Keeping fit in Maple Class – 14.10.20
We have been keeping fit in Maple Class with some daily physical activities. Today, we practised a space dance which we all love. After that, we followed a workout where we stretched, bent, lunged and jumped. We were out of breath afterwards but loved every minute of it. Watch us in action!
To help the children to remember to stay in their own imaginary bubbles, we used hoops today in PE. We imagined the hoop was our own bubble. We played a variety of listening and moving games, making sure we stayed in our bubbles and didn’t go into anyone else’s.
We played the Traffic Light game where we moved in spaces, going forwards and backwards and changing direction. We also played the Beans Game where we practised actions to go with a type of bean. Look at all our curled up baked beans!
We had a lot of fun and have remembered the lines from Mr Quint’s song: ‘Please don’t go in my bubble and I won’t go in your’s.’
Some great Maths and SOLE learning here! We love seeing how our planning is transferred into learning at home. You are all doing so well, keep up the good work and keep sending us photos. Even if it’s not based around your learning, it might be some cool lego model or picture you have made, we would love to see what you are up to!
Year 1 Spelling Focus: ‘ir’ sound
Handed out on Monday 13th May;
Tested on Monday 20th May.
Note: Spellings 1-3 focus on this week’s phoneme focus; spellings 4-5 are from the Year 1 High-frequency word list.
Please note; Spellodrome is available for your child to practice the weekly spellings alongside the year group’s Common Exceptions Words.
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!
Today we saw our Tudor building designs start to take shape. We worked collaboratively and resourcefully to begin to construct our Tudor buildings.
Explain how you selected your boxes and which resources you used to help you. What did you have to consider and think about? How did you ensure your construction was secure?
The next stage is painting and we will be starting that tomorrow. We can’t wait!
Many thanks again to our wonderful parent helpers who’ve kindly given their time to help us today. We greatly appreciate your support!
Using our arithmetic skills to continue number patterns, improving our time on the clock to solve number bonds to 20 on the iPad, playing addition and subtraction ‘tug of war’ games on number lines, adding and subtracting using number lines and using number tiles to create our own giant number lines to add and subtract have been keeping us all very busy in our numeracy session today!
Well done Maple Class. You are all super stars! I’m so impressed and proud to see so many of you continue to challenge yourselves in your own learning. How will you challenge yourself tomorrow?
In preparation for our big Tudor build next week, Maple Class have been busy creating some designs for different Tudor buildings. Using black paper strips or whiteboard pens and rulers, some amazing designs were created.
Collaborating together, children worked in pairs to think about the structure of the Tudor buildings.
Explain to someone at home what the black lines represent and why the Tudor buildings required such support.
We look forward to seeing lots of Maple Class families next week during our afternoon sessions, to help us build our Tudor buildings.
Families are welcome to offer support through the afternoons, as and when it is convenient for you to do so. Complete the bottom section of the letter sent home and return it with your preferred times.
Once again, we thank you for your continued support.
A caketastic thank you to all the lovely families in Maple Class who sent cakes in for our cake sale. What an impressive selection! How delicious the yummy treats looked!
Thank you to all the fabulous children in Maple Class who stayed behind after school, to help sell our tasty cakes too. You were a real credit to yourselves and the school!
Finally, an extra thank you to the wonderful parents who helped set up, sell and tidy away at the end. We really appreciate the time you gave us.
Now, for the total. Drum roll please…
Wow! How incredible!
Thank you to everyone who came along to buy a cake or two.
Maple Class will be having a think this week about what they might wish to spend the money raised on. Watch this space for that update!
Please come and visit our cake sale after school today!
Let us tempt you with our yummy cake treats as you make your way home.
To conclude our Fire of London science investigation today, Maple Class watched a demonstration of different materials being burnt.
Despite battling the whirling winds outside, we were able to watch what happened to the straw, cloth, glass, roof tile and wood.
Our results showed us that some materials burnt better than others. Tell someone at home which materials burnt the best and explain why you think that might have been.
What did we all conclude by the end of the investigation? Can you remember the interesting word we learnt, which means the material will burn easily? It starts with an f…
When we returned to our classroom, we found something interesting which helps to put fires out. Can you remember what it was called and how it is different from what the people used to put out the Fire of London?
How did this experiment help us to understand more about the Fire of London?
Why did the adults gather round the table, when attempting to light the fire?
Why did the adults have a big bucket of water nearby throughout the experiment?
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!.
‘Start on the line, go up in a loop, back down and around and hook’
This is how we form the letter ‘e‘ correctly.
Show someone at home how carefully you can form this letter. Maybe you could try writing it in some sand, painting it with a paintbrush or using your finger on the side of a bubbly bath! What’s the most interesting thing to write it with?
Explain to someone at home why we always start each letter with an entry stroke.
What fun we had in our phonics again today!
From reading our tricky words as fast as we could before they disappeared behind Mr Messy, to orally blending words containing the ‘ew‘ digraph and counting the letter sounds with our phoneme fingers, making real and nonsense ‘ew‘ words and blending them out loud, before writing ‘ew‘ words in our phonic jotters and thinking of sentences for each word.
Explain to someone at home what happened when we spelt blue and blew. What about bew and boo? What did we discover?
How many more ‘ew‘ words can you think of? Use your phoneme fingers to orally blend out loud each letter sound and say the word to someone at home. Make a list of all the different ‘ew‘ words you can think of and bring them in to show us!
Maple Class will be holding a Cake Sale straight after school on Friday 27th January.
Please make a note in your diary to join us and be tempted by our yummy treats!
Maple Class families are invited to bake, make or buy cakes, to sell in their Cake Sale and bring them to Maple Class on or just before Friday 27th January.
So, grab your pinny and discover the Bake Off star within!
Thank you for your continued support!
Maple class have enjoyed a short teddy bear’s picnic today as a reward for their fabulous hard work and behaviour last term. Well done guys!
Even though we’ve only been back at school for a few days, Maple Class have been trying really hard at doing the right thing, at the right time and in the right place.
We have been working as a team to win our final class point to earn our class treat. Well done everyone, you did it! 15 class points earned and a Teddy bear picnic it is!
Please bring your bears on Thursday 12th, for an afternoon picnic.
Keep up the brilliant work Maple Class, you are all super stars!
The first of December is finally here and Maple Class have started their Advent countdown to Christmas!
Ava found the first book in our Advent story calendar and we discovered the beginning of a miraculous story from over 2000 years ago…
Tis the season to be jolly! Tis also the season to eat Christmas dinner!
Wearing their party crowns and pulling their crackers, Maple Class enjoyed their Christmas dinner today and sharing the festivities with all their friends.
What a lovely way to spend our lunch! Yummy food, funny cracker jokes and super Christmas songs to sing along to…brilliant fun! Christmas is certainly coming!
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!
Let there be light! Lantern lights, lighting the way in Maple Class today!
Maple Class will certainly be lighting the way this Saturday, when we join the Teignmouth Christmas lights switch on procession with our terrific lanterns!
What tremendous effort everyone has given to create such lovely lanterns! From our initial lantern idea designs and drawings, to making prototypes out of straws, then constructing willow frames and detailed structures and now finally covering these carefully with tissue paper…amazing creations everybody!
Which 3D shape is your lantern? Which 2D shapes can you see on the faces?
Which part of the lantern making process did you enjoy the most and why?
Which part of the process did you find more challenging and how did you overcome the challenges?
A massive, massive thank you to all our amazingly kind family members who came in and helped us all this week. We really couldn’t have done it without your help!
Watching a video tutorial to learn the technique and skills involved for covering our lanterns.
Watching Mr Quint demonstrate with the materials and resources we will be using ourselves.
Watching the ‘experts’ and sharing other helpful techniques.
Securing our frames and structures before the big tissue paper cover up began…
Cutting just the right amount of tissue takes time!
What lantern shape do you think this tissue paper might be for and how do you know?
Thank goodness for our friends… Collaboration!
This is going to be messy…and lots of fun!
Tremendous focus and resilience.
Did you find it easier covering your lantern shapes with small or large pieces of tissue? Explain your reasons…
Gently stretching and pulling the tissue over the willow frame to create a smoother finish!
Almost there! Team work will do it!
Finally drying off in the sunshine…
Northumberland Place, Teignmouth: Meeting at 4.15pm, procession at 4.30pm.
SEE YOU THERE!
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 are really enjoying our thought provoking anti-bullying activities this week so far and today was no exception!
Joined by the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor and sitting in a circle where we could see and hear everyone, we took turns to pass our Pudsey bear around to share our thoughts and opinions on what we feel are the attributes of a good friend and ways we can show these skills.
We knew it was our turn to speak when we were holding the bear. This ensured everyone’s opinion was heard and considered.
What do you think makes a good friend? What can you do to be a good friend?
Some of our suggestions included cheering someone up if they were feeling sad, sharing your toys, letting someone join in and playing with you, helping someone up if they have fallen over, giving someone a hug if they feel sad or lonely and many many more!
We are in the process of making a Maple Class kindness tree and will be writing on the leaves to share the many ways we can be kind and a good friend to others. Watch this space for a completed photo!
Armed only with marshmallows and spaghetti sticks, Maple class were set the challenge of building 3D shapes!
Collaboration and resilience were our top learning values, as we created some absolutely incredible shapes.
We’ve been embedding our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes this week and, what better way to prove we know the properties of these shapes is there than making them ourselves!
How many faces did your 3D shape have?
How many edges did your 3D shape have?
How many vertices did your 3D shapes have?
Explain to someone at home what you noticed about the shapes on the different faces of your 3D shape. Describe how you constructed your shape and what you might do differently if you were to build it again.
Why were more pieces of spaghetti used here do you think?
Using real 3D shapes to help us construct our own.
Thank goodness we had our friends to help each other!
What is the same about these pyramids? What is different?
What do you think is happening here? Which shape is being created and how do you know?
How many triangles do you see here?
Now, tell someone at home your super shape property facts for different 3D shapes!
Cutting or folding? How did you make your 2D shapes today?
Maple Class showed great resourcefulness today as they created their own 2D shapes. We really got to grips with the number of sides and corners a 2D shape has, because we physically had to make them ourselves!
Explain to someone at home the first thing you had to consider when constructing your 2D shape. How many corners did your shape have? How many sides did your 2D shape have?
Which shapes were more of a spicy challenge? Explain why they were more interesting to make to someone at home!
Moving and shaking, Maple Class moved our bodies to the music and followed the moves.
Our DPA sessions wake and shake not only our muscles, but our brains too!
Show someone at home your favourite movements. Can they keep up?
Maple Class have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes this week. Our challenge today was to test our new shape facts and shape vocabulary, by playing a guess my shape game in pairs.
We set up a barrier between ourselves to ensure no peeping, while taking it in turns to ask our partner some interesting questions about the shape properties.
Has it got…? Does it have…? Is it a…?
Tell someone at home the different language we used for 2D and 3D shape properties. Which shapes have sides and corners? Which shapes have faces, edges and vertices?
When did you feel you were ready to guess the shape? How many clues did you need to find first? Which clue gave the name of the shape away the quickest and why?
Yesterday in our literacy learning we collaborated together to consider the most effective and interesting adjectives to describe the main characters in the Rama and Sita story.
We were all keen to make our adjectives more spicy and up levelled our describing words to create the best descriptions.
Today, we applied our knowledge of amazing adjectives to form our own descriptive sentences about the story characters. Using our colourful semantic cards, we matched the correct colour card to our sentence words.
In particular, we used the adjective and conjunction cards. Which adjectives did you select to describe Rama or Sita? Explain why you chose them to someone at home.
Which conjunctions did you pick to extend your sentences and include more detail? Were there any other conjunctions you could have picked? How could you find this out?
Maple Class Mega Maths Mission…would we choose to accept it???
Using only flat sheets of A4 paper, some masking tape, scissors and our knowledge of 2d and 3d shapes, we were set the challenge to attempt to build a firework rocket!
At first, our discussions focused upon the type of shapes you might see in a firework rocket. We identified 2d and 3d shapes which might be suitable for our mission. Can you remember which shapes we decided? Tell someone at home about the shapes you chose and why you picked them.
What happened next was the most amazing mega maths session…
Which part of the rocket is being created here? Which 3d shape will it become? How can you prove it?
Which part of the rocket is being made here? Tell someone at home how you made this part…it certainly was an interesting challenge!
Which 3d shape is being made here? How can you be sure?
Rocket designs and finished products are finally complete!
Time to set off to find the best blast off station. Let’s go!!
Getting our rockets ready for blast off! Explain to someone at home how you powered your rocket during blast off.
Final checks and we are ready to fly…
Some of us also found different blast off stations. Explain where you blasted your rocket from and why you chose that spot.
How did it get up there???
In the words of Evan, “Mrs Hooper, this has been literally the best Friday…EVER!”
Yes Evan, it was…so far!
What incredible story tellers we have in Maple Class!
Our challenge today began by collaborating in pairs to sequence different parts of the Rama and Sita story to create our own mini story boards. We had to look very closely at the pictures and identify who the characters were and what was happening.
How did you know where to stick each picture? Did you always agree? Explain how the story begins to someone at home and what happens at the end and in the middle!
Once we were satisfied the pictures were sequenced in the correct order, we took turns to retell and act out the story using actions and story language. We challenged ourselves further by using spicy story vocabulary, to improve the quality of our retelling.
Tell someone at home how you would make these sentences more spicy:
Ravana took Sita away.
Rama and Sita were sent to the forest.
Using the iPads, we took turns to capture our amazing actions for each section of our story board. We then used these images to create our own PicCollage story boards for the Rama and Sita story!
By learning this new story vocabulary in such a fun and practical way, it helps us to retain it and apply it more confidently and competently when we come to do our writing.
I am so proud of everyone’s enthusiasm about this story so far and if the level of story vocabulary today was anything to go by, then our next Big Write is set to be something quite amazing!
Keep it up Maple Class – you super stars!
Maple Class went fishing today…fishing for vocabulary!
Armed with our whiteboards and pens as fishing nets, we listened carefully to the story of Rama and Sita. We ‘caught’ lots of story words in our nets, by writing them down on our whiteboards.
We then worked in pairs, to think of an action or movement to go with the vocabulary we’d found. Explain to someone at home the reason why you chose your action.
Look at our brilliant actions. Can you guess which vocabulary we found? How did you guess?