I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and managed to relax and refuel ready for the Spring term. This term our learning will focus on Science; this will mostly be done through stories such as ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Bog Baby’. We will learn all about habitats in our local area as well as habitats around the world. We’ll create our own creature with its perfect habitat as well as writing our own versions of well-known stories. We’ll move on to finding out about the food chains of a wide range of animals.
Through PSHE we will look at protecting these habitats and the animals that live in them. We’ll make bug hotels, bird feeders and plant plants to support our local wildlife.
Please remember to name ALL belongings including PE kits, lots of items seem to go missing. Please check that your child has brought home their own clothes, it’s very easy to accidentally pick up the wrong clothes.
It’s really important to drink water throughout the day and as you’re aware the water fountain has been decommissioned. To prevent disruptions to learning and for ease of access please bring in a named bottle of water every day. We will refill these if needed.
If you have any plants you can donate for our ever blossoming garden please bring them in. We will be visiting Rosemoor Gardens to learn about weaving and dyeing with plants. This will lead into a focus on plants, life cycle and art next term.
This terms PE will be Netball skills with Mr Waldron followed by gymnastics with me, please make sure PE kits are in school every Friday.
Please continue to change your child’s reading books from the trolley as and when you need to. If your child has AR books these will be changed in school time on a regular basis when the children have completed the quiz.
Class 1 Blog
- Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:00:12 +0000: Rosemoor- weaving and dyeing with plants - Class 1 | St. Helen's
Key Stage 1 have had a fantastic day at Rosemoor with John; we've learned out about weaving, dyeing, looms, which plants create different colour dyes and we also got to explore the gardens and woods.
- Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:52:49 +0000: Being healthy together! - Class 1 | St. Helen's
Key Stage 1 did circuits together in a bid to stay healthy...good team work!
- Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:17:23 +0000: Where in the world have you been?. - Class 1 | St. Helen's
This week we have begun to explore atlases. We found lots of different countries and continents. We have begun to plot different things on our class map: where some of our food comes from, where we've been on holiday and where Giuseppe Acrimboldo lived.
- Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:29:14 +0000: Who has the longest finger? - Class 1 | St. Helen's
We're continuing with measuring length this week. We accurately measured and recorded how long our fingers were to find out who has the longest finger in the class....tomorrow we're measuring hands and comparing length of fingers with length of hands.
- Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:26:36 +0000: It's snowing at St. Helen's!!!!! - Class 1 | St. Helen's