Class 1: Blog items

The Day the Chairs in Class One Quit!

Date: 14th Jul 2021 @ 10:09pm

Oh no!! The children arrived to a bit of a shock in class today!

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All of the chairs quit for the day...they must have got some inspiration from a recent book we enjoyed together 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. How did we manage without any chairs???

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We used clipboards and lay down to write letters of apology to the chairs (apparently they were fed up of never being tucked back underneath the tables and they were cross with children for swinging on them!)

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We used whiteboards and pens and used each others backs to rest on.

We even managed to find a few other places in the classroom to sit down!

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We sat on the playground wall to eat our morning snack.

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We had a crafty afternoon and made some Titanic models.

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Hopefully the chairs will forgive us and we'll be able to use them tomorrow!

 

KS1 Sports Day

Date: 14th Jul 2021 @ 9:45pm

What a great success Sports Day was for the children in Year 1 and Year 2. Beautiful weather and brilliant participation by all!

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Our Day on the Titanic

Date: 1st Jul 2021 @ 7:04pm

The children had an exciting History lesson today as they stepped back in time and boarded the Titanic. Before they were able to board the liner they had to have a health inspection and also a ticket inspection to see which class passenger they were. The first class passengers enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea whilst the third class passengers had a plain snack. A few little furry friends also visited our third class passengers!

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KS1 Beach Day

Date: 16th Jun 2021 @ 10:45am

We couldn't go to the beach this year so the beach fun and games came to Kirkby! The children were all wonderfully behaved and they had a great day. Lots of smiles and sticky ice cream faces.

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Sponsored Walk

Date: 24th May 2021 @ 9:02pm

On the afternoon of Monday 24th May, Class One enjoyed walking around the Millenium Green and St Chad's Church.

We hope to raise money alongside the rest of the school for Center 63.

It was lots of fun and the children walked with lots of energy and enthusism, collecting many natural materials along the way.

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A-Z in Construction

Date: 5th May 2021 @ 10:23am

Paul from Engie came to talk to us about construction words and safety on a building site.

Bean plants

Date: 4th May 2021 @ 7:50pm

Look at how our bean plants have grown in 3 weeks.

Boxing Zoom

Date: 3rd May 2021 @ 4:40pm

On Wednesday 28th April, Class one joined a live boxing zoom with the Smith Brothers from Liverpool.

They are 3 professional and former professional boxers.

They talked about their careers, showed some of their awards and best of all, we joined them in a boxing workout.

St George's Day

Date: 3rd May 2021 @ 12:00pm

Class One had a great time learning all about George and the Dragon and celebrating St George's Day. We decorated biscuits, made split pin knights and painted flags. 


 

Ice Foot Challenge

Date: 3rd May 2021 @ 11:54am

What a chilly day Friday was. 

All of class one came together, rose to the icy challenge and raised a huge amount of money for the MND charity. Thank you for your generosity. 

The staff endured (not enjoyed!) 92 seconds of their feet submerged into a bowl of ice and water. We are convinced that the timer broke though as those 92 seconds felt more like 92 minutes! 

The children were all so excited and many of them wanted to have a go themselves so the children who wanted to, dipped their toes in for 5 seconds. What a brave bunch of children we have in our class.


 

Reading at Home

Date: 17th Jan 2021 @ 11:48am

It is very important that children practise their reading skills at home - whatever stage they're at in their reading development.

This is challenging at the moment with us not regularly changing home reading books, if at all.

We would like to direct you to the following website

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

You will need to register (for free) and then you can access a free e-book library.

They have most of the reading schemes that we use in school across the different levels.

You should have a reading book at home that you can use as a guide to find others at a similar level.

Please record in your child's reading diary, any books that they read so that we can keep a record and reward your child for their efforts.

Many thanks for your support.

Key Stage One Staff

It's Christmas!

Date: 17th Dec 2020 @ 10:15pm

We have now finished our first term in Class One and what a busy term it has been. The last two weeks have been especially busy in our run up to Christmas. It is such a special time of year, we have really enjoyed spending this time together having lots of fun with our friends whilst thinking about the true meaning of Christmas.

We have learnt about Christingle and what each of the symbols represent. We weren’t able to celebrate this in our usual way, with the whole school, so we held our own service in class where we had some time to think and reflect.

 

Our Key Stage One Nativity has been very different this year. Classes one, two and three rehearsed and recorded a section of our chosen Nativity ‘Christmas with the Aliens’ in our individual bubbles. The children were all brilliant at learning their lines, singing the songs and joining in with the actions. We can’t wait to see it once it has all been put together - keep your eye out on the school website for the finished recording!

                             

The whole of Kirkby C of E is sprinkled with twinkling stars thanks to the fantastic efforts of all of the children in making stars as part of the Kirkby appeal.

Have you spotted any in the local area? Here are the wonderful stars made in Class One by our Class One superstars.

       

The children have really enjoyed learning a new skill this half term. Sewing!

They have each sewn and decorated a snowman hand puppet which we are sure they will enjoy playing with over the Christmas break. We are so proud of how resilient they all were - they never gave up even when it became tricky and tangled.

             

On Thursday, the children arrived at school to find a very exciting package had been left in class for them.

Everyone worked hard as a team and followed lots of clues. These eventually led us to our class elf, Magic.

Magic has been a cheeky little elf that has visited our class throughout December but on Thursday he wasn’t cheeky at all, in fact he was very kind to us.  Magic had filled the box with lots of goodies for our party day.

                 

He left paper plates so that we could make party hats.

He also left two big parcels for games of ‘pass the parcel’.

There were lots of treats to enjoy after the Christmas disco.

We also found some candy canes sent from the North Pole, a lovely new story book to share and some ‘spot the difference’ puzzles to solve.

THANK YOU MAGIC!

           

We finished our party day with a brilliant outdoor Christmas disco. Lots of smiling faces from happy children and happy staff.

    

HAPPY CHRISTMAS everyone. We hope you all have a wonderful break.

See you in 2021!

 

 

Wizard of Oz

Date: 14th Nov 2020 @ 1:22pm

Key Stage One had a very special treat on Monday 9th November - a theatre performance in the hall.

It looked a little different from our usual performances but no less exciting or engaging.  The show was repeated 3 times so that we could watch in our class bubbles and only one actor attended in person (keeping his 2 metre distance from us) whilst the rest of the cast appeared on the big screen.

The show was amazing! The children loved it and it was a great stimulus for some super writing, drawing and learning of such a classic story.

A massive thank you to M&M Theatrical Productions. We support you in these difficult times. You did an incredible job.

 

Children In Need

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 3:59pm

 

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We have had a fabulous day in class joining in with some Children In Need activities. We started the day exercising alongside Joe Wick's for the final part of his 24 hour challenge.

              

We celebrated the wonderful outfits during our whole school assembly via Zoom.

        

We then made our own Pudsey Bear headbands.

  

Thank you for your support today, the children looked fantastic and your generous donations have helped this worthwhile cause.

Class One - Traffic Survey

Date: 20th Oct 2020 @ 1:37pm

As part of our 'Around our School' Geography topic this half term, Class One have completed a traffic survey outside the front of the school.

We spent 15 minutes looking at all of the different coloured cars driving along Hall Lane and recorded them using a chart.

We discovered that the most popular colour car to drive past us was silver and the least popular colour was purple.

We were very excited to spot a pink taxi and an orange truck!

 

                       

Class One Yoga

Date: 12th Oct 2020 @ 5:23pm

World Mental Health Day October 2020

To support our mental and emotional well being the children and staff in Class One enjoyed a morning yoga session.

                  

Computing with Kitty

Date: 11th Oct 2020 @ 4:51pm

On Tuesday 6th October, Year 1 children spent the day computing with Kitty in the school hall.

Using ipads, they learnt how to take good photos (and bad ones too). They saved their images to see saw and edited their work adding sound, text and drawings.

 

Class One - Around Our School

Date: 27th Sep 2020 @ 4:04pm

Our topic this half term is 'Around Our School'. 

The children enjoyed a short walk around the local area that surrounds our school on a beautiful autumnal afternoon.

We were even lucky enough to spot some squirrels near to St Chad's Church.

                                  

 

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