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First Day Fun in 1GJ

September 7, 2015 at 8:07 pm


1GJ have enjoyed their first day in Year 1. They explored their new classroom and made collage bees for the learning hives. The children found out about the ‘Fantastic Five’ challenges. Each week there are five challenges in the areas of provision. This week the ‘Fantastic Five’ are:
* read a story to a bear in the book area
* make a repeating pattern
* draw and write about the class gerbils
* paint a bee in the workshop
* make a beehive in the construction area
Can you spot any children who completed one of the ‘Fantastic Five’challenges? Look what else the children have found to do in their new classroom!

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Welcome to 1GJ

September 3, 2015 at 6:16 pm


We hope that you have all had a great holiday and are ready for an exciting year in 1GJ. We have been busy getting the classroom ready and planning lots of great lessons and trips.

We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday morning. Can you remember where the Year 1 entrance is? You will need to look for your new peg label in the corridor and find your drawer to put your fruit in. Then you can sit on the carpet and look at a book.

Have a look at some of our new and exciting areas. Where would you like to play?

Have a great weekend.

Mrs James, Mrs Galbraith and Mrs Booth

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Thank you!

July 23, 2015 at 3:05 pm


We just wanted to say a huge thank you to 1S for such a super year. We have loved every minute and think all of the children are super stars! They have all learnt so much and improved so much.  Thank you for all of your support – we appreciate it lots. Also thank you very much for your very kind gifts, cards and words – again much appreciated. Have a wonderful summer and take care.

Thanks again,

Miss Sedman, Mrs Walker, Miss Smart and Mrs Purfield


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Thank you

July 22, 2015 at 8:44 am


We have had a great year in 1GJ. The children have all worked very hard and have been a pleasure to teach. Thank you for all your support – it really does make a difference.
Thank you for all your kind messages, cards and gifts. We hope you all have a lovely summer holiday and good luck in Year 2.
Best wishes,
Mrs Galbraith, Mrs James and Mrs Booth

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Busy as usual until…

July 20, 2015 at 3:58 pm


Year 1 have been very busy. This morning we worked out the missing symbols in maths. What is missing from 17 ? 3 = 20 or 16 ? 4 = 4?  It was quite challenging but by the end of the session the children had found lots of patterns and rules about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

In literacy the children used ‘because’ to extend sentences. To help us to remember how to spell ‘because’ we used  ‘big elephants can’t always use small exits’ and  ‘big elephants can always understand small elephants’.

After all that hard work it was time for…


Due to the rain we started off with an indoor beach boogie but luckily it brightened up so we could continue outside. We had lots of fun playing water team games and using the parachute. At the end of the day we ate the delicious party food – thank you for sending in donations.

Look at all the fun we had…

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A fantastic final full week in Year One!

July 17, 2015 at 11:24 am


It’s been a busy final week in Year 1. In literacy the children had fun creating a movie about moving into Year 2. They used the iPads to film their movies using the ‘Puppet Pals’ app. They have also designed posters advertising Year 2.

We have revisited shape in our maths lessons and the children have done various investigations using 2D and 3D shapes. Using a ruler and scissors they were challenged to see how many triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons and hexagons they could make. They also had fun making 3D shapes using cocktail sticks and marshmallows!

In geography they have written postcards from around the world. Some children did this on the laptops and others wrote them using a postcard template. Maybe your child could write and send a postcard from their holidays to go on a new display that will be going on the board outside 2C’s classroom.

Sports day was good fun. Well done to Ireland, the winning team. All of the children participated very well and had lots of fun – well done to all of our sporting athletes!

On Friday we participated in performance poetry and learnt a poem all about sports day – can your child remember it?

We also had a final look at the farm and 1S were lucky enough to sample a very tasty treat.

The children’s current Literacy and Maths books will go with them into Year 2 so they can show off their most recent work to their new teachers. They will come home soon!

Enjoy the weekend and see you next week for our last 2 days together!

The Year 1 team


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