classroom!
12th February 2021
We enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year. We took part in a dragon dance and we played instruments.
Friday 29th January 2021
This week in maths we have been looking at weight. We have been using balancing scales to compare the weight of different objects and introduced mathematical terms such as: heaviest and lightest.
Today, we used kitchen scales to compare the weights of different ingredients. We followed a recipe and baked our own biscuits. We had lots of fun and they tasted delicious!
I have attached the simple recipe we used below if our home learners want to have a go at baking some biscuits at home too!
50g caster sugar
150g self-raising flour
1. Mix the butter and caster sugar together in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
2. Sieve the flour into the mixture and mix well.
3. Use your hands to make the ingredients into a dough, then separate into small balls and make biscuits shapes.
4. Place biscuit shapes onto a greased baking tray and place in a preheated 180°C oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
5. Leave biscuits to cool and then enjoy!
Monday 4th January 2020
As the children have been practising their name writing, they will now be signing in every morning instead of posting their names into the box. The Reception children will be writing their first names and the Year 1 children will be writing their full names. It would be brilliant if you could keep practising this at home too!
Everyone did a super job today. Well done Ash Class!
Monday 14th December 2020
Today, we had an unexpected video message from Father Christmas! He knew all of our names and what we all wanted for Christmas, including the teachers! Mrs Devy found a sack full of selection boxes for all of the children outside our classroom that he had left for us. A few of us even thought we heard reindeer hooves landing on the roof! We were so excited!
Monday 7th December 2020
Today, both Ash and Elm classes had their Christmas parties. We had so much fun! We sang songs, danced, played games and ate lots of party food! We had a brilliant time! Merry Christmas everyone!
Friday 13th November 2020- Children In Need!
We have had a fantastic day for Children in Need. We all came dressed in non-uniform with a mixture of spotty and sporty clothes. We discussed how we are helping families and children across the UK by raising money. We did some superhero dancing because the children said they felt like superheroes by helping all of the children in need. We made Pudsey masks, did some spotty bandana finger painting and talked about how Pudsey is the colour yellow and represents happiness.
We also had a very special visitor today! The friendly bear from the 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' story came to talk to us. He told us he'd love to be our friends and we asked him lots of questions and learnt lots of interesting bear facts.
Unfortunately, the bear had to say goodbye as he was off to hibernate with his bear cubs for the winter!
What an exciting day!
Friday 23rd October 2020
Today we had a fantastic Spooky day at school. We explored the inside of a pumpkin, coloured and decorated masks and did some super dancing. Everyone really enjoyed it and we loved seeing all your super costumes!
Have a lovely half term and we will see you very soon!
Wednesday 7th October 2020
Today we have been recapping the sounds 's a t p i n'. We sat in a circle and took it in turns to match the pictures up to each initial letter sound. Well done everyone!
Check out our amazing new window displays!
In Literacy we have been learning about the Rainbow fish and made our own fish and underwater scene.
Also, as part of Black History Week we have been learning all about Martin Luther King.
Monday 21st September 2020
Today we were learning all about the human body and the different body parts. Elliot volunteered so we drew around him and took it in turns to label each part of the body. Fantastic work everybody!
Thursday 17th September 2020
Today, we had a circle time and talked about what makes a good friend. We then took it in turns to discus different types of behaviour and whether they were friendly or unfriendly and we then put the pictures in the correct box on the carpet and individually at our tables.
Tuesday 15th September 2020
Today we had a circle time and discussed as a class the emotion 'happy'. We passed around Patrick the penguin and told him what makes us happy. Here is what each child said:
Iris: "Cuddling my baby sister."
Elaine: "Playing at school."
Lincoln: "Watching PJ Masks films."
Bella: "Playing with my step-sister."
Emily: "Playing with my dolls house."
Archie: " Cuddling my dog, Ruby."
Reggie: "Playing with my robots."
Jackson: "Eating sweeties."
Mia: "Singing Frozen songs."
August: "Playing video games."
Henry: "Playing with my train tracks."
Luna: "Playing with my dolls house with Bing and Flop."
George: "Playing with my new friend in Reception."
Noah: "Playing with my little cousin."
Elliot: ""Cuddling my teddy, Warla."
Michael: "Playing video games."
Sidney: "Playing Mario games with my brother."
Friday 11th September 2020
The children have had a fantastic first week in Reception! We are so proud of how the children have settled and have enjoyed a busy and exciting week exploring their new classrooms and equipment and making lots of new friends. It has also been lovely to meet all our new parents too! We are also very pleased with our Year 1 children who have quickly settled back into school life and routines and have been working very hard.
This week we have shared the story 'The Colour Monster' by Anna Llenas.
We have had lots of class discussions about the story and the children have produced some lovely work which will contribute to a colourful classroom display and a display on the Dance Studio windows. Throughout the week, they have also created their own self portraits and taken part in circle times to talk about themselves and their families.
Well done Everyone !
We read the story together and talked about the different colours and how they are used to represent each emotion. We then separated these into jars and even came up with extra emotions that were not in the story such as: 'love, bored, tired, excited and peaceful.' The children then chose colours that best fit these new emotions.
Super work everyone!