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Year 1 – Sparrows Class

Year 1 – Sparrows Class

Welcome to Sparrows Class 2018-2019.

Class Newsletters 2018-2019

Class Spellings 2018-2019

Class Brain Builders 2018-2019


Sparrow Class used their PE skills to invent their own phonics games. They worked in teams to make up the rules and practised their phonics at the same time.

Sparrow Class have been busy investigating quarters. Look at all of the ways we found to show a quarter of a rectangle.

Thank you to all of the parents that joined Sparrow Class for Phonics Friday. The children love to show off their reading skills and share their learning with you.

Great action shot of pupils using hurdles in their PE lesson.

Sparrows have been using their scientific vocabulary to write about polar bears. They then published their writing and created a background for our display, linked to our text ‘Leaf’ by @sandradieckmann

Sparrows and Woodpeckers went on a science walk to the woods today. We identified leaves and animal habitats. We have used this to inspire some writing and artwork too #BritishScienceWeek

Thank you to all of the parents that came in to help us make our bird feeders. The children have been inspired by the book ’10 things I can do to help my world’ by Melanie Walsh and decided to make bird feeders so that the birds around our school won’t go hungry.

Dolly enjoying the sprinkling of snow with her friends in Sparrow class.

Sparrow class put their science knowledge to good use this afternoon when we had Our Amazing Animal World visit. We met a whole host of animals and decided which group the animals belong to.

We’ve been busy adding by making 10 first. Ask us – we are experts now!

We explored the answers to four of our most popular questions, linked to our book:

Why do you have to pick up litter?
Why do we need to feed the birds?
Why do we have to turn the lights off?
Why do we need to turn off the taps?
We worked in groups and then presented the information to the rest of the class.

Sparrow Class were unsure of the correct order for the months of the year. So we seized the opportunity to learn a new song and make calendars that we can use at home. We had to put the months in order first and then had fun finding our birthdays.

Y1 Animal Visit Letter 22.01.19

Sparrow Class have been inspired by our key text ‘10 things I can do to help my world’ by Melanie Walsh. We have been thinking about what we can do but also why it is important to look after our world.
We have been applying the skill of question writing and added our own questions to our display.

This morning, Sparrow Class were shocked to find that someone had stolen the cookies. We followed all of the clues and found a fingerprint on the tub. It didn’t belong to any of us, but it did belong to Miss Dunn! We put all of our evidence together in a top secret case file and presented it to Miss Dunn. She was very sorry and returned our cookies. It was a busy day of investigating, but we managed to share the cookies in the end.

Sparrow Class welcomed Jonathan from Cats Protection on Wednesday. He showed us a video about the work they do to look after stray cats. We found out how to look after cats and we made cat masks too!

27th September 2018
Sparrow Class embarked on a circus workshop from Perform4All today. We had to find the clown’s smile by hiding from the ringmaster. We had a lot of fun.

Thank you so much to all of the families that came into Sparrow Class on Thursday. It was brilliant to see so many of you. The artwork you produced was fantastic. There was so much that we had to spread onto the wall and door!

Class Newsletters 2017-2018

Class Spellings

Class Brain Builders

Learning to Travel in Different Ways

In P.E. this term, Year 1 have been learning how to travel around in different ways using the Gym equipment.

Making a ‘Supertato’

Sparrow class had a wonderful time showing their parents how to make a ‘Supertato’. We told them all about the local superheroes we have been learning about and then they helped us to write stories.

Police Visit

We had Miriam Cousins from Maidstone Police Station visit us. She showed us the different parts of her uniform and let us try it on. She also told us about her job and said she would come back and see us again soon. We are all very excited about seeing her again!

Magic Potions

Sparrow class invited their parents in to share their magical learning. There were different tricks to try including making bubbling potions, rainbow patterns with Skittles and watching what happens when milk and washing up liquid mix together. We had lots of fun, even though it was quite messy.

Yoga Lessons in P.E.

This term, Sparrows class have been learning how to do Yoga in their P.E. lessons. They have all been doing amazing work and you can even see some of the positions they have managed to complete.

Visit from Marli the Magician

Sparrow Class had an exciting visitor to start our magic topic. Marli the magician came to show us some magic tricks, teach us some magic words and tell us about how magic began. We had so much fun!

Art – Julie Mehretu

In art, we have been learning about the artist Julie Mehretu, and we have even been painting in the same style as she does. You can see some of work below!

Visit from a Local Author

On Tuesday 26th September, we were lucky enough to receive a visit from a local author named Richard Dodd. He came into the school and spoke to all of us!

Gerald the Giraffe

On Thursday 21st September, Robins and Sparrows had a special visitor. Gerald the Giraffe came to see the children and read his two favourite books. We listened to Room on the Broom and the Gruffalo. After that, we chose the part of the story we liked best and created a freeze frame of the scene. We even told our own stories to our friends.

We really enjoyed having Gerald in our school. We hope he can visit again soon.