During lockdown Class 1 have been working hard at home. We have seen some fantastic information posters, maths work, watching videos of reading and even had some children do more than we asked of them! We had regular Zoom sessions each week to keep some face to face contact which was lovely.
We take part in weekly Outdoor Education sessions where the children learn all about nature and our environment. We have lovely grounds including a forest school area where the children can explore, build dens and be creative with nature. Here we are doing a scavenger hunt.
Here we are being creative with nature we made a variety of pictures on the floor using using natures beautiful resources. The children love being outdoors and having the freedom to explore the world around them within our grounds.
As part of our 5 Ways to Wellbeing we decided to 'give' to the birds during Winter. We made them lots of bird feeders using pine cones, lard, suet pellets and mixed seeds. It was very messy but great fun! It made us feel happy that we could help the birds survive over Winter.
Cooking - Making smoothies
We have a fantastic cooking suite in our school and the children love using it with Mrs Steele our cooking teacher. We collected blackberries from the bushes in our grounds and turned them into smoothies. The blender was very noisy! We've also made gingerbread men linked to our English lessons when focusing on the Story The Gingerbreadman.
We have Ipads for the children to use in a range of ways. We teach them how you take photos, research information and use apps and games to consolidate what they have been learning about. The children are always very keen to use them!
The Daily Mile
As part of our 5 Ways to Wellbeing we have started to take part in the Daily Mile. We run around the outside of the playground for a few laps to be active, then we walk with a friend and talk to them and then we do our final lap by ourselves to have think to think. We track our miles on the whole school Map. Each day we move along and when we reach a new country we earn a sticker for our class passport and we learn facts about that country.
Each day in Class 1 we have snack time before playtime. This is a great time for us to develop our communication skills by speaking and listening to our friends.
Sometimes our snacks have letters or words on the skins for us to practice our Phonics skills too!
As the Christmas festival is a big part of Christianity we like to teach the children about the Christmas story and make a Nativity production for parents to watch. This years it was a bit different as we recorded our Nativity in our bubbles and edited it into a Key Stage 1 production for parents to download it.