What a busy term it has been in Sycamore Class! They’ve loved finding out all about the Great Fire of London and then about the Plague and why it spread . They’ve learnt all about the parts of the body and what we need to do to keep healthy. Alongside this they have been working hard on their capital letters and full stops , learning about time and fractions in maths , the creation story in RE and so much more !
So proud of how hard they have worked and how well they have settled into the new routines in Year 1- Amazing !
The Blog is finally working! The weeks are flying by and the children have already done so much : RE day, Harvest, skateboarding, first aid training, Global Week, a woodlands visit and not forgetting their exciting trip to London. They have all settled so well into Year 1 and are working hard!
We only have four more days to go until the end of term and the end of year. We are all very excited about the new academic year after Moving on Morning, Monday.
(I am also very excited and emotional because this is my last year as a teacher at Woodborough School. After 19 fantastic years, I am retiring. I am looking forward to lots of new adventures but I will most definitely be keeping in touch. I would just like to say what a wonderful teaching career I have had at Woodborough. I feel blessed and privileged to have been part of such an amazing school and team. I will miss you all very much….go Woodborough- keep working that magic!)
Back to Sycamore Class, we have completed final Rainbow Awards – congratulations to Esmee, Henry, Reauben and especially to Griff who is the first of us to achieve the Blue Award. Since Tuesday we have been having fun in maths, looking at more magic numbers
and playing with Polydron to make amazing 3D shapes.
We have also had our final Woodland Walk where we had a go at bird spotting (George’s daddy thought he saw a peregrine falcon and Griff’s mummy heard a cuckoo!) the rest of us heard some very noisy chickens,birds singing and we saw pigeons and crows.😄🐥🦅🐔
We then listened to a story and then had a go at lashing sticks together to make little stick men or our initials…
Some of us decorated them with leaves and grasses.
As a final treat we had 🥤 and 🍪 .
Once again, thank you to all the parents that came along.
Well here’s to a great final four days. They are going to be very busy and exciting ones for all of us and then I wish everyone a very happy and safe Summer Holiday! 🏖
On Wednesday 3rd July two coaches from Pewsey Tennis Club came to Woodborough. Sycamore were ready to go at 9am and had a fantastic half an hours coaching… Wimbledon here we come!
This Wednesday was our sports day and again Sycamore displayed some fantastic sporting talents. Both KS2 and KS1 sports began with a dance performance and fifteen children from Sycamore class were involved in this.
Well done to Venus who only just beat Mercury! And of course everyone tried their very best and were great sports.
To complete the sporty fortnight we had our KS1 inter -house Kick Rounders competition on Friday. We do not know the winners yet, as the points from this will be added to KS2 and Oak Class points to give us our final winners.
Back in class we have been looking at money and time in maths…
We can now recognise all the coins and notes, find some amounts and some of us can work out change too! We also know the days of the week, months of the year and seasons and can tell the o’clock and half past times.
We have nearly completed our All Things Bright and Beautiful topic. We have sorted animals into: mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians. We talked about other categories we could include, like insects or mini beasts.
We have moving on morning on Monday – when we will all be working in Maple class for the morning, with Mrs Johanson. In the afternoon we are looking forward to seeing the dress rehearsal of Oh What a Knight! the KS2 summer performance.
We were very surprised by the growth of all our seedlings over the Bank holiday… in fact our sunflowers had got way too tall and spindly to survive a journey home to be replanted. We have decided to try again with new sunflowers, borlotti and runner beans and courgettes to put in our raised bed. We have made our final entries into our individual bean diaries and have taken these home to see if the are strong enough to grow at home.
It was wonderful to see so many mummies and daddies today at our Class Workshop. Thank you all for coming, we hope you enjoyed yourselves.
We all had a great time and really loved sharing our work with you.
If you would like a copy of the slide show it is a Power Point and is too big to email but I can put it on a memory stick for you. Please pop a stick in a named envelope and I will make sure you get a copy.
Finally please remember it is our turn to bring in healthy snacks for our Healthy Snack Break next Friday- 17th May.
After a lovely long Easter 🐣 holiday, we are full of excitement and ready for our Summer terms. Our summer topic is All Things Bright and Beautiful and this term we are looking at plants. We have already planted runner bean and sunflower seeds and we will be keeping a diary of their growth. We have also sprinkled cress and mung bean seeds onto wet felt mats to see how they grow.
We are also hoping courgette and borlotti beans grow which we can put into one of the raised beds, with some flowers too.
During our science lesson on Thursday we thought of lots of questions that we would like to find the answers to to during this term…
What do plants need to grow?
To help us answer this we have put beans in several different places and with different conditions to see what happens to them. We are keeping a class diary to record our observations.
Yesterday we went on a wild flower hunt around the school field and found loads of wild plants- especially daisies, dandelions, brambles, stinging nettles and ivy. We also saw buttercups and a dog rose. Next time we go to the woods we will take the same tally charts and do another hunt, then compare the results.
Maths, multiplication and division
We have had our first look at multiplication this week. We started by counting in 10s and then making groups of ten. Then we made different equal groups to help us ‘find how many?’
It is our Class Workshop on Friday 10th May so please save the date mums and dads!