When we arrived at school today, our elf, Gary, was no where to be seen. Although we were a little worried, we were hoping he was ok. We spoke to our partners and speculated about where he could have gone. We loved having Gary in our classroom but we know he has now gone back…1B
‘Everyday’s like an open door.’
Hairspray The Musical.
Hello and welcome to Key Stage One
This year your children will be in one of three home classes; Y1B, Y1/2K or Y2RF
Your children will be registered in their home classes in a morning.
School begins at 8.50am (Doors open at 8.45) and finishes at 3.00pm. Please ensure children are collected at 3.00pm by an adult. If it is an adult not known to the class teacher, please let them know in advance.
Our morning routine is as follows:
- Fifteen minutes to nine, doors open.
- Pupils hang coat etc on peg, put book bag in their drawer.
- Lunch bag, if children have brought one, to be placed on a table in the classroom.
- All children will have a book to take home to read with an adult. Children can change this whenever they have read at home. Please send their reading record in to school every day. You can write a comment or sign when you have read at home.
- Children to sit on the carpet or at their table for the morning activity (this will be clear on the day).
After registration, we will have registration or phonics. Some days children have PE too. Children will complete their literacy and maths lessons in their own classrooms.
In the afternoon, children will be registered in their home classes and will stay in those classes for topic subjects.
On Wednesdays, children in both years will have music with Mr Howlett-Right who is a specialised music teacher from the Wickersley Partnership Trust.
Please make sure your child’s PE kit is in school all week. Children have PE with a teacher from WPT on Wednesdays. Your child will have a second PE lesson with their class teacher on another day of the week.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be expected back into school by Wednesday so that teachers are able to look through it.
Our topic for this term, is ‘From Field to Fork.’ Within this topic, children will be finding out about animals on the farm, plants and how things grow.
Please ensure your child has a water bottle to keep in the classroom. This can be taken home everyday and filled with fresh water.
We have lots of exciting things planned and look forward to the year ahead.
The KS1 Team
Mrs Richard/ Mrs Farmer
This week, we had a visit from Malcolm J Hogan (the author of Granny Norbag). He told us all about his series of books and where he got his inspiration from. Malcolm informed us that the easiest way to write is to start with a picture, write a little every day, ask someone you trust…1/2KR 1B 2RF 3/4K 3S 4H 5/6D 5C 6K Events Foundation Stage General News
Earlier this term, a competition was launched to design a brand new and exciting logo for Friends of Whitehill. Mrs Wildgoose had lots of entries and she was very impressed with all the children’s ideas. Check out the winning entry of the competition, and the winner and her prize below.Posted By: 1/2KR 1B 2RF 3/4K 3S 4H 5/6D 5C 6K Events Foundation Stage Friends of Brinsworth Whitehill Friends of Whitehill General News
We are learning about 2D and 3D shapes. To link with our road safety learning, we looked at road signs, designed our own road sign and today we built our own 3D shape street. We talked about the properties of 3D shapes are named our sphere, Sophia!Posted By: 1B
We are learning about Road Safety Week. We have been finding out about 2D shapes on road signs, 3D shapes on our streets and how we should cross the road safely.Posted By: 1B
In year one, we celebrated, and supported, Children in Need by wearing spotty clothes. We also had a spotty disco and raised money.Posted By: 1B
In Key Stage 1 this week we have been learning all about Remembrance Day and marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. Y1/2KR, Y1B and Y2FR have all been busy doing lots of activities such as making poppies to remember the brave soldiers who fought for this country. We also had…1/2KR 1B 2RF
We are learning about bonfire night and Remembrance Day in year 1. This afternoon, we talked about the different colours, patterns and words we think about when thinking of both events. Miss Bullivant put on some of her favourite jazz music and we had time to paint and create. We then shared our artwork with…1B
In year 1, we have been learning about poppies and why we wear them. Miss Bullivant told us a story about a soldier who was in the war 100 years ago. We then drew around our friend and drew over 100 poppies to remember all of the fallen soldiers. Miss Bullivant was very touched by…1B
Y1B loved the ‘spooky disco’ that was hosted by Mrs Wildgoose and the Friends of Brinsworth Whitehill. Miss Bullivant felt very scared by all the costumes!Posted By: 1B