Parent's Reading Morning
This morning the parents/carers came into Palm class to read with their children.
It was lovely to see so many adults joining us this morning.
🐊 A very hungry crocodile 🐊
The year 1 children investigated numbers using our greedy crocodile. We discovered that he only likes the eat the greatest number!
The children were able to identify which number was greater and smaller, using the correct symbol.
🔥 New Moston is Burning! 🔥
Today the children put themselves in the shoes of the people of London in 1666. As there were no fire engines back then, the children had to use buckets and lines to pass the water between them.
The children were very sensible and didn’t spill a drop. London would been lucky to have them!
🌟 This weeks stars - 23rd September 🌟
🌟 Our First Week 🌟
The children of Palm class have been superstars and have settled into Year 1 and 2 brilliantly. The children have been busy having a go at their challenges - we based our learning on the story of The Colour Monster, discussing our feelings and emotions about the new school year.
💫 Our Classroom 💫
Mrs Wilson loves decorating her classroom for the new year. This year, we have decided on a natural theme to give a sense of calm to the room. We also have our continuous provision areas which will have new challenges in each week.
Welcome to Palm Class!
Hello everybody and welcome to Palm Class!
Palm class is a year 1 and 2 mixed class. In the class this year there will be myself, Mrs Wilson (Class teacher), Miss Aboo (TA) and on a Friday the class will be taught by Miss Leach.
PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday.
Please make sure your child has a PE Kit in school. This needs to simply be a pair of shorts and a t-shirt and a pair of pumps or trainers for going outside. P.E kits can be left in school and taken home at the end of the half term for a wash.
Homework will be set on Google Classrooms. Your child will have a homework grid that has a variety of English, Maths and Topic activities on it for them to complete. They choose to do at least one activity each week (although they can do more!) Your child's username and password will be stuck in their Reading Record Book. Their homework needs to submitted by Thursday, as I will look at it before Friday and send a certificate home to those children who have completed homework.
Reading - We expect your child to read at least three times a week at home to an adult. This needs to be recorded in your child's reading record and signed by an adult. This record needs to be brought into school every day. We will check this on a Friday. Again, they will get a certificate if they do this.
Book Changes - Book changes will happen every Monday in your child's Read, Write, Inc group.
Children will need to bring a water bottle to school and it would be great if all clothes and coats can be clearly labelled.
My door is always open and I am only a phone call away. If you have any concerns or anything you want to chat about, please do so. Alternatively, you can drop me an email to the class email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is to a great year and new adventures!
Mrs Wilson :)
A final note just to say THANK YOU for being such an amazing class this year. We are so proud of how far you have come and it has been a privilege to get to know you all (children and parents). You have all worked so hard and I hope you all continue to shine. Have a lovely summer break and I cant wait to see you all in your new classes in September.
We will miss you!
Miss Brown, Miss Keighley and Mrs George
School disco! We partied hard and danced till our feet hurt!
This weeks super stars! Well done to you all!
Thank you to all the parents who came to support the children for sports day!
Here is your summer 2 homework grid. This is also on Google Classroom.
What an amazing day!
First we became palaeontologists and excavated real dinosaur fossils. Then we were lucky enough to meet Mia and Bella the baby Triceratops and T-Rex. We were lucky Bella wasn’t feeling hungry! Check out some of our photos below.
This weeks Maths and reading champs! Well done Cara and Kaiden!
This weeks challenges in Palm class!
Rainbow Day 2022
This week we have been looking at 3D shapes and their properties. We also learnt what makes a shape a prism.
This weeks superstars! Well done Isla, Lottie and William!
Hi Palm Class!
Here is your summer 1 homework grids. These will be sent home this week. Try to do a range of activities over the next 6 weeks. I have had some fantastic homework this year so be proud and keep up the hard work.
Miss Brown and Miss Keighley :)
This weeks superstars! Keep up all the hard work!
This weeks reading and maths champions! Well done Summer and Harry!
World Maths Day 23/3/22
Today is World Maths Day.
Below are some ideas of activities you can do at home with your child.
We hope you enjoy doing some of them.
KS1 Inventors Day! Check out our costumes!
This week one of our continuous provision challenges was to make our own paper aeroplanes linking to our story ‘Pigs Might Fly’.
We carefully followed instructions to fold them correctly and then we went and had a competition to see who’s went the furthest.
Well done one to our winners, Jamie, Leila and Lottie! 👍🏻😁
This weeks reading and Maths champions! Well done ladies!
Check out these maths knowledge organisers - these show we what we are covering in your year group
Check out our Arctic small world tray...
Today we practised creating expanded noun phrases! We did this by adding one or more adjectives before a noun! If we used two we had to remember to use a comma.
What a treat to finish off our topic ‘Do all animals need sleep?’ Today, we had a visit from Birds of Prey. We met some very cheeky owls and learnt lots of facts about them. They swooped over our heads and we even got to hold one!
This week we have been dividing! We learnt how important it is to share equally when we do this. Well done Palm Class!
Nothing to see here! Just dissecting some poo to decide if an animal is a herbivore, omnivore or carnivore. YUCK!
Let the fun begin! We have a visitor in palm class. #naughtyelf
In our class we have a worry box. If something is on our minds but we don’t know how to talk about it we can pop Miss Brown a note so she understands what is worrying us. No worry is too big or too small! We even made our own worry monsters just like in the story ‘Ruby’s Worry’.
Our new topic this half term is ‘Do all animals need sleep?’.
Today, we had a visit from the lovely Pippa our school dog. We learnt all about the key things she needs to survive such as air, water, food and shelter.
This week we have been investigating Part, part, whole models. Year 2,s used their prior knowledge to help them find fact families.
Making natural remedies like the hero Mary Seacole!
Our topic this half term is Superheroes. We are learning about the real life hero Mary Seacole. Look at our amazing portraits of Mary Seacole using watercolours.
Look how hard the year ones have been working today on their Part, part, whole models.
We are now putting homework on Google Classroom for the children to complete.
There would also be learning put onto Google Classroom if the school had to shut due to unforeseen circumstances.
There has been an invitation sent for them to accept and join the classroom.
Every child has their e mail address and password which they will need to access the classroom in their reading record book.
I am also attaching a guide to using Google Classroom which will hopefully help you if you are new to this!
If you need any support with this, please contact your child's teacher or me (Mrs Waddell) and one of us can go through this with you.
There are also useful Read, Write, Inc videos for the children to watch to support their learning in school.
Remember: we are here to help!
A helpful guide to Google Classroom!
We were so lucky today. Our topic this half term is called ‘Who is your superhero?’ And we had a real life super hero come and visit us! This is Albie the guide dog. We learnt all about how he helps and the tricks he can do. His owner was also a Paralympic athlete! What a great day!
Today, we finished off the week by making our superhero designs on our biscuits! We then evaluated how it went and most of us agreed that eating them was the best part!
Check out our pictures below.
What a great start to the year! All the children in Palm Class are settling in so well. They have already been working so hard and this week we have been looking at place value in mathematics and building different numbers using the maths equipment. We have started our class story 'George's Marvellous Medicine' to. Keep an eye on this page for photos and up dates of what we have been getting up to!