Trip to the post-box

This week the children in Oaks and Acorns have been busy writing letters to each other! They have been thinking of kind words to write in their letter and drawing some wonderful pictures for their friends.

Today we went on a local visit to the post-box, they each had a map which they followed carefully for directions to the post-box. We saw lots of familiar places on the way!

Everyone posted a letter to a friend in the class, Oaks and Acorns are now very excited to receive a letter in the post!

 

Here is a sneaky peak at some of the amazing letters!

Acorns (Nursery):

  

Oaks (Reception):

Battersea Park Zoo!

This week Olive Class went on a very exciting trip to Battersea Park Zoo as part of our Science topic: Animals!

We met lots of exciting animals, from monkeys and lemurs to snakes, Scottish wild cats and locusts.

We were able to touch some real ostrich and emu eggs and some snake skin!

In science we have been learning about animal diets and have been classifying animals into the groups: herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We were able to apply this knowledge while at the zoo and after learning what each animal ate we decided which group it would be in.

Local MP came to visit!

Today St.Anne’s was lucky enough to have a visit from Marsha de Cordova, our local MP for Battersea. She came to congratulate us on how amazing our results had been and also let us ask some questions- we even asked her what was going on with the Brexit! All the children had the opportunity to learn more about their local MP and ask questions on topics they were interested in.

Special Visitor to Olive Class

This week Olive Class were luck enough to receive a visitor to help us learn all about Hinduism.

We learnt about how Hindus worship, we sang a special song and we learnt more about reincarnation.

We thought of and asked our own questions:

“How do they know when the food has been blessed?” – Yma

“Why does Lord Shiva want to destroy the universe?” – Dasha

“How do the gods get all their powers?” – Jemima

“Why does the soul go into a different body?” – Mary

“Does the soul go into an animal?” – Malachijah

Phonics!

As you are aware the children in Year 1 will take a short phonics check this year.

Here is some more information about the phonics check as well as some tips for practising at home!

This term the children will have a set of real and alien words to practise reading for their homework each week. It is very important that your child practises sounding out and blending these words everyday so that they are confident and ready for the check!

Phonics screening guide for parents Phonics tips

Phonics tips

Summer 1 Topic Map

Welcome back to school! We hope you have had a lovely Easter holiday! We have got a busy term ahead of us and this term our topic is Paws, Claws and Whiskers! In this topic we will be learning all about animals!

Have a look at our topic map to see some of the learning we will be doing this term!

Summer 1 topic map Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Easter Fun Day!

We had so much fun at Easter Fun Day! We took part in a treasure hunt, got out faces painted, had our hair coloured and so many more exciting activities. We can’t wait for the next Fun Day!

 

 

 

Shakespeare Week

Willow Class have had so much fun learning about The Tempest. We imagined what it would have been like to be in the storm that Prospero created and wrote diary entries.

 

World Book Day

Willow Class had so much fun celebrating World Book Day and visiting Wandsworth Town Library! Can you tell who we are all dressed up as?