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Benjamin Hargreaves C.E Primary School Voluntary Aided

Every child, every day, to learn, to laugh, to love and pray.

Class 1

Welcome to Class 1!

 

On this page, you will be able to find out about what we have been and what we will be learning about in Class 1. 

 

Thank you for your continued support

 

Mrs Chauhan (Class Teacher)

Miss Rawstron (Teaching Assistant)

 

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Welcome back! We hope you've had a wonderful

half term and are ready for your last half of Year 1!

Timetable

 

Monday Outdoor PE (Weather Dependent)
Tuesday

Indoor PE (Dance)

RE with Mrs Smith. Art with Mrs Parkinson

Wednesday Homework due in.
Thursday  
Friday Spelling/Maths test. Homework given out

 

Well done to everyone is Class 1 for an absolutely amazing assembly!

 

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Here are our Days of the Week and Months of the Year songs.

 

Days of the Week - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXMofxtDPUQ

 

Months of the Year - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw

 

 

 

 

 

As part of our Science week we have been learning about light. We researched the famous scientist and inventor Thomas Edison, who invented the first light bulb, then we wrote a fact file about him.

 

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We worked in small groups to create a circuit using a light bulb, battery and wires.

 

 

 

During our PE lesson we trained to be a Jedi using the change4life website. Click on the link below have a go.

 

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/train-like-a-jedi

 

We also enjoyed our dance session with Katie.

 

 

 

 

In design and technology we planned and made a healthy sandwich. We then had a picnic on the playground, where we enjoyed eating our sandwiches.

 

 

 

Our topic this term is

Growth and Green Fingers

 

This half term we will start by looking at classic stories. We will focus on the use of speech in stories, especially repeated phrases. e.g. In speech bubbles or using dialogue with speech marks for direct speech. We will describe characters using adjectives and put events in sequential order. We will then create our own classic story based on ‘The Enormous turnip.’ This links in with our topic of ‘Growth and green fingers. ’We will then look at instructions for growing vegetables and write some instructions of our own. In Phonics we are continuing to learn all about alternative graphemes for different sounds. 

 

 

During Maths, we are learning to multiply and divide. We are learning to use measurements and statistics to help us to subtract. We will be exploring mass, weight and length in measurements and we will be consolidating our knowledge of time. We will be learning to sort and sequence. We continue to count in different steps using the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

 

In Science we will observe the seasonal changes in our local environment and look at evidence of growth and change, recording our findings. We will learn how to identify and name a variety plants, recording our findings. We shall learn about the different parts of plants and label our diagrams, as well as carrying out lots of exciting investigations.

 

In Art we will do observational drawings of fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers, and in Design and technology we will create a recipe for a healthy snack and sample it, then decide how it could be improved.

Building Dens and Acting Out Maisy Goes Camping

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The Great Fire of London Assembly

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We had a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny, who had hidden treats for the children to find. They searched high and low to find treats and collected them in their baskets. 

 

Everyone looked great time on World Book Day. The children (and staff) made a fantastic effort. We celebrated the day by showing our outfits and talking to the class about who we were dressed as and why. We shared stories, wrote book reviews and decorated our very own bookmarks.

 

During assembly each class paraded around the hall so we could marvel at all of the outfits. Mrs Barker and Mrs Robinson chose the best dressed and presented them with a prizes.

 

Well Done!!!

 

First Prize - Sam (The Faraway Tree)

Runner up - Eiliyah (Sophie from The BFG)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dance (indoor PE)

 

The children thoroughly enjoyed their first dance session on Friday afternoon. They played some games and then used sticks to dance to music and keep the beat.

 

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Theme Week - India

 

During our first week back we have thoroughly enjoyed our theme week learning all about Incredible India.

 

The children used atlases to locate India on a map. We found out the capital city of India is New Delhi and it is surrounded by the Indian Ocean. We then made our own flags. Using coloured card and paper we made lotus flowers, which is the national flower of India.

 

Hindi is the main language used in India. We learnt how to say hello - 'Namaste' and to count up to 10 in Hindi. 

 

We tried some delicious vegetable curry, naan bread, poppadoms and a samosa. We took part in some Indian dancing and even played cricket.

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Christmas

 

The children have been enjoying our Christmassy themed last week of the autumn term. They have taken part in lots of craft activities including making cards, calendars and hats.

 

    

 

  

Key Stage 1 had a great time at their Christmas party this week. We had lots of fun dancing and playing games. There was even a surprise guest!

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On Friday the children came to school in their Christmas jumpers to raise money for charity. We all sat down together to have our Christmas lunch.

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The children performed an assembly about the meaning of Christmas for the children and parents. They did a wonderful job acting, singing and narrating and even got a class star of the week certificate!
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In Science the children have been comparing and identifying similarities between animals. We have also been learning about how we can classify animals into groups such as mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds.

 

Mrs Smith brought in some of her rescue pets for us to have a close look at and identify which group they belong to. There was Clarissa, the python; Nightress, the corn snake and Clive, the bearded dragon, which were all reptiles. Later in the week we also had a visit from Horris, the pygmy hedgehog.

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World War I

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We have been learning about World War One to celebrate the war ending 100 years ago. We presented our work in church for everyone to see.

Our School Trip to Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

Reading

 

Reading books are sent home each night and need to be brought to school everyday. Guided Reading and Phonics take place daily at school.

 

Please continue to listen to your child read each evening. Encourage your child to talk about what they have read, about the characters, what happens in the story and their favourite part. You could also ask your child to re-tell the story once they have read it to you. 

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