For Einstein Class and KS2 Choir…

For all those involved in the ‘Tempest Experience’ on Monday 20th March!

We have been asked to have a look at some songs and if possible, learn some of the words ahead of the day. These will be massed performances where all schools are involved, alongside our own individual pieces.

Please have a listen to the links below, you may know some of the songs already!

Words will be sent to classes tomorrow for you to take home and practise.
Enjoy!

Miss Gedney

https://youtu.be/ctanSZS4fqI – The Isle is Full of Noises (just ‘Be not afeared, the isle is full of noises’)

https://youtu.be/8evVF4LmLmM – The Power of Love

https://youtu.be/hG5sn0S-LLY – Take me home

 

A new book for a new week…

This week, we are going to be starting a new book. Out of all the books we read and learn about in Year 1, this one is my favourite!

Here is the front cover below…I’ve hidden the title though so it is a secret until Tuesday!

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What can you see?

What do you think the book might be about?

Who is that person?

Can you make a prediction about the book?

Think about our new theme – ‘Growing and Changing’, it might give you some clues!

If you have read the book already…please keep it a secret – you will be an expert!

See you tomorrow.

Miss Gedney 🙂

Georgia O’Keefe

This week, we were introduced to a new artist – Georgia O’Keefe.

Can you remember a fact about her?

We have been looking at some of her pictures then today we started to draw and paint our own. I let you have free choice of colour and design and I was very impressed with the outcome! You chose the colours thoughtfully and mixed them well. Well done!

Here are some of you in action this afternoon.

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You are all fantastic artists!

Miss Gedney 🙂

 

A little sneak peek…!

Well, what a week! We have been SO busy but our focus this week has been on some amazing writing about Caliban ready for our TLC’s next week and our Tempest Showcase.

Earlier in the week we wrote a character description all about Caliban, describing the way he walks, talks, acts and looks. Then, we worked together to edit your work.

Today, we started writing our final presentation pieces…I was a little bit nervous about this because I thought it would be a bit too tricky, but WOW, I was wrong and you have completely impressed me! The writing you have produced is absolutely amazing, both the content and the presentation. You were so calm and mature about copying up your work, you didn’t fuss and gave it 100% effort.

Here is a little sneak peak for you to have a look at before you see the final product next week! I can’t wait to meet with you and your families to share your amazing work recently. What are you most proud of?

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You are all superstars! I have shared some of your writing with others because I am SO proud of you!

Keep it up!

Miss Gedney

 

Floating and Sinking

This week, we have been learning all about floating and sinking.

On Tuesday, we did an experiment with a box of water and lots of different materials. We predicted which materials would float and which would sink. Lots of them surprised us!

We then designed our own Tempest boat, based on our knowledge of what material would float and sink. Today, we made our boats!

It was very exciting and very messy! We really enjoyed using the masking tape to stick materials together and exploring the different materials we had in the classroom.

You were very independent and worked brilliantly in your teams! You also cleaned up your mess very quickly – amazing!

We haven’t tested our boats yet, but can you predict whether your boat will float or sink? Why?

Miss Gedney 🙂

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The Tempest

Wow! What a fantastic and busy first 2 days!

I really enjoyed welcoming you back to Year 1 yesterday dressed up as characters from Shakespeare’s plays. You really embraced the day and knew exactly who you were! A great start to our Tempest theme.

Today, we didn’t enter the classroom this morning, we came straight onboard HMS Matilda and immediately experienced some rough seas! We had to put our sailor hats on and make sure our ship was safe! Can you remember what these commands mean?

Port!

Starboard!

Tend to the master’s whistle!

Then, we recreated the storm using musical instruments, fabric and our voices. What was your favourite part when recreating the storm? I loved using the musical instruments!

Finally, our ship stopped and we found ourselves on an island. It was Prospero’s Island and we found out that he created the storm, which is called a Tempest. We then created our own impressions of Prospero’s Island, wrote some brilliant describing sentences, and then you led your friends on a guided tour of the island you had created. We have been so busy, I can’t fit everything onto my blog post! Can you think of anything else we have done so far this week?

Before you went home, we had the chance to watch a fantastic performance of the Tempest from Cedar Road School.  What characters can you remember from the performance?

Well done for coming back to school so brilliantly – it is going to be a busy term but you are ready for it!

Have a great weekend and get lots of rest!

P.S Don’t forget PE kits on Monday for RealGym with Miss Gedney! I wonder what we will be doing? You might need to put your sailors hats back on!

Miss Gedney

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A BIG well done!

Wow! What a fantastic 2 days we have had of Nativity performances!
You have all been superstars and performed your hearts out. The narrators spoke clearly, you sang beautifully and you acted out your parts brilliantly.
Well done on such fantastic performances!

What was your favourite part?

Miss Gedney

Nativity Fever!

We have well and truly got Nativity fever in Year 1!

Today, we had our first practise in full costume and it was very exciting! Tomorrow, we practise with Reception and Year 2 and on Thursday we have our first performance to the rest of the school.

It is a very exciting and tiring time but you are doing so well with our rehearsals and we are very proud of you! Keep smiling, singing and practising your words!

What has been your favourite part of the Nativity so far?

Next week we will have our 3 performances to your parents. Keep up the hard work, you are doing a great job!

Miss Gedney ?

What makes a good friend?

This week is anti-bullying week and today we spent time talking about what makes a good friend. We had some fantastic thoughts shared in the class

A good friend is….

“Someone who takes care of others”

“always kind”

“respectful”

“someone who offers to help you”

“someone who uses kind hands, feet and good manners”

“someone who shares”

“look after us when we get hurt”

“plays with me”

“always nice”

Well done for being brilliant friends Matilda Class!

Have a great weekend.

Miss Gedney

 

Nativity Songs – take 2!

Here are the Nativity songs that we have begun to learn this week. It would be great if you could practise at home! Maybe you could teach your family the actions too?

Updated: Shepherd’s Dance and On the road to Bethlehem have been reuploaded – they are quite slow to start but they work on my laptop – please let me know if they still don’t work! (Miss Gedney)

Silent Night

Silent night, Holy night

All is calm, all is bright

Round young virgin mother and child

Holy infant so tender and mild

Sleep in heavenly peace,

Sleep in heavenly peace.

On the road to Bethlehem

On the road to bethlehem

To bethlehem, to bethlehem

On the road to bethlehem,

Come and join us there

On the road to bethlehem

To bethlehem, to bethlehem

On the road to bethlehem,

Come and join us there

Hear the angels sing, and church bells ring.

Its Christmas time once more

Come and see the baby king

Lying in the straw

Hear the angels sing, and church bells ring.

Its christnas time once more

Come and see the baby king

Knock upon his door

Knock Knock Knock!

On the road to bethlehem

To bethlehem, to bethlehem

On the road to bethlehem,

Come and join us there

On the road to bethlehem

To bethlehem, to bethlehem

On the road to bethlehem,

Come and join us there

Come and join us there, good to see you. Hope to see you there…!

Little Donkey

Little donkey, little donkey

On the dusty road

Got to keep on plodding onwards

With your precious load.

Been a long time, little donkey

Through the winter’s night

Don’t give up now, little donkey

Bethlehem’s in sight.

  Chorus Ring out those bells tonight Bethlehem, Bethlehem Follow that star tonight Bethlehem, Bethlehem

Little donkey, little donkey

 Had a heavy day

 Little donkey

 Carry Mary, safely on her way.

Mary had a baby

Mary had a baby, oh lord

Mary had a baby oh my lord

Mary had a baby oh lord

The people keep a coming and the train done gone.

Laid him in a manger, oh lord.

Laid him in a manger oh my lord,

Laid him in a manger oh lord

The people keep a coming and the train done gone.

Shepherds came to see him, oh lord

Shepherds came to see him oh my lord,

Shepherds came to see him oh lord,

The people keep a coming and the train done gone.

Named him baby jesus, oh lord

Named him baby Jesus, oh my lord

Named him baby Jesus, oh lord

The people keep a coming and the train done gone.

Shepherds Dance

Shepherds, tell me

Did you see what I saw?

I saw angels

I can’t be so sure!

Shepherds, tell me

Did you hear what I heard?

I heard good news,

News for all the world!

Come on boy’s, let’s make a move

We’re off to Bethlehem!  (Repeat)

Shepherds, tell me

Why are you in a trance?

Come on! Wake up!

On your feet and dance.

Come on boy’s, let’s make a move

We’re off to Bethlehem!  (Repeat)

INSTRUMENTAL DANCE

Come on boy’s, let’s make a move

We’re off to Bethlehem!  (Repeat)

We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

We wish you a Merry Christmas

And a happy new year!

Glad tidings we bring,

To you and your kin,

We wish you a Merry Christmas

And a happy new year!

(Repeat)

We are so excited to perform our Nativity, even more so now we have learnt nearly all the songs! Letters will be sent home on Monday with details of parts, costumes and dates of performances.

Many thanks for your suppport!

The Year One team