WELCOME TO BRAMBLINGS
The Brambling can be found most commonly in the British Isles during the cold winter months, the rest of the year it explores other regions of the world. They travel in large groups (usually in the thousands!) and we will take this characteristic of this bid and use it in our classroom to ensure that there is a sense of teamwork to encourage all children to work together and support each other in their learning journey!
The theme for the Autumn term is 'Do all Heroes wear capes?'. This will be a whole school focus and give us plenty of opportunities to learn collaboratively across classes and key stages. We will begin our learning by asking the children what the word 'Hero' means to them. We will be thinking about the characteristics which makes someone a hero.
The children will be reading the text 'Handa's Surprise'. This will provide many writing opportunities. We will be learning all about different food and animals which feature in the story.
We are looking forward to sharing our learning with you as we progress through the term.
For more information on our curriculum please look at our 'Autumn Term Curriculum Plan' below.
Welcome to Year 1
The class teacher for this year is Mrs Nicolette Dann and the Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Rebecca Varney.
P.E. days: Wednesday and Friday.
Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school all week. We will ensure they are sent home at the end of every half term.
Home Learning: Handed out on Friday and collected in on Wednesday. This will give you the opportunity to explore aspects of your child's learning, if you wish.
Year 1 and 2 Teaching and Learning Lead: Alison Dowdeswell
Key Stage One Lead: Sarah Jarrett
If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see the teacher or alternatively please contact a Team Leader:
Thursday 12th October 2017 - Reach Outdoors in School field.
Thursday 16th November 2017 - Goodrington Beach.
Open classroom Wednesday 29th November 2017 - 3pm
Thursday 30.11.2017 Riverford Visit
Today we had a visit from Marie and Andy they showed us lots of different fruit and vegetables. It was lots of fun playing the guessing game! We chopped, grated and peeled the fruit and vegetables to make a rainbow on our plates then enjoyed eating them. We tried tomatoes, red cabbage, apples, pears, lettuce and cucumber it was a great experience learning about healthy eating.
Can you remember what colour your tongue went when you ate the red cabbage?
Monday 13th November 'Senses Walk'
Bramblings went on a senses walk in our school environment. We heard drums, seagulls, a digger and children playing. We saw trees, leaves, grass, a digger and birds flying in the sky. We felt the grass, rough, bumpy bark, climbing frame and crunchy leaves. We smelt mud, grass, leaves and someone even smelt the pollen in the air!
What senses have you used today?
Thursday 9th November 2017 Shape
We have been learning about 2D and 3D shape. We sorted 3D shapes in different ways and discussed the properties of each shape. How many vertices or corners? How many edges? How many faces?
Can you be a shape detective at home?
Wednesday 18th October 2017 - Dance
In Dance in Year 1, we have been experimenting with how our bodies can move to music. We have used different jumps and turns to produce creative movements. This week, we expressed different feelings through dance, including happy, angry and sad.
Team building 12.10.17
We had a great time using our outdoor learning environment to work with 'Reach Outdoors'. It was a brilliant experience for all of us, we did lots of team building activities allowing us to practise all our school values Teamwork, Leadership and listening carefully to instructions.
We looked at different ways to partition numbers using the part part whole model. It was fun using the top playground to partition ourselves. We then went back to the classroom to partition bigger numbers and our challenge was to record the calculations. It was fun being able to use the table like a whiteboard to record our work!
Maths - Number bonds to 10 6.10.17
We had a challenge to make number bonds to ten. A number bond is two pairs of numbers that make up a given number.
If you had 2 cubes how many more would you need to make 10?
How many number bonds can you write ?
Letter Formation - 5.10.17
Bramblings have been practising their letter formation in lots of different ways. Writing with paint brushes and water, using magic feathers to write in glitter, forming letters in shaving foam, rainbow writing! Lots of inventive ways to develop our muscle memory. Keep practising at home .
Science - We're Going on a Bug Hunt! 27/09/17
Bramblings were really excited today when we went outside to look for bugs. We found: spiders, slugs, snails, woodlice and worms. Our challenge was to record how many we saw of each bug in a tally chart.
Can you be a bug detective at home?
Phonics - Phonics Workout! 19.9.17
Everyday we do a phonics workout to reinforce the phonemes that we've been learning. We draw a picture of a word with the sound in it, do a one minute challenge to write the grapheme as many times as you can in one minute, Write the alternative graphemes and words with those digraphs and trigraphs in them.
Can you do a phonics workout for the trigraph 'igh' ?
Tuesday 12.9.17 African Necklaces
Inspired by 'Handa's Surprise' we designed our own African necklaces, we used lots of different patterns in our designs. We found Africa on the globe and enjoyed learning about the Masai tribe who live in Uganda .
Maths - Length 11.9.17
We rolled play dough snakes and practised using the correct mathematical language to compare them, longer and shorter.
Can you find things at home that are longer and shorter than you?
Wednesday 6.9.17 - Our First Day In Bramblings!
We had great fun in Bramblings doing French, dance and I.C.T. It was a very busy week learning our new routines but Mrs Dann and Mrs Varney were very impressed with how quickly we settled in!