Year 1 – Directions
Today we introduced directions and the use of a compass to every child in Year 1. We had fun learning a few new ways to remember the directions and we each got to draw our very own version on the playground.
After all this fun, we came back inside and found different parts of Devon and discussed whether they are located in North, South, East or West Devon.
This morning Key Stage One were visited by Lizzie and Chrissie from Teignbridge Recycling team. They taught us about what happens to all the rubbish in Teignbridge and how much is collected every year. We were surprised to find out that all our glass bottles were collected and taken to Yorkshire to be recycled, but more shocked to find out that all cardboard was sent to China!
They then ran workshops for each of the classes that were fun and interactive and gave each child a present also.
All showed excellent manners as always and sat and listened and learnt so much!
Willow class explored different activities that they could achieve in a minute, today.
We had great fun completing these activities and look forward to reflecting on what we have learnt, tomorrow.
Please remember to send in your boxes for our Fire of London learning journey.
We will soon be starting to build our own Tudor buildings and it would be a huge help if you could send in any boxes for us to use.
In our attempt to recreate the different selection of buildings from the city of London, we would greatly appreciate a range of sizes to help us build our very own Bakery in Pudding Lane and other famous London buildings.
This is what we will be aiming for…
Thank you once again, for your continued support!.
Yes, it’s that time of the year again and the Christmas festivities are creeping upon us!
We are busy busy bees rehearsing our ‘Children of the World’ Christmas nativity and are very much looking forward to performing for you all and sharing this lovely story.
Thank you for sending your Year 1 costumes in already. Please remember they must all be in school in a labelled bag by this Thursday 2nd December, for our full dress rehearsal!
Remember, Year 1 children need to wear black clothes and shoes please. You may wish to add a touch of sparkle with some glitter or tinsel too!
Thank you for your continued support!
Illuminating the streets of Teignmouth, Year 1 and Year 2 children and their families led the way for the lantern procession!
With our magnificent lanterns held high, Hazeldown pupils led the Teignmouth crowds through the winding streets until reaching centre stage in the Triangle, before joining in with a few festive Christmas songs.
What a spectacular sight! It certainly put us all in the Christmas mood to be part of such a lovely community event.
Thank you for wrapping up warm and joining us all with your luminous lanterns. You were all a credit to our school and once again showed your Hazeldown ‘iCan’ spirit and attitudes!
Calling all Year 1 mums, dads, carers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, next-door neighbours and family friends…
Just a reminder that it’s still not too late to join us all for our lantern making workshops next week in Year 1!
As part of our ‘Festivals of the World’ learning journey, we are going to be making a willow lantern to join in with the Teignmouth Christmas Light Switch On procession.
Remember you can choose to join us on either the Tuesday 22nd, or Thursday 24th November, or both if you are able to offer your support!
Even if you are only able to join us for part of a morning session or part of an afternoon session, your help will be hugely appreciated! Don’t forget, there is no need for a DBS check on this occasion. The more helping hands the better!
So, sign up and come along to one or both of our sessions and join us for some willow lantern making fun! We look forward to seeing you there and thank you once again for your continued support!
We have been solving addition and subtraction problems over the last couple of days and have now had a go at writing our own. It wasn’t easy, but we worked in pairs and really thought about what to write. We are improving at spotting clues and know that subtract will involve losing or taking things away while add involves finding objects.
Yummy, yummy, in our tummies!
Chicken and Mayo, Chicken and Bacon and Coronation Chicken were just a few of the delicious sandwich samples Year 1 were lucky enough to taste today!
Which sandwiches did you try? Which were your favourite?
Second day in and second stage of completing our create a figure challenge!
Everyone has worked incredibly hard to cut, dip, spread and smooth the modroc over our foil figure shapes. Working with precision and care, Year 1 have surpassed themselves yet again.
We would like to say another huge thank you to all our amazing parent helpers for getting equally as sticky and messy and covered in modroc! We’ve had tremendous fun sharing our learning with you again today.
SOLE in the sunshine for Maple Class and Willow Class today!
What an afternoon! Maple Class and Willow Class were outside this afternoon, carefully completing the next stage of our figure making challenge.
Armed with strips of modroc, we strived to cover our foil figures. We began by cutting small strips of modroc, before dipping it into the water and gently smoothing it over our foil figure to produce an even finish.
We’ll be leaving our modroc figures to dry, before completing the final decoration stage of our challenge. What colours will you need? How could you create the hair?
A huge thank you to all our amazing parent volunteers this afternoon. We absolutely loved sharing our learning with you and can’t wait to get you all back in soon for the next step!
Maple and Willow Class welcomed a very important visitor to our new school library on Wednesday. She was so important, she was even wearing a crown on her head!
Yes, the Queen came to visit us and shared one of her favourite stories with us. Can you remember what happened in the story? What did the Queen wish for on her birthday?
Don’t forget to look at the helpful booklist the Queen gave you and get yourself down to our wonderful new library to enjoy reading more amazing books!
With our fingers on the icons, Maple and Willow have been perfecting our Pic Collage skills to create our own unique presentations for our Me, Myself and I whole school learning focus.
What information did you choose to present in your Pic Collage? How did you add a photo or some text? Explain to someone in your family how you changed the shape and size of a photo or a text box.
Can you remember what these icons help you to do? Explain to someone in your family how you navigated through the Pic Collage menu to create your presentation.
Some of us have also started to look at another form of presenting with technology. We have been looking at the Explain Everything App.
Here is a quick demonstration of the Explain Everything App. What will you include in your presentation? How will your page or slides look?
As part of our whole school learning focus about ‘Me, Myself and I‘, Maple and Willow class have been looking at photographs of when we were babies.
Can you help us to guess who is who from our baby photo? How have we changed? What can we do now that we couldn’t do when we were a baby?
Please bring your baby photo in for our class display and see if we can guess which baby is you!