Welcome to Bumblebee Class!
This term, we have been reading "The Little Red Hen" in French and to accompany this topic we learned a French nursery rhyme about a miller who falls asleep and doesn't realise his windmill has gone out of control! Here we are singing the song with actions. We hope you enjoy it!
This afternoon we investigated the different 3D shapes we could make using one packet of sweets and cocktail sticks.
We all had a great time looking at the shapes, discussing their properties and deciding how we could recreate these with the sweets and sticks. We had to work as a team and could only use the resources we were given.
WORLD BOOK DAY
We have had such a brilliant day celebrating World Book Day in Bumblebee Class. We have shared stories, hot seated characters, acted out parts of stories, made book marks, book tokens and much more. Our favourite part was meeting Cruella de Book and her rascal sidekicks who wants to steel all of the books in the school. We definitely didn't let them, Hermione (Amelia) cast a spell on Mr Turner and then we all chased him out of the classroom when he tried to get close!
We have been counting in 2's, 5's and 10's today. To help us become really confident at this (and help us when we are learning to multiply and divide after half term) it would be great if you could help us to practice this at home.
There are lots of videos that can help online. These are some of the ones we enjoyed today.
I am sure you have heard that this week we have been learning all about debates. On Monday Mr Hobbs told all teachers that he thought school should be open seven days a week. Miss Dicken passed on the news to Bumblebee Class after lunch. After the initial shock (and a few tears) we spent the week considering reasons for and against coming to school seven days a week. Today we have spent the morning writing a very important letter to Mr Hobbs giving him our opinion. Most of us did not want to come to school seven days a week, including Miss Dicken however Max and Olivia enjoy school so much they wanted to come on the weekend too. This afternoon we have made envelopes, addressed them to Mr Hobbs, attached a stamp and posted them to the very important red post box outside his office ready for him to read this weekend. Fingers crossed our reasons for not coming to school seven days a week are good enough and we can keep our weekends for fun and games at home (sorry Max and Olivia).
Miss Dicken has let us bring home a copy of our letter so that we can show you. She is sure you will be very impressed with our reasons and how hard we have worked.
Welcome back Bumblebees. I hope you all had a brilliant Christmas break and are ready for a very exciting term ahead. I really enjoyed our first day back, I hope you did too!
A new term means a new Wake and Shake routine, here is the link if you want to find it at home...
If you want to continue dancing to last terms Wake and Shake, here it is...
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from everyone in Bumblebee Class.
Bumblebee Class, you should be so pleased with yourselves! You were all amazing in the Christmas Nativity! Miss Dicken and Miss Bartlett are both so proud of you. A GREAT BIG WELL DONE!!
Today we have been learning about Remembrace Day. We came to school dressed up and we all looked fantastic! Some special visitors from the marines came to talk to us and we held a two minutes silence. We also produced a poppy collage which will be displayed around school, and Miss Dicken is sure they will look really great!
Year 1 spent the afternoon on a walk around North Petherton. We saw lots of different places, including the library, community center, the fish and chip shop and Monty's house. During our walk we looked at all the different types of houses we could see. We saw terraced, semi-detached, detached houses, flats and a bungalow. We had a really lovely time and learnt lots about our local area, even if we did get a little bit wet.
Today we have been learning about the Jewish celebration, Simchat Torah. We have had a class celebration, like they do in the synogogue. We sang a song, waved flags and Albert carried the Torah as we walked around the classroom seven times.
Today we went on a Autumn walk looking for all the signs of Autumn in our school. We collected leaves and pine cones and used these to create autumn prints in our sketch books.
Today we learnt the story 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. To help us learn it we acted it out, sequenced it using photos from the story, drew a story map and retold the story to our partner using legs and puppets.
We have been in Bumblebee Class four weeks which means four different children have been 'Star of the Week'. To be a star you must work extremely hard, listen extremely carefully and try your very best thoughout the WHOLE week! If you have already been a star you should be very proud of yourself because it means you have had a super week at school- well done!
Everyday in Bumblebee Class, we do Wake and Shake after lunch. Some children have been practising the dance routine at home. If you would like to practice at home, follow this link to find the right song...
We have been working extremely hard in Bumblebee Class so far this year! We have written a class poem called 'If I had wings I would fly' and we thought you might like to watch us perform it.
In our classroom we have a bumblebee poetry display, so that we can show off all of our great work. Miss Dicken has made a book called 'If I had wings I would fly ' and inside it are all of our ideas, which helped us to write our class poem.
We have also each written an individual poem, thinking about what a bumblebee can see, hear, smell, touch and taste. These are also on display so that anyone who visits our classroom can take a look.
Welcome to Year 1! We hope you have had a great summer and are very excited for the year ahead.