So little time so much to do

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Posted by Class 1 | Posted in General News | Posted on 10-11-2017

 

The last week before half term we had a spooktacular week filled with Halloween activities and dressing up. We all came to school in our amazing scary costumes and even the staff dressed up too! The sensory corner had been transformed into a witches den and had lots of fun things to explore such as a pumpkin sensory basket, other fancy dress costumes to try and some creepy crawlies hiding in spiders webs.

 

 

We had a go at making some of our own spooky potions using fruit and a blender. The blueberries were spider bodies, the fruit juice was vampires blood, raspberries were little brains, oranges were slugs and bananas were chopped worms. It was very funny and very tasty!!!!

In the afternoon we had a party with food and party games then had a good old dance to some Halloween songs. What a great way to end the term.

 

Welcoming us back to our new term we had all the excitement of bonfire night. We watched some fireworks on the whiteboard and learnt how to make chocolate apples with Chloe. Melting, getting all sticky and decorating apples with marshmallows and sprinkles.

 

We even had a sneaky taste! We loveeee chocolate in class 1.

On Wednesday Jemma was teaching us numeracy all about measuring and weighing. We were measuring the length and weight of different objects and even ourselves.

 

To finish the week this week Chloe has been reading us a story called ‘Tiny seed’ By Eric Carle in Art. We have been looking at what colours we can see and having a go at our own paintings exploring colours and mixing.

 

Hope you have a lovely week

 

Weekend activity: Can you find lots of different colours in everyday objects whilst you are out and about this weekend?

 

Regards

The Class 1 Team

Festival of lights

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Posted by Class 1 | Posted in General News | Posted on 20-10-2017

We had a fantastic Monday morning learning and celebrating Diwali. We learnt all about the festival of lights that happens every autumn. It was so much fun dressing up in colourful Hindu clothes and listening to traditional Diwali music.

    

We joined in lots of different Diwali activities such as exploring beads and shiny texture trays seeing how the light reflects and sparkles.

 

We also did lots of dancing and moving our bodies with ribbons and tinsel hoops. To make things even more exciting we rolled over bubble wrap with our wheels and jumped on it with our feet to make it crackle like fireworks!

 

  

 

In the afternoon we had a go at making our own Diwali lanterns using card, glue and glitter. It was great creating our own designs and patterns then using battery powered candles to make them light up.

What do you think of our beautiful lanterns?

Weekend activity: Can you find objects around the house that might sparkle or shine in the light?

 

Regards

The Class 1 Team

 

Tricky Tallys

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Posted by Class 1 | Posted in General News | Posted on 10-10-2017

We started the week looking very green to support the NSPCC charity ‘Speak out. stay safe.’ with buddy the speech bubble.

 

We have been learning

  • what is a ‘Good touch’,
  • what is a ‘Bad touch’
  • who we can talk to if we feel worried or sad
  • recognizing our emotions.

You can visit the website yourself by clicking this link:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/working-with-schools/speak-out-stay-safe-service/

  

As you can see being green was very fun!

 

In numeracy we have been concentrating super hard practising our tally marks. We have been counting spooky bats and snails then making a tally mark to represent how many there are. A top secret tip from class 1 is to use your magic pointy finger whilst counting, it helps incase you forget how many you have already counted.

 

 

Weekend activity: Can you practice drawing your tally marks in the air with your magic pointy finger or on some paper with a pen?

 

Regards

The Class 1 Team

Harvest walk

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Posted by Class 1 | Posted in General News | Posted on 05-10-2017

To celebrate the harvest festival we had a lovely walk down to St Michael’s church to take our harvest boxes filled with tinned fruit and veg.

It was a very exciting walk spotting buses, bikes, dogs and the church in the distance!

 

We were so well behaved and quiet in church, sitting in the rows and having a look at the bible.

  

 

Walking back to school was so much fun running and kicking the autumn leaves.

Afterwards we came back to school and made some tasty fresh fruit kebabs to continue our celebration of the harvest festival.

 

Weekend Activity: Can you spot any harvest fruit/vegetables in your kitchen?

 

Regards

The Class 1 Team

Celebration of food

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Posted by Class 1 | Posted in General News | Posted on 29-09-2017

In R.E this week we have been learning about the Harvest festival, which is a celebration of food that is grown for us to eat.  We have been reading stories and watching video clips of how we can celebrate the harvest and be thankful for the food god has given us.

In our group we did some hard work talking about the different fruits and vegetables there are and having a taste to see if we liked or disliked them.

Once we had tasted the fruit/vegetables we had to cut and stick them in to two categories:

  • ‘I like’
  •  ‘I don’t like’

    

It was lots of fun tasting the different flavours, we definitely could show an adult what we liked and disliked.

  

 

In class 1 we have also been busy in literacy doing a spooky story time, It’s not for the faint hearted! The potion we have been making needs lots of gruesome ingredients such as eye of bat, tail of a dog and ink of an octopus!

Weekend activity: Can you collect some fruit/veg tins or dried food for the harvest that we can donate on our visit to church next week?

 

Regards

The Class 1 Team

Springing into the new term

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Posted by Class 1 | Posted in General News | Posted on 07-09-2017

Goodbye summer and Hello new term!

We have had such a fun filled week getting to know our new teachers, friends and routines. It’s all a bit different from what we are used to but it hasn’t stopped us getting stuck in to our exciting lessons.

Our first lesson this term was all about the season ‘Spring’. We have been getting all messy digging in the soil and planting some colourful flowers.

 

 

  

 

We were fascinated with windmills and how they spin in the breeze outside and with our classroom fan. Then took our shoes off and explored the grass using our toes and fingers. It felt very tickly!

   

Some of us did some fantastic colouring and writing skills too!

     

All the class 1 staff are so impressed with how well the children have settled in this week and can’t wait to see what great things we can achieve this year!

Well done everyone

Regards

The class 1 Team

In the summer time!

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Posted by Class 1 | Posted in General News | Posted on 18-07-2017

Whilst the weather is hot and summer is here we had a great time in art making sunshine’s using hand prints, exploring the sea life in the water play and making ice creams using play dough!

 

We also had a sneaky water fight outside and played with some inflatables for the beach!

 

 

Hope you all have a fantastic 6 weeks holiday and come back with lots of exciting stories to tell all your friends!

Happy Holidays

Regards

The Class 1 Team

A bite full of Geography

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Posted by Class 1 | Posted in General News | Posted on 13-07-2017

This week in class one we have been doing Geography, learning about England, Scotland and Wales.

 

First we looked at England; finding out that our capital city is London and our flag is red, white and blue. Then had a little sing and dance to our national anthem.

 

 

Colouring in our own flags helped us remember the colours and practice our fine motor skills.

 

     

Class 1 then had a quick journey to wales to try a local dish called ‘Welsh rarebit’ otherwise known as Cheese on toast! We had a go at making our own, being extra careful and listening to Julie whilst using the toaster.

 

Once we made our welsh rarebit we all sat down to have a taste, It was definitely a thumbs up from class one!

We learnt that Cardiff is the Capital for Wales and that their flag has a big Dragon on it!

  

 

Our trip to wales wouldn’t be complete without making some beautiful yellow Daffodils and having a sing to Tom Jones!

To finish our week off we explored Scotland, making some very yummy chocolate chip shortbread but we were sooo busy rolling and stirring we forgot to take some pictures. Ooops!

 

Weekend Activity: Can you remember the 3 colours of the Union jack flag? We will give you a clue, one of the colours is white.

 

Have a lovely weekend

Regards

The Class 1 Team

 

 

Pear Tree goes MADD

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Posted by Class 1 | Posted in General News | Posted on 29-06-2017

What a special week we had last week at Peartree! It was MADD week, filled with Music, Art, Dance and Drama based around the theme Urban.

To kick start the week we had a dance lesson from Mimi who taught us some street dance moves!

 

       

We made our own version of a city scape using card, paint splattered on paper and chalk.

 

     

 

John Morrow came in to help us make music with recycled objects and hand made instruments, it was an amazing session.

 

  

The masters of Graffiti art came in to show us how to transform our walls in the adventure playground! It was very exciting putting on the suits and masks.

  

Then to finish the week off we had a whole school rave/ Garden party in the hall which was fantastic! Lots of dancing, singing and eating hot dogs and burgers!

    

 

Weekend Activity: Can you do something creative this weekend? It could be dancing to your favourite song, painting a picture or even making music with pots and pans.

 

Have a great weekend

 

Regards

The Class 1 Team

Maths is FUN!

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Posted by Class 1 | Posted in General News | Posted on 15-06-2017

The sun was shining at our festival themed MATHS IS FUN day this week! The hall was full of hustle and bustle with children exploring the many maths activities on different stalls. Face paints, Hot dogs, sun cream and music was in full swing as well as outdoor numeracy themed sport games on the grass.

It was especially great because Pear Tree invited other schools to come join the fun. We loved playing with new friends and learning new skills at the same time!

Class 1’s stall was coin sorting! It was tricky finding the correct coins to match the mystery cards but everyone gave it their best go!

 

What a fantastic day!

 

Weekend Activity: What coins will you be spending this weekend?

 

Regards

The Class 1 Team