Thanks so much for the photos of your homes - we have begun to compare these with houses in the past and even castles! It's good to make the topic meaningful to the children by adding a personal element. We have had a look inside the giant's castle from the Jack and the Beanstalk story - he had lots of big, huge, gigantic and enormous things (we have been thinking of adjectives to describe things). The children have learnt the story off-by-heart and even had a go at writing it. You will be very proud of them - I was, and a few 'Golden Leos' have been earned!
We are planning a walk around the local streets to look at different housing during the week before half-term. If you fancy coming along to help please speak to me. Thanks, Miss Stokes.
4th January 2019
Welcome back - we hope you had a lovely Christmas break and that the children are all well rested! We have had a lovely couple of days settling back in and are now looking forward to our new topic about Fairy tales and Castles.
Spring Term Topic - Castles
The children are very excited to be starting our new topic on 'Castles' in the new year. We have a couple of requests. Firstly, if you have any books, leaflets or photographs about castles we would love to see them, plus if you have ever visited a castle with your child then please remind them of what you saw. learned and experienced.
Secondly, we would like your child to take a photo of any room in your house and email it to us at school. We will be looking for similarities and differences between their home and a castle.
We have set up a new email account which is just for home learning activities. If you need to contact the school for any other reason, please use the usual email address for the school office. When the photos have been used in lessons then they will be deleted.
The email address is:- email@example.com
Please write your child's name in the subject box.
KS1 made houses in DT sessions and we placed them close together as they would have been in London in 1666. Some firefighters came to school and talked to us about fire safety, before setting light to our own Pudding Lane!
Oak Class have come back to school after half-term with a great attitude to their learning! We have started our new topic 'Fire, Fire!' The children are now experts on fire safety after writing their own leaflets and talking about Bonfire Night. We wrote some firework poems this week and are looking forward to learning about The Great Fire of London, starting next week!
Please can children bring a box suitable to make a house with - i.e. a cereal box, a cardboard box (no bigger than 50cm) - by Tuesday 13th Nov
Last week we had the 'Meet the teacher' session where some important information was shared regarding Oak Class. If you were unable to attend the meeting, here are the things you need to know:-
P.E. days are Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Library books are changed every other week on Tuesdays but children are welcome to return their book to school any day if they have finished with it - we have a yellow box in class to return them to.
Homework will be emailed to you on a Friday starting today. Blue homework books are for children to practise their skills and do not need to come back to school.
If you have any questions about the above information, please come in and speak to me at the end of any day. Alternatively, phone or email the school and I will reply as soon as I can.
Welcome to Oak Class!
We have had a lovely few days getting settled and getting to know each other with our 'All About Me' bags. The children have had some lovely summer adventures - I wonder if they can remember any of the things I did in the summer holidays? What kind of animal is the toy I brought back from my holiday?
I am excited to have joined Linslade Lower this year and I am looking forward to getting to know the children and their families and beginning our Year 1 journey! We have lots of interesting learning activities planned, starting with the theme 'Me and My World'.
A challenge for the children: Do you know which country you live in? What is the capital city? Which town do you live in? I will be asking you the answers in class soon!
Some of my favourite things are travel (Australia is my top destination), musical theatre (I saw Matilda earlier in the year!), animals (especially elephants), reading stories and drinking cups of tea!
This term's topic is:
Me and My World.