Green Class News
What a super week we had last week to finish off our circus topic. Green Class worked exceptionally hard writing stories about Paddington's trip to the circus and we even had tears when I told the children that it was our last time telling the story as tomorrow brings a new topic...Creepy Crawlies. During this topic children will be researching their favourite creepy crawlies using books, ipads and netbooks and then writing riddles for others to guess what their favourite animal is. With Mrs Edney, children will be developing their 3D art skills to create some very exciting produce for our Summer Fayre and our topic will end with a very special whole school tea party. (More information to follow.)
Our topic will start tomorrow with a creepy crawly hunt at Forest School which will help us to do some observational drawings and use our art skills which Mrs Marks has developed in Art Club. Please send children to school with a hat, sun cream applied and they are welcome to wear jogging bottoms or bring some to change into. Don't worry if you read this at a later date as we always have necessary clothes in school.
The children have made me immensely proud this year and I am looking forward to sharing one last topic with them before they move to Purple Class.
See you in the morning,
Mrs James x
Hello Green Class,
Your optional homework sheets will be sent out on Monday but Mrs Edney and I wanted to set you some challenges over the weekend:
Please can you use a skipping rope (or any piece of rope) to practise skipping as Mrs Edney needs leaders to help her in sports club this week?
Also Mrs James would like everyone to read their reading books at least once and if possible visit the website below to practise your phonics. You can select from Buried Treasure, Picnic on Pluto or Dragon’s Den. Select the ‘revise all phase 5’ option.
We are looking forward to another busy week in Green Class.
Hello Green Class,
What a super end to the half term we had. You wrote the most amazing stories as part of our inventions topic and you all did yourselves proud with excellent displays of sportsmanship during our sports morning. We hope you have a fantastic half term and have lots of rest and play. When we return, our topic will be the circus and we will be reading about Paddington Bear’s trip to the circus. Over the holidays, please keep reading and practising mental maths facts from the homework sheet. If you did want to do any extra work, you could do some research about the circus and present it in any format you like or you could have a go at creating a circus collage which is the art skill we will be developing during this topic.
Have a great week,
Mrs James, Mrs Edney and Mrs Marks
What a super day we all had on our trip to the Black Country Living Museum today. We learnt what life was like for people during times without the great inventions we have now such as electric lights and flushing toilets. We had a tour of the shops, a trip in a canal boat, saw iron chains being made and compared homes of rich and poor people. The children were shocked to learn that babies slept in drawers and 8 people shared one bedroom in one of the homes we saw. The children's favourite room was definitely St James's School where the children had a Victorian lesson. The lesson did not end well for Mrs James and Mrs Edney who were on the wrong end of the cane. Throughout the day, the children made us proud by the way they behaved and the interest and enthusiasm they showed towards the museum staff.
Well done to all of Green Class.
Mrs James, Mrs Edney and Mrs Marks
What a fabulous end to the term we had in Green Class! The children performed excellently at the Easter coffee
morning and have continued to amaze us with their attitudes to learning and trying very hard with lots of challenging
learning. We are very proud of them.
Last week, some children went to a drama workshop at South Bromsgrove High School. The children represented our
school impeccably and we definitely have some budding actors and actresses in our midst! Other children will take part
in other opportunities as they arise.
Over the Easter break, enjoy a well-deserved rest and hopefully the lovely sunny weather will continue so that you can enjoy
lots of outdoor play. Please continue to keep reading those brand new books and practising any mental maths facts from the
homework sheet. When we return, our topic is'Inventions'. If you did want to do some research into great inventions, that
would be really useful and you can share it on our return to school. You can present it as a picture or some writing by hand
or typed. Another challenge is to find an exciting story about an invention or inventor. Mrs James's is ‘The Monster Machine’. Have a very happy Easter Green Class. Love Mrs James and Mrs Edney
Well what a busy half term it has been in Green Class. Highlights have included a fantastic class assembly, some excellent story writing, information writing about Egypt to go into the school time capsule and children being motivated mathematicians. The half term has brought changes and the children have continued to show great enthusiasm for their learning and have made lots of progress. Infact, a recent inspection commented on the excellent progress of Year 1! We are looking forward to sharing the children's work with families at parent consultations and we are sure it’ll make you as proud of them as we are. Over the holidays, please make sure the children have a rest but continue to enjoy reading and practising any mental maths from the homework sheet. We look forward to seeing you after the break for some adventures with the Jolly Postman.
Mrs James, Mrs Moss, Mrs Edney and Mrs Marks
Click here to have a go at some activities that you could try at home. This also helps your grown ups know what is being taught in school at the moment.
Hello Green Class,
Well done for a super 'Roald Dahl' topic. You wrote fabulous stories, created beautiful Roly Poly Birds and sang, danced and acted really well during your finale...the Class Assembly.
Time for a new topic now...Egypt and all of the exciting, new things that you will find out with Mrs James and Mrs Edney.
I have had a wonderful time with you all and will keep checking that you are working hard with your learning. Well done.
Mrs Moss :)
Well done for a super end of term. The Nativity was a great success and you have enjoyed learning about Christmas and enjoying the end of term activities.
We need to say a BIG well done for working so hard this term and for making such good progress with your learning. You should feel very proud.
Have a lovely holiday and lots of sleep and playing but also...try to keep reading and if you have a few minutes spare you could practise things from the list below so that you don't forget them:
- Practise telling the time using o'clock and half past on an analogue clock.
- Practise finding the time that is one hour after or before any time that is o'clock or half past.
- Practise your number bonds to 10 off by heart.
- Practise adding all single digit numbers within 10 mentally - you just need to know them by heart!
- Practise reading any key words from your reports.
Also, you could have a go at the following activities and bring them to school on Wednesday 4th January:
- Read some of Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes (they are really revolting though so be prepared!).
- Draw a picture of one of your favourite rhymes.
- Write a postcard to one of the characters from a Revolting Rhyme.
Well that is it for 2016. We look forward to seeing you in 2017 all bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready for lots of learning. Have a super holiday.
Mrs Moss, Mrs Edney and Mrs Marks xx
Over the next two weeks, your homework is to practise your number bonds to 10 (both addition and subtraction facts i.e. 6 + 4 = 10, 10 - 2 = 8) and to enjoy lots of reading.
Love from Mrs Moss and Mrs Edney :)
Some of you will be aware that we have some perplexing shoe issues in Green Class! Two boys have definitely been going home in the wrong shoes and there may now be a third...
Please can you look at Clarks shoes (black with dinosaurs on the sole and two velcro straps)? The boys we have in the wrong shoes are size 10 1/2, but who knows which sizes have become muddled. One pair has a pair of blue insoles in and they do not belong to the boy wearing them, but no-one has claimed them.
We have looked at all of the identical looking shoes of the boys in Green Class and have had no joy in solving the mystery. Can you help?
Hello Green Class,
I hope that you have all had a lovely holiday, but I am very excited that tomorrow is coming because then I get to see all of you again. I really enjoyed meeting you all in July and this week we will find out lots more about each other. I can't wait!
We will be learning about the Romans for the next few weeks and preparing for a 'Grand Opening' where your work will be on display and your families can come and look around. So, if you have any fascinating facts to tell me about the Romans, maybe you could write it down and bring it in or ask a grown up to help you.
Make sure you have an early night tonight and come in ready for exciting learning tomorrow.
Miss Cheetham :)