Welcome to Year 1/2! We are The Mad Hatters Class!
Miss Holmes, Mrs Parker and Mrs Smith
I hope you are all as excited as I am to get back to school! I have lots of amazing things planned for us to do together this year. Here are some important days for you to remember!
On Tuesdays we will have our PE lesson. Please bring your indoor and outdoor PE kit!
We will also be doing forest schools every Thursday this half term, so please bring your wellies and coats!
Please make sure your children bring their book bags everyday! This will really help since the children take home multiple Read, Write, Inc books home each week.
Thank you for your continued support,
I know this is going to be a year to remember and I am excited to see what our class can achieve.
Our learning Journey Begins here.....
Our topic this half term is to learn about the lives of two very courageous women; Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. If you would like to learn more about them before Tuesday then click on the links here to be taken to BBC Bitesize.
Our Favourite 5 books for Summer Term 1 are pictured here below.
Our new topic is based on the lives of two influential nurses;
Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale.
We will be learning about how to write a persuasive letter this half term, so to begin learning about persuasive language we will be reading the day the crayons quit.
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Well Done on another amazing week Mad Hatters Class! We are loving learning all about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole! We have been focusing on how Florence Nightingale did to change the way hospitals and nursing worked. We have enjoyed starting our persuasive letter writing for our class story, the day the crayons quit! This week we have been doing some role play to get into the mind of characters and how .they were feeling.
Our golden book awards this week go to Sienna and Olivia!
Our Handwriting award goes to Zakariya!
Our new topic is The Great Fire of London and we will be learning all about the events of the fire and how the fire started along with significant people such as Samuel Pepys and Charles II and their experience of the fire and living in 1666. We will also be learning about London as our capital city and all the famous landmarks and places that we will visit virtually.
Our favourite 5 books this half term are....
This week we have been doing some very exciting activities! We have been on a virtual journey through London and learnt lots of fantastic things about our capital city! We have also been outside in the forest and have recreated the Great fire of London! We watched as the bakery on pudding lane burnt down and how it spread across the city of London. We had a visit from the Easter bunny who hid some Easter eggs in our forest and then some chocolate eggs in our classroom!
Our first star of the week is Lucas for his wonderful London drawings! He spent a lot of time making sure all the fine details were in his drawings!
Our second star of the week is Eadie for her fantastic attitude to learning, She created a wonderful leaflet all about London and spent her time making it the best it could possibly be!
Our handwriting award goes to Pheobe!
We have had a fabulous week in Mad Hatters class! We have had another letter from Aunt Lucy and even got a message from Paddington bear! He decided he would love to try a chocolate spread sandwich. We left him lots of sandwiches to eat and in the morning he had left all his crumbs and wrappers out for us to clean up! Well done on an amazing week everyone!
We have had a lovely first week back at school! We have introduced our new topic for this half term. We have loved learning about what happened in the great fire of London and have been doing lots of role play to learn how people put out the fires in 1666. We have had an exciting delivery this week from Aunt Lucy who sent our class and Paddington bear some marmalade sandwiches to eat. However we did eat them all so have had to practice making some more to keep Paddington fed while he is staying with us.
Our first star of the week is Deacon for asking some fabulous questions to Aunt Lucy about how we can look after Paddington bear.
Our second star of the week is Zakariya for his amazing sandwich making skills.
What a half term we have had Mad Hatter class! I am so incredibly proud of everyone who is working in school and working at home. You have all done the most fabulous learning and produces some amazing pieces of work. I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing half term break!
Our first star of the week is Isabelle for trying her best with all of her learning at home.
Our next star of the week is Jayden for being really engaged and enthusiastic with all his learning and being super sensible in class and at lunch time.
Fabulous week Mad Hatter class! We have loved reading our new book, 'There's a snake in my school!' and we have done some super writing about what it would be like to bring our own pet into school for the day. We have also done some great outdoor learning this week and have been doing bug hunts and also some outdoor bug art! Big well done to all of the children for being so engaged and enthusiastic about all of their learning.
Our first star of the week is Sienna for being a fantastic role model in our classroom and being incredibly enthusiastic and engaged in all of our class discussions but also with her independent work.
Our next star of the week is Pheobe for being a super home learner. She is fully engaged with her learning at home and is making some great progress in her maths.
We have had a fabulous week in Mad Hatters Class! We have really enjoyed reading another Julia Donaldson book called Spinderella! In English have been writing a newspaper report all about Spinderella learning to count! In History we created our very own new creatures just like Charles Waterton did and they look amazing! We then made some creepy crawlies of our own in the style of the famous artist Matisse!
Our stars of the week are Blake for doing some fabulous work from home! He has been doing some fabulous artwork and has been a super mathematician! Our second star of the week is Lacie for being a superstar in class. She has been incredibly focused on her work this week and has been putting 100% into her learning.
What a fabulous class I have! You have all been amazing this week, you have done some fabulous work and i have loved getting to see it from children at school and at home! I hope you have all enjoyed reading the story what the ladybird heard this week because you have all done some amazing writing about it! Well done Mad Hatters i am very proud of everyone!
Our stars of the week this week are Olivia for creating her very own robber in English called burglar bob and writing a beautiful sentence to describe him. Our second star of the week is Isaac for being incredibly sensible this week and having some amazing ideas and contributions to our class discussions
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This week we have been looking at the story Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo and the children have loved seeing the little robin make his way back home. We have had some fantastic thoughts about what home means to us all and how much we love our families and our own homes. In maths we have been doing some amazing adding and super subtracting and now have lots of strategies to help us with our maths learning. Well done Mad Hatters for being Superstars!
We have had such an exciting week! We have had a new visitor in our classroom Eddie the Elf! He has been so cheeky messing up our classroom and Kevin the carrot has been helping him too! We have been very festive this week and have been writing our Christmas lists and our letters to Santa! I wonder what mischievous things Eddie will get up to over the weekend!
Wow Mad Hatters what a fabulous week you have had!! You have all had a busy week doing some assessments and have concentrated so much on them! I am very proud of you all! Have a lovely rest this weekend after such a busy week!
We have also been taking part in The Big Draw and have created some Aboriginal style art. The theme for The Big Draw this year is
We got some of our inspiration from the clip below, why not try creating your own artwork at home?
Our stars of the week this week are Noah for settling his new class and trying really hard to follow his instructions and Amelia for trying so hard on her assessments this week and being incredibly focused.
This week we have been finishing our learning on Rama and Sita and the children have blown me away with their story writing! It has been fantastic to see how much the children have progressed with their writing skills. In maths we have been doing amazing maths, learning how to order the days of the week and months of the year in year 1 and in year 2 the children have been practising using seconds and minutes to time themselves doing different activities. Fabulous week Mad Hatters!
We have started our Diwali celebrations and have been learning all about the story of Rama and Sita! We have done some amazing role play by acting out the story and are now really good at retelling the story of Rama and Sita! In maths we have begun our learning about time. We have started to look at telling o’clock times and half past times and some of us even moved onto telling the quarter past and quarter to times!
This week we have also been learning all about Remembrance day and have created some great propaganda posters to show woman's role in the war effort!
We then learnt about the famous Captain Sir Tom Moore who walked 100 steps and raised over £30 million pounds for the NHS. We have loved learning about his life in Yorkshire and his adventures as a soldier.
Our stars of the week are Deacon for having a great attitude and behaviour this week and being so helpful and kind in our class and Igor for trying really hard with his new sounds in his read write inc group and being more enthusiastic to join in with class discussions
Take a look around our classroom!
Wow Mad Hatters! We have had an amazing first half term! I am so incredibly proud of all the hard work you have all done and the amazing attitude to learning you have had this half term. We have had a super week in class celebrating all things spooky for Halloween and it has been so much fun! I hope you all have a lovely well-deserved week off!
The link below will take you to the fantastic BBC adaptation on BBC iPlayer.
This week in Mad Hatters class we have been looking at our new story ‘The snail and the whale’ and have made some fantastic and creative story maps to help us retell the story. We have been using some great adjectives in our descriptions of the setting in the story. In art we have completed our under the sea dioramas and they look fantastic! The children have loved adding different types of fish and coral to make their dioramas looks super! Well done on another great week Mad Hatters!
This week we have been having lots of fun thinking of different actions to help us retell our story 'The night pirates' and creating a wanted poster for Captain Patch! We have been trying really hard to count in 10's this week and have been fabulous at recognising our tens and ones! In forest schools we have been using some exciting equipment to saw our very own wooden octopuses. Well done Mad Hatters for a great week!
We have had an amazing week this week in the Mad hatters classroom! We have been looking at our new story The Night Pirates and the children have been amazing at retelling the story and sequencing it. We have also done our first big write and the children have done some fantastic writing! We have been loving our forest school time this week and have been creating a pirate picture out of the resources we have found in the forest! Well done on an amazing week everyone!
Our stars of the week are Zakariya for putting lots of effort and detail into his English work and having a great attitude in school and Jodie for being a super mathematician this week and being so helpful and kind in our classroom
Wow! What an amazing first week back to school! The children have been amazing all week and I am so proud of them. We have been making our mad hats for our classroom display and practising all our sounds and doing some lovely all about me writing. We finished our lovely week off with a super special golden time by having our Mad Hatters tea party and had a fabulous time! Thank you to all the children in my class this week for coming back with the biggest smiles, positivity and so much enthusiasm!
Our stars of the week are Darcie and Pheobe for doing some amazing work and being really enthusiastic and positive all week!