1M Class Blog

Hello and welcome to 1M's Class Blog!
 
 
On this page we shall be posting pictures and news about some of the exciting things we have done in class.
 
We hope you enjoy it !
 
 
Mrs McNally, Mrs Seery and all our friends in 1M,  (and not forgetting Poppy the Bear and Smartie the Penguin!)
Welcome to all our new friends in 1M
Observational drawings from nature.
 
1M all went out today in the sun and drew some picture line drawings of objects from nature.  We then looked closely at daffodils, cherry blossoms trees and crocus flowers and tried to draw them in detail. What do you think?
Easter Art and Craft Time !
 
This week to help us celebrate Easter we completed lots of fun art and crafts activities.  We created Easter crowns and rocking hens and painted a daffodil picture to frame at home .  We had great fun !!
1M celebrate Comic Relief with  a day full of Zumba and Multi skills!
 
To help raise money for Comic Relief we all came into school today in our sports clothes ready for a day full of sporting activities!   
 
We started off with a Zumba class with the rest of our friends in Reception and KS1 and then took part in various activities organised by Lee Sterry sports.  We had great fun and raised lots of money for this important charity.
1M celebrate World Book Day
 
To celebrate World Book Day, we all came into school dressed as our favourite book character. 
 
Just look at our fabulous costumes!
  
'Build a Bridge' challenge!
 
All our friends  were set a DT challenge.  They had to design a bridge that could withstand the weight of a toy truck with a space rocket on the back.  The children could only use certain materials and had to consider how to make the road and how to then support the  weight of the vehicle. 
 
We had great fun planning, making and testing our bridges and then had to think about how we could improve our design.  
Year 1 Space Rocket Assembly
 
On Friday 9th February, all of the children in Year 1 took part in an assembly to show the rest of the school our fantastic rockets and to talk about our popular 'Explorers' topic.  So proud of all our friends ! - you sat beautifully and spoke so clearly and confidently about your work in class.
Year 1 Rocket Building Event !
 
On Wednesday 7th February, all our friends in Year 1 joined together with parents and grandparents to make space rockets.  The children planned their rockets in the morning and had a fantastic time working together to make them.  The grown  ups had fun too!
 
Here is our album from the day, with a mixture of photos from both Year 1 classes and then individual photos of  friends in 1M with their fantastic rockets.
Year 1 Phonics Check Information Evening.
 
For any parents that could not attend the Phonics Screening Check information events this week, you may find the following presentation helpful.  Just click on the 'Smart notebook' icon below. I have also included a list of useful websites for advice, games and free resources.  Copies of Phase 3 and Phase 5  Sound Mats are also displayed below. 
 
Thank you,
 
Mrs McNally.
 
 
www.theschoolrun.com
 
www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
 
www.familylearning.org.uk/phonics_games.html
 
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
 
http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html
 
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/
 
 
Toys!  Toys! Toys!
 
For our new History topic, our friends had to bring into class their favorite toy to share with their friends.  We shall be looking at toys from the past so keep looking to see what we discover.
Halloween Fun !
 
To celebrate Halloween, all our friends in Year 1 came into school  dressed in  fancy dress .  What do you think of our outfits and scary poses?
1M Draw Self-Portraits.
 
Today we looked at famous artists and talked about  their portrait work.  We then used photographs  that we took of ourselves and mirrors to help us draw our own self portrait.  
 
Check back next week to see our final, colourful work of art!
Holiday Fun
 
During our first week of school, we talked all about our holidays and what we got up to. Our friends seemed to have had great fun visiting lots of  new places,meeting friends and trying out new things.
YogaBugs come to 1M
 
This term 1M will be taking part in YogaBugs. The sessions that take place every Monday intend to bring stories to life, through specially developed moves inspired by yoga.  So far 1M have blasted off into space, crept through caves and met dangerous dinosaurs!  Here are a few photos to show you what we have been up to.
I.T. Time
 
1M have been learning how to turn on a computer and enter passwords.  They soon got used to using the mouse and managed to draw brilliant pictures using an art package.
3 o'clock reading time!
 
 
Every day at 3 o'clock, all of 1M stop, pack up and enjoy some quiet reading time together.  We bring in our favourite book from home and enjoy reading, sharing and discussing it with our friends. Here are a few photos of us having fun and having a relaxing read.