Class One (Year 1 and 2) Class Page 2023-2024

Welcome to Class One!
Class One are taught by Miss Lazenby and supported by Miss Forrest and Mrs Lewis!
PE - September
Today in our PE session we refreshed our skills by practicing our throwing and catching. We worked in partners to show how well we can work as part of a team too! We definitely made the most of the lovely sunny weather today!
We've had a very busy first week back. We have settled into our new routine brilliantly and have enjoyed starting our learning in Maths, English, History, Art and PE. We've also voted for our new class book, Mr. Penguin and the lost treasure by Alex T. Smith. We are very excited to get started on this stroy!
Art - September
In Art we have been exploring primary and secondary colours. We experimented with the paints and mixed them together to find out what colours they made. We have also been exploring how to make colours lighter and darker. We found this really fascinating! 
PE - October
We are loving our little kickers sessions in PE! We have been practising lots of different skills including passing and sending. 
Maths - Autumn 1
We have been very busy in our Maths lessons since we have returned to school. We have learned new concepts in place value as well as refreshing our current knowledge. We are currently looking at building on our addition and subtraction knowledge and are really enjoying all the practical activities. 
Science - Autumn
We are currently looking at the Weather in our Science lessons. We have started this by looking at the four different seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. We have looked closely at what these seasons mean and what happens during them. Whilst we have been exploring Autumn, we went on an Autumn walk around our school grounds looking for signs of Autumn. We found lots of different ones, including berries, acorns and crunchy leaves!
Young Minds Awareness Day - 10th October 
On October 10th, we took part in World Mental Health Day! We came to school wearing yellow to raise awareness of mental health and well-being. Class One was able to show a variety of different shades of yellow. Well done Class One!
PSHE - Autumn 1
In PSHE this half term, we have been exploring the Zones of Regulation. We have looked at what each zone represents and the feelings that go with them. We now understand that it is ok to be any of of the zones and that these can change over the day. We have also explored different strategies to help us when we are feeling frustrated, angry or upset. 
History - The Great Fire of London (Autumn 1)
In History this half term, we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. We have explored different evidence as well as learning key facts about how the fire started, where it happened, when it happened and how they tired to help put the fire out. We have also looked at Samuel Pepys and how important he was and his diaries. 
Alnwick Playhouse Visit - I believe in Unicorns
We had a fantastic time at the Alnwick playhouse watching I believe in Unicorns. The children thoroughly enjoyed this show and were sitting on the edge of their seats throughout! We were all very well behaved too! Well done Class One! 
Science Experiment - October 
This week we have been continuing our learning about the weather. We explored where we get rain from and completed our very own rain cloud in a jar. We loved watching the cloud disperse the rain! 
Harvest Festival - October 2023
We took part in our annual harvest festival in St Bartholomew's church. We were brilliant at singing and performing our Harvest acrostic. Well done Class One!
Cake Stall in aid of our class charity - The FireFighters Charity
To raise money for our chosen class charity this year, we held a cake school in school and brought in donations of cakes and traybakes for the rest of school to buy. We have raised about £135 so far, which will be sent to our chosen charity soon.
Remembrance Poppies
We have been learning about Remembrance Sunday this week and to show our support, we created so Remembrance biscuits.  
Odd Socks Day
To help show awareness during Anti-bullying week, we joined in and wore odd socks to school! We had a lot of different patterns in our class. 
Christmas Pudding Wishes
Mrs Arkle has been making our Christmas Puddings for the Christmas lunch today and she came into class one so that they could add in their Christmas wish. Thank you Mrs Arkle!
Autumn 2 
This half term we are enjoying dance as part of our PE. Today we were developing our understanding of dynamics and how we can show an idea through movement using animals and plants from The Secret Garden. 
Forest School 
We have been looking at the Hindu festival Diwali, the festival of light. We enjoyed making Diva lamps. 
Science - November 2023
In Science this week we have been creating our very own rain gauges. We have placed them round the school grounds and will be checking to see how much rain they collect. Thank you to Pippa for helping put the rest around school this morning!
Design Technology - Autumn Term
This half term we have been creating some Christmas crafts for our Christmas coffee morning to sell. We started by designing our craft and then began to make them. We the thought carefully about our design and competed an evaluation, thinking about what we did well and what we could have improved to make it even better.