Our trip to Marwell Zoo!
It was a jam packed day and we saw so much! We saw penguins, flamingos, giraffes, cheetahs, leopards, tigers, lemurs and the best of all... MEERKATS!
We enjoyed having our picnic lunch and our "Animal Habitats" workshop in the afternoon. It was a very busy day but the children were very well behaved and represented Hatch Ride School perfectly!
Humans and our senses!
This half term, we have been learning about our bodies and our senses. We have looked closely at our skeletons and the different parts of our bodies. We made skeleton during Welly Wednesday and we used equipment from the classroom to make skeletons inside. We had a sense hunt with Year 2 and Reception during Welly Wednesday. We had to see what we could smell, hear, see and touch in the outdoor area! We also helped Reception with what senses we need to use when using different equipment and toys in the classroom.
Phonics - Friday 10th May and Thursday 16th May
We have been working hard on our sounds and blending this half term and we have showing our super skills in every Phonics session. We have been writing real and alien words and playing games to help us with our sounds. We absolutely love Phonics!
Welly Wednesday - 15th May 2019
We went out to the pond in the woods to explore what minibeasts we could find and become familiar with the area before we go pond dipping next week! We found lots of interesting things outside and some of us tried to build a bug hotel.
KS1 Athletics Club - Thursday 2nd May
We had a great time at the first Athletics Club for the term today! We were focusing on throwing. We had four activities - throwing bean bags in a hoop, throwing bouncy balls, throwing foam javelin and we had our fitness station. The children got stuck in and we had upbeat music playing on the speaker to keep us motivated! Miss Currie, Mrs Graham and I can't wait until next Thursday where our focus is dribbling! :)
PE - Thursday 4th April 2019
For Gymnastics today, we put out lots of different equipment including the big bars in the hall! The children were very excited to use them and they were very creative in their movements and shapes when using it.
They have been practising moving over and under different equipment and thinking about changing directions when they are moving around.
The Year 1 Beatles definitely have the X Factor!
A massive well done to our fabulous performers for our class assembly. I am so proud of their hard work and it was an amazing show! Thank you to all of the parents for helping bring costumes and for practising lines at home.
World Book Day 2019!
What a wonderful day we had! First, we created alien words for a new Gruffalo and made new stories using puppets of Julia Donaldson's famous characters. We read lots of books from home and our classroom. The Year 5 School Council members came and read "Little Miss Bossy" to us. We designed and created new creatures for the Gruffalo story and we spent the afternoon working with our Year 3 reading buddy to do a library scavenger hunt! It was so much fun and everyone looked absolutely incredible!
Would the Beatles have won the X Factor?
Thank you to everyone for the amazing facts and pictures that the children have brought it about the Beatles. The children already have so much knowledge about the group. In our first lesson on the topic, we enjoyed listening to the songs and we had a mini disco at the end of the day. Some of our favourites were "Here Comes The Sun", "She Loves You" and "Yellow Submarine"!
Fruit Salad - Thursday 7th February 2019
The children have designed and prepared a tasty fruit salad! They chose a selection of fruit to use and they drew what they thought their fruit salad might look like. They helped cut and prepare the fruit and they assembled their salad. We got to enjoy our work during break time and we even tried some yummy watermelon together!
After lunch, they evaluated what they thought of their fruit salads. They chose their favourite fruits and what they would change if they made it again.
We've been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. I have attached some links to songs that we have used to help us practise!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ - Counting by 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wwydguSKOU - Counting by 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYRTtwZGwj8 - Counting by 10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EemjeA2Djjw - Counting by 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_awKlEMyleA - Counting by 5
There is also a great song to help practise doubles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jOzhiACB68
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
We had a great time playing with the snow today! We made snow angels, made snowballs and found icicles. We also collected different sized snowballs to bring in to the classroom to investigate which would melt the quickest.
The children have been continuing to build on their yoga skills. They are fantastic at remembering our poses like 'Sun pose', 'Cow pose' and 'Eagle pose'. They have been putting them into sequences and playing musical statues with them.
We have also played 'Trampoline belly' where the children put a little toy on their tummies and focus on moving it up and down as they are breathe in and out. They were very focused so that their toys did not fall off!
We have a pose of the week that we keep in the classroom. The children choose a selection and vote for their favourite.
Our favourite pose of the week: Dog Pose
Grandparent's Afternoon - Monday 12th November 2018
The children had a brilliant afternoon asking lots of questions to their grandparents about their childhood holidays, their favourite toys and the games they used to play when they were children. The children were very surprised to learn that their grandparents only had two TV channels to watch and they didn't have a family car to get around!
The children enjoyed playing with old toys and reading old books with their grandparents. They also got to ask questions about old photos of toys and board games.
Thank you to all the grandparents who were able to attend and make it a very memorable afternoon.