Well done to all the children in Y1SC who looked super spooky for our Halloween dress up day! A great effort from the parents- well done!
(Pictures to follow, apologies but some technical glitches currently).
The children have worked incredibly hard over the last few weeks and we are so proud of all their efforts. Thank you for all your help and support at home as this plays a huge part in the children's progress. We hope you can all have a lovely, relaxing week now and enjoy spending time with your families.
We had lots of fun, despite the dismal weather, taking part in our very own Y1 Multi-sports Festival where we moved around the different stations and practised lots of different skills such as throwing, catching, bouncing, skipping and dribbling with hockey sticks... Well done Y1!
Thanks to everyone that has shared photos of where they have been in the UK. The children have really enjoyed sharing their stories and it is great to see where we have all been. As you can see below, we have added our photos to our UK display. (Those that sent more than one photo, we have just chosen one for our display to allow room for everyone). If anyone would still like to send in a photo for our display, please email it to me and tell me where it was taken- thanks!
We took out tiny friend out on an adventure around school, considering what normal objects to us may look like to a very small creature. We also discussed the different adjectives we could use for our small friend (furry pet, tiny puppy, cute dog, etc.).
The children have then been working hard all week writing up a description of the character and telling us about the adventures he went on, as well as designing the front covers to what will become their own book... Next week we are putting them together but here is a sneak preview at some of the covers:
Well done Year 1SC- fabulous effort with your writing this week!
The children had a great time embedding their learning about the four UK countries and capitals using the new Now Press Play headphones to guide them... They had great fun acting out a trip around the different places and Kody impressed us greatly with his surprising knowledge of an Irish jig!!!
(Please note, if you haven't seen your child on any photos yet then it might be that we still need your consent to post them. Please speak to the office to change this as we would love to share more!)
October is Black History Month!
Black History Month recognises the contributions that black people have made to the UK and countries across the world, over many generations.
There has been a lack of representation of black people in the history books and Black History Month is a time to remember and celebrate the forgotten people who helped to shape the world we live in.
Black History Month is a great way to celebrate and recognise the contribution of black people to modern society. Our school must play a significant role in teaching children about the importance of having respect and tolerance for all cultures.
At Oldfield Brow, we will be weaving these celebrations into our curriculum, looking at historical figures across History, Science, English, Sport and much more!
We had lots of fun today finding out about the different languages in that are spoken in our class. We used these languages to do our register, we sang along to a song and then we created posters of greetings in different languages...
A big thanks to who have sent in photos of their children in different places around the UK- they are fab! Please keep them coming in...
We used a variety of objects to paint with and explored colours to discover which made us feel happy. We think these look great and hope you do too!
Check out our experiment - we realised how powerful soap can be and how it makes the germs "run away"!
Hello and welcome back!
It has been wonderful to welcome back all of our students- they have adapted to the new ways of school remarkably well and settled back into the swing of things quickly. Well done guys!
The topic for our first half-term is called "Togetherness". It focuses on how we can still share, play and care with each other while staying safe and maintaining our 'bubbles'. We will soon be uploading some more detailed information to the Downloads section about our Year 1 curriculum and resources to help support your child from home, but for now our priority is for all children to feel happy and safe back in school.
We have outdoor PE on a Tuesday. (For now, it just once a week as our outdoor space is limited and we do not have use of the hall. Hopefully, as the year progresses this can increase to two slots a week. We do other active, indoor activities throughout the week though.)
Your child has been given a new reading folder with a new reading record and a reading book. Please ensure this is in school every day, not just on their allocated reading days. On their allocated day, your child will be heard read by a member of staff and have a chance to change their book if they have finished it. (On occasion, we may hear your child read on a different day which is why it is always important for them to have their books in school.)
Tuesday - Blue
Friday- everyone changes their book
Thank you for all of your continued support, particularly during these challneging times.
Miss Cooney, Mrs Wood and Mrs O'Keefe