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

Nativity Songs

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?

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

Welcome back!

I hope you all had a fantastic half term, myself and Matilda really enjoyed hearing about your half term news this morning and are very jealous about all the exciting things you got up to!

This week in Maths, we are learning to find one more and one less than a number. There are some activities on Mathletics for you. Have you had a go?

In English, we started learning about Fiction and Non-Fiction books. Can you tell me in the comments what they are and what the difference is? There is a non-fiction book for you to read on PhonicsBug.

Today, we started our Nativity! It is a very exciting time for us and we love teaching you the songs and learning our words and actions. I can’t wait for us to get practising later this week! Letters, parts and costume information will be sent out shortly.

Don’t forget to hand in your key skills books tomorrow and bring your PE kit to school!

You came back to school today with smiles on your faces and I am so proud of your hard work already. You had brilliant listening skills and we learnt a new big word – sensible. You were all very sensible today and followed instructions brilliantly.

Well done.

Miss Gedney 🙂

Mathletics and PhonicsBug

I have been busy putting lots of activities onto PhonicsBug and Mathletics for you to do at home. Your logins are in the front of your red reading diary.
Well done to those of you who have already been on Mathletics and completed your own choice of activity.

PhonicsBug https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

 

Can you read the two books? What did you like about them? (Don’t forget to record these in your reading diary – this counts as 1 read!)

Mathletics http://uk.mathletics.com/

Can you have a go at the two activities? Making teen numbers and Ordering to 20

Let me know when you’ve been on them in the comments below and you can earn yourself 1 Dojo!

Happy learning!

Miss G 🙂

 

RealGYM

On Monday we had our first RealGym PE session!

We learnt the three main body shapes and used them throughout the lesson. These were, straight, star and tuck.

We used these shapes in our Washing Machine game then had a go at playing Mirror Mirror where we copied our partners shapes like a mirror.

Well done for a brilliant Gym session!

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Miss G 🙂

Blast Off!

We have had a fantastic day at the National Space Centre today, it was a really exciting way to start our summer term whole school Space theme.

Space Centre

You were all so well behaved and deserve 2 whole class credits tomorrow!

My favourite part was the Astronaut Show. What was yours? Comment below for 1 Dojo point!

There are lots more surprises and missions to come at SdS this term – I am so excited!

Well done Matilda Class 🙂

Miss G