Friday 3rd July 2020:
We have had a fun and busy week in school finding out about the importance of roots in Science (a good excuse for weeding!)
We have found out lots of information about crocodiles and been amazed at how much some students already knew. Although crocodiles are very dangerous predators, we have all found it fascinating to find out more. Have you heard of the sarcosuchus - that was a dinosaur crocodile?
We have also been thinking about similarities and differences between steam trains and the electric powered trains of today in History and also features of towns and the countryside in Geography. We enjoyed using pastels for happy and sad portraits in Art.
Some playtimes have been a bit soggy but we have had great fun, particularly with bubbles (in our "bubble"!)
Well done to everyone at home with your super STEM, writing. maths and spelling assignments. It is great to hear of all the fun and creative things you have been up to and so lovely to hear your voices on the phone on Fridays, but we are missing not being all together!
Have a wonderful weekend and week to come!
Love from Mrs Large, Mrs Allison, Mrs Clarke and Miss Atkinson x
Friday 26th June 2020:
Wow - we have certainly had some hot weather this week, haven't we? I think Thursday was the hottest day of the year so far. The bright sunshine was great for some of your shadow experiments! We have heard that some of you have managed to cool off in paddling pools or by having water fights outside and our Suffolk 1 bubble group certainly had to find some shade and not run around quite so much at playtimes. Outside on the field we have enjoyed looking for seeds as well as all sorts of exciting nature - plants, minibeasts and birds and some cartwheeling skills of certain students are getting better and better!
We have loved reading your "finding gold" stories and been very impressed with your STEM shadow assignments and your maths.
Have a wonderful week!
Love from Mrs Large, Mrs Allison, Mrs Clarke and Miss Atkinson
Here are some outside photos from our bubble group.
Friday 19th June 2020:
How are all the super special Suffolk 1 students?
It has been a fun and busy week at school in our small bubble group. On Monday the Suffolk 1 bubble group will be up to its maximum for our class space of 11 and we know that there are other Suffolk students studying and having fun in other bubble groups too now. It's lovely when we can wave at each other even if we are not all in the same bubble. We are all enjoying the super creative writing about sea monsters and storms.
Talking of bubbles... Mrs Large bought her nearly grown-up children bubble wands recently and they all loved blowing beautiful bubbles on a walk at Hayesden with Shep. Shep loved them too (as did some younger children from afar!) You are never too old for bubbles!
Each bubble group is timetabled for a playground slot just for that group and we have enjoyed playing lots of socially distanced and energetic games.
Well done everyone for more super assignments handed in. Mrs Allison and Mrs Large love reading them.
It's lovely to chat with some of you on Class Teams Chat at 4.00 - 4.15pm and on the phone on Friday afternoons and in school for some of you too. You sure are special superstars!
Have a great weekend! Happy Father's Day to your Dads and Grandads.
Love from Mrs Large, Mrs Allison, Mrs Clarke and Miss Atkinson.
Friday 12th June 2020
Hello again Super Suffolk!
It has been great to see some of you at school and speak to some of you on the phone and on Team Chats. Mrs Large has now set herself an alarm to make sure she remembers the new Team Chats time of 4.00 - 4.15 . Remember that you can leave a message there at another time though for us to pick up later and you can keep chatting to each other there for longer too!
We have been so impressed with all the treasure maps we have seen and your instructions of how to find gold - well done! Keep going with your maths, handwriting, spellings and reading - a little practice every day makes it a little easier every day . Have fun with the STEM, Maths and English assignments in Teams too!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Love from Mrs Large, Mrs Allison, Mrs Clarke and Miss Atkinson
Friday 5th June 2020
Hello Suffolk Stars!
We hope you all had a wonderful half term!
It’s been lovely to speak to some of you again on the phone and in Teams chats this week and to find out what you’ve all been up to - remember we have a new Teams chat time of 4.00-4.15pm on Monday to Thursday. Even if you can't make this time, perhaps you can leave a message or picture there for all of us to see.
Some of you have returned to school this week. It certainly looks and feels a bit different as we have to keep our distance from each other, eat our lunch in the classroom and do not mix with any other "bubble" group. We have been waving to Molly, Chloe and Joseph who are in a family group with their sisters. We have lots of new rules and routines to follow but we can still have fun together! We have a new teaching assistant helping in our Suffolk 1 bubble - she is called Miss Atkinson and she's really good at helping with fun socially distanced playground games and painting rainbows!
Here are some pictures of our Suffolk 1 group practising "u-e huge brute" this week!
For those of you at home, we hope you are still enjoying the Oak National Academy lessons or BBC Bitesize, the daily quizzes and the STEM activities. Remember you can also use the online SORA library to find a good book to read too. We are looking at a new book called "How To Find Gold" by Viviane Schwarz - you can look at it too on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxWlWJUfMEo
Did any of you see Mrs Large (well, mainly her sons, James and Sam and Shep the dog) in the local news this week?
Love and best wishes to all of you and your families,
Mrs Large, Mrs Allison, Mrs Clarke and Miss Atkinson
Friday 22nd May 2020
Hello Suffolk Superstars!
Mrs Allison, Mrs Clarke and Mrs Large have all enjoyed been busy with computer training courses this week and have really loved chatting on the phone and in Teams to some of you about dogs, cats, guinea pigs, T-Rex, cooking, camps, water fights, long walks and growing plants...
Mrs Allison has also been trying to complete a very tricky puzzle with her daughters. It has 6 lovely cats watching out for Father Christmas but, best of all, some of the pieces are in the shape of a cat!
Mrs Clarke has been into school to help set up classrooms for after half term and she has been trying out more delicious recipes. Her children's favourites this week were pitta pizzas!
Mrs Large had a Zoom quiz party with her family and some friends and then enjoyed some little sparklers outside. Can you spot Shep's shining eyes in the picture? Shep has also been watching James do his ballet classes! The last picture here is of Mrs Large's sunflower plants which definitely are needing to be planted out in the ground to grow taller now.
Have a wonderful half term week!
Love from Mrs Allison, Mrs Clarke and Mrs Large
What have Suffolk been doing?
What a first week back we've had! We've introduced our new text 'The Emperor's Egg' to the children which is all about the journey of an Emperor Penguin. In English, we looked at describing a setting using exciting vocabulary such as desolate, tranquil and sub-zero. The children created some beautiful descriptions where they continued their focus on core writing skills. We have also looked at some facts about penguins. Did you know an Emperor Penguin can grow up to 1.3 metres tall? In Maths, we have been exploring different 2D and 3D shapes and used key mathematical vocabulary to describe their properties. We even began to compare some shapes by looking at their similarities and differences. In Art, we were inspired by the artist 'Paul Klee' where we used different geometric shapes made out of different materials to recreate the front cover of our book. In Geography, we have looked at the different continents and countries that can be found within them by using an atlas. We have had a really exciting first week back and can't wait to learn more!
Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely break!
Year 1 Team