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This week we have been exploring the properties of materials, investigating materials in preparation for cape making, using tweezers to sort tiny beads by colour, sorting household materials by their properties, creating heroes and villains for our superhero land and our villain train track, using junk modelling to create superhero transport and lots more.

Thank you for joining us for our zoom coffee morning. The powerpoint is attached below for your perusal.

We have been learning in lots of ways...

Hello Opal Class, 

Wow! You have completed one whole week in Year 1 and you are already absolutely amazing at it! You have taken to the new routines like ducks to water! I am already so proud of you all! 


Hello Parents/Carers, 

We have been looking at a story called 'Once upon and ordinary school day' and we have been inspired by the teacher Mister Gee and his imagination ideas. In class we looked at an image and listened to music and then did a shared write of a short story about it. The children were unsure about letting their imaginations run wild and were really restricting themselves (they thought I was crazy when I suggested the tiger was roller skating) Please help me awaken their imagination... 


Look at the image with your child and get them to tell you (verbally) or draw what they think would be happening. For example: the octopus is dancing and singing to Lady Gaga, whilst the turtle is blowing bubble gum bubbles. 


Another alternative would be to play some music to your child and ask them to draw what it makes them think of. 


If you would like to email me their ideas you can. This isn't home work it is just for fun and to let the children see imagination is key! 


Thank you, 

Ms Cooke x

Imagination time...

Phase 3 flash cards for phonics (we are focusing on these) and ideas for reading at home :-)

Opal Class welcome letter and Topic web: these highlight important information and topics this term

Our first day in Opal Class (2nd September) We have had a 'super' day!

Welcome to Opal Class! 



I hope you enjoyed your summer break during this strange and uncertain time! I enjoyed spending extended time with my 2 children and I am now back to school and ready to be part of your Year 1 learning journey. 


When you arrive tomorrow things at school will be looking a little different and we have new guidelines to follow but our classroom and outdoor learning areas are set up and waiting for you to enjoy them! I thought I would upload some sneaky preview pics so that you can have a sneak peak at what to expect. 


I look forward to seeing you all in the morning.


Ms Cooke x

Our classroom September 2020

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