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on Swan Class!

Class teacher: Mrs Cartwright

Teaching Assistant: Miss Rose

Welcome to our parents and carers!

Welcome to our class webpage! I will be regularly updating this page with photographs and news of what we have been doing in class.

We have PE and visit the library bus on a Friday.

Friday 15th October 2021

This week's 'Stars Of The Week' are Nojus and David. We also celebrated the reading  achievements of Rome, Teo, Ali and Ibraheem. 

On Friday, we had a surprise treat: a special rock music assembly by Rock Steady. We learnt about playing a drum kit, electric keyboard and guitars. Well done Teo, for correctly identifying a 'pick'!

During free flow the children have created some imaginative story settings.

As part of our topic about food, we will be visiting Walthamstow market next week. We will be discovering the different foods for sale there, and their country of origin. We also need to buy some ingredients to make the healthy pizza's which the children have designed.

Have a super weekend.

Mrs Cartwright

Friday 8th October 2021

Well done to Aiyla and Abbas, who are this week's 'Stars Of The Week'!

Things you can do to support your child's learning at home.
Your child has been given an appropriately levelled text. These books will be changed on a weekly basis.  Please try to read with your child for ten minutes a day as this will help to increase their confidence, fuel their enthusiasm and help them to develop a love for reading.

Each child has a Bugclub  and myON login.The details are on the inside cover of their reading record. Their myON login is the same as the one they use for their Bugclub account. Bug Club, is a reading program, which will help your child to become a confident reader. With myON, the children have access to a digital library with over a thousand exciting books to choose from. Click here to watch a short video about Bug Club and click here for a short video about myON.

Inside your child's reading record, you will also see log in details for Numbots and TTRockstars. Numbots, is a game which will help your child develop fluency in mathematical skills. TTRockstars, will help your child practise their times tables. In Year 1 we start by learning the 10 times table.

If you have any problems logging in, please let me know.

Here are a couple of pictures from our week. We have been using our senses to explore the wildlife garden and creating fantastic scenes with Lego Story Boxes, including a shopping centre complete with canopies, to keep the shoppers dry!

Have a super weekend!

Mrs Cartwright

Friday 1st October 2021

Well done to Phoenix and Logan, who are this week's 'Stars Of The Week'!

This week, in literacy, we were planning and writing invitations to a tiger tea party. We were overjoyed, when at last the day of our tea party arrived. What a party it was! We had Tiger Juice and Tiger Food! It was delightful. We even played  'Pin The tail On The Tiger'! It was a roaring success! 

Dear Tiger, thank you for accepting our invitation. 

Last week, we began a science experiment, which we planned to observe over a period of time.

One week later and it didn't go quite as planned!

We have started to notice the signs of Autumn in the wildlife area.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Cartwright

Friday 24th September2021

Well done to Levi and Rayan, who are this week's 'Stars Of The Week'!

We had a wonderful 'World Food Day' this week. It provided a perfect opportunity to share and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural background of the children in Year 1, and the foods that are significant to them. The children enjoyed talking about their special clothes, which were representative of their family’s culture. They listened to, and danced to music from around the world, and talked about (and ate) their foods. Countries from four of the world's continents were represented; Asia, Africa, North America and Europe. Here are some photographs of the event.

Dancing!

Eating!

Dear Parents and carers, thank you for your support and making this special day a memorable occasion. 

Friday 17th September 2021 

Here are this week's Stars of The Week! All the Swans have had a fantastic first two weeks, and fully deserved a whole class star of the week! Miss Rose and I felt it to be a very difficult challenge to select only two pupils. Well done Araz, for his enthusiastic approach to learning and Kimona, for her super work in maths.

We have had a very busy week, below are some photographs of what we have been doing. There are also details of our up and coming events.

Acting out the story of The Tiger Who Came To Tea. 

Investigating foods that have an important place in religious celebrations. 

Things you can do to support your child's learning at home

Your child has been given an appropriately levelled text. These books will be changed on a weekly basis.  Please try to read with your child for ten minutes a day as this will help to increase their confidence, fuel their enthusiasm and help them to develop a love for reading.

Each child has a Bugclub login and a TTrockstars/ Numbots login. The details are on the inside cover of their reading record.

Bug Club, is a reading program which will help your child to become a confident reader. Click here to watch a short video about Bug Club. 

Numbots, is a game which will help your child develop fluency in mathematical skills. TTRockstars, will help your child practise their times tables. In Year 1 we start by learning the 10 times table.

Up and coming events

Wednesday 22nd September - Swan class Coffee Morning. Come along to meet and chat about any questions or queries you have about Year 1.

Thursday 23rd September - Year 1 World Food Day. As part of our ‘Food, Glorious Food’ topic we study different foods from around the world. We would like to celebrate the rich and diverse cultural background of children in Year 1 and the foods that are significant to them. Year 1 would to like to hold our own ‘World Food Day’. On Thursday 23rd September, the Year 1 children will have the opportunity to come to school dressed in clothes representative of their family’s culture. We will listen to music from around the world, looks at maps of the world, and study and design flags. 
As it is part of our food topic, we need food and your help; could you please provide your child with a small snack that day: food that is important to them and their cultural heritage. The children will not be sharing their food, but will have the opportunity to describe the food to their friends. This celebration will take place in the classroom and will not affect your child’s usual lunch arrangements. Although the children will not be sharing their food, please be aware that ours is a 'nut-free' school. Thank you for your support.

Hello, Swan class families,

Welcome to our class webpage! I will be regularly updating this page with photographs and news of what we have been doing in class.

We have had a fantastic first week together, and the children have quickly settled in. We have been thinking, talking and writing about what makes us feel happy. Here are a few pictures that we would like to share with you.

Things that make us feel happy!

Some happy faces!

We love making patterns and cars!

We all agree that we LOVE reading! Here is a favourite story from our first week together. It's called, Rhino's Don't Eat Pancakes.

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