Blackbirds Class Page
We are a Year 1 class
Our class teacher is Miss O'Kane
As a class we have written this list of class rules:
This week we have been learning about what life was like for children living in the Victorian days. We have found out that all of the poorer children had to go to work, often working long hours in dangerous jobs such as chimney sweeping and factory work.
Victorian schools were very different to how ours are today. The teachers were extremely strict and children had be be exceptionally well behaved or else they would be punished. They had to sit with their hands behind their back in class and were not allowed to talk.
We had an actress come into school today to pretent to be a strict Victorian school teacher. The classroom was set out differently and we all wore old fashioned uniforms. We wrote using slate boards and slate pencils and we had different names for the afternoon. It was lots of fun to pretent we were in Victorian times but we are very glad that school is different today!
We had a brilliant time visiting St. Anne's World of Glass. We made our own kaleidoscope out of shiny card and got to bring it home with us. We also looked round Victorian houses and saw how life was very different a long time ago. We admired some lovely pieces of glass including a giant chandelier which was hanging down from the ceiling. The most exciting part was when Nikki, a glass blower, showed us how she makes a bowl using molten glass from a furnace. We even got to bring the bowl back to school!
After lunch we went on a treasure hunt and had a walk around the glass maze. Finally we went into the 3D film show to learn about how glass making has changed over the years and how different our lives would be without glass.
We had a lovely end to the term with a visit from The Easter Bunny! He hid clues around the playground which we had to follow to find the bag of chocolate eggs at the end.
We return to school on Monday 9th April. Our topic will be musicals for one week and then dinosaurs for 4 weeks. You could take a trip to the World Museum over the holidays to learn about dinosaurs before our topic.
If you havent already, please remember to bring an empty plastic bottle into school.
I hope you all have a lovely time off school with your friends and family.
Blackbirds breakfast assembly is on Friday 9th March at 9am. Please help your child to practise their lines.
WIDER WORLD WEEK
w.b. 5.2.18 is wider world week in school. Blackbirds class have chosen to learn about New Zealand. We have been practising the traditional Haka dance to perform to other children in the school.
Thursday 8th February is the next year 1 homework awards at 2.40pm. The children will be performing a song, dance and poem as well as receiving awards for brilliant homework. Come along to join in the celebration!
We had so much fun doing our sponsored obstacle course this week! Thank you so much for helping us to raise money for Woodlands Hospice. Could all sponsorship money please be returned to school by Monday 16th October.
We will be visiting Sudley House to do some bulb planting on Thursday 19th October. Please ensure your child has a warm waterproof coat and a pair of shoes that you don't mind getting muddy! (Wellies or old trainers are great)
On Thursday it is also our homework awards where we are inviting parents and carers into class at 3pm. Could all homework please be returned to school on Monday 16th please.
We have had a very busy week writing stories, adding numbers together and learning about aeroplanes and seaside holidays from the past. We also went on an Autumn nature walk around the school playground to see how the leaves have changed throughout this season. To finish, we had a visit from a lady who works in the Natural History Museum who brought in lots of animals for us to learn about. We even got to stroke a snake, frog, leopard kitten and look at an Australian stick insect and a hawk.
Take a look at our photographs.
Library day is Monday so remember to return your book in order to get a new one.
We have had a brilliant first week in Year 1. We have been learning all about our class bird, the blackbird and made some fantastic bird collages. Next week we will be learning about the famous artist Arcimboldo. He painted pictures using shapes of fruits and vegetables. We will also be learning about how to stay healthy by eating fruits and vegetables and making our own fruit kebabs.
Remember to bring your reading books and water bottles into school every day.
Please make sure that everybody has a P.E kit in school.
Have a super weekend,