Our Safer Internet Day
The children in Key Stage 1 undertook a creative challenge on Safer Internet Day.
They were challenged to work as a team to create something which would help them and others to stay safe when using computers.
They are used to working in teams, and they day started with the whole school getting together as one big team in an assembly to share thoughts feelings and ideas around staying safe on line.
In the afternoon, KS 1 came together as a team to build on the morning’s whole school assembly and finally, children from Years 1 and 2 got together in mixed teams of four to create a solution to their challenge.
These solutions the teams came up with were amazing. One team created a board game to show people the consequences of good and bad choices. Another team produced a puppet show. On one table, a team created a poster while next to them another team created a story. One team acted out a role play but another team created a cartoon strip. One team simply created a set of rules to follow to stay safe. There were as many different solutions as there were teams!
Make sure you talk to your children about what they did on Safer Internet Day; you never know, they might teach you a thing or two!
Our Creative Challenge Day … and a bit!
This Thursday, we collapsed the curriculum for the whole of the Key Stage 1 so that year 1 and year 2 children could learn together.
The focus was based on their shared literacy learning around ‘Leon and the Place Between’.
The children were asked to create their own teams with a mix of year 1’s and year 2’s as well as
a mix of boys and girls. Once they had created their team, they spent some time thinking about what good team work would look, sound and feel like and what they would need to do to make this happen. Once the teams were ready, they were challenged to create and present their own fantastic imaginary place. Cue the most imaginative, feverorish creating Haytor View has ever seen!
This was originally planned for 1 day, but the children told us they needed more time to get things done properly so we used part of Friday as well. (If they are going to manage their own projects, they need to have a degree of say on the management of the time as well.)
I hope they have told you all about it!
Year 1 and 4 Shared Reading
On Friday afternoon’s, year 1 and year 4 have been collaborating in shared reading. This has been a fun and exciting learning experience for both year groups to share and enjoy books, participate in reciprocal reading and further their knowledge in comprehension skills.
Take a look at our photo’s!
We Love to Read!
This half term we have been telling stories, making plays and using our phonics skills to read.
In time to think this week we are sharing books with our grown ups. The room was so busy and calm, with adults and children working together to share stories and practice their skills.
Have you shared a book this week?
What was your book about?
Are there characters in it?
If there are how did they feel?
How do you know?
What did you find out?
How did it make you feel?
Did you like this book? Why?
Taking risks and learning to be safe.
This half term in PE we have been doing gymnastics. We have been practicing using the equipment and keeping ourselves safe.
To celebrate our achievements we got to test our risk taking and safety skills by using the big equipment.
We had a fantastic time!
Feeling proud about working together.
The boys had worked together to build. They listened to each other and used all of their ideas to create some fantastic structures. What great collaboration!
Then they had some fun taking photos.
Winter Story Preparations!
We are very busy getting props and scenery made for our winter plays.
The children have been thinking about what they needed for their production and are choosing what they need to make them. It has been very busy!
Beautiful colour mixing!
There is paint, wood, card, glue and glitter flying everywhere!
Two little Dickie Birds
Our Growing Visitor
In Year One we are very lucky to have our very own baby who comes to visit us. We look to see how she has changed and ask interesting questions. Today we asked about what and when she eats, how she has changed and we also talked about what we think she will be able to do next time we see her.
This is our baby when she was only a few days old.
This is our baby now she is ten weeks old!
look how much she has grown!
She is able to smile at us now and tries very hard to make sounds. She also enjoys kicking her arms and legs about.
We think next time we see her she will be able to roll over. We also want to know if she will have teeth?
It was a hedgehog!
Our little hedgehog was trying to find somewhere warm and safe to sleep for winter the Foundation Stage garden, when a group of parents spotted him. Everyone decided this might not be the safest spot, as we like to play there and might disturb him.
Mrs Palmer is taking our Hedgehog to Prickly Ball Farm to be looked after.
What do you think would be a good name for our hedgehog?
This half term we are really thinking hard about how to be good listeners.
This is our friend Ginger Bear.
Ginger and the children have come up with a set of rules you can use to check if you are being a good listener.
- Sit still
- Sit quiet
- Look at who is talking
- Use your listening ears
- Remember what you have heard
Are you a good listener?
Have you seen anyone using good listening skills?