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Year 1 - Lavender

Dear Lavender Class,

Thank you for visiting our class page. I will try my best to put new and exciting things on it as often as I can so please come back and visit it when you can. If you think of anything that you would like to have on our page then please let me know.

Love from Miss Jennings smiley

PS Remember your e-safety rules before clicking on any of the internet links on this page. More information about our Lavender e-safety rules are below. For other information on how to stay safe, visit the main school e-safety page.

E-safety in Lavender class

Lavender Class Acceptable Use Policy

  1. Ask an adult to stay with you and help to keep you safe.
  2. Keep water bottles far away from computers.
  3. Use the laptops, computers and tablets gently and carefully.
  4. Only talk to people you know in real life. Strangers are not always nice!
  5. Never share things about your life such as where you live or your phone number.
  6. Use nice words and be polite. Leave nice comments to make the readers happy.
  7. Only play on things that are okay for your age.
  8. Tell an adult if you see anything that makes you feel weird.
  9. Keep passwords a secret.
  10. Be smart! You need to remember your e-safety rules at home and at school.

Lavender acceptable use policy as a video

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Filmed using a voice changer and the tellagami app

E-Safety Song

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Use this song to help you remember your e-safety rules.

Advice from your classroom technology equipment

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Parents Section

General Class Information

 

  • Class Teacher: Miss Jennings
  • PPA Cover Teacher: Mrs K
  • Other adults in Lavender class: Mrs Palmer
  • PE is outside on Tuesday afternoon and inside on Friday morning.
  • English homework in Year One is daily reading.
    • Please try to write in your child's reading diary when you hear them read at home.
  • Maths homework in Year One is set through the My Maths website.
    • I will let your child know when another task has been set.
  • Please remember that water bottles should only contain water

For more information about how to help your child at home, please visit our Key Stage One Curriculum page:

What is your child learning at school

 

Please click below to see our Autumn Term overview and our Autumn Termly letter:

Please click below to see our Spring Term overview and our Spring Termly letter:

Parent Messages

 

  1. Please remember to download our new Balliol school app.
  2. Breakfast bagels are available from the playground each morning from 8.30 - 8.45am.
  3. My maths login details have now been sent home.
  4. Please remember to check your emails for pobble permission checks. Many thanks to those who have already done this.

How to get the Balliol app

Children's Section

Our Three Class Rules

NED

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Never give up. Encourage others. Do your best!

English

 

Here are some useful websites to visit to help you with your English work.

Maths

 

Here are some useful websites to visit to help you with your Maths work.

Autumn Topic - Into the Enchanted Forest

 

Here are some useful websites to visit to help you with your topic work.

Spring 1 Topic - Moon Zoom!

 

Here are some useful websites to visit to help you with your topic work.

 

Our Class Diary

Week Commencing 2nd September 2019

We had our first week in Lavender class. We  had fun getting to know all of our new friends and teachers. We did lots of counting in maths and we also started to learn how to form our letter shapes correctly. We also read a great book called 'Cleversticks.' It taught us that we are all good at different things and if we work together, we can learn new things as a team. 

 

Week Commencing 9th September 2019

We read a great book this week called 'Five Minutes Peace.' It told us all about a family of elephants. We then had fun learning about each others families. In maths, we explored numbers to 10 and how you can represent this in lots of different ways. For example, we explored 10 jumps, 10 claps, 10 blocks, 10 stories, 10 pencils etc. We also started to learn how to write numerals to 10. In science we learned about different body parts and started to learn about our senses. 

Exciting Friday update! We had a message in our classroom asking us to go outside. When we went out, we found a glittery letter hidden in one of our trees. When we read it, we discovered that it was from the fairies and elves. It told us that they had moved into our school and wanted to stay for the year but they could only do that if we made their King and Queen happy by completing some challenges. The first challenge was an invitation to go and see where they lived in the forest and collect some forest artefacts such as leaves and acorns. When we went back into our classroom, we found that it had been covered in glitter and a mysterious box had been delivered.

Week Commencing 16th September 2019

On Monday, we went to the forest. Here are some of the things that we saw:

When we got back from the forest, we explored the things that we had collected using our senses and wrote about our trip. We also looked carefully at the things using magnifying glasses, painted pictures of leaves, did some wax crayon leaf rubbings and drew observational sketches. After this, we opened the mysterious box that had been delivered to the classroom. Inside it, we found an envelope with some challenges. It asked us to read the story of Hansel and Gretel, work on directions so that we could help to rescue them and also design the top of the gingerbread house.

Week Commencing 23rd September 2019

In maths, we answered our key question and worked out which group of objects was the most and which was the least. We also carried on completing our Hansel and Gretel challenges. Have a look to see how we got on with designing the top of our gingerbread houses. We had to draw our designs first and then try to copy them exactly using biscuits, icing and smarties.

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Week Commencing 30th September 2019

In maths, we had a new key question. We had different bags of sweets and we had to work out how many were in two bags at a time. In English, we had a surprise! The fairies and elves visited us again and gave us something mysterious to plant and a story about Jack and the Beanstalk.

Week Commencing 7.10.19

This week, we have been watching our plants very carefully and some of them have started to grow. We think they might be beans just like in our Jack and the beanstalk story!In maths, we have been working on our adding up skills. We are learning that if we know 3 + 2 = 5 then we also know 2 + 3 = 5 and 5 = 3 + 2 and 5 = 2 + 3. We have also been working hard to learn our number bonds to 10 off by heart. In topic, we have been learning all about the four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. We are looking forward to seeing what challenges the fairies and elves send us next.

Week Commencing 14.10.19

We had another visit from the fairies and elves! They sent us a new book called ‘Handa’s Surprise’. We had fun reading the story and trying to work out what the surprise was. In maths, we continued to work on our adding up and taking away skills. In topic, we looked at different types of trees and leaves. We also learned about deciduous and evergreen trees. Our beanstalks have also grown so much!

Week Commencing 28.10.19

In English, we had a go at adapting the Handa's surprise story. We changed the main character and also tried to change what was in the basket and who took each item. This made some rather funny stories! We had a go at writing them down in our English books. In maths, we finished our addition and subtraction cycle and had a go at answering our key question. In topic, we learned about hot and cold countries and the equator. We also learned that animals can be sorted into different groups: mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians. 

On Friday, we learned about Diwali. We used the computers and laptops to make our own rangoli patterns. Have a look to see how we got on:
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Week Commencing 4.11.19

In topic, we learned all about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We learned about 2D and 3D shape in maths. We also learned about fireworks and remembrance day.

Week Commencing 11.11.19

In topic and English, we learned about lots of different animals and non-fiction books. We thought about animals that had claws, trunks, legs, tusks, tentacles, shells, wings, feathers and lots more. In maths, we worked on our counting skills and also our tens and unit skills. This week we have also explored moving our bodies with the help of a website called go noodle.

Week Commencing 18.11.19

We received another challenge envelope from the fairies and elves. They gave us a new book to read called ‘Dear Father Christmas’. It had lots of letters in it and we decided to learn about this in English. We also had a go at writing our own Christmas acrostic poems. In maths, we used our maths skills to work out if we had enough biscuits for everyone to have one. We worked out that since we had 25, we actually had 5 more than we needed. In topic, we made our class advent calendar and also worked on our music skills.

Week Commencing 25.11.19

This week we have been busy practising our Christmas performance. We hope to see lots of you at our performances on Wednesday and Thursday next week. In English, we wrote letters to Santa using our very best handwriting. In maths, we had a new key question. We were asked how tall we were. We have spent this week working on measuring using lots of different equipment. In topic, we made Christmas cards and also made our 2020 calendars. We decided to make four seasons pictures.

Week Commencing 2.12.19

We performed our Christmas play to the rest of the school and also to our parents this week. We have all been very busy and have worked very hard! On Friday, some of us went to the school Christmas fayre after school.

Week Commencing 9.12.19

We had a think about rhyming words. We then had a go at writing our own rhyming poems. In maths, we tried hard to work on our number facts. We looked at how if you know 3 + 7 = 10 then 7 + 3 = 10, 10 - 3 = 7 and 10 - 7 = 3. In topic, we looked at work by the artist Andy Goldsworthy. We also looked at physical and human geography features. 

Week Commencing 16.12.19

We had lots of fun during our fairy and elf day celebration and we had our Christmas party where we met Father Christmas! We also helped Miss Jennings to celebrate her birthday on Friday. We wonder what we are going to learn about next term.

Week Commencing 6.1.20

Something strange happened at school today. Miss Jennings got an important phone message asking us to go outside. We noticed lots of things and we think that a spaceship might have crashed! We took lots of photos and we collected samples of the materials to use and explore with in our science lessons. 

Week Commencing 13.1.20

In English, we read a story called Beegu. It was about a lost little yellow alien with three eyes. We made our own Beegu models out of salt dough. Have a look to see how we got on.

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We described them using our best handwriting in our English books. We also thought about what Beegu would say and then we wrote this into a speech bubble. In maths, we have been working on our taking away and counting backwards. We also worked on knowing that if 3 + 7 = 10 then 7 + 3 = 10 and 10 – 3 = 7 and 10 – 7 = 3. In topic, we learned about different materials and their properties. We learned how to make a bulb light up in a circuit. We also learned about north, south, west and east. 
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