First Class September Update

Welcome to First Class! We have all enjoyed the summer holidays and are well rested and ready for a new school year. We have all settled back to school and have been working very hard this term.

We have started graded reading again this year and really enjoy reading and chatting about our books at home every night. We have also started Literacy Stations this month. We love moving from station to station working on different reading, phonics, oral language and writing activities in our groups. We have been working on recount writing as part of First Steps writing programme and are busy creating great pieces of work.

In Science, First Class have been examining forces. We investigated the forces of pushing and pulling. We carried out a ‘Dancing Raisins’ experiment to find out what happens when raisins are dropped into fizzy 7up. Soon we will explore friction and investigate the distance a toy car travels on different surfaces.

In Geography, we talked about different methods of  transport. We carried out a traffic survey to investigate the most popular vehicle on the road and revised the ‘Safe Cross Code’ to make sure everyone knows how to be safe when crossing busy roads like the one outside our school.We also listened to the story ‘Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus’ by Mo Willems. It was very funny.

For History, we found out about ourselves as babies and discussed how we have grown and changed. We gathered information on first word,first steps, likes / dislikes etc. and made our own personal timelines with the information we’d collected.

First Class are very excited to be learning to play the tin whistle this year.  We know all the notes on the scale and have started to learn ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’. We are delighted with how much we have improved already.

Check back in with us soon for more First Class news!

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