LOST! VANISHED! DISAPPEARED!
This week there was a mystery in Year One. The school bell that Mr McGriffiths uses in the morning had disappeared! The children were very keen to find it and bring it back. After reading the book Hermelin: the dectective mouse (watch the story here), we came up with the idea of creating a LOST poster. You can see our marvellous efforts below. If you do see the bell anywhere, please contact Mr McGriffiths!
Help at home by discussing where your child thinks the bell has gone and what has happened to it!
Autumn term after-school clubs
Our after-school clubs are available for booking on schoolcomms. Please contact the office if you need any further information or help with booking places. Clubs will begin next week.
We are Geographers!
This half term we are learning about geography in topic lessons. Our unit is called Where in the World am I? It is all about where we live, including our locality as well as the countries, capitals and seas of the UK. Our vocabulary for this topic is listed below.
|a collection of maps, usually in a book
|a large town
|a tool for finding direction
|an area or neighbourhood
|an object or feature of a locality that has importance and can be used to help you find your way
|physical geography looks at the natural things in our environment
|human geography looks at the changes in the environment by humans
|to find the opinions of a group of people by asking them questions
|an important topic or problem that needs discussion
This week we have been learning about the names of all the countries that make up the United Kingdom as well as their capital cities. We worked with our partner to look in the atlas to find the UK.
We are scientists!
This half term in Science we are learning all about the human body. We will be learning about the five senses as well as the names of body parts (see below).
In our first two lessons we investigated whether older people had longer feet. We drew around all our feet and then cut them out. Then we arranged the footprints from oldest to youngest. We discovered that older people don’t have longer feet. We also discussed what things made people have longer feet and we decided that the tallest people in the class had the longest feet.
Help at home by talking to your child about the names of different body parts or even play a game of ‘Simon Says’.
Blue Peter Book Badges – apply now!
Do you like reading? Do you fancy getting your hands on an exclusive Blue Peter Badge? Now is your chance!
Blue Peter are introducing their exciting new Book badge, designed by one of the UK’s best known illustrators, Sir Quentin Blake, who you might know from bringing to life characters such as Roald Dahl’s BFG and Matilda! To earn your badge, just share your love of books with Blue Peter by answering the questions on the website! You can apply using the online form or by post.
Make sure you get an adult to help you!
Please read this information before applying.
A brilliant first week!
Well done everybody! We have had a fantastic first week in Year 1! The children have been amazing settling in and have really impressed both Mrs Roth and myself with their brilliant attitude and learning.
We look forward to meeting you over the next few weeks but for now, here is some key information about Year 1.
Important days and dates
PE – Monday and Thursday
Spelling test – Friday
Library – Friday
Class assembly – Wednesday 25th October at 2:40pm
These should be brought to school daily and they will be brought home every day for refreshing and cleaning.
Whole school homework is set every Friday (along with new spellings). Homework and spellings can also be accessed from the website.
In Year 1, we will continue using e-books for our reading practice. Your child will bring home a log-in for the e-book website. Please log out of last year’s account and log in with the new account. This will ensure any new books are in the account.
We continue to use Numbots in Year 1 (using the same login as reception) and certificates will be awarded every Friday for children who complete the different stages.
For spelling practice, reading and Numbots, little and often (10/15 minutes a day) is recommended.
Please do check the uniform policy to ensure your child is wearing the correct items including for PE days. Earrings must be removed on PE days.
Finally, please do ask if there are any queries and keep checking back on class news to find out more about your child’s learning!
Fun and games!
In Year 1 and Year 2, we’re enjoying our last day of the term with board games, construction toys and colouring. The children have had a wonderful morning playing, smiling and working together.
Have a happy and healthy summer holiday!
Thank you to Roundhegians
We had a great sports day last Thursday and thanks go to Roundhegians Rugby Club for once again allowing us to use their great facilities.
Have a look at the options for rugby coaching available at the club.
We know the children appreciated it too.
Being healthy themed week: bike safety
Thank you to Stu and Alex from Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative, based in Chapel Allerton, for visiting this during our Being Healthy week.
They were kept busy by checking lots of bikes to ensure they were safe to use. Thank you to everyone who brought their bike into school.
Then, Year 5 and 6 learnt some different bike maintenance tips to do on their own bikes.
Living and Learning: Being healthy themed week
We have had a jam packed week of activities all about staying healthy this week. Here is a little snippet!
A calm and peaceful Yoga session to start on Monday morning!
Learning about healthy food with Mrs Taylor.
D:side Dave came in to talk to us about how we look after our bodies.
We also had a healthy eating assembly on Wednesday morning!
This was followed by a brilliant skipping session!
Thursday afternoon we pushed ourselves in sports day! Well done to everyone involved!
On Friday morning we were very brave tasting new and unusual food in a bush tucker trial!