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Mountain Lane School

Class One

Welcome to class 1  -  Croeso i ddosbarth 1

Staff

Mrs S Robinson  -  Class Teacher

Mrs Catherall  -  Nursery Nurse (Class 1 and 2)

Mrs Woodley  -  Classroom Support Worker

Mrs Fray  -  Classroom Support Worker

Spring Term

This half term we will be learning about ‘People who help us’. The children will find out about some of the different people who help us in the local community. They will investigate and explore light and sound sources. The children will also take a step back in time to find out about the life and work of a famous nurse  -  Florence Nightingale. Our role play area will become a Post office where the children will be busy writing letters, sorting mail and weighing parcels.

 

After half term our topic will be 'Off on a journey'. The children will have the opportunity to explore the school grounds and to look at and use simple maps. They will learn to listen to directions and plan different routes. The role play area will become a garage where the children will experience the role and duties of a mechanic. The children will also explore the celebration of Easter.

Dates for your calendar:

 

 

Half Term Break                           Friday 9th February

School re-opens                            Monday 19th February                              

Parent/Teacher interviews           Tuesday 20th March/Wednesday 21st March                             

Easter Holidays                             Friday 23rd March

School re-opens                            Monday 9th April

 

 

Class 1 weekly routines: 

At the beginning of the school day we would ask you to wait with your child outside the classroom fence. Please could you ensure that your child stands with you at all times because there may be vehicles entering the area. 

At the end of the school day please collect your child from their classroom via the external class door.

Reading books

All reading books will go home on a Wednesday and we ask that all books are returned on Friday.

Library books

On a Friday the children will bring home a library book of their choice to share at home. Please could all library books be returned the following Wednesday. 

 

Class One Gallery

After watching a Fireman Sam programme  -   'Sausages and Shrimps'. Class One planned a variety of activities that could be undertaken both inside and outside the classroom.

 In the Construction area we built a Fire station for Fireman Sam.

Class One took on the role of Firefighters in the Small World area.

We cooked sausages and shrimps on our barbecue!

Look at the fire engine we built in our outdoor area.

We used instruments to re-create the sound of the fire engine's siren.

     As part of our 'People who help us' topic we learnt about Firefighters. Mr Richard Whitley,        a firefighter in Cheshire, came into school to talk to us about his job.

Mrs Fray even got the chance to take on the role of a firefighter for the afternoon!

                       We have been helping the school nurse to sort her plasters into groups                       using different criteria  -  shape, colour and size.

       Class One helped the postman to weigh each of his parcels and put them into order       lightest to heaviest. We then weighed the parcels using a balance scales and cubes.

                               We programmed the Beebot to follow directions to visit                                     different numbered houses in the street.

Class One have also been learning about the Chinese New Year festival.

We used Kiddle to search for images and information about the festival.

In the book corner we enjoyed reading books about Chinese New Year.

In the workshop area we made our own Chinese dragon masks and dancing dragons.