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Jade - KS1

Friday 20th November 2020

Our highlight this week as to be dressing up as a nursery rhyme character as part of National Nursery Rhyme week. The children all looked amazing in their costumes! 

 

We have begun to learn about instructions and when Mr O'Halloran tried to make a jam sandwich we learned that our instructions had to be very clear! We have also had lots of fun in PE this week. We developed a range of skills on Tuesday and on Friday we did some dancing! 

 

In geography this week, we continued to learn about our local area. We studied an aerial photograph of Morpeth and spotted so many interesting features! 

 

Have a lovely weekend Jade Class and I'll see you next week when we will start to prepare for our Christmas nativity! Everyone now has their script and we all have speaking parts. I hope that all of the parents are excited to see it streamed live! 

Friday 13th November 2020

Another fantastic week in Jade Class! On Monday, we did some outdoor maths looking at taking away. We learned that when we take away the number always gets smaller.

 

We also had fun with NUF in PE this week. We worked on lots of skills including throwing, kicking, balancing and jumping. 

 

In computing this week, we have been practicing logging on and using paint. It is quite a hard job when you're 5 or 6 to log onto a desktop computer! When we logged on, we used paint and started to create some digital art work. 

 

Mrs Baker brought in her five guinea pigs to visit us on Friday! This was linked to our current topic in English: Information texts. We all held them and we were so brave (Even Mr O'Halloran and Mrs Hawkes who may have been more scared than the children!) 

 

Have a lovely weekend Jade Class! 

 

See you on Monday, 

 

Mr O'Halloran 

Friday 6th November 2020

Welcome back Jade Class! We have had a fantastic first week back. We were so excited to see that Sir Mo Farah had replied to our letter and sent us all autographs! 

 

This week we also enjoyed 'Outdoor Classroom Day'. We had a competition to build our own bonfire to celebrate bonfire night. We also went on a walk around Lancaster Park and observed some of the features of the area. We talked about which features were natural and which features were human features. 

 

We have had our first session in the ICT room too. We found it hard to log in but we persevered and in the end we all managed to log on to the computer and began to use paint. 

 

Thank you to all of the parents who joined the 'Google Meets' this week. It was an amazing turn out across the two sessions. Please let me know if you have anymore questions about supporting your child at home. 

Friday 23rd October 2020

Well we've finished our first half term in Year 1! What a fantastic time we've had! 

 

This week we have continued our work about Mo Farah. We have started thinking about non-fiction texts and the features that they have. We have also spent some time reviewing our work this half term in maths. 

 

In music, we finished our unit by doing a performance of our song 'Hey You'. We have also enjoyed listening to our favourite songs and  practicing some playground games which the Y4 School Sports Organising Committee videoed for us. 

 

Please could any parents who haven't already, indicate on the google form which Supporting Your Child at Home  'Google Meet' they will be attending after half term. 

 

I hope you all have a lovely half term! I can't wait to hear about what you have all been up to. 

 

Mr O'Halloran 

Friday 16th October 2020

Good afternoon! 

 

This week we were very excited to have some of our grandparents speak to us about their life as children on 'google meets'. It was amazing to speak to them and we were so grateful for their time! 

 

We have also continued to find out about our senses. This week we have focused on taste and we tried a range of different fruits which some of us hadn't tried before! 

 

In English, we wrote a story independently! The children's writing has improved so much since the start of Y1. I am so proud of them! Jade Class have also spent some time voting this week for their first ever school council members. We learned about how to vote secretly and we recorded the votes using a tally chart. Our new school councillors then signed their contracts! 

 

We have also been learning about Mo Farah as part of Black History Month. We have loved doing some Union Jack art work based on him. We also know so many facts about his life and the children have enjoyed taking part in our own 10,000 meters and celebrating by doing the Mo-bot. 

 

See you all on Monday! 

 

Mr O'Halloran 

Friday 9th October 2020 

Good Morning Jade Class! 

 

Thank you again for another fantastic week. This week we have had our first table points winners! Well done to the 'Persevering Parrots' table who earned the most Jade stones this week! We have also celebrated our handwriting and we have a new handwriting super hero for the week! 

 

The children loved using the glockenspiels in music. I'm not sure if purple class next door enjoyed it as much though! We have also had fun in PE thinking about different ways to move with a ball. 

 

It has been fantastic this week that the children have brought in so many lovely things to show their friends. The children have done a fantastic job at speaking in front of the class and asking some fantastic questions. 

We have also been thinking about staying safe on the computer. I have attached some photos of some of the amazing posters which the children have produced. In maths, we have started to learn about part wholes too. 

 

On top of all of this, we have continued to learn about The Tiger Who Came To Tea in English but this week we have changed the story to 'The Pig who came to School'. I wonder how many of our class could re tell the story to you over the weekend? 

 

Have a lovely weekend, see you on Monday! 

 

Mr O'Halloran 

 

Friday 2nd October 2020

Good afternoon, we have had another very busy week in Jade Class.

 

The week started with Mrs Hawkes finding a box whist walking her dog. The children did a fantastic job at predicting who or what the box belonged to. On Tuesday, we received a letter from a tiger saying that it was his box and that he was so glad that we had found it. The tiger also sent us a book called "The Tiger Who Came to Tea". We have used this book to do some amazing writing. We have also spent time making a story map and learning the story. I wonder if we can all tell the story without even opening the book?

 

We have also been learning about the < and > symbols in maths. The children know that the crocodile is very greedy so his mouth always faces the biggest amount. In science, the children were product testers for the afternoon. We looked at lots of different materials using our senses sight and touch and we thought about how people might use them. 

 

PE this week has been tough. We were all sweating on Wednesday and Friday after our movement skills lessons!

 

Jade class also had FOUR of our children receive an outstanding achievement award from Mr Reeson. WOW! I am a very proud teacher. 

 

I have attached to our class page the 'Look Cover Write' spelling sheet as I know a few parents have asked for more copies of this. As always if there's anything else you need or would like to speak to me about, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

 

Mr O'Halloran

 

 

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Friday 25th September 2020

This week started with 'Hoopstarz' visiting Jade class. We all loved learning a new skill and it was fantastic to see all of the children enjoying themselves! 

 

We have also wrote some amazing captions, learned four new sounds in phonics, enjoyed reading some of our favourite books and created some very detailed family trees! 

 

Have a fantastic weekend! 

 

Mr O'Halloran

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Friday 18th September 2020

Good morning Jade Class! Happy Friday! 

 

What a fantastic week we have had. We visited the moon and wrote some fantastic lists about what we needed to take with us. We've worked really hard in maths when we have been sorting lots of objects by colour, size and shape and we have learned the ch,sh and th sounds this week in phonics. We've also had time to fit in some PE with NUFC and some parachute games. 

 

We also loved watching one of our friends show us some Irish dancing and looking at how we have grown from being babies. Thank you to all of the parents who sent in a baby photo. We loved looking at them and the children have done some fabulous writing about how they have changed and grown up! 

 

Thank you all again for a fantastic week and as always let me know if you have any questions about life in Y1! 

 

Mr O'Halloran 

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