Hazel Class 2017-18
KS1 - Circus performers in training!
Last Thursday was our Wow out for our new topic 'The Greatest Show on Earth'. We welcomed Mr Sensible the circus performer to NJK and had a fun-filled day, full of circus silliness and a load of new tricks. We also finished writing our letters to Freddy Mole the Lion Tamer and made some trapeze acrobats out of paper.
Take a look at all the photos from the day and see if you can spot any children spinning more than 4 plates at a time!
Our Great Fire of London topic will be drawing to a close after half term.
We would like to invite you to our WOW OUT afternoon on Thursday 1st March at 2.15.
The children will be sharing poems, letters and recounts produced during this topic, you will be able to watch their video of the Great Fire of Littleworth and you can sample their freshly made breads.
We look forward to seeing you and celebrating all that we have achieved.
The next half term is very short and our new topic will be circus themed.
We are hoping to welcome some people in to teach us circus skills in the second week back as part of our WOW IN. We will confirm this the first day back after half term. We then are planning on inviting you in to watch a circus themed show at the end of the topic.
Have a wonderful half term.
Both Hazel and Rowan classes have been working extremely hard to learn a new model text for our upcoming 'Defeating a Monster' writing. For more detail about exactly what we're writing, have a read of our Spring curriculum newsletter. (Follow curriculum tab link below.)
In Hazel class we have been taking the time to calm down and be thoughtful and mindful. We've found it helps with our focus during the rest of our day and gives us a few moments of peace and quiet. (Miss Cornelius included!)
We've used this video/music to help us along the way, maybe it's something you can try at home too!
The Great Fire of London will be the theme of our next topic and we will be investigating fire safety and bread making! We have started our topic lessons this week with bridges; thinking about materials, strength, height and length. We discussed how there are many bridges in London and how these would have been burnt down during the great fire - especially being made from wood!
We had a go at constructing some of our own bridges, and tested whose was the strongest... watch this space for the longest, widest, highest and shortest bridges.
After such a cold end to last term, we thought we'd take inspiration from the weather and write some winter poetry during the first three days back.
We learnt how to write a Haiku - three lines consisting of 5 syllables, 7 syllables and then 5 syllables again. This was easier said than done as the children had many great ideas and it was difficult to limit these to a certain amount of syllables.
Here are a few examples of the finished pieces!
Space Wow In!
Here are the planet headbands we made.
If you would like to watch and listen to The Solar System song again, here is the link.
Welcome back Hazel class!
It sounds like everyone has had a fantastic summer and we have enjoyed sharing our stories about all that we've done. This week we have been doing lots of activities to get to know each other better, and to ease us back into the school routine. We've been exploring the theme 'Summer'; practising maths skills, drawing and writing about experiences and we even made up our own song! Have a watch of us performing it below...
Find out more about what we have been learning over the autumn term by looking through our class page.
In Hazel class our class agreement is:
Treat others how you would like to be treated
Always keep four legs on the floor
Keep your hands and your feet clean and to yourself
Respect each other and each other's property
Be polite to everyone in the whole wide world
If someone looks lonely, ask them if they would like to play
Do keep looking at our class page and let us know if there is anything you would like to add.
Miss Cornelius, Mrs Pasmore and Ms Morris
Year 1 Fidget Spinners Investigation
In maths we've been investigating time and who owns the fidget spinner that spins for the longest amount of time... Our current record is 3 minutes and 50 seconds, can you beat this at home?
We've been designing our own superhero logos in D&T and have recreated them on the computer. Now we're practising our needlework skills and preparing to stitch over our logo templates. Here are some photos of the process so far... Look out for running stitch and back stitch!
The Perfect Pet Wow out and dog safety assembly
During the first week of term we had a visitor from the Blue Cross at school. We were taught all about safety with dogs and we learnt more about caring for our pets. Some of us were trained as a dog would be, some learnt how to bandage a poorly paw, and others even practised how to carefully and safely pick up their poo! We had loads and loads of questions to ask and are hoping to become pen pals with some of the animals cared for at the Blue Cross animal shelter.
In Hazel we've welcomed some exciting new members into the class this week... about 500 new members in the form of frogspawn!
Along with our 'The Perfect Pet' topic we are looking forward to learning more about these animals. We will be showing respect and caring for them whilst they go through the initial stages of their life cycles.
The Perfect Pet - WOW in
We are basing our new topic on the book Wanted: The Perfect Pet by Fiona Robertson.
We will be focusing on geography and science; exploring the places where animals originate from, life cycles, classification and materials.
Today we made our own little pets in the form of caterpillars! Have a look at our finished products...
During our 'Imagineering' topic we've created and measured structures, tested bridges, investigated materials, and researched mechanisms. Our WOW in enabled us to be mini civil engineers for a day, so for our WOW out we became mechanical engineers! We built the moving vehicles that we'd designed before half term and then paraded around the hall so we could see and test our finished products. Here are some pictures...
What's the time..... KS1?
All of KS1 have been busy bees learning all about time in maths lessons for the last two weeks. We have been really impressed by those children who have shown us their fantastic time telling skills.
It is a fantastic skill to conquer early on and one that can be practised at home. We really encourage all parents to help their children learn to read the time fluently, whether it be asking what the time is or what the time will be in half an hour. Just keep it ticking over...!
Here are some photos of Year 1 making watches and showing off their fabulous new skills!
Imagineering - WOW In
During our new Imagineering topic we will be learning all about structures and thinking like mini engineers!
For our WOW in we were set a challenge: Who could build the tallest structure using only spaghetti and marshmallows? After planning and discussing ideas, we started to construct. Two hours and 260 gooey and sticky fingers later..... here is what we built!
Worcester Over 100 Years Ago - Printing WOW out
We used Victorian artist William Morris as inspiration for our own nature-themed printing designs. We had a go at two types of printing, with a polystyrene tile (where we scratched into the surface) and a cardboard block (where we added on extra layers).
Year 1 Maths Café
The fairy tale themed maths café was very exciting and we had lots of opportunities to show our families all that we've been learning during maths lessons this term. Have a look at the document below to read about some of these activities and see some photographs.
Autumn Weaving Webs
After exploring weaving with paper plates and materials, we wanted to create a weaving web using objects from nature. We created frames from the sticks we had collected and wove our webs using yarn and all sorts of natural objects.
We also made a class weaving web and donated it to the Family Fireworks Night at the Parish Hall. We were delighted when they announced Hazel class won the competition! A BIG thank you for the books voucher and the sweets!
Here is our class weaving web. Below are the ones each of us made.
Academic Year 2015- 2016 Mrs Fisher