A little message from Miss Silcott, Friday 10th July 2020:
Hello Norfolk 1!
When I was younger my favourite thing to do was to play ‘teachers’. I had my own chalk board and I used to make my younger sister sit down for hours whilst I ‘taught’ her. When I was in Year 1 I had a fantastic teacher called Mrs Plunkett and she completely inspired me with her creativity and love of teaching. From then on I knew I wanted to be just like her!
I love being a Primary School Teacher because I enjoy learning about and discovering new things myself. I feel privileged to be able to nurture children and to help them grow and flourish. Every child is an individual and has their own unique personality. I love hearing about children’s own personal interests, so that, where possible, we can incorporate these into our classroom to make daily learning interesting and fun, to help all of us achieve things we may not even have considered before.
As your class teacher I will strive to ensure that everybody in the class is confident to speak about and share their ideas. We will all celebrate each other’s successes, and support each other where we can, to give everyone a sense of belonging, and to make everyone feel included in a caring and safe environment where we will create many happy memories together.
Outside of school I love spending time with my family exploring the countryside. I also enjoy going to London with my friends to visit new and interesting places. I love horses and was able to ride horses before I was able to walk! I also have a dog called Penny who is extremely mischievous.
I can’t wait to meet you all and for your Year 2 journey to begin – speak to you very soon! J
Love Miss Silcott x
It's been a very hot week, but the Norfolk bubble have managed to keep their cool in their new classroom and been busy with plenty of learning. We have been finding out about arrays and repeated addition in maths and learning about human and physical features in geography. In English we have been writing some lovely descriptive poems exploring the magical world under the sea. In science we have been looking at oak trees - and admiring the ones in the school grounds. Here are some pictures of the work that we are proud of and also some photos of the class relaxing in the sunshine.
Norfolk has had a busy week at home and in school. Here are some great pictures that the children have done in English and Science. We have been writing about sea monsters and storms at sea and these are the illustrations that went with our writing. In science we have been learning about the life cycle of the dandelion and looking closely at some seeds that we found on the school field.
Here are some examples of work completed at home this week.
First of all we have Jessica Evans's drawing and description of her tricky sea monster:
This is Max's Sea monster. It lives in the deepest part of the ocean called the Mariana Trench.
This is Daniels Science Stem task this week. It has made us feel very hungry!
I had this delicious plate of food on Sunday. It is really healthy with lots of different coloured vegetables (broccoli, carrots, sweetcorn, we should eat a rainbow, means lots of different coloured vegetables), chicken wrapped in bacon for protein, potato and sweet potato for carbohydrates.
It could have been healthier without the bacon. But tastier with it:)
You need nutrients in food to stay healthy. These come from carbohydrates (bread, potato, pasta, rice etc.), proteins (meat, nuts, seafood, tofu, eggs, beans and pulses), dairy (milk, cheese, yoghurts etc.), fruit and vegetables (minimum 7-10/day, glass of juice, fresh, frozen, canned, or dried all count too.
We are at the end of our second week in Term 6 and it would seem all the children at home and at school have been busy bees!
This is the Norfolk Bubble at playtime waving to all of their friends at home.
This week in class we have been reading 'How to Find gold' and drawing treasure maps, just like the ones you have been doing at home. If you would like to hear the author reading the book you can click on this link to find it;
It's a lovely story - I hope you enjoy it.
Here is a small sample of children's work submitted on teams this week. Well done, we love your enthusiasm and hard work.
Milo is completing his problem solving in maths:
This is Billy's instructions for Croc and Anna so they can find gold.
I hope they make it past the sharks:
And this is Niklas's animal adaption with a roaring snake!!
Friday 5th June 2020
Hello Norfolk 1
We hope you all had a lovely half term and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine!
It’s been a lovely to speak to some of you again on the Class chats this week and to find out what you’ve all been up to - remember we have a new chat time of 4.00-4.15pm, Monday to Thursday. We have also enjoyed marking your STEM tasks and seeing the fun you have had with the planes.
This week has been a bit different as some of you have returned to school. It has been lovely to welcome you back and you have all done brilliantly settling in to the new routines.
For those of you at home, we hope you are still enjoying the Oak National Academy lessons and the daily quizzes. Remember you can also delve into the SORA library to find a good story to read to.
We hope you have a great weekend and look forward to seeing or hearing from you next week.
Mrs McGinley and Mrs Bentham
Here are Mrs McGinley and Mrs Bentham's pets, Lulu the cat and Jamie the dog, looking at bit sad that they can't come to work with them as they miss them!!
The Year 1 Team.