It was lovely to meet some of you at the parents meeting earlier this week. If you were not able to attend the meeting then the information that was given out has been sent home in book bags.
In Phonics this week we have been practising the 'th' and 'sh' digraphs. We have particularly enjoyed practising reading words that feature these sounds when playing the dinosaur eggs game:
In Maths we have been practising counting forwards and backwards in steps of 1, initially to/from 10. We have practised using our counting to help us to identify missing numbers on a number track.
In English we have continued our work on The Train Ride story. We have focused on what we could notice about the train including using size adjectives, colour adjectives and any other adjectives to give more information about the train.
As part of our work on The Train Ride story in English, Mrs Smith led a drama session focusing on train journeys. We had a great time imagining that we were on a train journey to London and to the seaside. We thought carefully about what we might see out of the window on our journey.
For National Read a Book Day, we joined together with Year 4 to share some of our favourite books. It was lovely to see the children reading to each other and talking about the books that they had chosen.
We have had a great first few days in our new class. Take a look at some photos of the activities that we have been doing:
We have really enjoyed taking part in lots of active learning this term including active maths lessons. Take a look at the photos from a couple of our lessons where we worked in teams to complete the number ordering and money recognition games.
We worked together to bake bread using an early 17th century recipe as part of our work on the Great Fire of London. We took it in turns to follow the steps of the recipe such as measuring out the ingredients, mixing the ingredients together and kneading the dough. We enjoyed tasting the bread once it had baked in the oven.
We had a fantastic time at the KS1 Quad Kids competition last week. The competition involved teams of 10, taking part in four events (50m sprint, 300m run, throwing and a standing jump). The children were very focused and determined, and came away with three individual prizes for top scores, as well as the main team prize! Congratulations to both of our teams, as well as Tilly, Will and Cory, who scooped those individual points total prizes.
Thank you to all of our parent helpers on this event, as well as to Miss Leggett for organising.
We had a fantastic day for the Oxford United Day. A big thank you to Elliot in Year 2 for winning the competition and for winning us this brilliant prize! We started the day by having photos with the Oxford United Mascot, Olly the Ox and having an assembly. Then we had our session with James, the Oxford United in the Community coach. We had so much fun and we even get to keep a t-shirt each!
On Monday 1st July, we played Danish Longball, It went on until 5pm. We were playing against Cumnor, they were very fast. The aim of the games is to score the most points. It was really fun. Me, Noah, Archie, Alfie, Ollie, TJ, William and Sasa went.
We would also like to say thank you to the staff who helped the team at this event.
Written by Olivia.
As part of our transition work, Foundation Stage and Year One buddied up and spent some time in the Year 1 class together. We had a lovely time showing our buddies around the classroom, playing, sharing and having fun together.