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!
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
On Tuesday we had a very exciting delivery! We had a letter all the way from the North Pole...from Santa! He sent us a Santa cam so that we could show him how good we were all being but there was a problem! He was missing his naughtiest elf - Barry! It turns out that Barry had snuck in with the post and was hiding in our classroom.
This week Barry the elf has got up to lots of mischief! He ate Miss Standing's chocolate (but he did bring us some Christmas books so we let him off) and he made a nest in the baubles so we had to decorate the Christmas tree. He also had a tea party in the dolls house! Cheeky Barry.
Christmas has officially arrived in Honeycrisp class. We had great fun decorating the tree!
We are really enjoying our Christmas advent display! Everyone has a picture hidden under a brick on the chimney and each day we pick someone to pull off a brick and the person hidden underneath gets their Christmas gift from Miss Standing, Mrs Pilbeam and Miss Hook.
In our Geography lessons this week we have been looking at Faversham. We made a giant map as a class and talked about where different places are in Faversham.
Our Story of the Week this week was Happy Town. On Friday we were lucky enough to have it read to us by our new Star of the Week.
This week we enjoyed a new book by Julia Donaldson about a detective dog! She solved a crime and taught a thief the right way to behave. We thought about lots of new words and we are getting very good at giving a definition.
This week we had great fun in our P.E. lesson. The weather was horrible so we cleared our classroom and did some dancing. We followed a zumba video for children on Miss Standing's board and it was really fun! Some of the moves were tricky and some were easy! We had to keep going for 34 minutes. We were really hot by the end and needed a big drink. The more dancing we did, the easier we found the moves to copy!
This week our Story of the Week was one none of us had read before!
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 week as a whole school we have been celebrating Black History Month by learning about different influential people in British Black History. Each class has created a display in our pop up museum. On Friday morning we got a chance to visit the museum and look at all the learning that has been happening over the last week.
This was our contribution to the museum. We learnt about the work of Martin Luther King and Paul Stephenson. They both protested for equality, regardless of skin colour or race. We learnt about their lives and we thought about the message of their peaceful protests. Thanks to their hard work and devotion this is not something that happens in the same way anymore. We also thought about our dreams for the world and we came up with some lovely, well thought out ideas.
This week our Story of the Week was Wonky Donkey. We really enjoyed this book as it had lots of funny words in it! It really made us laugh! We thought about the definitions of 5 new words, some we knew and some we didn't. We also discovered that there is a video on YouTube with a song!
Miss Standing has FINALLY put up our Art work from when we were exploring line.
We used one of our favourite books for the Story of the Week this week. SUPERWORM! We learnt lots of new words this week...even Mrs Pilbeam needed to look one up! This just shows that we are all learning together!
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
We were very lucky that for our P.E lesson this week we were taught by Mr Rees our sports leader. He helped us to take part in a virtual football competition. It gave us a chance to show off the skills we have been learning in this term. We had to dribble the ball and keep control of it between 2 cones. We then had to stop it correctly so that the next person could take over. Mr Rees filmed us and he will be now be able to compare it the other Year 1 classes taking part. We all had a great time and tried our hardest - which was impressive considering it was FREEZING!
This week Miss Standing picked a story that we didn't know! However, by the end of the week we were all joining in with the noises and some of the repeated phrases. It was a great book and it gave us lots of new words to think about. Even Miss Standing had to look up the word 'caper'!
This week in our Art lessons we have been looking at line and the different ways we can use it. We explored straight and wavy lines and looked at the different ways we could manipulate a piece of string. Then we used our observation skills to recreate our lines in different mediums. We used paint, chalk, crayon and colouring pencils so now we have 4 different coloured representations of our lines. Check back next week to see it displayed on our Art wall in the classroom.
This week our story of the week was 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. We really enjoyed this book and we even came up with some actions to help us remember the words. By Friday we could all tell the story without any help from Miss Standing.
Our story of the week this week was 'Aliens Love Underpants'. We loved this book and we thought it was really funny. We made some stick puppets to use for our own story and we also designed our own pants!
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.
This term our theme is 'Under the Sea'. We made paper plate fish using the pointillism technique we have been working on and we also discussed our favourite sea creatures and wrote simple sentences about them.
Look at all the sounds we have been learning and practising in our Phonics sessions!
This week we have also been looking at the story of the Gruffalo. We have read the book everyday and we have been picking out new vocabulary that we don't know. This week we have learnt 5 new words! I wonder if you can remember what they mean? All of us can tell the story on our own now as well.
This week we made the classroom our own by painting self portraits. We thought about the different colours that we needed and what different shapes we could see in our bodies. We also wrote a little bit about ourselves. We thought about our likes and dislikes and how used our sounds to try and write them down.
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