Welcome back to Maun and a very big welcome into Year One!
My name is Mrs Hall and I teach in The Year One Hedgehogs Class. You will also find Miss Bennett, Mrs Westbury and Mrs haynes camping out in our classroom. If you ever need any help or have any worries or concerns we are all happy to help Everyone is very excited for the year ahead and cannot wait to share all of our learning, progress and achievements with you on our class page.
Time travelling at Southwell Minster
Today we took a step back in time in the beautiful surroundings of Southwell Minster.
Today we needed to use our voices to create a high pitch and a low pitch. To make our task even more difficult Mrs Hall thought it would be a good idea to sing our song in a round. The girls were very good at following the words so they went second. Have a listen to our video and see what you think.
Creative Prayer Workshop
Today the children said “thank you” for all the living things in our world. We made butterflies to represent all the living things. Decorated stones to represent the earth and tied ribbons to the trees in our school environment.
What in our world are you thankful for?
WOW! We has so much fun!
The children followed cryptic clues to find letters left by the sneaky Easter bunny.
Once they had collected and spelt their secret code word we returned to the hall to find our goodies waiting for us.
Wheels and axels
Clay wheels and bolts
The children used their observational skills to create and sculpt wheels and bolts.
They were able to use the skills and information they had learnt when looking at a local sculptor.
We learned a lot of new skills and got the tennis bug.
We had a lot of fun discovering each others two wheeled vehicles and all joined in the challenge to do as many laps as we could around the track in 2 minutes. The children were very supportive of their friends and gave each group 10 extra points each for a fantastic effort.
Can they be changed? If so, how?
Welcome to Maun Weather - Click play for the latest forecasts...
Mrs Armitage on Wheels...
We worked in groups to act out scenes from the beginning section of our story, this will help us to write exciting sentences to begin our own story.
LET IT SNOW...
Making Pirate Punch - Add an extra dash of Hook’s Special Brew!
Working together to make and test our boats
Floating and sinking
‘Message in a bottle’ a warning about Captain Hook
Making our advent wreath
We videoed (using our hands) our friends retelling facts about Van Gogh to help us remover them ready for our writing.
Re-telling our poems in guided reading.
We worked as a team to find and read facts around our classroom! Ask your children what facts they learnt about Van Gogh.
We love to let out hair down at the end of the day by playing one of our carpet games. Why not give - ‘The Wolf Game’, ‘Heads Down Thumbs Up’, ‘Hide The Honey Pot’ or ‘Hangman’ a go at home.
We all had a fantastic time at Sherwood Forest. We looked at the Robin Hood exhibition, listened to stories, had a long walk talking about everything we could see until we got to the Major Oak. We even managed to pick some leaves, twigs and stones.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
NO...It's a big red sun ☀️
Pastel drawings, story telling, singing and acrostic poems.
We made large number lines using chalk. We needed to throw the bean bag to a number and jump that amount of jumps, then find 1 less by jumping backwards.
What is your super power?
We made super hero masks which showed what our super power would be.
Learning all about our numbers.
What can you tell me about the number 5?
Finding one more.
You don't need expensive equipment to find one more, just your coat.
The children have been concentrating on textures this week. We went for a walk around the woods to see how many different textures we could see and feel and sketched a few into our brand new sketching pads.
Today we looked at what our plants would need from us to survive. We then planted 5 different seeds so that we can observe them growing. We have also made some whole class predictions of what may happen to each seed.
Making dream catchers for the BFG...
What does exercise do to our bodies?
During our PE session we paid close attention to the changes which were happening with our bodies. After a few minutes of warm up our heart started to beat faster, our breath became heavy and our cheeks were red.
We made sure to cool our bodies down at the end of our session using some hand eye coordination activities and stretches.
Is a tree a plant?
Today we investigated our outdoor area to find out the answer. First we looked at the different parts of a plant, we then looked closely at trees in our environment and discussed what was the same and what was different.
The children then deepened their learning by completing Venn
diagrams with the criteria tree\not a tree and tree/flowering plant.
Learning all about our bodies, healthy food and exercise.
Calling all Superheroes.
Lots of team work, learning our colours and taking turns. With a little banana dancing to finish it off 😊
Wow! What a fantastic surprise for our first few days back at school. You've all tried very hard with your summer challenge of making a Hedgehog out of recycled materials. The whole of the Hedgehog team were very excited to look at all of our creations.
Thank you to all parents, careers, grandparents and childminders for their hard work over the holidays.