Our Class Governor is Fr. Roy Cooper.
Week Beginning 3.12.18
The children arrived into school on Monday morning to find the Christmas trees up and all their wonderful handmade decorations all over the infant department to mark the beginning of the festive season at St Teresa's! How exciting! Year one really did us proud this week with their 'Christmas Spectacular', they sang their hearts out and it was lovely to see them perform to family and friends after all their hard work rehearsing. Well done year 1! They have still been very busy with all their learning: problem solving in maths and writing their own non-chronological report about mammals in English. In our creative work this week, the children have been finding out about different climates around the world and how they relate to the equator.
Reception have had a lovely week with lots of creative work about 'cold places'. They enjoyed making hot chocolate and visiting the North Pole in our outdoor area. We were thinking about the animals that live in the Polar regions and what the weather is like there; brrrrrrrrrr! The children are getting excited about their performance of Whoops a Daisy Angel this week, it's going to be very heart warming.
See you next week!
Week beginning 26.11.18
Well, I don't know about the children, but Mrs. Bradbury and Mrs. Moon are worn out after the busy week that we have had in R/1MB! Year 1 have been working hard on tricky repeated addition and starting to understand how to make arrays to show equal groups. This learning lays the foundation for understanding the concept of multiplication. The children did lots of practical arrays including counters, dotty painting, cheerios and their personal favourite ...midget gems! All that maths as well as rehearsing for our Year 1 Christmas Spectacular and creating some beautiful Christmas decorations for our infant department.
Reception have been equally as busy, learning to form the 'ladder letters' using our fancy cursive handwriting. The children finished reading the story of 'Penguin Small' by Mick Inkpen and did some fantastic captions to match pictures from the story. The water tray was filled with various containers this week as the children were learning about capacity and undertook an investigation into which container would hold the most liquid and why. The sound of the Reception children's nativity rehearsals has been heard echoing throughout the school, their beautiful singing is sounding wonderful and some of them have really flourished on the stage...Hollywood, here we come!
Advent is nearly upon us and the children have all been thinking about 'waiting' and learning what advent means. Wishing you all a very happy and holy weekend.
See you all next week!
Week beginning 19th November - Lots of Science!
This week, the children have all been doing lots of science involving learning about animals and how they are similar and different. We have linked this learning to our geography knowledge about hot and cold countries, year one have even learnt a little bit about the equator! They have asked lots of scientific questions and enjoyed learning about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Next week, year 1 will use all this knowledge to write a non-chronological report. They are working so hard!
Reception have also been learning about animals. They have been reading the story of Penguin Small and learning about animals in cold places. All the children took part in an 'ice investigation' in our outdoor learning area. They handled ice blocks with an item frozen inside and had to think carefully about the best way to get the toy out. They are cracking little scientists, well done reception!
See you all next week!
Our first week back in school
We hope you all had a restful half term break. The children have been reading 'How to Catch a Star' by Oliver Jeffers in literacy this week. We will be reading more stories by this author next week!
In maths, the children have been working hard on their number bonds and we had a number problem solving day on Friday where we really had to put our thinking caps on!
Reception have been learning to form the 'curly caterpillar' letters, starting with c, a and o using our 'fancy' St Teresa's cursive handwriting. The children have been writing in glitter and doing lots of 'funky fingers' activities to strengthen their finger muscles. Super stars!
A super first week back, well done everyone!
Friday 5th October 2018
It has been another busy week in R/1MB! We have been having lots of fun with Wallace and Gromit in literacy and learning all about how to use exclamation marks in our writing! Wallace and Gromit made us laugh so much when Wallace's invention all goes wrong.
We have been looking at patterns all around us in Art. Year 1 enjoyed sketching different patterns that they could find around the school grounds.
Reception were out and about this week looking for signs of Autumn. We collected Autumn leaves and talked about the different colours that we could see. The children were very good at giving reasons for the leaves changing colour and falling off the trees. We also hunted for conkers and acorns and enjoyed learning about animals that store food for the Winter. Well done reception!
In Maths, we have been using crocodile signs to show greater than and less than when looking at numbers. Watch out...the crocodile will always eat the biggest number!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
What we have been learning this week - R1MB
Friday 21st September 2018
What a busy week we have had in R/1MB! We have continued to work on partitioning 2 digit numbers with the year 1 children and they have enjoyed using lots of different resources to support them in their learning. Reception have been learning to be 'careful counters' and they have been sequencing numbers to 10 and 20!
The Smartest Giant in Town has come to Penwortham! The children in year one have been using nouns and adjectives in their writing! Wow! Reception have been working on their fine motor skills by doing lots of glitter writing and funky fingers activities.
Please don't forget to work on your sound books at home Reception. You can do it!
We have been looking at our local area and the children loved using google earth and digi map to explore West End Park. Then they drew a map of the park and added their own labels.
What a super week! Well done everyone!
Friday 14th September 2018
Our week in R1MB
This week we have been exploring the story of 'The Smartest Giant in Town' by Julie Donaldson. The children have been matching labels to the giant's clothes and the Year 1 children have been writing super sentences.
In our maths work, everybody has been working on their counting skills. Year 1 have also been learning to partition numbers to 20 and beyond, using the part whole model. Photos have been posted above.
In our creative areas of learning, Reception and Year 1 have been listening and creating music and they have been creating maps of where they live. Some of the Reception children loved creating maps and incorporated dinosaurs and emergency vehicles.
Friday - in the hall
The Year 1 children will have their spelling quiz each Wednesday morning.