What a fun and busy few weeks we have had at Eastnor, with
snow and movie maker, there has been so much excitement! As always I am
tremendously proud of all the children in Class 1, they continue to work so
hard and bring fun to everyday at school!
Our welly walks have been great fun as we have delved deeper
into the Castle’s grounds – we have discovered plenty of hideaways, climbing
trees and even play parks! The children have all faced new challenges with
positivity and determination and have achieved things they didn’t think they could! I’m so proud of you all, well
In English, we have spent the last few weeks studying
Traditional Tales, which the children engaged in retelling
the stories in their own special and unique way!
We have explored stories like
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Goldilocks even paid us a visit, but she did
break one of our special chairs – we had such an investigation on our hands!
This was all before Little Red Riding Hood and her friends decided to pay us a
visit at school! The children were challenged to think carefully about
questions and what words and symbols we need to use to write our very own
interview questions for the Big Bad Wolf – who we discovered was not as big and
scary as we thought! The children, since half term have started their new topic
of People Who Help Us, thoroughly enjoying their new Role Play area as a
Veterinary Surgery. The children enjoy
dressing up in their blue aprons and gloves before operating on very poorly
In Mathematics, the children have continued developing their
independence and problem solving thinking – we have spent plenty of time
challenging ourselves against the clock to count backwards from 20, thinking
carefully about what teen numbers are! The children then have used these skills
to help them with taking away and I was amazed at how well the children talked
about taking away meaning the quantity gets less and less! Great work everyone!
This week we have continued looking at 2D shapes and recognising the difference
between flat shapes and fat shapes, which we learnt were called 3D shapes.
In other areas of learning we have kept with the theme of
animals, exploring animals from around the world. The children have been
excellent investigators, discovering all sorts of different homes and places
animals come from. In Art, children have
begun the new topic of Collage and have been looking at different types of
materials and textures. Music continues to be a joy for Class 1, we have
recently started using GoNoodle dances in our school day and I have certainly
been taught a new dance move or two!
Well done Class 1, you are an absolute pleasure to teach! I
look forward to the next term full of excitement, no doubt!