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Mountfields Lodge School

Topaz

Welcome to Topaz!

 

We are:

 - a wonderful Year 1 Class!

- becoming more independent and put our things away by ourselves.

- very grown up! We even change our own reading books.

- a very caring class and are always thinking of ways to look after each other.

- very enthusiastic learners and always work hard.

- a class who loves singing and making up rhymes to help us remember things.

 

This year we will be using POWER MATHS a new exciting scheme and learning English skills through fantastic themes.

 

We have outdoor PE on a Thursday and indoor PE on a Friday; so we need to have kit suitable for both.

 

Spellings and Phonics homework are issued on a Thursday and the Phonics homework should be returned on a Tuesday; we do a spelling check each Thursday. 

 

Please come and change reading books with your child at 8.50am if you wish to. You are always welcome to come in and see the staff in the class if you have any questions to ask or are concerned about anything.

Musical instruments accompaniment to a great song - Simama Kaa!

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We learned the actions to the song Simama Kaa a traditional Tanzanian song.
simama-stand, kaa-sit down, ruka-jump, tembea-walk, kimbia-run.
We then practised the rhythms using clapping and body percussion.
Finally we split into instrument teams and performed the piece. We have excellent musicians in Class Topaz.

Musical instruments accompaniment to a great song Simama Ka!

Still image for this video
We learned the actions to the song Simama Kaa a traditional Tanzanian song.
simama-stand, kaa-sit down, ruka-jump, tembea-walk, kimbia-run.
We then practised the rhythms using clapping and body percussion.
Finally we split into instrument teams and performed the piece. We have excellent musicians in Class Topaz.

Musical instruments accompaniment to a great song - Simama Kaa!

Still image for this video
We learned the actions to the song Simama Kaa a traditional Tanzanian song.
simama-stand, kaa-sit down, ruka-jump, tembea-walk, kimbia-run.
We then practised the rhythms using clapping and body percussion.
Finally we split into instrument teams and performed the piece. We have excellent musicians in Class Topaz.

Musical instruments accompaniment to a great song Simama Ka!

Still image for this video
We learned the actions to the song Simama Ka a traditional Tanzanian song.
simama-stand, kaa-sit down, ruka-jump, tembea-walk, kimbia-run.
We then practised the rhythms using clapping and body percussion.
Finally we split into instrument teams and performed the piece. We have excellent musicians in Class Topaz.

A Wild Rumpus - not the best photos to capture the whole of the day! We made wild thing masks and then went a secret hunt for a key. We then found some treasure and made a special wild thing instrument and then marched around having a rumpus!

Where the Wild things are! Painting wild things, Wild things drama and finding wild things!

Fruit and story in the Hay Bale tent

We are Junior Meteorologists - Today we made some mini weather stations. We made rain gauges and wind vanes and learned about what meteorologist use them for.

RE Week - We learned about 5 sacred books - one each day. The Qur'an, The Vedas, The Torah, The Guru Granth Sahib and The Bible. But do you know which religion each one belongs to?

Can't You Sleep Little Bear - reading the story in our cave in the woodland

Making Mini Snowman linked to our 'The Snowman' English work

Making Mini Snowman linked to our 'The Snowman' English work  1
Making Mini Snowman linked to our 'The Snowman' English work  2
Making Mini Snowman linked to our 'The Snowman' English work  3
Making Mini Snowman linked to our 'The Snowman' English work  4

Geography Map Skills and Vocabulary

First we discussed and looked at world maps and a globe. Then we tried to locate England. We talked about where people live and the words country, city, town and village and the size and scale of these. To start with Class Topaz were very unsure about which was the smallest and which was the largest. We went outside to build our own new country ‘Topazland’ with cities, towns and villages. This, along with some actions and rhymes, really helped us to understand the size and scale. Unfortuantely there was an earthquake at the end of the afternoon and Topazland fell into ruin! Next we will try to learn about the Capital cities in Great Britain.

 

Building a country - Topazland

KS1 Bonfire Inspiration Day

Bug Club is now live!

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BUG CLUB IS NOW LIVE!

Week beginning 15th October 2018

User names and passwords are going out this week. Login details can be found in the children's reading diaries and on special bookmarks. You should be able to login on computers or tablets. If you are having any difficulties please let us know. This is a fantastic resource and we hope you enjoy using it. 

On our exciting art day we focussed on colour mixing on the theme of Autumn. We also talked about and practised how to correctly use a paintbrush. To start, we blended colours on pieces of foil to see how many different shades could be made. We then collected leaves and glued some onto large tree outlines. After that we mixed colours by painting our hands and then shaking hands with  children who had different colours to us. We also painted and mixed two colours onto leaves and printed using them. We finished by learning about primary and secondary colours.

 

Squirrel Sabotage!

Squirrel Sabotage! 1 Going up to the field for the picnic
Squirrel Sabotage! 2 Going up to the field for the picnic
Squirrel Sabotage! 3 Squirrels scamper away and leave this mess
Squirrel Sabotage! 4 Mr Coleman is cross with the squirrels
Squirrel Sabotage! 5 Children go to look for clues
Squirrel Sabotage! 6 Mr Coleman reads a note that was found
Squirrel Sabotage! 7 Cheeky squirrels!

Representing numbers in different ways

Representing numbers in different ways 1
Representing numbers in different ways 2
Representing numbers in different ways 3
Representing numbers in different ways 4
Representing numbers in different ways 5
Representing numbers in different ways 6

Hello Year 1!

Our theme for this first Half Term is 'What do we need to Stay Healthy?' To kick-start this theme we tasted a variety of fruits and vegetables on Friday. You may have seen the Food Passports that came home in your child's book-bag on Friday. We tested: Aubergine, Avacado, Cauliflower, courgette, cabbage, melon, pineapple, lychee, mango, pepper! Which was your child's favourite?

Fruit and Vegetable Tasting

School Closes for Easter on Friday 5th April 2019 (3.15pm/3.20pm) and Re-Opens on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 (8.50am)
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