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Welcome to Rainbow Bears!

You can find out what we have been up to and what is coming up. We hope you enjoy looking at our wonderful work.

Please visit regularly so that you can follow our learning journey throughout the year.

Our class teacher is Mrs Carey

Our teaching assistants are;

Mrs Sadler (Monday - Thursday)

Kathryn Whitty (Friday)

 

This stop animation is absolutely fabulous!!! Mollie and her daddy have put a lot of thought, time and effort into this project. Please see below

 

Mollie stop motion animation Ceena vs Snake.mp4

Mollie has written a story about her personal experience of the Corona Virus so far. Please see below

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Class Story

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Extra Learning 6.7.2020

Please see the link below for extra weekly activity suggestions.

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Class Story

Click on the picture to listen to the story.

Extra learning wk beg 29.6.20

Please see the link below for some extra weekly activity suggestions.

 

You will still have lots of exciting maths, english and topic tasks to complete on Purple Mash yes

Music Project Wk beg 29.6.20

Click on the document below to access this week's music project. Have Funsmiley

Class Story

Have fun reading this week's story about diversity; Same Difference

Same difference

Extra learning wk beg 22.6.20

Please see the link below for some extra weekly activity suggestions.

 

You will still have lots of exciting maths, english and topic tasks to complete on Purple Mash yes

PSHE Project Wk beg 22.6.20

Click on the ppt document below to access this week's fabulous project all about keeping yourself happy. It follows the NHS 5 steps to mental wellbeing; connecting with people, physical exercise, giving, mindfulness and learning a new skill. smiley

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Letter to Mrs Carey
letter to Daisy

English and story wk beg 15.6.20

Click on the link below to access this week's English and Phonics activities. Lots of the activities are on Puple Mash so head on over there to complete those. Below you can also find a link to this week's story called The Huge Bag of Worries.

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Maths wk beg 15.6.20

This week's maths learnin is all about money (coin recognition and making amounts) your activities are ready for you to accesss on Purple Mash.

We have also decided to add a variety of learning opportinities that do not require screen time. Theses learning tasks cover some of the skills that you would have been learning in class. 

You have a choice on how you acces your learning as we understand that not everyone enjoys learning online. Therefore, you can either use the online learning activities on PM, access the non screen learning activities below or do a mixture of both smiley. However, completing your learning through Purple Mash enables me to observe, assess and respond to your learning. so, please take photographs of your non screen learning and send them in either through the school email or create your own blog on PM where you can upload your pictures and phtographs for me to see yes

RE Project

Please click on the power point link below to access the fabulous and exciting RE project created by Mrs Simmons and Mrs Dixon. Throughout the project you will be learning all about some of the exciting religious festives from around the world. 

Please read each slide carefully and send in your completed projects either through the school email or through your blog on PM.

I look forward to seeing your fabulous learning. Have fun! smiley

RE projectMollie RE Project June 2020

Thank you to the people who have taken the time to put this fabulous lockdown collage of our Rainbow Bears

Lockdown class collage

EXCITING AND IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!!

A very important reminder to have a go at the P.E. project set this week. The pupils who are attending school today are having a sports day so there is a nice link for all the children.

Also, yesterday we were recognised with an award by Wirral School Games for the competitions we took part in September – March. They are now looking for schools who are encouraging their pupils to be active during lockdown and checking websites/social media to award the ‘Virtual School Games Marks’. It would be great if we could work towards this as a school so the more you post the better! Please send in your project/photographs either through Purple Mash or through the school email!!!

Maths

Please click on the link below for this week's maths home learning.

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English and Story

Please click on the link below where you will find this week's English Home Learning tasks. 

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Week beg 1.6.2020

This week's Purple Mash TOP USERS are............Brooke Lewis and Kayla McKenna!!!!! closely followed by Billy Atherton. Well done to everyone who has been completing the set tasks. You are all working so well. I am super proud to be the teacher of the Rainbow Bears yes

BIG SHOUT OUT to Jackson Burns and Daniel Hunter for completing and sending in your DT projects, they are absolutely fantatsic! smiley

Take a look at our fantastic learning below!!!

Maths

Please click on the link below for this week's excitimg maths home learning. This week you will be exploring Place Value. Some of the tasks will be uploaded onto Purple Mash so look out for those.

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English

Please click on the link below where you will find this week's English Home Learning tasks. The time table will guide you to some tasks that will be uploaded onto Purple Mash

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Class Project wk beg 18.5.20

Please find attached below, this week's school project. This is a history project all about World War Two and VE Day. Whilst carrying out this project , you will learn lots of facts through watching real footage, researching and meven making your own artefacts! HAVE FUNE!!!

Don't forget to share your wonderful learning via our school email schooloffice@townfield.wirral.sch.uk

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BIG SHOUT OUT TO MOLLIE PARTINGTON who has completed ALL tasks and projects this week. You have worked so hard!!! You have an outsatnding learning attitude both IN and OUT of school. Well done Mollie!

This week we have had 18 Rainbow Bears completing tasks and using our Blog Well done Rainbow Bears!! Our top user this week is Sophie Keen, very closely follwed by Seamus Connors!!! Fantastic engagement!!!

Up to now I have had 3 Art projects handed in (which you see nelow) If you have nearly finished, don't worry, it is not too late to hand in ANY of your projects. Everyone LOVES to see waht you have been up to laugh

Over the last week, Rainbow Bears have been exploring the word 'SAID', we have been using a thesaurus to find synonyms for SAID and then using a dictionary to find their definitions. Take a look at our FANTASTIC work below yes

Class Story and English (11.5.20)

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Please click on the document below for this week's Ebglish home learning 

Mollie Partington has been working extremely hard to complete all tasks this week. Please take a look at her fabulous learning attitude displayed in her English learning for this week! Excellent Mollie!!!

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Class project - ART (11.5.20)

This week's project is ART - you will be exploring the work of Andy Goldsworthy who uses lots of natural materials in his work. I am very excited about this project (I may even try and complete some of the tasks myself).

Please remember to share your wonderful work through our school email address schooloffice@townfield.wirral.sch.uk and I will display it all on here.

We have created some wonderful art and sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy!

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Mollie's Andy Goldsworthy project

Maths- Fun with water (11.5.20)

Have fun exploring capacity!! Please take photographs of your learning and I will share them on here

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Class project wk beg 4.4.20

This week's project is a Geography project created by our very own geography coordinator; Miss Williams.  please see the power point below for all information and instructions. ENJOY!!!!

I am SO excited to see your finished projects!

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Daniel Hunter. What a treat to be the first to submit your Geography project! It looks great! Africa would be a perfect place to go to see cheetahs in their natural habitat! I am glad that you have chosen appropriate clothing to keep you camouflaged too yes

Mollie said that her favourite place to go would be Disney World so that she can see her favourite characters.

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Sam has been very busy researching all about Australia. Well done Sam!!

Geofraphy project

Maths - time wk beg 4.4.20

Please click on the power point presentation below for this week's maths activities. This week is all about time. You will have lots of fun activities to complete that will help you learn all about days of the week, sequencing events, months of the year, solving time problems and lots more! you can send photographs of your activities throu the school office schooloffice@townfield.wirral.sch.uk   and I will post them onto here.

Most importantly, HAVE FUN!

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I have always wanted to go to America. I have made a big cardboard cut out in the shape of the country and filled it with animals that live in America, famous places and things I would like to see when I go there.                                                         Some interesting facts about America:

  • Proper name: The United States of America.
  • Capital city: Washington D.C.
  • Main languages spoken: English and Spanish.
  • Big rivers: Mississippi, Missouri, Colorado.
  • Big mountains: Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains.
  • Busiest city: New York City
  • There are 50 states in the USA.
  • Famous people from America: Steven Spielberg who makes movies, Buzz Aldrin is an astronaut, Amelia Earhart was a pilot.
  • President: Donald Trump.
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English wk beg 4.4.20

27.4.20

Please find below your maths tasks for this week. The focus is on number bonds. There is a different task for each day for you to enjoy. Have Fun! English will be set on Purple Mash and you can find your new project for the week and a story below. Keep up the fantastico learning attitudes everyone!

HABITAT PROJECT

Rainbows were set a task on Purple Mas to reasearch a chosen animal to create a factfile;

Please use the internet and books to research a chosen animal's habitat. your animal can be from anywhere around the world! You can present your findings in a poster, leaflet, information book or power point presentation.
You must include the following information; The animal, Country it is mainly found, what it eats, what type of habitat it lives in and what the weather conditions are. You could even include any adaptations your chosen animal has to enable it to survive in it's environment.
Good luck! I look forward to reading your work.

Daily Phonics

Starting Monday 27th April, your children will be able to access daily phonics lessons through letters and sounds which is the scheme that we use at Townfield.

The online lessons are designed to follow the phonics programme your child has been learning at school and have been approved and funded by the Department for Education. 

These lessons will be added daily between 10 and 11 am daily and will remain on the site to be used throughout Summer term.

The lessons are accessed via the Letter and Sounds youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/

The videos can be accessed at any time after they have been uploaded; a new lesson will be added daily between 10 and 11am. Feel free to amend your home timetable as appropriate to fit this in. 

When accessing lessons, you should select 'Year group your child is in and  Summer Term'

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ART

Mollie Partington and her brother have been following our art project. They have been very artistic and have produced an array of differnt types of art. This art is absolutely fntastic!!! Please see below

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Class Stories

Take a look at some stories you might enjoy below.

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Children's work

wk beg; 27.4.20

This week's Purple Mash top user is Sophie Keen, Well done Sophie!!!She was closley followed by Mollie Partington and Daniel Hunter.

Rainbow bears will be being  set a weekly task exploring vocabulary. This week, they had to use a thesaurus to find synonyms for 'NICE'. They then had to use a dictionary to explain the meaning of each synonym. You can see the completed work from the children who sent theirs in below. These are fantastic!!! well done

Class Stories

Oprah Winfrey reads Godin’s book, The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen.

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This week's ICT project

26.4.20

This week we have a very exciting ICT project for you to undertake. You will be learning how to create a STOP MOTION ANIMATION! I can NOT wait to see your creations!

Once you have completed your project, I would like to display them on here. Please send photos, drawings, writing to the school office email mailto: schooloffice@townfield.wirral.sch.uk

CHILDREN'S STOP ANIMATION VIDEOS

I am SO excited ans SUPER proud to shre these wonderful stop animation projects. The children have worked so hard on these and appear to have thouroughly enjoyed creating them. Sit back and enjoy!

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Wk beg 26.4.20 Notices

Hello there Rainbow Bears. I hope you are all keeping safe and well. What a beautifully sunny week we have had. We are so lucky!

I am extremely proud of all of the hard work that you have been putting in on Purple Mash! This week's shout out for the top users go to Mia Allen and Nate Weston, well done to the two of you. 

I have received a lot of photographs of home learning from Jackson Burns, George McHugh and Mollie Partington. Thank you for those, they portray REAL-LIFE learning!

I have also received some photographs of children completing their BIRDS PROJECTS. Please scroll down to the science project to see the children's work! Well done to those of you who have completed the project but have not yet sent in photographs .

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Science project

20.4.20
Hello everyone,
Hope you are all well and have  enjoyed the sunshine over the Easter holiday. It looks like the gorgeous weather is set to continue which is perfect for a wonderful bird project! Mr Rosser (our science leader) has planned this for us all to complete this week. You can access this by clicking on the link below. I would love to see the work you complete and would like to display this on here. Please send photos, drawings, writing to the school office email  - schooloffice@townfield.wirral.sch.uk. Please clearly mark the subject box with your child's year group and teacher's name. If you send photographs of your child we will presume that you are happy for them to feature on the school website. If you do not want their face to appear please make this clear. 
 
Thank you

This week's stories

Click the pictures to hear authors reading their own books!

please find below some photographs that children have been sending.

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Children's research projects

22.4.20

Last week I set a research task for our children. They were to research a chosen minibeast and create a factfile. The children had the freedom to present their findings in their own way (poster, leaflet, factfile, power point presentation or pictures)

So far a lot of children have chosen factfiles through Purple Mash, these are brilliant!!!

George McHugh has been reasearching a lot! He has created two pieces of detailed work so far and has chosen to present these in two different formats. Excellent Gearge!!! Please click on the links below to view George's findings.

Kayla McKenna has created a factfile about bees. Take a look below

Mia Allen, Nate Weston, Mollie Partington, Blake Langton and Seamus Connors have both created a wondwerful fact file about earth worms, ladybirds, woodlice and bees. see below

13.4.20

For those of you who enjoy lots of learning opportunities, please find some useful home learning curriculum links for you and your children to enjoy together. The following links offer daily lessons and blocks of work for all ages.

https://whiterosemaths.com (daily maths lessons for all year groups)

https://www.theliteracycompany.co.uk/free-resources/ (blocks of English work for all year groups)

https://literacycounts.co.uk/free-home-learning/ (blocks of English work for all year groups)

12.4.20

Happy Easter to you all!

NB  During the Easter holidays, I will not be setting any home learning on Purple Mash as I have set a lot already. After the Easter break, I will be setting one piece of English and  one piece of Maths learning each day plus a weekly project for you all to complete. Enjoy your break 

 

10. 4 .20

Good Morning. Happy Good Friday everyone. Hope you are all enjoying your family time. The sun continues to shine for us (this makes such a difference) so try to get out into the garden as much as you can (don't forgrt your suncream and a hat).

I am so proud of the amount of learning that is taking place on Purple Mash. The majority of our class are now completing most tasks. This week has been a good week for the boys!!! Jackson, Blake and Percy have completed the most tasks out of the boys and Daisy continues to be our top user out of the whole class!! A HUGE well done to you all.

Please continue to take the time to read with each other (this is extremely important). There are lots of free stories online for you to share.  Can you write about a character, create a book review explaining what your favourite part of the story is and why or make up your own version of the story? Good luck. PLEASE SHARE YOUR WORK/PHOTOGRAPHS ON OUR PURPLE MASH BLOG :-)

 

3.4.20

A HUGE well done to those of you who have been using Purple Mash. I have noticed more and more of you are completing tasks each day so well done to you. I am especially pleased to see that some of you are responding to my comments and making suggested ammendments to your tasks.I feel extremely proud of the fantastic learning attitides being displayed.

Top Purple Mash users this week so far are; Toby, Sophie and Nate.

It would be lovely for you to be sharing your work with eachother on our class blog. Please see the following instructions on how to do this;

click on the share button and this will take you to another screen containing a link called 'Blog about your work' You can click onto this tab and you will be presented with a choice of places to share your work eg; Rainbow Bears checkin, or if you have created your own blog page, you can save it into there. Good luck and I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful pieces of work, art, stories, photographs etc.

Having set up our class blog, It has been fantastic interacting with those of you who have sent messages so far (Toby, Sophie and Swaran).  

As this month is National Pet Month, I am going to set a project on Purple Mash for you to complete. You can choose any pet that you like. please see below for details of the project if you are unable to access Purple Mash

 

1.4.20  I have today, set up a class blog on Purple Mash. You will need to login to Purple Mash and click onto the SHARING icon at the top of the page. This fantastic programme will enable you to share your work, photographs, stories or communicate with your teachers by commenting on the set blogs.

To create your own blog, you need to click on the home button, then the tools button, you will see a '2blog' icon on the right hand side of the screen, you click on this and follow the instruction on the how to video. Good luck. I look forward to reading your comments and seeing your creations.

 

Hello there Rainbow Bears, I hope that you are all keeping safe and are feeling well. The weather has not been as warm this week but I do hope that you are all still managing to have fun in the garden. I wonder if any of you have been on any scavenger hunts? You could try this one?  Find and collect the following;

5 leaves that look different

A stick that is longer than your hand

A rock with spots on it

A flat rock

A flower

10 blades of grass

something you love to play with

A recyclable object

Something that is heavy

Something that is brown

Something that is very light

Something that needs sun to live

An item smaller than your thumb

An item that starts with the letter M

Something that smell good.

 

Once you have colected all of the above objects, make sure to put them all back where you found them, wash your hands and go and enjoy a tasty snack!

Purple Mash

I have set lots of maths and english tasks for you all to complete this week, I hope you are ready and raring to go? Nate and Daisy managed to finish the most tasks last week, closely followed by Seamus, Lilly H and George - a special well done to you guys!  

I have also set you a spelling task that you can access on a daily basis, please try your best to do this every day, that way, you can challenge yourselves to beat your score each time. Good luck!

HUGE APOLOGY

For those of you who have not yet received your school reports, pleaes accept our apologies, I found them in a folder in the school office on Monday. I can assure you that these have now been posted to you.

 

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25.3.20

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24.3.20

Well done to those of you who have been accessing the set tasks on Purple Mash. I am very happy to see so many of completing thses. Thank you so much to both parents and children for maintaining such fantastic learning attitudes during this time. 

These tasks are tailored specifically to compliment the recent learning that has been taking place within the classroom. They are set to keep your brain active and help you to continue with your learning whilst away from school. I will be looking at your completed tasks and will mark them with a comment, so please look out for these. 

PLEASE make sure you save your completed tasks and hand them in on the 2Do 'Hand in' tab. 

I am in the process of trying to set up a class blog so that we can keep intouch with eachother too. Again please look out for this.

 

 

20.3.20

Please ensure that you continue to practice all of the phonics sounds and common exception words below.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 5th March  - World Book Day

Children all across the school wil be coming to school dressed as their favourite book character (if you have it). Please can the children bring in the accompanying book for their character so that they can read it with a friend?

 

Thursday 19th March,

There will be a World Poetry Day across the school. Every class will be choosing a poem and reciting it by heart to the rest of the school.  Please help your child to learn their poem when they bring it home.

 

Wednesady 25th March - Chester Zoo Visit    CANCELLED

As part of our Habitats topic, we will be going on a trip to Chester Zoo to explore all of the animals and their habitats. We will be paying close attention to the penguins and the camels as we have been exploring their habitats and how these animals have adapted to best suit their extreme environments. Please ensure that your son/daughter is dressed in their school uniform and brings with them a warm, waterproof  coat with a hood and a drink. Packed lunches will be provided by the school kitchen. 

 

Friday 20th  March (SAT 21st) - Down's Syndrome Day - 

Today the children wore odd socks to celebrate National Down's Syndrome day, we all designed our very own pair of odd socks as part of a competition - Oh what fun we had!

 

 

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School Closure

Whilst school is closed, we would like to encourage children to continue with their learning at home, this can be done in a number of exciting ways. Please find below, a copy of suggested ideas that children (who are in school) will be bringing home.

Please see the suggested activities by clicking onto the documents below. Included in these documents is a list of some familiar songs to aid children's learning.

Please continue to use Purple Mash as I will be regularly allocating learning tasks for your children to complete.

https://www.townfieldprimaryschool.co.uk/wirral/primary/townfield/site/pages/curriculum/phonics 

Click on the pictures below to be taken directly to these websites.

All Phonics Play content is free whilst schools are closed.

If you can not access content due to needing Flash Player on ipads then please download the 'Puffin Browser' APP. This browser will play Flash Player.

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Image result for oford owlPlease click on the link below to access

an plethora of fantastic, free ebooks to

share together.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

 

 

Important Information

 

PE

Indoor P.E. is on Friday- Kit; black pumps, black shorts and a Townfield t.shirt

Outdoor P.E. is on Tuesday. – Kit; joggers and a jumper (trainers optional)

P.E. kits should remain in school all week.

 

Home Learning

  • Homework is given out every Friday and is due to be handed in on the following Tuesday
  • Each week there will either be a Maths or English tasks that is linked to learning that we will have been doing in class that week.

 

Spellings and Magic Maths

  • New Spellings and Magic maths will be given out every 2 weeks on a Friday.
  • Children will be tested on their spellings and Magic Maths every Friday (second test will be to beat last week’s score!)

Reading

  • Please read with your child every night and bring their book to school every day.  
  • Books will be changed once they have read 3 times at home.

 

Thank you for your continued support  Here are some other key ways you can help from home:

- Focus on letter formation and basic punctuation when completing homework.

- Reinforcing phonics sounds during homework or play games to spot sounds when out and about!

PurpleMash

This our Brand New School online learning platform. Here the children can access all of the national curriculum subjects in oreder to enhance their knowledge, understanding and skills for every subject they are learning in school.

 

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Events 

Christmas with the Rainbow Bears

We have been busy getting ready for the festivities this year, by following our tradition of making classroom decorations. This year we made wreaths! 

we had a visit from Father Christmas at he Christmas fayre

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Year 1Christmas Production

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English

Our English writing is based around the book Paper Planes by Jim Helmore and Richard Jones. It is based on the story of two best friends;   

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Mia and Ben are the very best of friends. They live side by side at the edge of a great, wide lake and together they sail, and swing, and sing. But the thing they love the most is making paper planes. They dream of one day being able to make a plane that will fly all the way across the lake, and their planes become more and more intricate... 
But one day: terrible news. Ben's family are moving far, far away. How can Mia and Ben stay best friends if they are so far apart? And how will they ever realise their dream of making a plane that can fly across their lake?

We have been writing questions for the characters;

         Why did Ben have to move house?                       How old are you?                          When will you come back? 

We thought of some similes for 'sad' 

               devastated, upset,                               emotional, distraught               and flying

soaring, skimming, gliding, hovering.

We have even created our own poems using all of our newly leaned vocabulary;

The plane climed throyugh the fluffy clouds, soaring, gliding, shooting! written by Lilliy Johnston

Phonics

Year 1 learn and practise Phonics through fun-filled, stimulating activities on a daily basis.

Year 1 phonics screening will take place in June 2020.

Here are some useful sites to help you prepare at home:

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Maths

We have been having lots of fun  exploring  2D and 3d shapes.

We have learned the names and properties of some common 2D shapes and used these to create 2D shape pictures.

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We moved on to exploring the names and properties of 3D shapes. We sorted the shapes according to their properties and built some 3D models by looking closely at the shape's suitability. Here is a number of snapshots of our fun, active activities. 

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Science

This term we have been exploring the features of of different types of animals including; fish, amphibiams, reptiles, mammals and birds. The children have studied and discussed the variety of physical features that each type of animal posses and sorted them according to the features. 

RE

In R.E this term we have been learning all about how we use our hands to pray, communicate and treat others.

We studied the importance of using kind hands and how this is important in helping each other out.

the children have had lots of fun using their hands to communicate through gesture and British Sign Language as can be seen below;

Music with the Rainbow Bears

Can you identify and keep to a beat?

Can you respond to pitch and tone?

Can you learn a new song that 

We have been using claves to respond to and keep to a beat.

 

 

Spring Term 

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Art

Over the few two weeks we have been studying the work of a once famous Pop Artist called Andy Warhol. First the children used their Ipads to look at his biography, from this we discuused what we know about him and the features of his work; 

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We then used our Ipads to take some portraits of our friends and had a go at taking self-portrait photographs (selfies) raedy for us to sketch our own self portraits using different strokes and pressures to create mood. We used mirrors to look closely at the size, shape, location and proportions of our features

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This week the children have used a varity of media both explore colours, we have been exploring warm and cold colours, mood, tone and shade and which of the colours compliment each other well using contrasting colours, shade, pressure and brush strokes. TWe then used our experiments  to choose a final 4 complimentary colour for our backgrounds as can be seen below.

Next week we ill be using our digital portraits to complete our own Andy Warhol style Pop Art! 

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Over the summer term, year 1 have been studying both Queen Elizabeth II and Healthy eating. We recieved a letter from Buckingham Palace asking if we could help design some new crown jewels as the Queen was feeling somewhat fed up with her current jewels. We studied crowns, orbs and septres. Then we chose one piece to design, we sketched, labelled, constructed and evaluated them.

Mrs carey sent some pgotographs of our crown jewls to the palace and the Queen is yet to choose her favourites!

Queen Elizabeth II

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Mollie made an orb

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Blake created a sceptre

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Mia created a crown!

Healthy Eating

We explored and sorted a variety of fruits and vegetables; making some surprising discoveries along the way

 Did you know?

A tomato, peppers and cucumbers are actually FRUITS???  This is because "they have seeds/pips inside" - Jackson Burns.

we chose our favourite fruits to sketch, label, make and evaluate a fruit kebab. we needed to consider lots of elements such as size, shape, colour, texture and repeating patterns. We learned all about kepping safe whilst handling foods and cutting utensils.

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English

Our English lessons this term are based around the book 'Where The Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak. It is about a boy called Max who puts on a wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper.

That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are.

Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins!

But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.

The children have been exploring adjectives and 2A noun phrases for both the characters and the scenery, and have been using conjunctions such as; and, but, because, also, so and until to extend their sentences ready for re-writing the story in their own words.

We explored a variety of versions of Where the Wild Things Are; such as Sharp Teeth Sid and Layla and The Giants. The children reenacted these stories through writing, verbal retelling and role play.

Layla and the giants

This week we have been creating our very own Wild Thing! (Nose Picker, Neck Bender, Claw Scratcher, Horn Poker). We have explore how they would move, what they would eat, their likes and dislikes and describing what they look like. Using all of our ideas, we have written our very own non-chronological report! Here is an example below

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Maths

This week Rainbow Bears have been exploring 2D shapes using a variety of resources. We have been using language such as properties, sides, corners, curces, straight and equal. We have used this vocabulary to describe the shapes to our friends before making them. See below;

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Science

During science week we have been conducting lots of exciting experiments such as creating a rain cloud,

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A rainbow in a glass;

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We even explored different materials to find out which would be most suitable for an insulated coat for a visit to the Antarctica. We poured warm water into a variety of bottles and wrapped each one with a different material and placed them into the freezer (the Antarctica). We made our own predictions regarding which material would keep the water warter warmest. After 1 hour, we took the temperatures of each bottle and discovered that the plastic bag was the best insulator. From this we moved on to designing our very own coat that would be suitable to wear in the Antarctica!  What fun we have had!

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TOYS, TOYS EVERYWHERE!

Please click on the link below to find out all about our exciting trip to the museum of Liverpool where we had lots of fun exploring toys through time.

Today we had a visit from some of our parents and grandparents. They brought along some of their toys from when they were around our age. In order to find out more about their toys, we preperared some questions prior to this visit, we generated some questions ready to hot seat each visitor.

"How old is your toy?" Lilly 

"Why is it your favourite toy?" Brooke

"Who got it for you?" Toby

"What can your toy do?" Darley

Once our visitors arrived, they showed us their toy and told us lots about them, we asked our questions and then we were very lucky because we had the opportunity to play with the toys and ask more questions in small groups.

"WOW! That is SO SO COOL!"  Mikey

Look at the fun we had!

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In our DT lessons we have designes, made, and evaluted a garment suitable for our very own toy! First we explored different materials and their properties, this enabled us to choose the material that we liked best for our garment. We then had to look at some designs and sketches of garments and use these ideas to design our own, from our design we used our chosen materials to actually make a garment to fit our toy. For this we needed to measure the amount of material to ensure that it would fit. Once we had made our garment, we went on to evaluate whether we had chosen a suitable material. Some of us found cutting felt quite tricky, others realised that tin foil was not robust enough for a garment as it kept ripping and other found that the fabric was just right although still tricky to cut.

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Chinese New Year

We have been learning all about Chinese New Year! We discovered that we were all born in the year of the goat and others in the year of the horse. We explored chinese writing, we role-played the story of Chinese New Year, we play 'Chopstick Challenge' where we had to race to transfer as many piecec of pasta from one plate to another USING CHOPSTICKS!!! This was NOT easy! We also tasted a variety of different chinese foods including; egg fried rice, prawn crackers, noodles, soy sauce, spring rolls and even sweet chilli sauce.

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HOLI

We have been learning all about the Holi festival. Holi is a colourful celebration. It is also called 'The festival of colours' and people celebrate by throwing colourfed powder and dye around in an atmosphere of good humour and fun. Holi is seen by some as the Hindu festival that is nearest in spirit to St. Valentines Day.  

We had great fun creating Holi style pain throwing in the playground (although we were careful not to throw any on eachother).

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PE

Our PE topic this term has been DANCE. We have been exploring how jungle animals move and interepting their movemnts through dance. We have been exploring how they sleep, wake, walk, hunt, eat and play. First we explored all of the actions and then we put them all togogether in a short routine. Once we had mastered this, we added a beat then some music. We then performed our dances in our groups to the rest of the class.

Some of us were ELEPHANTS, some were GIRAFFES, some were TIGERS and the rest were CHIMPS. Have a look and see if you can spot the animal behaviours in our photographs below!

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HELPING HANDS

Our Rainbow Bears are always helping eachother out, as we are all still learning to tie our ties, fasten our buttons, tie our shoe laces ect; some of us still need a bit of help and there is always a team mate waiting to offer their assistance.

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World Book Day

During World Book Day, we celebrated by dressing us as our favourite book character, we even brough the book that our character is in to share with our friends.

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We have even been taking turns at choosing a book to read to the whole class!

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Check out our new reading area

It is not quite finished yet as it requires some soft furnishing to make it more comfortable.

We are really enjoying going in to the reading area when we have some free time (sometimes this is when we have finished our learning to the best of our ability)

We have been reading books written by Roald Dahl.  Mrs Carey has a collection of Roald Dahl books that we are all enjoying reading in our new area. We have just completed George's Marvelous Medicine as a class and we are now in the middle of readingThe Twits! 

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