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Welcome to Class 4 !

Flying High at Phoenix!

Welcome to Class 4.  We are one of 2 teams that belong to Year 1.  Our teacher is called Mrs Broad and our teaching assistants that work across Year 1 are Mrs Knapczyk, Mrs George and Mrs Shepherd.  We have some very exciting topics coming up this year but at the moment we are learning all about ourselves and where we live.  We will be going for a walk around our local area to investigate different features of where we live and will be visiting Gedling Woods to observe changes in the seasons.  We are going to have lots of fun over the year so please keep looking to see all the wonderful things Class 4 are busy learning and exploring!



Meet Our Team!

Autumn Term Newsletter

We read the story Aaaaargghh Spider and designed a friendship web. We looked at making predictions and taking information from the text. Can you spot some of the colourful spiders we created!

We have been learning about differences and similarities between each other. We have put together an "All about me" booklet exploring favourite foods, books, Countries and languages that are important to us and places we like to visit.

Aliens from Sprouts drama group visited Class 4 to explore the names of human body parts.

After our visit we were super at labelling parts of the body!

Culture Week ! We have been learning about Poland.

We learned a story about "The legend of the Krakow Dragon". We sequenced pictures and made some amazing moving dragons!

The children learned about how Christmas is celebrated in Poland. We made Christmas cookies to hang on the Christmas tree. The children tasted some of the food they would eat on Christmas eve.

At the end of the week Sprouts drama group came and took us on a flight to Poland.

We learned all about the celebration of Diwali. During the week we made Rangoli patterns and Diva lamps. The children enjoyed listening to the story of Rama and Sita and retold it in their own words. We had a faith experience day where the hall was set up as a Temple and we learned how Hindus celebrate Diwali.

Class 4 have been finding out about toys from the past and comparing them with toys in the present. We had a visit from a company called "Partake" who let us play with lots of toys from the past.

Year 1 Baking. Week 1 Ice-cream cakes and Pancakes. Yum! Yum!

Week 2. We made crunchy Flapjacks which went down a treat with everyone including parents!

We have been celebrating World Book day with lots of exciting activities through the week. We began with a book picnic where we shared our favourite books with F2 and Year 2 children. When the children came back to class they all said what a fun time they had.

We invited the grownups to share books with the children. Thank you to everyone who came and joined in with the fun!

Lynne Chapman visited our school and worked with the children telling stories and drawing pictures. Lynne Chapman is an illustrator and one of her books we read at school is "Class 2 went to the zoo".

Summer Term brilliant beginnings letter

Summer 2017 Year 1 Newsletter

In class 4 we have been learning about Van Gough. We have observed some of his paintings and had a go at recreating the Starry Night and Sunflowers ourselves. We have used pastels and paint to create our paintings

We have been growing Bean plants. We have spent 4 weeks closely observing the changes and writing up what we notice. Look at how amazing our plants look!

Science Week fun! We started our Science Week with an amazing assembly that involved lots of explosions and bangs.

Class 4 loved getting messy. We explored corn flour, jelly, playdough, jelly bath and Insta snow.

We made our own rockets and launched them using balloons. The children finished off the week writing what they had enjoyed about Science week.