Year 1 & 2 Class News

History : What’s the artefact?

Posted on Thursday 26 November 2020 by Miss Harker

We’ve had some great history lessons this week. We looked at some artefacts (old objects) and tried to guess what they were. This one is a water squirt – used to squirt water on buildings during the Great Fire of London.

The children guessed what it might be before we talked about what it was used for.  We were great historians!

It might be a ski.

It’s a gun.

It’s a needle.

Celebration certificates

Posted on Friday 20 November 2020 by Miss Harker

The certificates this week go to…

For great learning…

Willow – for working hard in reading this week.

For sport and physical activity…

Evie – for great enthusiasm and determination in PE.

For living and learning…

Summer – for remembering our school definition of bullying.

Numbotter of the week– Emily for earning loads of stars!

Our new class reward system is still going down well too. For making good choices throughout the day, children can write their name on a raffle ticket (some children have got 9 or 10 tickets in this week). On a Friday, 5 winners will be drawn out and can choose a prize from the Raffle Reward box.

Adjective day 2020

Posted on Wednesday 18 November 2020 by Miss Harker

We had a fabulous Adjective Day today. It was a bit different having to stay in our bubble and not being able to parade in and out of every classroom but we still had a great time. We have lots of examples of adjectives on our word wall now. We even managed a distanced rendition of our adjective song.

Adjectives can tell you more,

About a noun and that’s for sure,

Ad-jec-tives!

Healthy eating assemblies

Posted on Wednesday 18 November 2020 by Mrs Latham

The whole federation joined together to take part in an assembly about healthy eating last week. It was very exciting to see the other classes in the other schools! We had these booked in for Health Week last summer, which had to be cancelled.

The Leeds Health and Wellbeing Team delivered the assembly where we learnt all sorts of interesting things about keeping healthy and finished off with an interactive quiz.

Celebration certificates

Posted on Friday 13 November 2020 by Miss Harker

We have had another busy week! Our certificates this week go to…

For great learning…

Noah – For great work in reading. You have concentrated well and shared your ideas.

For sport and physical activity…

Jacob – For determination in PE – trying to beat your skipping personal best.

For living and learning…

Ralph – For being considerate of others.

Our new class reward system starts next week too. For making good choices throughout the day, children can write their name on a raffle ticket. On a Friday, 5 winners will be drawn out and can choose a prize from the Raffle Reward box.

English – all about nouns

Posted on Thursday 12 November 2020 by Miss Harker

This week, we have been learning about how different words can have different ‘jobs’. We have talked about nouns this week. We learnt a song to help us.

NOUNS

Every person, place or thing,

Needs a name and so we sing,

Nouns means names.

We went on a noun hunt around our classroom – there are nouns everywhere!

Handwriting – a helpful video

Posted on Thursday 12 November 2020 by Miss Harker

The Year 1s we have started learning how to write letters using a lead-in line. We have practised ‘c’ and ‘o’ so far. Next week, we will be practising ‘a’.  In year two, children are encouraged to join letters. A copy of the handwriting guide can be found here. Try watching this at home to support your child’s learning. (This is a YouTube link. Top tip for watching YouTube with your child: go to the settings cog along the play bar and turn off autoplay – this avoids an inappropriate clip coming up automatically, and helps to discourage your child from passively watching clip after clip.)

Art – a type of therapy as well as a lesson?

Posted on Tuesday 10 November 2020 by Miss Harker

We have being doing lots of art since we returned to school in September. It has been proven to help us relax, is enjoyable, gives us time to talk to each other and helps us express ourselves.

Celebration certificates

Posted on Friday 06 November 2020 by Miss Harker

It was great to see (nearly) everyone back this week. Lockdown will not get us down!

As we can’t have our usual celebration assembly on a Friday at the moment, I will be posting the certificate winners on here each week.

For great learning…

Murielle: for great learning in writing this week – using adjectives in your sentences about the Great Fire of London.

For living and learning…

Aubree: for showing perseverance in your first week at St James’. You are a brilliant role model.

History topic – The Great Fire of London

Posted on Thursday 05 November 2020 by Miss Harker

We have started a new history topic. Lots of our learning will be linked to The Great Fire of London. We are reading this book to support our learning:

You could search for a video of it on You Tube or there is a slideshow of the story here that you can read with your child at home.

We will be learning about where and how the fire started, why it ended up being so ‘great’ and what happened afterwards. We will also be learning about fire safety.

Help at home by asking your child about what they have learnt about The Great Fire of London so far.