Welcome to Year 1 and 2
We are Ash Class and we hope you enjoy visiting our page!
Practise and Catch Up...
This year it is especially important that the children practise their basic skills after such huge disruption to their learning during Covid-19.
The following websites are a fantastic way for children to practise whilst having lots of fun!
Pearl the Rabbit
Ash class were very excited to meet the school rabbit Pearl today. Mrs Hammond brought her into the classroom and put Pearl in the middle of our circle. She was very quick and kept trying to get out of the circle. We loved meeting her and practised touching her gently and with care. We are very excited for her to come back again! Since her visit we have made her cardboard homes and written her letters
Here are some photos, they are a bit blurry as she moves so quickly!
In class we all have a mini-me figure that we can use in our play. We have been learning about what makes us feel special and what makes us feel like we belong in our Jigsaw sessions. Mrs Terris set us a merit mark challenge during our independent learning to make something special for our mini-me characters.
See what you think...
We have started learning about a new story in English following a boy named Stanley who has a favourite stick. This stick becomes everything and anything. Ash class went on a hunt to find a stick that they thought looked special and that they could look after.
Here are some of our sticks...
We have been back at school for over a month now and lots of the children have been so creative in the outside area. It is a valuable addition to Key Stage 1 and gives children to practise their skills within so many areas throughout the day.
Here are just a few highlights of some of the creations so far...
Tens Frame Fun!
Tens frames are a brilliant way to practise recognising numbers and to see number bonds to 10. We have been exploring numbers to 10 and practising using tens frame to help us. We had to work together to make the pattern we saw on the game as quickly as possible. We became faster and faster as the game went on!
You can practise using tens frames at the following website...
The children have been building walkways and obstacles and having great fun navigating them! They have really enjoyed constructing them and then travelling along them in different ways.
Autumn is here!
It's the 1st October already! We have spent the day looking at Seasonal Changes and learning to recognise signs that Autumn is here. We explored the school field and completed a checklist to see how many signs we could spot, we were very disappointed that the conker tree didn't have many conkers on this year but we did find some acorns. We each collected a leaf and looked at the features and colours on them.
We linked Autumn to our Maths learning and looked at Ordinal Numbers. We discussed how these numbers are used to put things in order, such as people in a queue or animals in a line. Have a look at the PowerPoint below and see if you can identify the correct ordinal numbers. There are also some colouring pages if you fancy exploring with autumnal colours.
How many signs of Autumn can you spot near your home? Can you make a list?
In Maths, we have been looking at 'Positional Language and Direction'. Below are the knowledge organisers that give you all the vocabulary we have learnt. You could use this to continue your learning at home
'Journey' by Aaron Becker
Throughout September we have looked at an inspiring story called 'Journey' by Aaron Becker. The book has no words so we were able to tell the story in our own way. I have put a link to the story below, the children loved watching the story along with the music. We have created our own story maps and imagined what it would be like if we had a magical red crayon that could bring our imagination to life! During independent learning the children used their knowledge of the story to build models of hot air balloons and boats, they drew pictures of birds and used red pencils to show what they would create.