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Mount Everest

Welcome to Mount Everest!

 

We are a class of 30 year one children. Our teacher is Miss Martin. Mrs Stirling is also working in our class as she is training to be a teacher. Ms Gunnel and Mrs Edwards are our teaching assistants. Mrs 5'H's has our class on a Friday.

 

Important dates and messages.

Friday 16th February - Last day of spring term 1.

Monday 26th February - First day back at school for spring term 2.

Friday 23rd March - Last day of Spring term 2.

Monday 9th April - first day back at school for the summer term.

Thursday 26th April - Class assembly - 9.10am in the school hall.

 

School Council

This year our councillors are Jack S and Bella. They will be representing our class on the school council to make some important decisions to improve school life for the children. Bella and Jack have already attended their first council meeting.

 

 

Spellings and Phonics.

Phonics will continue to take place in year one, we are working through a combination pf phases three four and five through differentiated groups with year 2. Phonics take place on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Spellings this year are linked to phonics and the sounds the children are working on in their ability groups. The children will have 10 spellings to learn on a weekly basis. Spellings will be sent home on a Tuesday and we will have an informal test in class the following week. New spellings will be stuck into the children's red spellings books. Please ensure these are in children's book bags on a Tuesday.  Thank you.

 

Reading.

Each week the children will be heard reading once in school. We will test them on their high frequency words and if they are ready, give them new words. Generally, children will be given six new words at a time.

We will also change their reading book if they are ready for a new one.  Reading remains an important part of the children’s learning and we do ask that children read as often as is possible at home. We will check their reading diaries on a Thursday and where children have read at home on three or more occasions during the previous week reward the children with 5 house points.

 

Homework.

During this term the children will have their reading book / HF words and weekly spellings to learn. We will occasionally send a piece of ‘Mymaths’ homework home but this will not be every week by any means. 

 

PE.

Children will take part in two PE lessons each week. One indoors and one outdoors.

Indoor PE is on a Monday morning and outdoor games will be on a Friday afternoon.

PE kits need to be in school all the time. We will send then home at the end of each term for a wash. Children need plain black shorts and a white t-shirt for indoor PE and a plain navy or black tracksuit and trainers for outdoor games.  Please can we ask that ALL items of PE kit are clearly named? It is amazing how the children manage to mix up and loose their PE kits! If they are clearly named then we can hopefully, easily rectify and find any lost clothes!

 

 

Information about our topic and curriculum.

Now we are in year one our timetable is more structured. We do literacy and maths everyday as well as subjects such as science, history, geography, art, DT, RE, PSHE and music.

 

 

This will involve the children making their own hot air balloons using Paper Mache, looking at the weather around the world and how it changes, we will also be keeping our own weather diaries.

We will be travelling around the United Kingdom in our balloons to find out what it is like to live in Scotland, Wales and Ireland, comparing the different places to each other as well as England.

 

Our RE and PSHE work will be linked to this by finding out about the Creation story and how we can care for our world.

 

In literacy we will be developing the children's writing skills through GAPS, spellings, phonics, special thoughts writing and writing to entertain others.

 

In maths we will be focusing on multiplication and division.

 

Our Photo Gallery.

Click the files to see our photos!

 

Our winter walk

OUR CLASS BLOGS

Week 15 and 16 - Thursday 4th - Friday 12th January.

The children came back to school very happily after the Christmas holidays and quickly settled back into the routine of school. By the end of the first day back they had done two pieces of writing - one about their Christmas holiday and another linked to our new topic 'Where would your hot air balloon take you?'  They also completed a piece of maths work on multiplication and painted their own hot air balloon for our topic display!

During this week we have been working on multiplication skills in maths - looking at arrays of 2's and 5's as simple multiplication and addition facts.  The children have worked really hard on this skills. We will shortly be setting a piece of my maths homework so they can show you what they have learnt. Well done children, this is not an easy skills but you are all doing really well.

In literacy we have been writing a story about an adventure we would like to go on in a hot air balloon - we have built our stories up gradually to include where we went, who we went with, what we did and what happened. The children have come up with some wonderful ideas and every one is different - ideas have included a trip to Disney Land, a journey around the inside of their body and going to Dinosaur Land to make DNA!

In out Geography work we have been finding out about the capital cities of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. We had a lovely time on Wednesday afternoon when we explored the school grounds to look for signs of winter.  

A particular highlight was our PE lesson on Monday when we started to our lessons on country dancing.

 

 

 

Week 14 - Monday 11th - Friday 15th December.

What a wonderful week we have had. The children have performed amazingly in all of the nativity plays. I am very proud of the all.  Thank you to everyone who came to parents evening this week, it was good to have the opportunity to share your child's progress with you and for you to be able to see all the work they have been busy doing this term.

The children have finished off their work on addition and subtraction this week and now have a good understanding of how to solve mathematical problems using these skills.

In literacy the children have written about their weekend news and retold the chirstmas story by sequencing a set of pictures and writing captions to go with them.

They have also been very busy making Christmas cards and decorations that they are looking forward to bringing home next week. I think the highlight of the week involved the children making biscuits that they then decorated to look like a  snowman.

Well done Mount Everest class - another great week.  It will soon be Christmas.

 

Week 13 - Monday 4th - Friday 9th December.

The end of term is fast approaching, we have enjoyed starting our 'Christmas activities' this week.

The children have performed our Nativity play with a modern twist; to the whole school and are now very excited to perform the their families next week.

In class we have been consolidating our work on subtraction using number lines. We had a fun science lesson on Thursday looking at the materials needed to build a house. we linked this to the story of The Three Little Pigs.

 

Week 12 - Monday 27th - Friday 1st December.

Another week has flown by, it seems hard to believe we only have two weeks left of the autumn term!

The children have continued to work exceptionally hard as well as rehearsing for our nativity play.

In literacy we have begun reading and retelling the story of 'The Three Little Pigs' as well as writing instructions.

In maths we have begun subtraction work, at the start of the week we focussed on using cubes to take away one digit numbers, we have now moved on to using 2 and 1 digit numbers and begun to use a number line rather than cubes.

The children have worked well and have developed their understanding of this concept.

As a whole school we have also been taking part in 'anti bullying week.' We have talked about 'what a bully is' but more importantly 'what makes a good friend.' The children said that 'we don't have bullies in our class and everyone is friends together.' I thought this was a lovely reflection on how well the children behave and all get on with each other.

The highlight of our week was our trip to St. Marys church where the children found out about the Christmas story.

Thank you to everyone who came to help with this, your time and support is greatly appreciated.

 

Week 11 - Monday 20th - Friday 24th November.

Another week has flown by, each week seems to be going faster and faster. This week we have done our first 'big' rehearsal in the hall for our Christmas nativity play. All the children were fantastic and it was a very special moment to hear them all singing together. I know you will be very proud of them when you come to watch the play. Hopefully you have received. the letter telling you how to order your tickets through school money. Once we have your order we will send tickets home via your child's book bags. Our focus for literacy this week has been based around the story of Little Red Riding Hood, we have retold the story using talk for writing actions, wrote a letter to Grandma telling her all about school and written the story using time conjunctions! In maths we have been focussing our work on number bonds to 10 and 20. we also did a rising stars maths test this week to consolidate all the work we have covered this term - I was so impressed with the children's results and am looking forward to sharing all their achievements with you at parents evening in a few weeks.

In art we have been learning how to draw pictures of people to show their emotions using different expressions. In RE we have been learning about the special meal 'Shabbat' celebrated by Jews. The children then created their own meals.

Well done Mount Everest class - another wonderful week.

 
Week 10 - Monday 13th - Friday 17th November.
This week has been 'Illustrate my World' week as part of Creative and Innovation Hub. We have had a great week finding out about the illustrator Axel Scheffler, focussing mainly on the story of Stickman.
The children designed some wonderful pillowcases which they wore to our showcase on Friday afternoon.
On Tuesday afternoon we had a lovely time making our own Stickmen - they are all very different and unique but all look wonderful. We have retold the story of Stickman through drama and music, made wanted posters to help find Stickman while he is away on his adventures and retold the story using our own ideas for Stickman's adventures.
Click below to have a look at some of the activities we have been doing

Week 9 - Monday 6th - Friday 10th November.
What a busy week we have had in school - the children have been amazing and I am incredibly proud of them all. 

Our focus in literacy this week has still been around Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but this time, we have been looking at writing invitations. In maths we have been consolidating our addition work by using the commutative law! This involved the children in finding as many ways as they could to make a given number!

Our highlight of the week had to be our science lesson which followed on from last week - this week we made a zip wire for Goldilocks - the children came up with many different ideas - we tried out many different ways but the best one proved to be a piece of string tied to the shelves and cello taped to the floor on the other side of the classroom! Goldilocks then sat in a little box that had a hook attached to it - when we let go she quickly slid to the bottom - if we gave her a push she fell off!

 

Week 8 - Tuesday 31st - Friday 3rd November.

The children all came back to school in a happy and cheerful mood after their half term break, ready to continue their learning as year one's.

We have been reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears this week, linking this to literacy by writing letters of apology to the bears as if we were Goldilocks. In our special thoughts writing the children had an opportunity to share their holiday news. We are encouraging children to begin to use time conjunctions such as; first, next, then, after that, later etc. to help to order their writing. they are doing really well.

We have also begun to look at using conjunctions to links two sentences together using words such as 'and' 'because' etc.,

In maths we have been adding one and two digit numbers together to find the total. To begin with we used cubes and then moved on to use a one hundred square by counting on from the biggest number.

We had a great science lesson on Wednesday afternoon where we had to device a way of Goldilocks getting from her tree top house to the three bears house! Corlen came up with the most imaginative way by building a zip wire from Goldilocks' tree top house to the roof of the three bears house and then a slide for her to go down the chimney. We are going to try and build this design to test out the idea in our next science lesson - look out for some photos and an update next week!

In our spare time we have begun to learn the songs for our Christmas play - we will be performing this on

Tuesday 12th December (afternoon), Wednesday 13th December (morning) and Thursday 14th December (afternoon). Information regarding tickets will be sent home shortly.

Well done children, you have made a great start to Autumn term 2.

 

Homework

Friday 17th November  

Please log on to my maths to complete the set activity.

 

Friday 3rd November. 

We have set a my maths task today linked to addition and number bonds to 10.

Please log on to 'MyMaths' to access this.

 

Friday 13th October - We have set a 'My Maths' activity today. Caldron have two weeks to complete this. Please do get in touch if you have trouble accessing it.  Thank you.

 

Spellings for spring term.

Each week the children will come home with a set of spellings. They will have a week in which to practise them before an informal test at school the following week. Should the children misplace their weekly spellings then please click on the word document below to find them. Please can the children's spelling books be in school every Tuesday.

Our Class Achievements

Who has won an award

Award Who

Class Award

Friday 12th December - Charlie TA for his beautiful handwriting and letter formation.

Friday 1st December - Cerys for her wonderful drawings of Little Red Riding Hood.

Jack S for being such a kind and caring friend to everyone.

Friday 17th November - Corlen has won our class award this week for being a great scientist.

Friday 10th November - Jack B for always doing the right thing, trying hard in everything he dies and being such a big help within the classroom.

Friday 20th October - Issac  for being a great material detective in our science lesson.

Friday 13th October - Harmony - for being the perfect pupil. Harmony always gives 100% and is a kind and caring friend to everyone.

Friday 6th October - Jensen for his beautiful handwriting.

Friday 27th September - Jessica - for always giving 100% in everything she does.

Friday 22nd September - Luca - for being an amazing year one and achieving so much in only three weeks!

Friday 15th September - Isabelle - for her wonderful maths work on finding one more and one less.

Friday 8th September - This week Robert received our class award for his wonderful attitude towards being in year one. Well done Robert - keep up the good work.

Bronze Awards

Week beginning Monday 4th December.

This week Addison, Harmony, Cerys, Eli, Bella and Robert have acvheved their bronze awards.

Well done everyone, another wonderful week.

Week beginning Friday 1st December - All the children have earned at least two stickers this week, as a result the following children will be being presented with their bronze awards very soon - Grace, Charlie W, Imogen, Charlie TA and Corlen.

Well done everyone - keep up the good work.

Week beginning Monday 20th November - All the children have worked really hard this week and earned lots of stickers - as a result, Issac, Erin, Elsa, Amelia, Pollyanna, Charlie W, Aaron, Spencer and Jensen have achived their bronze awards.

Well done everyone, keep up the good work.

Week beginning Monday 13th November - All the children have worked hard this week and had at least two stickers on their charts - the children achieving their bronze awards are Isabelle, Jess, Jack B and Alex.  Well done everyone, you will get your certificates in assembly very soon.

Week beginning Monday 6th November - Joseph has achieved his bronze award this week and will be presented with it in assembly very soon.

Friday 3rd November - Luca has achieved his Bronze award this week. This will be presented in assembly shortly.

Well done Luca.

Silver Awards

 

Gold Awards

 

Super Gold Awards

 

Platinum Awards

 

 

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