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Badger Class Y1

Welcome to Badger class!

Welcome to Badger class, Year 1! We hope you have had a great summer and are very excited for the year ahead.

Our class teachers are Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Tainton and our teaching assistants are Mrs Balsom and Mrs West.

This week in English we have practised writing sentences remembering our capital letters, full stops and finger spaces to retell parts of 'The Three Little Pigs'. Mrs Mitchell has been really impressed by our sentences and the fact we were able to remember SO much about the story. We also met THE BIG BAD WOLF and decided to give him a questioning session to find out just why he is SO mean. We all wrote some excellent questions (with question marks!!) to ask the wolf and he turned out to not be quite so bad and scary after all. 

I maths we have been continuing with our more than and less than work and have been ordering numbers from smallest to greatest and greatest to smallest. We also started to use the < and > symbols to compare the numbers and making crocodile mouths to munch up the biggest number.

Today was Children in need and we ran a whole mile around the school!! We tried really hard and were quite tired afterwards but we did raise lots of money!!!

Great work Badger class! 

We have had another exciting week in Badger class!! 

Today we had a phone call from the 'police' to tell us that the wolf from the Three Little Pigs story was on the lose and they needed our help! We made WANTED posters, describing the wolf so that the police would be able to find him! Our posters were SO good, that we had another phone call to say that they had helped the police to catch the wolf!! Mrs Tainton thought our descriptions of the wolf were brilliant!

We also spent time looking at lots of different materials at the beginning of the week. We sorted them and described them for Mrs Mitchell. 

In Maths we have been doing lots of work on 'more than' and 'less than' and played a really good target number game using a number line! We also worked on reading number words and using them as well as the 'real' numbers!! 

Another very busy week-well done Badger class!!

 

We had a really exciting start to the week as we found an animal den in the forest school area. We followed the clues (including some piggy tails, footprints, '100 Ways to Cook a Pig' cookbook AND some REAL bones) to find out who would live in a house like this? We managed to work out that it belonged to the wolf from the Three Little Pigs! Over the rest of the week in English, we have started to learn the story by making our own story maps, collaged dens and took part in a really exciting drama workshop. 

In maths, we have been practising counting forwards and backwards with numbers from 0 - 20 and have really impressed Mrs Mitchell, Mrs Tainton and Mrs Boulson by finding missing numbers in a sequence. 

Super work this week Badgers!!

This week, we have been learning how to find one more or one less than a given number. We have also started to recognise and learn number bonds to 10.  We have used unifix cubes and Numicon pieces to help us to explore different number bonds, before recording them as number sentences in our books, e.g. 2 + 8 = 10

We have have had lots of fun this week learning about Harvest Festival following our work on ‘Rosie’s Walk’. On Friday (No Pens Day), we got to make our very own tasty bread and try lots of different types of foods. We used our senses really well to describe what we could, taste, see, feel and smell.

 

Well done Badger Class, you have worked really hard this week!

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This week, we have continued with our 'Rosie's Walk' theme and even started to look at other farm animals.  On Monday, we were visited by two very friendly chickens! The children loved learning more about them and it was a great afternoon. We have been using our knowledge about other farm animals to write our own sentences in English and we have been learning to count in 2s during Maths. The children have all worked really hard and we have been really proud of the work that they have produced!

Rosie's walk and farm animals

Recognising numbers to 10, written as numerals and words

This week in English, we have been looking at the story 'Rosie's walk'. The children worked hard to learn the story, with some brilliant actions and they were able to sequence it correctly. We worked together in groups to think of different questions that we would like to ask Rosie and the Fox, before 'hot-seating' the characters. Well done to those children who volunteered to play the part of Rosie and the Fox, whilst the rest of the class asked them lots of interesting questions!

We have been using play-doh and joining in with 'dough-disco' to improve our fine motor skills!

Wednesday of this week was 'Roald Dahl day'. We talked about some of our favourite books and films, before reading the story of the 'Enormous Crocodile' together. The children loved using their knowledge of numbers to 20 to cut out and make different amounts of crocodile teeth. We also used different shapes to try and create our very own crocodile and even watched a short animation of the story. The children worked well independently to complete some 'Willy Wonka' sums and built towers of 'sweets', using number cards to 20 and unifix cubes. 

We really enjoyed our activities linked to Roald Dahl day!

For the children who would like a little bit of extra practise at home, here is the link to our current Wake and Shake song.

 

Have fun dancing!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6PmB6tMBOc

 

 

 

We have had a brilliant first week back in Badger class. Everyone has settled in so well and we have been really impressed with the children for remembering all of their new table places and new groups. Throughout the week, the children have enjoyed sharing their favourite stories with each other and acting out the story of The Enormous Turnip! We have also been working hard to read, write and count  numbers from 0-20. Well done Badgers, have a lovely weekend! 

Our first week!

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