Hello and welcome to
Honeycrisp's class page!
On this page you will find weekly updates showing how much fun we have been having and all the things we have been learning!
A couple of reminders:
- We are trying to limit the amount of things travelling between home and school so please leave bookbags at home
- Your child will need a named water bottle in school which will be sent home daily
- Thursday is our PE day, please make sure your child comes in wearing suitable outdoor PE kit
I am very much looking forward to spending this year, learning alongside your children. If you have any questions, please ring the office and I will do my best to answer them for you!
Here is a list of possible books that you may enjoy to share with your child.
We have had a great final week of the school year, celebrating how much we have achieved. This year may have been rocky, but we have loved every minute of it. Thank you for a wonderful year Honeycrisp class. See you in Year 2 in September! Enjoy a well deserved break
Miss Standing x
We had a great afternoon this week for our 'Rainbow Reward Time' to celebrate our fantastic writing. Every single one of us got some time but some of us got nearly an hour! We had the wall bars out in the hall. We had so much fun!
We have now moved onto our final mini block this term and we are doing computing. This week we have been focusing on basic computer operation skills. We have learnt to log on, open up the internet and search for a website. We then had great fun exploring a online sketchpad. I have attached the link below...
We also had great fun taking part in our Sports Day activities this week. It was a shame that we couldn't share it with you, but here are some great action shots courtesy of Mrs Andrews!
In our DT this week we have been learning about structures. We designed and made a windmill for a mouse! The little mouse with clogs on who lived in Old Amsterdam! Our windmills are made up of a structure, an axel and a turbine.
We had an amazing visit from the Fantastic Fred bus this week. We got to spend half an hour with the Professor and Fred and they taught us all about good mental health! We learnt lots of things and it was really funny!
What a way to start the week! Well done to Layla for achieving her white Ninja Maths band!
This week we were focusing on DT and we made smoothies! We tasted lots of different fruit and vegetables and then chose which combination we liked best. We then made them as a class. We gave Miss Standing the instructions and she peeled and cut all the ingredients. We each got to have a go at blending it up! There were lots of great colours that we saw and everything smelt lovely. We finally got to try the smoothies. They were delicious.
To end our mini Music block we tied what we had learnt together and performed our composition! We practiced first and we were very proud of our performance.
For the next 2 weeks we are going to be doing Music. This week we have learnt 5 new words.
Pitch - how high or how low a note is
Tempo - how fast or how low music is
Compose - to make up our own music
Perform - to show a group of people something we have done
Pattern - when something is repeated
We have been creating our own pitch patterns and experimenting with different tempos to tell a musical story.
In our English this term we are building up to writing our own stories. We have started by story mapping and retelling one of our favourite stories: The Three Little Pigs. We have had great fun telling our stories to each other.
Our beautiful butterflies are all grown up so we released them into the wild!
We have done such a good job of growing our bean plants that they are now too big for our classroom!
Through their writing the children have been working hard on their rainbow target. Each time they meet their target they earn 5 minutes of rainbow time. Then at the end of each term they get to pick a treat for the amount of time they have earned. This term they asked for 2 things: play equipment on the field and taking selfies! So that is what we did!
It's happening! They're hatching!!
We had great fun with Mr Rees in our P.E. lessons this week. We got to show off all of the football skills we have been practicing. He was very impressed!
We have been really struggling to get going in the morning at the moment so we have been using the Kids Bop Zumba videos to get us moving.
We have seen some great progress in the growth of our plants over the last picture. They are getting so tall.
We have also enjoyed watching our caterpillars change into a chrysalis. Soon we will be able to put them in a net!
A HUGE well done to Marin on achieving his yellow Ninja Maths band. We are so proud of you!
We have updated our display boards this week and our classroom is looking great!
As we are going to be focusing on Science this term, we thought it would be a good idea to get our outside area in good shape! We have spent lots of time outside this week prepping the ground to do some planting.
We learnt to use our Science observation goggles and look really closely at different things in the garden.
We also planted some runner beans and some sunflower seeds. We learnt all about what plants need to grow and we did an experiment to see what would happen if the seed didn't get everything it needed. We learnt how to make predictions about the outcome of our experiment. We will keep you up to date with what happens!
We have had a lovely last day of term today! We celebrated how hard we have worked with an Easter egg hunt! It was well deserved! You have all worked so hard this term and I am SO proud of how you have all settled back into school. Your attitude to learning is fantastic and you are making great progress. Have a lovely time off, eat lots of chocolate, and I look forward to seeing you all next term!
Miss Standing x
WE ARE BACK! Goodbye google classroom and hello to all of your lovely faces! It has been so good to see you all this week and I am thrilled to be back in the classroom with you. You have settled back in so well and made me so proud this week. We have had a busy week and you have taken it all in your stride! Well done everyone. Here's to another great week!
Miss S x
Well...this is not the way we wanted to start Term 3! However, I thought I would just put a little message on here to let you know that we are still here and we are missing you loads! I hope that you have had a good Christmas and I look forward to learning with you over the next few weeks. Hopefully it won't be too long and we will be back together.
Miss Standing, Miss Hook and Mrs Pilbeam xxx
Miss Standing has been terrible at taking pictures this week and it is only thanks to Mrs Pilbeam that we have a story of the week.
Our story of the week this week was Night Monkey Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson. We love Julia Donaldson and her rhyming books.
This term we have been focusing on Under the Sea. At the beginning of the term we picked our favourite sea animal and wrote about them. This week we have done the same activity and the difference in our writing is INCREDIBLE! You should all be very proud of yourself! We are definitely proud of you!
Miss Standing x
In Art, Year 1 have been learning about one of the formal elements of Art: shape.
We have been looking at the work of Biatriz Milhazes and using her work as inspiration to create our own abstract compositions with circles.
We experimented with different arrangements of the circles and when we were happy with our composition we stuck the circles down.
To make some of the circles stand out we added black outlines using marker pen.
Our final compositions will be displayed in the main entrance of the school.
Hello everybody and welcome back to a new school year! We have had a lovely week settling into Year 1. We have been looking at some basic sounds and number skills but mostly we have just been having fun! We made a giant rainbow to go on our Art board and we copied the style of a famous artist who we are going to learn about next week! I hope everyone has had a lovely first week back. I bet you are tired, I know I am, and I look forward to seeing you on Monday for another fun filled week in Honeycrisp. Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Standing x