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This week, something very exciting happened at Gascoigne! When the children came back from their Easter break, the teachers were very worried and concerned.
Many members of staff found lots of interesting clues in the playground, and the Year 1 children helped us to investigate...
The children investigated the clues and discovered some spaceship debris, some oozy green slime and some mysterious yellow footprints. Who could it be? Why were they here? The children discussed their ideas and built their vocabulary ready to apply to their writing.
We returned back to class and things got even more mysterious when we received a video from a passer by, who spotted something over the Year 1 playground earlier that morning (https://youtu.be/giXhmXn-DMY).
The children were SO excited by the thought of a visitor - we decided to write to the alien, just to check if they were okay and if they needed any help. The day was a complete success! (Apart from Miss Blankson, Mrs Jean-Baptiste and Mr Fox who got quite 'the surprise' while they were tidying up the playground. (https://youtu.be/7hZt5NtsjyE)
Tower of London
As part of our Imaginative Topic, we visited Tower of London to have first hand experiences of London's iconic building. We had great fun exploring the Crown Jewels, White Tower, Black Ravens, Salt Tower and watching the Changing Guards. Also, from the Tower of London site, we saw landmarks such as 'The Gherkin', 'Tower Bridge' and 'The Shard.' It was indeed a memorable trip!!
Look at us having fun and learning.....
Please find below the imaginative project homework-Autumn (2)
Please find below the imaginative project homework (Autumn 1)
We are about to start RWInc Phonics and all the children are excited about learning to read in a fun way. The children will complete reading and writing activities for 45 minutes each day. They have been grouped according to their reading needs, so classes will be mixed and taught by different "reading teachers."
How can I help my child at home?
Most importantly show the fun that can be gained by listening to stories!
On our last imaginative topic 'BEACHCOMBERS', we visited Chalkwell beach, to have first hand experiences of the seaside. It was fun!
Whilst exploring the topic 'Dinosaur Planet', we visited the Natural History Museum to investigate samples of collected fossils and dinosaur skeletons. We had a great time investigating the various dinosaurs we have learnt about in class.
When we returned to school, we made our own fossils using clay and dinosaur skeletons.
Look at us using different materials to make our own dinosaur skeletons. This activity was so much fun!
Black History celebration!
This week the children have been learning about Black heroes, heroines, kings and queens and their contributions and work in supporting their communities. We have been dressing up and role playing African Kings and Queens.
Reading activities- As part of our Guided Reading activities, We spend time to read books on Active learning-BUG club. Not only do we enjoy reading print books, we think ebooks are also EXCITING!
In Maths, we have been using number lines to work out the difference between two given numbers.
In Science, we have enjoyed measuring different objects using non-standardised measurement.
In Geography, we have been investigating why some countries are cold and why some are warm. We could locate some cold and warm countries on a map/atlas.
In ART and Design, we have been making imaginary season trees using different objects.
Our aim is to ensure that all children will experience a smooth and seamless transition from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage One, thereby building upon
and extending the experiences that children have had in Reception.
We hope to encourage effective and purposeful independent learning that will inspire and motivate all children to be creative and cooperative towards their learning.
Learning through play will continue to be part of the school day and the children will steadily move into formal learning as the year progresses so that they remain motivated, enthused and passionate about their learning.
A big thank you to all the Parent/Carers who attended the Year One transition meeting.
Please refer to the notes below if you need any further clarification. Also, do not hesitate to speak to your child's Classteacher or Mrs Coffie (Year Group Leader) or Ms Walker (SLT Link) for any further support.
The content below is from the academic year 2015-2016 . Look up for the most recent academic year.
In Year 1 we have been learning to share objects into groups of 2.
Feeling proud to have solved the problems.
Mrs Kumar is helping us to solve the division problems.
We got inspiration from famous artist Andy Goldworthy.
He talks about and demonstrates creating artwork in a natural landscape using natural materials.
Look at our own artwork! We had lots of fun creating each one.