Well we have completed our last full week of 1MH. It is with sadness (and a lot of tiredness) that I note we have only 2.5 days left to the Summer break. The children have been amazing this year, everyone has made progress – and we have shared a lot of laughs, and a few tears along our Grade 1 learning journey.
Literacy and UOI
This week we completed our brochures about why Grade 1 is the best year. As I have previously said, this involved writing an introduction, giving 3 reasons why Grade 1 is the best before writing a concluding paragraph. The children needed to give facts and opinions to back up their reasons.
Having completed writing these, the children began to type them up on the laptops. This was great practise for the children to develop another skill. They had chance to alter font size, type and colour as well as add images which they sourced from google.com.
Below are our typed up pages.
On Tuesday we will share these with KGB to excite them about joining Grade 1 next year.
End of year concert
I hope you enjoyed our concert on Wednesday. I was really proud of the children, they did an amazing job. I managed to spot nearly all of you but for the parents who were unable to make the concert, here are a couple of photos – I did not take any as I was at the side of the stage. These have been taken by one of our admin staff.
Dates for your diary
Monday 17th June – final G1 – 5 assembly @ 11:05 in the theatre.
Tuesday 18th June – Grade 1 party, please refer to my previous email. We hope you can help provide a small amount of food, enough for 10 people, so that we can celebrate the end of the year in style!
Wednesday 19th June – school ends @ 12:00, buses leave @ 12:20.
Have a wonderful Summer break, I hope to see you next year sometime.
Children – have a fantastic time in Grade 2 – I will miss you 🙁
Grade 1 – over and out!!
Please click on the above link to see information about our EOY party.
It was a shorter week, but still a busy week in 1MH.
The children have been busy completing brochures explaining why Grade 1 is the best year. They need to write an introduction, 3 reasons and a conclusion. For each reason they need to give fact and opinions to back up their argument.
The children who worked with the G10 students have also been writing thank you letters.
We have been completing an end of year review covering addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, shape, probability and graphs. The children have enjoyed this and it has been good to see what information they have retained.
We have even found time to solve problems such as how to make 60 using 10 dominoes etc.
This week we have been focusing on Internet Safety. We wrote an email to different members of staff to see how fast it could be replied to. Mr. Ives won the award as he responded 1 minute after we sent it!
We have also looked at how to protect ourselves and our computers when we are online. This includes not giving out passwords, making passwords strong and not opening messages from people we don’t know. We discovered the best thing to do is to tell an adult if we are worried about anything.
This is a good link to a website we watched. Please discuss the issues with your child.
Here is a photo of us when we emailed the staff!
PSP staff appreciation day
What a wonderful day we had on Thursday, I felt truly loved and special. My enormous thanks to you all for the flowers, cards, homemade chocolates, candles and toiletries. They are so kind.
It has been a privilege and a delight to teach your children this year. We have shared lots of laughter and learned so much about each other during our learning journey. I wish all the children the best for G2, and if you are moving on, I wish you future happiness. I will miss this class a lot.
End of year concert
This will be on Wednesday 12th June at 11:05 in the theatre. We hope to see you there!
End of year
School ends at 12 noon on Wednesday 19th June.
My apologies for not posting anything on here for the last couple of weeks – I have had problems accessing this site, fortunately, all problems are now sorted so here we go with a ‘May madness’ bumper post!!
Happy Birthday Sofia-Elena and William
During May we celebrated with our friends Sofia-Elena and William who both turned 7. We had 2 lovely afternoons sharing cake and wishing them well.
Happy birthday both of you xx
Student Led Conferences
It was wonderful to see so many of you for our student led conference day and to hear the children being ambassadors for their own learning. I hope you enjoyed sharing in your children’s learning and seeing some of the activities which we do in class.
Grade 10 student visits
Over the last 2 weeks we have been lucky enough to have the support of some wonderful Grade 10 students. They have been coming on a Friday morning to listen to us read, play word games and help us make movies using a wonderful app called ‘Toontastic’. We have really enjoyed these visits.
We all thoroughly enjoyed making these movies – we chose our characters and settings then we made up stories. We later reflected that next time we needed to record in a quiet space as you can hear other people talking, but for a first attempt we were very proud! Enjoy!
UOI – Communication
We are well into our last unit. We have been finding out different types of communication through the years from early methods of sending smoke signals or banging on a drum to modern methods such as WeChat or email.
We have enjoyed learning about postcards and when they were first sent – we all enjoyed making and writing postcards to send to our families. We hope you all received them! So far we have received replies from Fanny’s parents, Vivian’s family, William’s family and Hannah’s parents. We would love to hear from a few more parents if you could send us a letter!
We have also been learning about the history of the telephone, Morse Code, non-verbal forms of communication and braille. We learned how to use an app called ‘Timeline’ to create our own historical communication timeline. Here are some examples of our timelines, some people still have to complete this work!
Please click the link below to see our parent letter for more information about our current unit.
Right, that brings us up to date! Stay tuned for information about our end of year concert coming up in June. Please remember we finish for the Summer holidays on Wednesday 19th June at lunch time – half day finish. It is hard to believe we only have 2.5 weeks left in Grade 1. On that sad note, I will sign off 🙁
Have a great weekend everyone!
We are just past the half way mark with our swimming sessions for G1,2,3, and 4.
Our intention at this stage is that your child is becoming more aware of their
– Strengths and weaknesses within the water
– Progress thus far within the 3 strokes and survival skills
– Specific areas that they need to improve in within the 3 strokes
We encourage you to have a conversation with them by asking open ended inquiry questions – Some examples of questions to engage in conversation are –
– What did the coach tell you that you were doing well in – BACKSTROKE/BREASTSTROKE/FREESTYLE? (just choose one)
– Which swimming technique/style do you use when swimming under water?
– What is your favorite stroke in swimming – why?
– What do the arms do in – BACKSTROKE/BREASTSTROKE/FREESTYLE? (just choose one)
– What do the legs do in – BACKSTROKE/BREASTSTROKE/FREESTYLE? (just choose one)
Don’t forget that next week is our open swim week. We invite all parents to come along and see what we do in swimming. All visitors must remain on the viewing deck and no photos are allowed to be taken.
Regards – Kit and Karen
Please click the link above for a message from our K4E team.
Grade 1 artists have been working hard planning for their final paintings. They have designed a background based on an animal’s habitat that they were interested in. They have completed their painted backgrounds with various lines, shapes, and textures. The students are so excited to continue drawing their chosen animals!
Please see the following information about our upcoming IFD class basket.
This year we will be joining with 1JA to create a basket under the theme ‘Go Green’. We would love it if you could contribute 1 item to add to our basket.
Melanie and Jeffrey